Engine Oil Leak From Oil Filter Adapter on Chrysler Town & Country

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Chrysler has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

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Average mileage: 131,667 (44,526–201,000)
Engine affected: 3.3L V6
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, more2010
19 people reported this problem
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country 130,500 mi,
Oil leaking down side of filter.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country 166,000 mi,
Oil leaking from the Oil Filter Adapter where it bolts into the block.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country 180,000 mi,
Oil leaking all over my driveway. Repaired by dealer.
Oil spots on driveway. Took to dealer who replaced oil filter adapter
2010 Chrysler Town & Country 102,403 mi,
the oil leaks from the filter in little drops. the top of the filter and oil all over it
2006 Chrysler Town & Country 160,000 mi,
oil leaks on the oil filter. 1 qt every 1000 miles. Not fixed.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country 201,000 mi,
Oil leaking from the oil filter adapter housing.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country 170,000 mi,
engine leaking need filter gasket
I have the same issue with mine. I recently bought it and when I checked it out I noticed evidence of oil running down the filter. I just replaced the oil and filter for the first time (the Fram has a narrower gasket) and it still leaks. I sinched a little tighter with the oil filter wrench but that didn't help. It's definately leaking at the filter not the adapter mount.
The adaptor was over machined with the ID of the filter contact surface too large. when the filter is installed the fileter gasket sits only half way sealing surface. have not repaired yet, will most likely replace the adaptor with one that was correctly machined.