This is a more-costly cousin of the Dodge Grand Caravan. The Grand Caravan that we tested was pleasant enough to drive, with sound handling and a roomy interior, but it is falling behind the competition. It can't match the refinement or interior flexibility of the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, or Nissan Quest. The Grand Caravan rides well enough with a light load and handles securely.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2003 Chrysler Town & Country owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Front end alignment; tire wear; wheel balance; not able to mill or true the rotors requiring rotor replacement on two front wheels. Normal wheel brake puck replacements on both front wheels"

Michael-Virginia H., CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Ball joints

"After 157 miles they just were worn out"

Larry D., GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Knocking sound when wheel is turned at rest."

Anonymous, IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)
Bushings

"Sway bar bushing in front wear out fast and start to knock when going over bumps or rough road conditions"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering fluid leaked and caused considerable noise when steering the vehicle"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"Developed a leak, Had a small hose replaced. Works fine now."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

"The leakage of power steering fluid increased over time, making steering difficult and noisey. I had to constantly fill up the fluid. It got to the point I didn't feel safe driving the van so found a mechanic who could make the repairs at a reasonable cost."

Richard C., IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The hose was old and it cracked had to be replaced"

Larry D., GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The hose system had to be completely replaced, power steering fluid replaced, steering aligned."

Richard C., IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)
Shocks or struts

"Routine maintenance"

Anonymous, MO (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"They finally wore out. Should have replaced them long ago"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.2-L V6)

"Noises on the ride"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Replaced them due to normal wear and tear. First time"

Anonymous, UT (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"They needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"Replacement struts had problems with top nut not being tight had to take to shop 2 times to correct problem"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Broken end piece to torsion bar"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"My mechanic noticed the problem when I had the vehicle serviced. At that point, I had not noticed a steering issue"

Merle B., AZ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"HAD TO HAVE FRONT END WORKED ON TO CORRECT TORSION BAR PROBLEM. NOW NEED TO HAVE MOTOR MOUNTS REPLACED"

Gerald J., NY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The steering was really hard and tight. After the repair shop put in new clean power steering fluid and flushed it, it is much better"

Anonymous, UT (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Poor design. Original failure occurred at 125,000 mi. Constant trouble since. Three new compressors installed. Eventually gave up and did not put Freon in the system the last time"

Anthony D., NJ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"Compressor failed and needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"AC has ALWAYS been a problem on the Chrysler Town & Country van!! We have taken to Chrysler dealerships at least 15 times, but never resolved the problem. NOTE: Brown dealership in Charlottesville VA is the dealership that refused to resolve the"

Donna B., VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.7-L V6)

"had to be charged"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)

"failure"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"Compressor quit-locked up. Required replacemant of compressor and condensor and system flush and re-charge of freon"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"no cooling after replacing"

Charles W., FL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The problem started on the way from Wi to NC. It quit working around Indianapolis. It was repaired at a Chrysler dealership in Albemarle,NC where we were staying for the week."

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"On long trips, a/c stopped working, then started working. Dealer fixed it w/o charge"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"blower for the rear air conditioner"

Tracey B., GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Condenser

"On the front passenger side of the car the floor was flooded. Apparently, there was a blockage which backs up into a flood situation inside the car. I was told this is a common problem in climates where the air is on almost all the time"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Heater system

"Radiator and hoses to this system rusted out. Caused problem getting enouhg heat. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Refrigerant leaked onto the carpet on the passenger side"

Carol U., NE (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The air conditioning leaks out two or three times a year."

Richard H., OR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Evidently has a leak, worked when I bought it. Then it stopped . Had refrigerant put in and it did not last..AC doesn't cool."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Slidind door chain is broke"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

"Powered doors do not work automatically especially in cold weather. Problem is either adjustment or wiring harness. Doors work manually and dealer cost to fix is expensive"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.7-L V6)

"Difficult to open manually and passenger side button on the door panel doesn't work"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Power sliding doors will not operate when outside temperature is below 40 F. Had in shop twice this year, unable to solve problem. Solution- bring it back when it stops working all together. Activators on door lock and rear hatch also failed to work, had to be replaced"

Donald P., IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)

"The electronic sliding doors and tailgate sometimes will not open or close, however they work fine manually."

Jim M., WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Mirrors

"the dimming coating on the external driver's side rearview mirror failed"

Charles E., IN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The drivers mirror turned brown, possibly a burned out heater."

Jim M., WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Seat passenger side is elec. will not move up or down"

Karl-Judy W., MI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Driver's seat moves forward and backwards, but not up and down"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Will not raise itself automatically. Intermittent problem"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Tailgate hatch failed to close. Activator had to be replaced at a cost of $1,200. Hold unit had to be replace, not the broken part"

Donald P., IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)
Windows

"The driver side front window quit working. We had the system replaced several years ago."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Right front window motor died"

Frank S., NH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Needed new electronics installed"

Anonymous, IA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"failure of the driver side window motor"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Inside the roof is peeling"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

"ROOF MOUNTED LONGITUDAL STRIPS"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Clear coat & paint on Hood of car so bad had to have it repainted"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"CLEAR COAT PEELING"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"underbody paint and rust problems due to road salt and age of car"

Anonymous, VT (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"rusting and paint pealing along the side of the vehicle"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Rust

"Rusted out rocker panels back doors and around the rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Door sills and wheel well badly rusted"

Karl-Judy W., MI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Rust through on rear wheel openings. Right front window motor died"

Frank S., NH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Rust starting to show on left rear quarter panel just below the tail lights"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Rust coming through in the rocker panels, the rear quarter panel, on the lower part of the doors and edge of hood"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"various body areas outside the wheel wells are showing paint cracks and rust"

Anonymous, IL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"rusting through around rear wheel wheels"

Charles E., IN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"This vehicle experienced extreme rust everywhere. We would never buy another one."

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"sunroof drains clog up causing water to enter car around corner pillars"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Coolant, tire rim air leaks"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"water leaking inside on front passenger floorboard from clogged or broken a/condensation drain"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Noticed windshield with severe fogging and condensation. Floor was wet in several places. Have not been able to find source of water leak"

David L., OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country eL 3.2-L V6)

"Windshield leaked at passenger side top. Replaced seal, still leaked. Cleaned filer, still leaks in hard rain"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.2-L V6)

"The radiator has developed a leak and we need to replace it"

William G., MO (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"plastic radiator cracked. . . total piece of junk"

John N., NC (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"the 2003 Chrysler T&C has over 200,000 miles on it the drivers window rolls down but not up, It leaks antifreeze ."

Shelly W., NE (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

"Filter for windshield water runoff clogs with debris. Water overflows and drains into passenger compartment floor. Musty smell, wet feet."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chrysler Town & Country eL 3.2-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The weather stripping is coming off at the right bottom of the windshield."

Richard H., OR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"the transmission went out of it, I've had to put power steering fluid and cheese sticks."

Shelly W., NE (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)
Squeaks or rattles

"Yes, we do have squeaks and rattles. It's just getting old and the shocks probably need changing"

Anonymous, RI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"Issues caused by old age. Just like me. Also, the headliner is falling down at the windshield."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chrysler Town & Country eL 3.2-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS light came on and the repair is $300. Since I will be getting a new vehicle, I decided not to fix it"

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"The light comes on then goes away and everytime I get it checked NOT at the dealer they say they can't find reason why it's lighting up"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.2-L V6)

"There was a short in the wiring harness that cause two ABS sensors to fail"

Ronald D., MA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Master cylinder

"leaking oil, need refilling twice a week"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)
Normal routine brake wear

"Nothing out of the ordinary"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"pads were to thin"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Something about the calipers needed to be changed out as well as the brake pads was down to 20%. Finally got this repair fixed!"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.2-L V6)

"Even with heavy duty brakes the brakes wear out quickly"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes heated up, started smelling and smoking. Fixed twice, don't drive car too much now so don't know if it will happen again"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.2-L V6)

"We had a sensor on the rear brake failed which caused it to use the front brakes only and caused them to wear out quickly"

William G., MO (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Rotors

"The front rotors had to be replaced due to wear-too thin to resurface"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Abnormal wear of front disc rotors and brake pucks since minivan had low mileage USge for the year. Per Folsom, CA Chrysler impossible to "mill or true" front disc rotors and required replacement with new. Same for front disc brake pucks; must repl"

Michael-Virginia H., CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"Plug stopped working. No fuse seems to be blown. No fix identified"

David L., OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country eL 3.2-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Reverse light not activated,may be the switch on the transmission?"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Left turn signal and parking light. Expect it is a grounding problem"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.7-L V6)
Headlights

"The right front headlight was hit and broken by a piece of heavy trash while driving on the highway."

Alice M., GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)
Horn

"Horn started going off for no reason in the middle of the night. After an inspection by my mechanic it was determined that the vehicle needed a new fuse panel at a cost of over $700. I opted not to fix and instead installed an aftermarket horn. Additionally, after a year's time the turn signals began operating erratically from a problem (corrosion, possibly) in the fuse panel."

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The horn first stuck on and had to be disconnected. Then it wouldn't work at all. The fix was replacing the computer for over $700. We declined."

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Interior lights

"Almost all of the dashboard lights don't work. One of the overhead front lights also doesn't work."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"My husband drives this car. I don't usually any more. The side automatic opening door stopped opening and was repaired. some of the interior lights in the front seat area or dashboard needed fixing and were fixed"

Deborah M., MO (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)
Keyless entry

"sliding door driver's side automatic lock stopped working"

Anonymous, KY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Warning lights

"warning lights always on"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Rear wiper arm was defective from the start such that it did not allow the blades to touch the glass and thus could not wipe"

H K., NY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"This was hard to diagnose. Most likely related to timing chain issue"

David B., IA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Fuel leaks

"No. 5 fuel injector leaking causing hard start and check engine light"

Anthony S., VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)
Oil leaks

"damaged engine oil pan. Had to replace it"

Anonymous, IA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.2-L V6)

"oil pan gasket leak"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)

"Oil pan gasket needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

"valve cover leaks"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)

"Valve cover gaskets leak. It is a major problem with these cars"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.7-L V6)

"Replaced valve cover gaskets"

Ronald D., MA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Rear main crank shaft bearing seal leak"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"leaks are because of broken water pump"

Anthony S., VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Radiator

"Radiator would leak antifreeze and was hard to find leak ! the tank on radiator was hidden so could not see the opening in plastic part of radiator"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"crack in plastic radiator tank"

Anonymous, MO (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"There is a small upper radiator leak"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"Radiator had two small crack which caused leaking of antifreeze"

Anthony S., VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump started leaking a little at a time and then it final started leaking a lot at pump"

Anthony S., VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Water pump was noisy and leaking. Repair cost $500 because replacement procedure was time consuming."

Ronald D., MA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"This was taken care of with the replacement of the transmission"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Jerking in tranny at 8 mph. Has been an ongoing issue since auto was purchased. "Computer" has been adjusted several times. Still jerks"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"We replaced the transmission after it began slipping more and more. After barely a year, the rebuilt transmission is doing the same thing"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The transmission started slipping about 6 months ago and was replaced with new one. Now we're having the same problem we had when the van was new; not going from 1st to 2nd gear smoothly"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.7-L V6)
Transmission computer

"they had to reprogram the computer to shift properly"

Anonymous, KS (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"I now take the vehicle to a Chrysler master mechanic and he 'reboots' the computer for my transmission when it is slipping. He has also mentioned we need to watch for leaking and very possibly some major repairs in the future"

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"slow leaks, have not followed up on why yet"

Larry D., GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The problem is intermittent until the transmission is warmed up and then goes away"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"After more than 175000 miles, our transmission finally gave out. Since the car had been well cared for and was otherwise in good condition, we replaced the transmission and engine"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

"Tranmission would not shift out of neutral. Had transmission rebuilt approx 2500 miles ago"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission failed completely and suddenly at 130,000 miles, required complete rebuild"

Anonymous, AR (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"Have been having problems with the transmission changing from 1st to 2nd since we've had it. within the last 6 months the transmission started slipping and was replaced at a cost to us"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.7-L V6)

"Have had no problems since replacement"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Smsll crack in hose under car the dealers had trouble finding, it was a short hose"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

"The system is "leaking" in various spots. Thus, it can't pass the State inspection"

Anonymous, RI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"Dash indicator and OBD code for emission system. Seems to be a pressure leak somewhere in the fuel vapor recovery system. Has not affected drivability or performance. Replaced gas cap as first attempt but found after market gas caps did not fit my van very well. Dealer cap was not expensive and worked well but did not fix issue. Unknown cost to fix at this time."

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"There seems to be a warning light on all the time. I've had it checked several times and they keep coming back on'and their is nothing wrong with the operation of the vechicle"

Anonymous, WI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.7-L V6)

"Engine just quit on a highway and CAM and some other engine timing sensors had to be replaced"

H K., NY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Check engine light on dealer said it was exhaust system. Repaired 4 times in two months. After the light was off long enough for me to pass the smog test it came back on in less than one month."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Unsure)
Muffler

"Resignator developed leak caused by pin holes need to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"As part of the problem with the exhaust system the dealer said I needed a muffler and suggested I go to Midas because it would be cheaper. Midas did a good job but the check engine light came back on."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Unsure)

"Top of muffler split open, causing loud exhaust and possibly a CO exposure issue"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"the alternator was replaced due to a noisy pulley bearing that could not be replaced separately."

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Alternator was putting out electrical noise that was causing the transmission control module to fail."

Ronald D., MA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)
Starter

"Car wouldn't start...tried getting battery and something else checked. IT wasn't either of those so we figured and were right that it was the starter. Bought a rebuilt one and it works fine since then, about 9 months"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine dropped a valve- had to have engine replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)
Timing belt or chain

"Dealing with this now. Deciding whether yo purchase new/er vehicle or fix van"

David B., IA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"Boot was torn and joint was dry and rusted. It had to be replaced"

Jeremy B., WA (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Electrical failure

"We replaced the starter switch, but the car is 12 years old"

Carol U., NE (2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD's failed to eject"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"DVD player does not play the DVD and does not eject the DVD....so it ate my DVD"

Jeremy D., UT (2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.7-L V6)

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Recalls
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EQUIPMENT
Aug 10, 2010
IF THE AREA IN QUESTION FRACTURES OR BREAKS, THIS COULD CAUSE AN UNSTABLE DRIVING CONDITION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
Summary:
CURT MFG IS RECALLING CERTAIN CLASS 3 RECEIVER HITCHES, P/N 13347, SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON 1997-2007 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY VANS, 1996-2007 DODGE CARAVANS, AND 1996-2004 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER VANS. WHEN THE HITCH IS LOADED TO THE MAXIMUM RATING, THE HITCH MAY FRACTURE OR BREAK AT THE BEND LOCATION WHERE THE MAIN BODY OF THE HITCH MEETS THE HITCH MUFFLER STRAP.
What should you do:
CURT MFG WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND WILL REPLACE THE HITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CURT MFG AT 1-715-831-8713.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10E034000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6686
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Mar 13, 2006
LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN LEAD TO A DECREASE IN BRAKE LINE PRESSURE AND AN INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT BRAKE CYLINDERS FOR CERTAIN FORD, DAIMLERCHRYSLER, AND JEEP PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE BRAKE CYLINDERS WERE SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF NAPA, RAYBESTOS, AIMCO, AC DELCO, CARQUEST, BENDIX, AND WAGNER. ONLY PRODUCTS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 27, 2005 THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2006 (DATE CODES 0529 THROUGH 0602) ARE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL. WHEN SUBJECT TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES, AN INTERNAL SEAL IN THE MASTER CYLINDER COULD LOSE FLEXIBILITY AND MAY CAUSE BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK.
What should you do:
AFFINIA (BRAKE PARTS, INC.) WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2006. OWNERS CAN CONTACT AFFINA GROUP CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-323-0354.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET NAPA, RAYBESTOS, AC DELCO, AIMCO, CARQUEST, AND BENDIX BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7440
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Apr 06, 2005
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN UNBELTED PASSENGER COULD BE EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE POWER LIFTGATE (PLG) LATCH MAY NOT ENGAGE THE STRIKER ALLOWING THE LIFTGATE TO OPEN WHILE DRIVING.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER LIFTGATE CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN APRIL 26, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. E06. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V134000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70235
STEERING
Aug 05, 2004
POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN AN UNDER HOOD FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 OR 3.8L V-6 ENGINE, THE UPPER POWER STEERING COOLER HOSE MAY SPLIT AND CAUSE A FLUID LEAK.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE UPPER POWER STEERING COOLER HOSE. THIS RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
RECALL NO. D37.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V386000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 681000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Oct 24, 2003
A POSSIBLE FIRE CAN OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS, MODELS WIX FILTER PART NUMBERS 33576, 33577, 33734; NAPA FILTER PART NUMBERS 3576, 3577, 3734; AND CARQUEST FILTER PART NUMBERS 86576, 86577, 86734 USED ON 1996-2000 DAIMLERCHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, DODGE CARAVAN, AND PLYMOUTH VOYAGER VEHICLES, CAN CAUSE THE FUEL LINES TO LEAK.
What should you do:
WIX WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. NOTE: THIS DOES NOT INVOLVE ANY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY THE DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP. NOR ANY DAILMERCHRYSLER DEALERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT WIX AT 704-864-6711.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, AND DODGE CARAVAN MINIVANSOR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION.CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03E053000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68563
EQUIPMENT
Sep 26, 2003
IF THIS CONDITION OCCURRED WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE ENGINE COULD STALL. ALSO, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, THE FUEL LEAK COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Summary:
AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17, 2002, AND JANUARY 20, 2003, SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER MAY EXPERIENCE MALFUNCTION OF THE QUICK CONNECTOR EITHER BLOCKING FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE OR CAUSING A FUEL LEAK. THIS DOES NOT INVOLVE ANY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY THE DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORP. NOR ANY DAILMERCHRYSLER DEALERS.
What should you do:
AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS FOR 1995-2000 SHORT WHEELBASE CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, PLYMOUTH VOYAGER AND DODGE CARAVAN MINIVANS PART NO. 18232 AND DATE CODE 0237, 0249, OR 0252. REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS FOR 1995-2000 LONG WHEELBASE CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, PLYMOUTH VOYAGER AND DODGE CARAVAN MINIVANS PART NO. 18230 AND DATE CODE 0237, 0249, 0251, OR 0304. REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS FOR 2001-2004 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, PLYMOUTH VOYAGER AND DODGE CARAVAN MINIVANS PART NO. 28871 AND DATE CODE 0249. THESE PART NUMBERS AND DATE CODES APPEAR ON THE GOLD-TONE FILTER. DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO ISOLATE AND RETURN AFFECTED INVENTORY. OWNERS WHO HAVE HAD THE FUEL FILTER SERVICED ON ONE OF THE APPLICABLE VEHICLES AFTER SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 SHOULD RETURN THEIR VEHICLE TO THE SERVICE FACILITY TO BE INSPECTED TO SEE IF THE FUEL FILTER THAT WAS INSTALLED IS ONE THAT IS INVOLVED IN THE RECALL. IF SO, THE OWNERS SHOULD HAVE THE FILTER REPLACED. TO RECEIVE A FULL REFUND PLUS THE COST OF POSTAGE, OWNERS SHOULD CUT THE CONNECTORS FROM THE HOSES, RINSE THE CONNECTORS AND RETURN THEM TOGETHER WITH PROOF OF THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE REPLACEMENT PART AND LABOR, TO INTERCONTINENTAL AT INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS, INC., P.O. BOX 861, MAHWAH, NJ 07430, ATTN: FUEL FILTER RECALL. INTERCONTINENTAL WILL MAIL A FULL REFUND TO THE OWNER.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, AND DODGE CARAVAN MINIVANSOR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION.CONSUMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03E045000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45870
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