This more-costly cousin of the Dodge Grand Caravan is pleasant enough, but it is falling behind the competition, especially from Honda and Toyota. Interior flexibility got a boost with the introduction of the 2005 model, which has flat-folding second- and third-row seats. This setup eliminates the AWD model. The minivan rides well enough with a light load and handles securely. Interior noise has become more pronounced.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
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Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
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Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
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Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
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Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
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Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
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Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
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Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
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Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
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CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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Safety Equipment
ABS standard from 2008. Head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2008.
Model Summary
This more-costly cousin of the Dodge Grand Caravan is pleasant enough, but it is falling behind the competition, especially from Honda and Toyota. Interior flexibility got a boost with the introduction of the 2005 model, which has flat-folding second- and third-row seats. This setup eliminates the AWD model. The minivan rides well enough with a light load and handles securely. Interior noise has become more pronounced. The 3.8-liter V6 isn't as smooth, quiet, or fuel-efficient as the engines in the Odyssey and Sienna. The offset-crash-test result is less impressive.
Seating
2 front, 2 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan extended
minivan regular
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.3-liter V6 (180 hp)
  • 3.8-liter V6 (205 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Chrysler Town & Country owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Some of the side molding has popped out for no apparent reason"

Shane B., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Stow and go label came off on door post"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"the black rubber/plastic which fits in the long indentation into which the roof rack fits has come loose on the driver's side and unless taped down with electrical (black) tape, will flop around when driving. So much comes loose that it will prevent the driver's door from closing if one is not paying proper attention to it's position"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Back seat molding section fell off. will have dealer replace it at the next service"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Headliner has extreme sags. First started about 5 years ago."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"headliner separating"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I have several spots around the wheel wells where there is rust and the paint is peeling"

Geoffrey L., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Paint bubbling on rear bumper"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"paint in many spots are cracking and peeling, along with rust spots popping up"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"paint fading on the hood of the car, the roof and on the fenders. same year as toyoto but cheaper paint"

Jean D., VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Clear Coat is failing on the top and on the hood."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The paint and ClearCoat is peeling off the van. The roof is almost completely stripped"

Alley H., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"The clear coat is blistering and peeling. Where it does, the paint fades. The car color is metalic red"

Patrick B., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"paint fell of in a chunk. It has rusted different places on the body"

Gloria S., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"the car is gettting old, so the rust and paint problems that are now showing up can probably be due to winter time salt on the roads. The car still runs great."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Rust

"WAY more rust than usual. There is not a panel on the van that does not have rust. VERY disappointed. Our previous van, 1996, did not have this much rust"

Robert S., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"There is significant rust (rusted through) along the bottom side (both sides), below the sliding side doors in about the middle of the vehicle"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"There is pronounced rusting in various spots all over the body near the edges and corners"

David T., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"front and back fenders/wheel wells are rusted through. went from nothing to 4 bad rust spots in a short period. the rear wheel wells are rusted all the way through. i keep my van washed even in the winter time. i have a friend who has chrysler ca"

Betty D., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Small patches of rust, about 3 inches in diameter, on both rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"I have several spots on the body around the wheel wells that have rusted through and the paint is peeling"

Geoffrey L., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Rust over the right wheel well. Not bad for an 11 year old car"

Mike S., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"These mini vans seem to all have a rust problem at the lower back wheels"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"This car has the usual rocker panel rust out syndrome that almost all town&country/ caravans have that are in the north east. This is clearly a design defect that Chrysler has choosen to ignore but should be held accountable for"

John W., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Rust on rear quarter panel both sides"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"major rust on rockers ,fenders,tail gate, bottoms of doors"

Frank M., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"When driving around, I see the same vehicle with rust in the same spots as mine. I believe its a manufacturer defect"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"Rocker panels at rear wheels and one side near front wheel"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Rocker panel rusted through from underneath"

Rodney M., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"We presently need to do work on the rocker panels on both sides. We've had this done before"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"Rust has developed on the bottom left hand corner of the sliding door on the drivers side. Rust on the front driver side fender"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Body started rusting around rear wheels"

William F., WV (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)

"severe rusting and complete holes in the body under doors on both sides"

James O., NJ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"rear quarter panel rusted through from inside"

W B., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"It seems like the rust issue just exploded in the past year. The Driver Door bottom, the bottom joints frame seams"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"I have rust by the front bumpers, by the door edges, by the rear hatch over the light, on the frame under the doors. I have never had a car with so much rust"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)

"Sliding doors and rear fenders rust"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Rust in hood and tailgate and doors"

Thomas S., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Car is rusting over the last few years. Chrysler paid for a fix but it couldn't solve the underlying problem"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Door bottoms and rocker panels rusted out, I had to repair them in order to pass inspection."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"We live in Minnesota and theMetal or finish doesn’t a stop rush from salt"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"vehicle spent 4 winters in Ottawa, Canada and has now several rust spots at bottom of the sides of the vehicle"

William S., LA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Body is rusting in various places, most notably around wheel wells and rocker panels. This is a total rip off as Chrysler could alloy the metal so that would never happen at a cost of about $50 per car."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Large holes on the sides and back. Heater and air conditioner stopped working."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The back axle rusted out and it was not worth fixing."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Significant rust on both sides of vehicle beneath the sliding passenger doors. Have seen this issue on other Chrysler minivans. Appears to be a manufacturing issue."

Anonymous, DE (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"All sides of the vehicle have rusted. Every same model car I see on the road is the same way. We live in a salted-road area and the vehicle is 15 years old so it's not unexpected."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Unsure)

"Right rocker panel rusted out and the area just in-front of right rear wheel"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"This vehicle has rusted to fast, Dealerships should bring back undercoatings to prevent rust"

Mark B., ME (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"It's 13 years old and you might expect rust where we live but I feel this amount is more than it should be"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"On both sliding doors"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The car was rusting badly around the wheel wells. We spent over $700 to get it ground down and covered with a substance that made it look better and slowed down the rusting (but not stop) the rusting process"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Rust seems to have affected the brake lines and is certainly an issue on the body"

Thomas S., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Poor design, no weep holes, consistent with this model and age"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"rust is coming through paint from interior out in various places, not worth expense of dealing with"

Michael W., MA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"the lower panel under the sliding rear door on both the drivers and passengers side has rusted out leaving a hole approximately 2" tall by 5" long"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"extreme rust in areas, body shop wants a lot to fix the rust, van is good except the rust"

Sandra T., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Passenger door has rust bubbles, and the back hatch is rusting away at the bumper"

Eric K., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Lower edges under doors are rusting badly. Paint peeled away"

Sandra C., WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The front edge of each rear fender and the bottom of the front doors has rusted through from the inside."

Maurice C., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"I don't believe it is the fault of the van or mfg. When considering the age of the van and winter weather and road salt and the rust is in the fenders."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"General rust around sliding and rear doors, and rocker panels. Mostly caused by Upstate NY winters."

Donald C., NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)

"This vehicle began getting a little rust on the bottom of the doors that seemingly over night turned into massive amounts of rust up the passenger side door. It is an older model so there are some issues we expect but this is ridicules"

Wendy B., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"System failed still able to break"

Jerry B., WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Due to serious pad and rotor wear and sudden, unexpected vehicle steering wheel shuddering (sometimes gets so bad that it feels as though you will lose control of the steering wheel) I've have had to disable the ABS/Traction Control system"

Kenneth C., NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Stopped working, did not repair, too expensive, could still be driven."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The ABS light came on repeatedly. Several attempts were made before the problem was solved by installing a new plug on the front left brake"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"The front wheel sensors have been replace 2 times and the rears 1 time during the life of the car"

Sam M., SC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"failure of wheel speed sensor"

James M., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"ABS sensor has failed"

James L., IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Dash warning light indicates a problem. Have not had it checked"

Henry A., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Seems to be a bad sensor, conventional braking is fine."

Anonymous, CT (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Calipers

"not sure but right front was smoking, overheated and locked up, then had to replace all brakes, caliphers, rotors, Cost over $700 all else good"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"calipers were evidently worn out causing what seemed to be warped rotors"

Beth S., WY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"caliper on passenger side seized up causing the rotors to overheat and resulted in replacement of rotors, calipers, and pads"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"Calipers drug, caused overheating and smoke"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"loose"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The rear braking system wouldn't release when I removed my foot from the brake. When I stopped, I saw the smoke rising from the rear half of my car. I was told by a auto repairman that I could drive my car a short distance to get it to his shop. He had to replace the entire rear brake system - rotors, calipers, brake fluid hose, and brake fluid."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Locked up caliper"

Wayne S., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Front brake calipers always wear out quickly on this vehicle and need replacement every 2 years"

Tina L., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"The pistons in the calipers are not metal. They wear unevenly and warp. This caused binding, which caused the right front brake to be applied accidentally. The brake smoked. Repaired that, and then the right rear brake had the same problem. This continued until not only calipers and rotors were replaced/rebuilt, but also the brake lines were replaced. The theory was that the right front failure overheated the brake fluid and caused additional problems. Cost to repair: $1300"

Lana G., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Master cylinder

"leaked oil over shoe"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)

"The pedal is soft. It doesn't feel like it's braking on all four wheels until it's pretty low to the floor."

Maurice C., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Replace warped front rotors"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The VAn was showing signs of increased pedal effort to make the car stop. The front braking system was repaired"

William O., AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"No complaints here. I had over. 100000 miles on them"

Henry A., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Had about 100,000 miles on rear brakes and had to replace brakes and rotors. Normal maintenance"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"Pulsing from warped rotors and worn out break pads"

Janet J., NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Technician identified the problem when I had a tire repaired. Said brakes badly worn."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)
Parking brake

"The parking brake is totally inadequate for the weight of the van, they should use a system like Saab did on their cars."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Parking brake does not engage."

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"dealer installed brake pads did not last long"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"brakes grinding, replaced 3 times so far"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"New pads have been required every two years or less"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Built on a Dodge Neon chassis so breaks cannot take the weight of a minivan with appropriate number of passengers and cargo for a suitable amount of time without having the brakes replaced at a least every 15-18 months"

Erin R., CO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"The brakes had been serviced by my regular service shop before they froze up on my road trip. Unfortunately, I was out of town and had to use a local repair shop to make repairs. Thus I can't really report what caused the problem. The repair shop put in new parts and serviced the entire braking system. The brakes worked fine after that."

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Goes through brake bads like crazy"

Mark B., ME (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)
Rotors

"Brakes also wear prematurely on all t&c's of this vintage"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"rotors were worn severely -- seems to be normal"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"rotors worn. Needed replacement. There was a strong shimmy when the brakes were applied going downhill. Fixed but price of repair was quoted at one price, but when I paid I found out that only covered the rotors, not the labor"

John F., WV (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"Pulsating rotors"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"rotors cant be turned, always have to be replaced at over $600. This vehicle has had water pump replaced 3 times, rear seat seal failed on air conditioning which cost $1400"

M S., WA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The front brakes actually froze up on a road trip. It was in the shop for over a week until I returned with a barrowed van."

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"warped rotors causing a pulsation of the brake pedal"

Robert L., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Normal wear, also replaced pads"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)
Squeaking

"Dealer checked / repaired problem 3 times and brakes still squeak"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"Uneven wear on the rotor caused squeaking after brakes were warm"

Randy K., CO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Squeaking occurred when braking the car. This has been repaired by the dealer"

William O., AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Currently at repair shop being looked at"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

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

"Had to have tracks replaced on BOTH sliding doors. Now one is very hard to open. Requires much effort"

Robert S., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"We had to have the sliding door harness on the right side replaced, because it wasn't sliding"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"sliding door operates electric sometimes , also door lock never"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Power sliding door stopped working on one side. Can still open and close manually"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"The rear power sliding door does not open all the way. Was repaired once a few years ago"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"Passenger side sliding door lock to not work with Key anymore. Have to manual push button down"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"the interior buttons to open sliding doors don't work only way to open them is with remote control"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The motor that opens and closes the passenger side sliding door is not working."

Rita G., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"No power for one side sliding door -will only open and close manually."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Unsure)

"they do not roll down. These have been fixed multiple times"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"Both powerdoors will not work"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Doors hard to slide/ motor"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Passenger sliding door doesn't always work with the automatic button"

Gloria S., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The slider door on the driver's side won't open or close door electrically."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)
Locks and latches

"lock button on drivers side rarely works. i have to use the remote to lock my van"

Betty D., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"It might just be a blown fuse but one of the sliding doors now has to be opened and closed manually, not longer responding to either the fob or the interior button"

Shane B., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Left sliding door lock failed. Too expensive to replace"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"The locks on the sliding doors have all failed.The tops came off so that you cannot even unlock them manually. Had to take apart the doors to make them work manually"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"they have been fixed multiple times"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"Remote locking on passenger side sliding door quit working. 3 years prior this same thing happened on Driverside sliding door. Cost ~$400 to fix in each case..."

Anonymous, SC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"The automatic locks do not work all of the time. They sometimes work using the key fob, but not all of the time."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"raising & lowering inoperative"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The drive motor controlling the driver's seat stopped working about 2 years ago and will now only work with a little positive pressure against the seat to move it all the way forward or backward. Possible cog missing."

David H., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Not always working"

Joann U., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"hatch would not stay up in cold weather"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The tailgate has a habit of coming down by itself if it is not on an even base, Wh.en it is on an incline it foes up but then starts down by itself. I have to physically push it up for a few moments to make it stay"

Louis D., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The gate on our vehicle has been repaired the past two years due to a rust spot. This year the rust has gotten worse, partly because the repair was not done correctly. Now we have to find another gate to replace our old one as it is too far gone to do any further repair"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)
Windows

"Right passenger window works intermittently"

David Z., HI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Electric Motor failure.... Window seals don't seal as they should"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Drivers window motor failed. Window exploded while being replaced by mechanic"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"Window regulators tend to go regularly"

Thomas S., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Electric windows have been a problem on this car from the day I bought and the drivers window would not go down so that I could pay a toll. I have the electric windows worked on at least three times since I bought the car"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"electric controls"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The power window on the passenger side will sometimes not go down (if closed) or go up (if already open). The dealer's mechanic showed us how to get it to work without replacing the window lift mechanism and motor for $500."

Rita G., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"when the electric windows won't roll back up again and it's -12, that's a problem!"

Andreae D., MA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)

"The electric window motors break down often. Replaced the driver's motor once, the passenger motor twice and the passenger motor has died again this last year but not replaced yet"

Alley H., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"The drivers power window has been repaired 3 times in the life of the car and the passenger 2"

Sam M., SC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"right passenger window mechanism needed replacement, cost $225"

Michael W., MA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"Driver's side window will go down, but may, or may not, go up without assistance"

James L., IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Driver's window motor failed."

Donald C., NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Automatic door locks failed often - Dealer estimated $800 to replace Chip, but I lived with very frustrating temporary manual fixes"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Body control module

"Control module needed reflashed right power window failed-also happened on '01 dodge grand caravan at about 15000 m"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The keyless entry failed to work repeatedly over a couple of years after removing and replacing a fuse (resetting the system). It finally shorted something and drained the battery. The body control module had to be replaced with a firmware update. Th"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Flasher switch drains battery"

Anonymous, DC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Gauges

"Dashboard lights stopped working in December 2020. My husband replaced 8 bulbs in January 2019 and I could see my gauges again."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlights would not light as a result of a faulty switch"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"Light switch seems to be faulty and will turn lights on or off even when the switch is in the opposite position"

Brent B., MD (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Headlights suddenly turn off. If wiggle switch on dash will sometimes go back on. Mechanic not sure at this point what is the source"

Rob B., MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)
Heated or cooled seats

"The motor that raises the seat stop working"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The head & cooled seats light began coming on .. told that if it only comes on occasionally - no problem BUT it eventually came on full time ... required $300 repair"

J F., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Horn

"nothing wrong with horn itself, having to replace relays in fuse box, 3 relays in 2014, all for defferent accories"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Interior lights

"Unable to fix overhead lights. Moisture build up in all exterior lights"

Brenda B., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"driver's side interior light went out, I paid the dealer to fix it and it went out again."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Unsure 3.2-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Reflash fixed"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The door locks, automatic door open/close, etc. fail. By disconnecting battery, pulling control module, and fuses, and then reversing the process, resets the systems and the systems work. Recently alternator was replaced, and failure has not recurre"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Three electronic locks stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Would lock or unlock. Had to use key. Disconnected battery cables and reconnected and it would work again for a while. Blinkers may not operate properly all of the time"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"Every couple months I have to disconnect the negative battery terminal so the computer can reset because the door locks all quit working"

Marvin B., MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Door locks and keyless entry failed after 8 years"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"The passenger sliding door as failed twice in the electrical harness"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"remote key stopped working, doors won't lock at speed designed to lock doors. Cannot lock or unlock doors with remote. Horn honks but doors don't lock or unlock"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The actuator for the automatic side doors quit working and had to be replaced- still didn't work. The rear door (trunk?) does not stay up when opened- affected by cold weather- will come down on top of you"

Christie W., SC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"A known issue w/ these vehicles; either pay hundreds of $ to have bcm updated or periodically you have to remove fuse from door control circuit for them to work. Problem seems to be a grounding issue @ sliding doors."

Dominic Y., MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Side doors failed to lock/unlock with keyless opener. Took to dealer to have repaired per $300/door. Outrages expense for such a simple replacement of the electric door solenoid."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"The left sliding door does not lock"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The keys work intermittently to unlock and lock the car, open the doors. It has been a problem since I got the car in 2015. This spring, it is so severe that it has become obvious that it is associated with temperature! The car can be manually unlocked only at the driver's seat. It has to be before you open the door, then you have to put the lock down before you shut the driver door, or you have to use the key to lock it"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)
Tire pressure monitor

"Replace one tire sensor"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Batteries in TPMS required a very costly replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"I had the dealer try to repair the tire pressure problem . as soon as we left the alert lite came back on. they could not fix the problem"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"It has always given false reading. The dealer always said it could not find any thing wrong. I finnlly claimed a lemon law claim and got money from Chrsler"

Mike Y., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Minor since we bought the car would need repair"

Anonymous, DC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The tire pressure monitor gives out warnings intermittently which are not valid. Our mechanic cannot locate the problem/repair it without it being prohibitively expensive"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)
Warning lights

"check engine light on continuously because of O2 sensor, regardless of replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The head & cooled seats light began coming on .. told that if it only comes on occasionally - no problem BUT it eventually came on full time ... required $300 repair"

J F., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Oil warning light comes on sporadically (typically when temperatures are cold) even when oil is full"

Brent B., MD (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Warning lights came on and we don't know why"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

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

"A/C compressor failed, was replaced. Compressor was original equipment. Lasted 10 years"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Air conditioning did not work. "Front evaporator leaking" Too expensive to repair for the age of the car"

Sylvia G., WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"NVER WORKED WEL,L NEVER VERY COLD"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"We just lost AC in the vehicle and are not sure if we are going to fix it or sell it"

Scott B., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"stopped working a couple years back - too expensive to replace for an older vehicle"

Kevin O., WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Air would not cool"

Anthony R., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"It would work and some time it would stop working"

John L., MA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"AC repairman replaced a small motor under the dash, but that didn't' fix problem. He said that computerized control unit needed to be replaced, but they aren't available any more, but if they were, we'd be looking at 800 to 900 dollars to fix it. So it's set to defrost only"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower fan made terrible noise before failing. Replacement difficult to replace due to mounts not exposed"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The front blower motor has become intermittent and squeals a lot. Not dependable at all and needs to be either repaired or replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Heating/Cooling vent blowers in rear ceased working. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Quit working"

David F., NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"The blower works, intermittently, and it makes an awful lot of squealing and other racket when it does work. No one seems to know how to get that to work, properly, either."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)
Condenser

"water leaks from a/c inside car had to have it repaired twice and still leaks on rider side of front seat floor"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"air condition had so many problems I gave up ,,both condensers were replaced and than a part going to the rear condenser that had a recall went bad again ,,,"

Frank M., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Because this vehicle has a known history of battery acid getting onto the main wiring harness, we were left stranded at an airport because the main ignition wire corroded through and the vehicle would not start. Over $500 bill for a $15 wire bypass"

Scott B., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Evaporator

"A/C finally failed due to a leaking front evaporator core. This is a major problem only because it is located under the dash which requires only $100.00 for the part and 9 HOURS labor which would cost approximately $1300.00. Not worth the cost due to high milelage. Otherwise ... drives great!"

David H., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Evaporator for rear a/c failed."

Gary C., WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Evaporator had a minor leak. The only solution was to replace it versus trying to solder the leak."

Richard S., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Heater system

"Blower would not shut off"

Anthony R., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"Piping connecting the rear heater to the engine developed leaks"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"All wrapped up in previous comment. It heats, but directing the flow to where we want it doesn't"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"Multiple coolant leaks."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C is iffy. Have had to recharge refrigerant numerous times. Still love the stow and go part of the van!"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Refrigeration is leaking from indeterminate location(s). Compressor is still functional. Still looking for the leak(s)"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8-L V6)

"They would refill and that would last 2 to3 weeks only. I would go back"

John L., MA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"Rear refrigeration line replaced 2 times and still leaked. It was suggested I have the line disconnected because of the continuing problems with the rear line - so I did"

Marvin B., MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"It seems as though every spring for the last few years the AC has had a leak or other problem. My home is centrally air conditioned and needs service about once every 12-15 years. Why can't they make car air conditioners just as reliable?"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The leak is so small & slow they haven't been able to pinpoint it exactly but believe it's in the core."

Stephen W., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Have had it checked by more than one professional and have never found leak."

Robert L., KY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Had to add freon. Cause of leak is yet to be determined"

Alan W., IA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"The refrigerant link to the rear of the van rubbed on the body and developed a small leak."

George C., MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Factory Recalled."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Rear AC unit leaked and was too expensive to fix."

Michael V., IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

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

"Alighment with the van requires more inspections and service than of our cars. Higher center of gravity on the van seems to always wear outer edges of tires faster than in a smaller car and more sensitive to alighment changes which allow this type of"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)

"It needed alignment after the tie rod, rack and pinion, and brakes were repaired. It now drives like a dream! Considering the body and engine are in good shape I think it was worth the investment."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Unsure)
Ball joints

"Needed 1200 dollar rebuild of front suspension"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Bushings

"The steering was becoming tender and loose. When I had it checked the bushings along with the struts had to be replaced. In fact the entire front end had to be rebuilt"

Louis D., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Front horizontal stabilizer bushing wore out"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"sway bar bushings keep wearing out in less than a year. Tie rod ends needed replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"Bushings are a constant front end noise problem"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Sway bar bushings seem to deform and wear out quickly resulting in a clunking noise when car hits bumps"

Thomas S., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The power steering resevoir and filter failed- according to the mechanic, this is a typical problem which has not been recalled though"

David T., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"When warm and turning there is a groaning noise from the steering. I spent over $1,000 trying to get this fixed (power steering pump and hoses). It is still not fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The power steering pump died, The mechanic replaced it and one of the belts. Then another belt broke and after replacing it, the power steering pump was making noises and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Leaks in power steering system and coolant system."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"front end very noisy and CV joint is leaking"

James O., NJ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Needed to be replace due to wear"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Front strut vertical stabilizer wore out"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Struts making noise. Needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"No problem, replaced because of mileage."

Bill P., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"All suspension wears down way to quickly and easily ... Known problem with t&c's"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"DEALER mis diagnosed whine in engine area and replaced rack and pinion. Didn't solve the problem. Also had to replace radiator"

Eldon J., AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Rack and pinion leaking, dealer said it was not then I showed them a photo of leak and they replaced under extended warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"Age of the unit has allowed seals to age and needed replacement was needed. Mechanic indicated that the removal of the steering rack was very difficult as the release connection to the tie rods were "pinned" and not bolt connections. This required th"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)

"Rack and pinion are bad, haven't replaced it yet but it is causing steering wheel vibration. Mechanic estimates $800 to fix"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The problem was fixed. It started with a slight noise because of a leak in the PS pump but even when that was replaced it got worse & possibly damaged the new pump. The noise was a grinding & scraping sound that was worse even turning. I found a local mechanic who was better than a nat'l chain & saved me lots of money. Tie rods & brakes all replaced."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Unsure)

"The rack blew a seal so now I'm driving without power steering and waiting for the mechanic to install all the parts that i purchased"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"one of the sway bars broke while driving at highway speed, no real safety issue in stopping"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The steering rack had to be replaced along with the power steering pump. It is almost impossible to replace the power steering pump"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Tie rods

"Tie rod ends were replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

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

"NOT USED MUCH BUT BROKE 5 YRS AGO"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX)

"cd's are stuck in the cd player and the video player. not resolved. also had right door electric window repaired because electronic failed."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Same as radio"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"rear quarter panel rusted through from inside Dashboard electronics failed"

W B., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS just stopper or king at about 100000 miles"

Henry A., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"At first it take for ever to load disc then it just stopped working"

Mike Y., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"It is based on a DVD data systerm and the dedicated player seems to be unable to read the DVD"

Bernie P., MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"It is DVD based and the unit stopped reading the DVD, so I started using my iphone instead."

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Stopped working a few years back. Never looked into it other than a technician telling me they would have to remove the entire dash."

Henry A., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Radio

"Without being touched, the system keeps rolling continually between radio AM, radio FM, navigation system, CD. It only begins to do this after it has been driven for 15 minutes or more. Paid $530 to have this "fixed", but it still continues to do it"

E S., IA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"When it's cold outside, the radio will not work for some time. If it does come on when the car starts, the radio quickly shuts down and has to be restarted"

Thomas M., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"The speaker quit working and it is too expensive to repair"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"cannot put a disc in the slot. have been told that the whole unit needs to be replaced. I was only able to use this once after I bought it"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"DVD player broke. Will not play DVDs"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"The DVD player and rear screen have not worked since we bought the car 'as-is'"

Thomas M., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)
Steering wheel controls

"Electrical fault caused all dash systems, radio, lights, and electrical ignition to fail. Car had to be towed in to dealership for repair."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

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)

"Check engine light has been on for two years. I've had it repaired 3 times. Each time the light is back on within a week of repairs"

David F., NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"Stumbling and hesitation traced to a failed EGR valve. The check engine light DID NOT illuminate"

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"replaced 2 times in the past 2 years"

Christopher F., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Catalytic converter issue. It has been replaced but the check engine light remains on. We have had this looked at several times but nobody seems to know how to fix it."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"Service Engine light ON for EGR or emissions fault. Vent hose on top of fuel tank is likely cause. Extremely costly to repair."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Very minor leak, almost impossible to find and fix"

John W., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Defective parts"

Anonymous, NE (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Cap not secure; triggered check engine light"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel in-dash fuel gauge and overhead miles-to-empty indicate the vehicle is about half full when it is really empty"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited)

"Fuel gauge does not go below one quarter. Ran out of gas. Works fine until half full."

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Car stopped running due to the fuel pump in the gas tank malfunctioning"

F P., PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Pump failed, leaving me stranded. I got very upset"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The pump stopped working at bout 99000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"had to be replaced"

Roxylea R., KS (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Fuel pump failed, had it replaced. It took 3 whole days, too long"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"check engine light is on for 2 sensors. $600 to repair"

Gary C., WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-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

"water pump leaking"

Carolyn H., AL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"rainwater leaks into car around handle above passenger side door"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"had to take in 2 times to fix"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Slow leak of coolant"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"Air bag light comes on and sunroof doesn't drain"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seals around windshield are falling off. Headliner is also coming unglued"

David F., NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)

"Vehicle has a sun roof that leaks. Already had to have the drain tubes cleaned out once to stop it leaking and now it is leaking again"

E S., IA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"road and wind noise from drivers side slidingdoor"

John Y., AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattles coming behind the dashboard"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Bad sway bar bushings"

Louis P., GA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"squeaks in dash panel"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Rear spring bushings squeak loudly."

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)
Wind noise

"The wind whistles through all the windows. Van does not keep out exterior noises. Just loud period"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.8-L V6)

"Wind noise windows"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"The cabin has definite become rather noisy due to wind noise. Do want to add that after driving this van for this many miles over ten years, I feel like I have "gotten my money worth" and have been over all satisfied"

Christie W., SC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Sensors said it failed and confirmed by mechanic. Replaced it and sensors"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8-L V6)

"The cat plugged while climbing a hill - I first thought it was trans - towed to trans shop to find it was cat"

Mark S., CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Clogged converter causing very poor engine performance. All of my research indicates this failure is due to oil burning issues which I have experienced over the 5 years I have owned this vehicle"

Aaron W., KS (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"check engine light due to catalytic converter failure"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Code 420 engine light, converter stopped up complety"

Robert L., KY (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust pipe loose at coupling resulted in intermittent rattle and exhaust blow-by. Resolved just yesterday matter of fact."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Muffler

"The muffler is loud. It probably needs to be replaced, but I haven't done so."

Anonymous, (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"Had to replace the muffler"

Alan W., IA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Tubing came off and power steering fluid caused an engine fire"

Darlene G., MD (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"There are twin electric fans in the engine compartment, mounted in one housing. One of them lost all of its blades while we were driving in the mountains. No additional damage occurred but this was on a Sunday before a Monday holiday. The car had around 90,000 miles on it at that time. Towing and replacement was provided by friends and so the overall cost of repair was about $500, plus I missed a day of work"

Lana G., TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.2-L V6)
Overheating

"the car overheats periodically for no apparent reason. It is only driven a few miles at a time, so it doesn't make sense. there's also no coolant puddles under the car."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Unsure Unsure)

"Car overheats due to radiator leak"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

"Overheats. Appears to be coolant leak. Gakset? Given the age/milage of the car we plan to moniotr coolant and junk it ifwhen it dies"

William H., NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)
Radiator

"Radiator split and had to be replaced. All coolant leaked out of it"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Replaced with new radiator"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump developed a leak around the pulley shaft. It was replaced and the problem is fixed"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8-L V6)

"slow to fast leak. Had to replace entire water pump"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring)

"water pump failed, leaking. Replaced by selling dealer"

Rita G., IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"vacuum hose came loose"

John J., MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Wiring shorted computer"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Excessive engine vibration and noise that the dealer cannot seem to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil leaking, small amount, replaced pan gasket"

Donald C., CO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"There is and has been a gasket leak for about 3 years plus. No required oil between oil changes until this past year. Now, 1/2 qt every 3k miles.NO oil on driveway. Last yr, my mechanic says no worry.FCA rec replacement.Due for ck up.Due for new veh"

Daucie M., SC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"Crankcase oil leak"

Louis P., GA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"This V6 engine has constantly leaked oil primarily from the drain plug and the oil filter. Mechanics say it's valve covers but I can't confirm nor desired to have them replace seals."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Gasket was leaking"

Peter G., NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Sporadic hard shifting in and out of overdrive on hills"

Frank P., OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Can't recall exact symptom, but it was serious enough to have the torque converter replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Not a total rebuild but needed some expensive work done on the transmission. Working fine now"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"Stopped working. Installed a factory rebuild"

T S., MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"rough shifting between 1st and 2nd gear. needed a replacement at 121k"

Ernest P., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Reverse was going out. Repairman said this was a common problem for the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country."

Anonymous, IN (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"Trany took a dump. Replacing as i type"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Needed to replace a leaking cylinder head gasket"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"engine lost all oil in 5k. purchased used engine"

Ernest P., FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Head gasket

"head gasket leaking slightly, no fix needed yet rust from road conditions"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)

"head gasket should not need replacing so soon"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Leak around gasket to repair"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"The car would not accelerate and then the tachometer went over 3000 as I tried to go on a flat surface"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.2-L V6)
Transmission computer

"transmission was slipping and shiftin hard, luckily they only had to reprogram it now it shifts fine"

Eugene R., MI (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8-L V6)

"at this time its two codes that is telling me that there is a problem in the transmission area"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"One Repair Group estimated higher costs and 2d Repair Group gave lower cost based on knowledge of Manufacturer tips about solenoid replacement being not necessary"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-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

"Alternator decoupler failure. Makes loud noise"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8-L V6)

"alternator and water pump went bad. both were replaced at the same time"

Anonymous, NE (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)

"alternator pulley"

Anonymous, SD (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"this is second replacement battery. don't make them like used to. had Taurus battery last over 10 years."

John J., MO (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-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

Driveshaft or axle

"Bought van under warranty Drive shaft on rt side same apart Have replaced them both several times over the years but after 250000 miles I am not complaing"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.2-L V6)

"Both left and right axles replaced twice"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8-L V6)
Electrical failure

"First the AC stopped cooling. The coolant was low (a leak?) and had it filled. Now the blower resister keep blowing out. Now replacing the blower fan to see if it fixes the resistor problem."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chrysler Town & Country Base 3.2-L V6)

"All the electric windows keep failing, and we can't close them. It seems that no one knows how to fix them."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chrysler Town & Country)
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