Chrysler might have invented the modern minivan, but time marched on, leaving this version of the Town & Country feeling dated and past its prime. It’s not that the Town & Country totally lacks good points. Ride is very comfortable and settled. Passengers will also find a quiet, well-equipped cabin that offers considerable versatility.
Alerts
There are 2 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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.
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.
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).
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).

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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Reliability Trouble Spots
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
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard from 2008. Head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2008.
Road Test

Chrysler might have invented the modern minivan, but time marched on, leaving this version of the Town & Country feeling dated and past its prime.

It’s not that the Town & Country totally lacks good points. Ride is very comfortable and settled. Passengers will also find a quiet, well-equipped cabin that offers considerable versatility. Both the second- and third row seats fold into the floor, which is a big convenience for times you need to maximize cargo space. Unfortunately, that trick also compromises comfort.

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
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (283 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Chrysler Town & Country owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"HAD TO REPLCE REAER CALIPERS AT LESS THAN 50000 MILES"

Terry B., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Premature wear due to hung up calipers. Both rear calipers and rotors replaced at 18,000 miles"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"The brakes will not handle a long decent. They heat up quickly then the front end starts to wobble and shake violently. The dealer says there is nothing they can do about it. Come in and have your rotors machined and the slide plates greased every 2"

Michael H., AB (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced front calipers in attempt to fix squealing of brakes but didn't fix the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"All Calipers for all 4 wheels had to be replaced as they caused extreme noise and excessive wear on brakes"

Mark L., ON (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Stuck causing them to drag on rotor"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Rear passenger side caliper froze in the applied position causing extreme heating of the wheel and excessive brake pad wear."

Stephen N., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Since the first 12,000 miles, I have had to replace the rotors and pads every 12,000 miles or less. For me that is twice a year, About $1200.00 a year."

Myles B., NH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"both front and rear have frozen. The left font was so bad The car nearly caught fire."

Anthony D., FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced brake pads. Caliper mounting bolts came loose after about 100 miles. Bolts needed Loctite to stay secure even though they were torqued to factory specifications."

Stephen N., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rear pads had to be replaced at32000 miles, front pads were still ok"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"brakes needed repair"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Rear brakes required new pads and rotors turned"

Dan B., FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Pads rotar"

David B., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Van is 4 years old and we have replaced brakes, pads, rotors etc twice. Pads seize, and rotors warp due to bad design of braking system. Channel is poorly designed"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"2011 had the wrong rear brakes installed, system was replaced and updated to a larger system"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"no indication of shoe wear had to replace all roters & pads"

Thomas L., MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced brakes twice before 50,000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Rear brake pads and rotors wore out"

C W., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"rear brakes and rotors replaced one year later deep grooves in rear rotors told normal wear!"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS HAD TO BE REPLACED AT LESS THAN 45000 MILES"

Terry B., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"At 19000 miles I had to have the tires replaced! At 24000 had to have all four break pads and front routers replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Front brake pads and rotors replaced at 5k and 10k. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced at 30k. Dealer states customer caused and charged for replacement. They should last longer based on other vehicles owned"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Brake pads worn out"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"have had 3 sets of breaks since purchase of vehicle"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"This the 2nd or 3rd set of brake I have replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Just finished installing 3rd set of rotors and 4th set of brale shoes"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"We have had to replace the brakes 4 times in 80000 miles"

Linda L., WA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"We have had to have brake pads, calipers and one other component replaced 3 times since we have owned the van. We bought it brand new"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"A 'QUALITY Chrysler dealer services the brakes. They are the most expensive brakes I have ever had. The linings and rotors need frequent replacement and the calipers freeze up and need replacement."

Elwood H., IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"Thus vehicle has had 5 (Five) sets of brakes in 66000 miles."

Anthony D., FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes heat up quickly on long descents and then causes violent shake"

Michael H., AB (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors easily warp. Ongoing problem with this and other T+C we owned. No other cars we drive get this problem"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Rear rotors had to be replaced when pads wore out prematurely"

C W., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"brakes wore out after 19000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Back brake locked up on both sides"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"I have regular oil changes and overall checks at local Chrysler dealer. I was not informed of front brake condition, and before the next 5,000 mile check, I damaged the brakes because of undue wear"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Failed 2x in 3 yrs"

Zach G., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"This area is my only complaint. I eat rotors and pads abouth every 12,000 miles or less. Has been this way since the first 12,000 mines."

Myles B., NH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"I have replaced the rotors multiple times. The front twice & rear twice in the almost seven years I have had the vehicle. I do not ride my brake, they just don't seem to last."

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"at about 800 miles brakes would sound like steel against steel when you left a car wash"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Took car to dealer about ten times for repairs attempting to fix squealing of brakes as a cyclical squealing sound timed with tire rotation that disappears when brakes are depressed"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The squeaking was caused by the rotors and calipers that were worn by normal driving. We do not live in a mountainous area, which wears breaks"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced back brakes - started squeaking immediately and continued after two subsequent visits to get them fixed. Stopped going to Chrysler dealership for all repairs after this."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-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

"one of the front plugs has been inop for years"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Tire pressure warning as listed before"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Body control module

"The relay that powers gas pump is looked on open consequently not providing fuel to the engine, was able to by pass circuit to start the van but the fix will be to replace module that cost about $1000.00"

Raul G., TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Cruise control

"very poor speed control compared to my ford"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Cruise Control would intermittently not turn on. Took it to dealer 4 times, 3 times it was "fixed", 4th time it actually WAS fixed after they did lots of research and found other Chrysler T&C's that were having the same problem--wiring in steering"

David W., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Cruise contol sometimes won'engage with out bumping the wheel hard"

Charles N., IA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Neither of the front fog lights are working even though the indicator light on the instrument panel does light up"

Darrel R., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The cover of the strip of lights on both side mirrors falls off and cannot be replaced without replacing the whole mirror which costs several hundred dollars. This problem exists on many Chrysler vans"

Michael A., SC (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"leaked in water only way to fix was new light modueals 600.00$"

Charles N., IA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Will not stay on"

Chris-Cindy M., WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"1 of 4 failed"

Zach G., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The power seats stopped working"

David D., NC (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Horn

"Horn blows steady randomly. Stops after about 20 - 30 seconds. Has done this about 6 times over the past year and a half. No apparent cause."

Stephen N., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Wouldn't unlock door, when it finally did, it would not let me start vehicle"

Anonymous, DE (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced the batteries in the keyless remote, but still need to be within 4-5 feet to get it to activate."

Anonymous, ID (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"The damn thing starts itself without anyone near the car. Chrysley dealer offers the investigate the problem at an hourly rate!"

Willam A., TN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Always a problem. I replaced the tire valve/battery pack that I was told was sold as a unit. I then had to pay extra to reset the software after the automatic "learning" sensor didn't read the new unit"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"A warning goes off saying our tire pressure is low when it is not. Just had new tires put on and warning still goes off. Talked to the dealership and they said that is typical of this year and model. Nothing they can do about it"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Monitor is giving faulty pressure readings from all tire at random times"

James S., IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"The blind spot detection system quit working"

Ed M., IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"blind spot detector"

Leonard B., AB (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"We had to turn off the blind spot monitor system due to constant dinging inappropriately. Back up warning alerts inappropriately"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"WASHER MOTOR LOW WATER PRESSURE, NOT REACHING WINDSHIELD"

Darnell G., GA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"One of the backup sensors quit working at 50,000 miles. Chrysler dealer stated it would cost $1200 or more. This is not a repair that should happen after 3.5 years"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Sensors go off on occasion when they are not triggered. If I walk by the car, the sensors sometimes go off. Sometimes the passing sensors go off when no cars are in the zone"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"side and rear indicator system, Indicates on rear view mirrors"

Charles N., IA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The backup screen has gone blank. The low tire pressure icon shows continuously and cannot be turned off or removed"

Stuart M., MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Pinched wire caused backup camera and blind spot indicator to fail"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"It beeps when nothing is behind you and video just quit working"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Back up camera no longer works---blank screen"

James K., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"It is the distance detector system that warns you there is something close to the vehicle. The sensor fell off the vehicle and hung by it wires. I found out it would be $1500 for the replacement sensor. In the six years I have had this vehicle, these sensors were non-operative for about three years. I chose not to proceed with the repair. Nice to have but unreliable"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Backup safety warning sensors as well as blind spot monitors stopped working. had to replace bumper sensors. VERY EXPENSIVE"

James S., IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"after the 5 year period before I bought the van, the blind spot detector sensors were bad. My used car 3000 mi. warranty covered the cost for me at $100 deductible"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Trouble connecting"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Still not working and dealership has not helped"

Raul G., TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"On more than one occasion, the vehicle shows that my cell phone is not recognized. I have had to "pair" it too many times"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"It quit working"

Anonymous, KS (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Pairs but does not pick up calls and won't place calls"

Anonymous, DE (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Bluetooth system stoped working, the dealer suggested that a software update will fix the problem. After installing an updated software the problem continued a $149.00 Wasted."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Bluetooth stopped working and dealership can not give me a reason"

Raul G., TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"The Bluetooth module failed and I could not use my phone in hands free mode."

Ben J., KY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Cruise Control doesn't work"

James K., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"cruise control not engaging"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Cruise control switch has horn circuit running through it. Dealer had to replace switch so that horn would work."

Stephen N., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Using blue tooth is difficult because it fails to recognize names that i attempt to call when using hands free"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"when requesting a specific phone call, it does not connect."

Ramon F., IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-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

"Dust smell when driving on gravel road"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"air"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Seal for wiring above tailgate was offset.water poured in"

John Z., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Side door weather stripping will not stay attached"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"This car squeaks and rattles from one end to the other. The sliding doors squeak and rattle and there are rattles from the front area of the car and the fold down seats rattle. When we took it to the dealer, they checked them and said they couldn't f"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Sliding side door squeaked but was fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Had rattle in left passenger sliding door. Three trips to fix. Found that lubricant on track was needed"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"in the seat"

Den M., NB (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Noisy DVD screen compartments. Rattling. Loose connection on middle door,rattled a lot"

John Z., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Terrible erratic rattle that no one has been able to stop!"

Dan B., FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Belts"

David B., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"I have the stow-n-go option. It seems the under body has a few rattles and it is emphasized with the thin floor layer"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Rattle noise on roads not very smooth The rattle seems to be coming from left side sliding door"

Thomas C., FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The ceiling trim panels rattle and need to be shimmed to stop the noise even after tightening the screws"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Just makes rattle noises when driven on the insdie of the van. I call my van (rattle trap) I guess that there are to many items like seats, slides, covers etc."

Robert W., IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"The wind and road noise is so bad that you can't carry on a normal conversation without speaking louder. We also have to turn the volume up on the radio"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Wind noise like splattering or gurgling when drivers outside mirror is wet from raining. OK when dry"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Wind noise coming from passenger window. Sounds like the window is open slightly and it is completely closed"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"Wind noise"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Constant highway noise, worse in windy conditions"

Michael T., UT (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Have to turn up radio volume because of wind noise when driving on a highway"

Thomas C., FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Very loud, particular around the sliding doors."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The problem was identifies through a factory recall system, Was corrected under warranty"

Raul G., TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Recall for one cyclinder head"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"faulty cylinder head. Known issue with Chrysler. repaired under warranty"

Christen K., IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"I kept receiving a #6 cylinder misfire code. When brought to the Dealership, they found a defective head and replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"Started running rough due to cylinder misfire. Check engine light came on. Chrysler had a known problem with some of these engines (a TSB was issued) and thankfully extended the warranty to 150,000 miles for this exact problem so it didn't cost us a dime."

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Engine had a miss. Took to dealer who diagnosed the problem and repaired it under manufacturer recall"

Anonymous, WV (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Code 300 (misfire) has come on twice"

Richard Z., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"A known problem and even though it was passed the 5 year Warrante they covered the repair."

Kevin W., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Under warranty. Bad cylinder head. Wasn't running right."

Sara P., IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"The primary symptoms have been intermittent rough running (especially at idle) and intermittent illumination of the check engine light (or MIL). The left cylinder head was found to be malfunctioning. It is covered by an extended warranty (10 years/150,000 miles). I am waiting on the cylinder head to be shipped to the dealer. Vehicle is usable."

Richard L., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Something to do with cylinders. Covered by Chrysler. Rental car provided"

Tug T., GA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"EXCESSIVE GUNK FROM ENGINE. Was a factory problem from the beginning"

Peggy B., TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)
Head gasket

"Engine light, but handled under warranty"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-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

Ball joints

"been replaced twice"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"The engine light went on and the dealer found the problem and fixed it"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Bad noise, had to replace the power steering pump"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Not really a problem. Ride a little rough and had over 150000 miles. Problem was cost, I consider it normal maintenance"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Rear struts leaking and replaced"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Load leveling rear shock was leading"

Anonymous, WV (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"replaced lower control arm on right side"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering failed due to leakage. Replaced rack. Incident may have been related to fact that I accidentally went off the road and scraped the underside previously"

John K., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Power Steering went out while turning a corner - completely. Had to replace steering linkage and power steering components"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Lot noise when turning. Not a serious repair though"

S W., AB (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"One wheel bearing started making noise. You cant replace just the bearing like you used to . The whole bearing assembly including ABS sensor and hub had to be replaced for $350"

Greg H., KS (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

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

"Electronic sliding doors would somtimed not open, required a software update - and it seems to have gone away. When this happened the coould could NOT be opened manually"

Paul M., PA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"sliding door stopped responding to electrical motor assistance"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Inner driver's side sliding plastic door panel bowed inward causing it to rub on rear fender when opened"

Stephen N., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Sliding door driver side froze shut, mechanism had to be replaced. Both sliding doors frequently reclose themselves instead of staying in the open position."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"At times doors open and close sporadically."

Ron W., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"When opening the sliding doors or back hatch by hand sometimes the button to close does not work until you push up or back on those doors hard"

Joseph H., CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Mirrors

"Small plastic cover over the turn signal lamp on the mirror came off warranty fix was to replace the complete mirror assembly. Has happened on both the left and right side mirrors."

R R., MO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Sunroof

"Sunroof drainage tubes are undersized and frequently freeze up causing wet seats and head liner. Not designed for Canadian winter. Likely ok where it does not snow"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Windows

"Drivers window has stopped opening/closing twice (repaired once)."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"In park, would not start. Placed car in neutral, it would start. Also, when placing the vehicle in reverse, vehicle would hesitate to reverse - after a few seconds, vehicle would get in gear, kind of jump, and it would then engage in reverse"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

"SHIFTS HARD A FEW TIMES FROM PARK TO DRIVE"

Darnell G., GA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The transmission has been shifting since new. They had a computer program update and it didn't solve anything. They say now I just have to live with it"

Ed M., IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Often a heavy clunk especially going from first to second gear It initially it frequently would not shift from first to second requiring me to pull over shift into park then back into gear. This just recently happened again"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"rough shifting attempted repair not fixed shutters in reverse--Chryslers states normal operation"

Thomas R., PA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"When shifting from reverse to drive, after backing, there is a very noticeable shift. It jerks the entire vehicle"

Michael T., UT (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"When driving, it seems to falsely accelerate like the Road Runner spinning his legs but not actually moving forward"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Van was in the shop at the dealer for over a month before identified as computer issue with the transmission. Now, two weeks passed since identified, and still hasn't been repaired. Fortunately, covered under extended warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-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

"Idler pulley seized which caused the harmonic balancer to fail. Happened once. Towed to shop, parts replaced, problem resolved."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Engine computer

"A computer chip has been replaced twice on this vehicle due to engine slamming when we shift from reverse to drive and the car is at a complete standstill"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"the shifting was abrupt and jerky. They reprogramed it and is is satisfactory"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Cam position sensors faulty."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"The check engine light has come on several times. The dealer has not been able to find the root cause. When the light is on the engine runs rough. The code that the OBD system displays indicates "random misfire". The light goes out after a few days and the engine then runs smoothly again. In short it seems to be an intermittent problem as it will run normally for weeks between occurrences"

R L., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Begin to have trouble starting car. Replacing the computer solved the problem. I had an extended warranty so there was no cost. would have been over $1000"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"I keep getting an intermittent tapping or knocking noise at idle. This is not resolved because the dealership has not been able to find the problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"had trouble aerating/intake... cleared/cleaned out and solved. Not sure why it occurred. Under warranty, no cost"

Michael R., PA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Go on and off. Never consistent. Sometimes turn van off and the lights don't come back in the next time. Other times they come right back on, after engine shut down. But the inconsistency has made it difficult for mechanics to fix b/c they narrow it down to 1 area, but then they shut it down and back in again and malfunction doesn't occur, so they can't continue to trace it. Seatbelt lights going on obnoxiously while in the middle of a drive, but everyone has their seatbelt on. Have to pull over and turn van off to get this to stop dinging."

Anonymous, ID (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Sensors indicated they were not working. I bought bumper to bumper warranty so it was covered"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Failed in constant 'on' position"

Herb S., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Airbag warning light comes on randomly. Does not give us a warm and fuzzy' feeling that the safety gear will work when needed."

Bruce W., MS (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Failure of blind spot sensors. This is a known defect to Chrysler. When I contacted Chrysler they were like oh well, sucks to be you . Offered me new ones for $1,200 each. I had them placed under warranty at 42000 miles earlier."

Richard K., MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"At 36100 miles the blind spot warning computer board had to be replaced for $1200. Chrysler refused to help with the cost."

Suzanne L., MA (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-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

"Was all caused by gunk in the engine from the factory"

Peggy B., TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"rear ac condenser rotted and leaked just like the thousands of other town and country's that were reported of the web"

James L., WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The AC system came on without me prissing the on button.When i turned it off it came on again. i took it to the dealer, it took them a while to find the problem, but they updated a computer program and it stopped"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Actually on this vehicle, the A/C has been good. Just this year it is not cooling properly, hopefully this is just a charging required. I'll find out"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"when you first start sometimes the heat comes on high and it takes a few minutes to get to normal. They do not seem to be able to correct it"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"the car quit cooling and it had problems that included loss of coolant"

Joseph H., CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-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

Coil

"Vehicle started accelerating and decelerating rapidly. Several dash lights came on. Then it died. Got it to the side of the road. Tow truxk took it to the mechainic. Ignition coil and 6 spark plug wires"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Failure of relay on mother board caused starting irregularities. $2400 adding daughter board relay and moving a engine light on one cylinder coil to another cylinder. Check engine light came back on in less than 1000 miles"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Engine harness

"Dealer states no issue with harsh shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. Getting worse"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"TIPM had to be replaced due to faulty fuel relay"

Rolando R., NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Starter

"Occasional issue with starting. Difficult to discover what was causing the problem. Replaced the battery and problem was not resolved. The starter was replaced and have had no problems since"

Anonymous, WV (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Oldest daughter ran radio on ACC while I was in the store. Came out and car wouldn't start. Tried jumping it but it wouldn't start. Tow truck took car to the mechanic. Bad starter. $994 to fix"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-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 says I have an emissions issue. It might have been only a loose filler cap"

Richard Z., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"EGR stopped working; needed to be replace and was very expensive. Not covered by warrantee."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Engine temp sensor"

Jock S., IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The problem comes and goes by showing check engine light."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Engine ran very rough especially at low speeds. Both O2 sensors had to be replaced. Very costly"

Stephen N., MN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The local Chrysler dealer WAS UNABLE TO REPAIR Due TO LACK OF HELP. TOOK VANTO,ANOTHER STATE FOR REPAIR WITHOUT TELLING US. WITHOUT VAN FOR 3 weeks"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)

"There were noises from the car. THe dealer said the transmission was bad."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission failed suddenly. It started shifting at odd times and within a few miles it was dead and would not go any further. Cost over $4000 to repair"

Greg H., KS (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-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

"Fog light area came loose and I am not able to fix it without taking to a garage."

Joseph H., CO (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Rust

"Bottom passenger side quarter panel. Hole size about that of a half dollar"

Ron W., OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

"Rust on the rear lift gate in the trim area and base of the door edge."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-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

"stop at stop sign in our gated community. started to pull forward and something just made a big clunk, and was unable to move the vehicle. AAA picked up car on a flat bed"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The electronic key start wouldn't start. they replaced the key fob, but the problem remained"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Complete and total failure of Power Control Module and alternator. On vacation in Yosemite, during the night on mountain switch back roads. Lost power steering, lights and brakes. Very fortunate to still be alive."

Richard K., MI (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"A leak developed when I was out of town. A local dealer filled up the radiator and gave us a gallon of antifreeze until we could get back home and get the leak fixed. There was no damage to the engine because of his kindness"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
Thermostat

"Engine light came on. Had issue diagnosed and fixed within a couple days. did not affect vehicle performance."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6-L V6)
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