28 problems related to engine belts and pulleys have been reported for the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country.
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph there was a complete loss of power steering with the illumination of the engine and voltage indicators. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road where the detached serpentine belt was reconnected. The failure recurred ten times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 235,000.
Several incidents of serpentine belt disengaged (slipped off pulleys) caused loss of steering and overheated engine. First time happened in car wash and three times driving through rain puddles.
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the serpentine belt separated from the alternator causing the alternator to fail. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and advised that the vehicle did not have a protective splash guard and caused water to penetrate, separating the serpentine belt from the alternator. The battery was replaced but the failure was not corrected and the serpentine belt continued to fail. The manufacturer advised that the failure was not recalled. The failure mileage was 149,000, and the current mileage was 196,000.
At least 6 times since owning a 2000 Chrysler town and country, the serpentine belt has come off either in the rain or snow. Once causing property damage as I pulled off the road when the car overheated. It also caused the head gasket to fail. Gates has a correction kit for this. Chrysler should supply them on a one time basis t every owner. Failure of this design causes occupants to be put at risk in the most inclement weather conditions when you need the car to perform it's best. Additional there is loss of power steering, power brakes, and alternator.
Driving through small puddle of water (drainage from waterhose run off not storm type drainage). Serpentine belt comes off rendering the vehicle unusable. Happens in all weather conditions. I have replaced the water pump, the tensioner, the idler pulley. I've had the alignment of the pulleys checked, all have had no effect on the serpentine belt. It still comes off going through any form of moisture. This has been ongoing now for over a year, I have gone through 4 different belts trying to see what could work. The first time it happen was early in the morning (approx. 3am) while my wife was on her way to work, with the sudden loss of power steering she ran into a curb. The only damage was to the vehicle front bumper and bottom valance.
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 35 mph the fan belt detached from the vehicle and the vehicle stalled. The failure occurred five times when it was snowing or raining. The vehicle was towed three out of five times when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic five times where the fan belt was replaced each time. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.
My 2000 Chrysler town and country serpentine belt keeps slipping off after driving through puddles. This problem has been "repaired" 4 times already and is still slipping off. This is a potentially hazardous problem as it is not always immediately known that the belt has slipped off which cause driver to lose power steering (among other things). Being unable to steer while driving is an absolute danger especially depending on the speed of the car!.
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he drove over a pothole and the serpentine belt slipped off of the engine. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the belt changed, but that did not remedy the failure. The contact stated that the belt had fallen off four times. The failure mileage was 107,000.
During rain or snowmelt events, splashing water causes the serpentine belt on the engine slip from the engine idler pulleys. They are smooth and rounded in design, allowing water to slip beneath during operation resulting in the belt slipping from the pulleys. The steering on these vans is extremely inadequate without power assist, even while the vehicle is moving. Our belt has slipped off in the past, requiring belt replacement, but this recent event caused a loss of steering while the vehicle was in motion, resulting in a crash. No one in my family was seriously injured, but the valence at the front of the vehicle was damaged. After calling my local dmv to find out where to report this, and searching the internet about the problem, I find it unconscionable that Chrysler and the NHTSA have not acted on a solution sooner.
My serpentine belt has come off 4 times. I have informed the dealer of this problem during warranty time period and nonwarrantly time period. The dealer and other mechanics keep charging me to temporarily fix a manufacturer "recall" problem. My wife drives the van, normally with children with her. This is very dangerous and needs to be corrected immediately. This is a very common problem for this type of vehicle.
Serpentine belt falls off when driven through a puddle of water. The Chrysler dealership I contacted informed me that this was typical with my make and model (2000 Chrysler town and country). When the belt falls off, the van loses power steering and is very difficult to control.
It is a well known problem with Chrysler minivans - whenever there is a heavy rain and the water puddles in the street, the serpentine belt slips off and all power to the vehicle is lost. This has happened to me multiple times. I have spoken to my local mechanic about this problem and he stated that this happens to all Chrysler minivans (Dodge and pontiac minivans as well) and has occurred since they started making minivans. Every time there is a heavy downpour he has a lot full of chrsler vans that need their belt put back on. I called my local Chrysler dealer in urbana, IL and spoke to the service representative. She told me that they are fully aware of the problem because two of their own service vans are out of commission due to the recent rain. She agreed that every time it rains heavily, the belts come off these vans. I called Chrysler automotive and spoke to a customer service rep. About the problem. She checked and told me that Chrysler will not do anything about this because it is a known problem and because the national highway traffic safety administration has not issued a recall. Since Chrysler will not address this known problem until NHTSA issues a recall, please issue a recall. What could be more dangerous than for people to lose power while driving on crowded roadways and interstate?.
The serpentine belt on my 2000 Chrysler town and country slips off when I drive through puddles resulting in loss of power steering, cooling and electrical. This event strands us where ever we happen to be.
Our 2000 Chrysler town and country minivan has had major mechanical problems. The most recent was the repeated failure of the serpentine belt. The first failure occurred while driving in cold weather (February 2007). The belt slipped off the pulleys leaving me to try to careen it over to the side of the rode with no power steering and an overheating engine. The car was repaired at our local mechanic shop. The second time occurred while it was raining outside. The belt popped off as I was driving at 40 mph and I nearly had an accident. It was all I could do to get the car off the busy street - again with the engine overheating. The car was then repaired at a new ase certified mechanic shop. The tensioner pulley and idler pulley were replaced. We thought they were fixed when I was traveling at 55 mph and the belt popped off again. I slightly ran off the road and was left stranded in the middle of a country road with no one in sight. A local mechanic said the new tensioner pulley was defective and I drove (in another vehicle) to a dealership 30 miles away to purchase a new tensioner. Two days later in the middle of a visit to a national park, the belt slipped off again and left me stranded with my children in a hot car. We then realized that the problem was not being resolved, got the belt put on one more time by a aaa mechanic and made it home on a wing and a prayer.
- the contact stated that the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country had a number of problems with the serpentine belt popping off while driving. This happened on four occasions during heavy rain and while driving 30-35 mph under heavy traffic, the battery light came on, and the vehicle was difficult to steer. He was able to pull off the road into a parking area. The contact opened the hood of the vehicle and noticed that the serpentine belt had come off again. The contact called aaa to have the vehicle towed to the dealership, and they also informed him that the serpentine belt came off. The contact stated that the vehiclewas still at the dealership. The contact will have the belt available for investigation. The contact will be calling the manufacturer of Chrysler to file a complaint. The contact felt that if this continued to happen one day the serpentine belt will pop off and he will lose control of the steering and something drastic could happen. The contact stated that this vehicle had 62,500 miles and was not sure how many miles were on the vehicle when the serpentine belt popped off the first time. The contact will have all repair orders available for this investigation.
The serpentine belt on my 2000 Chrysler Town & Country van pops off causing loss of power steering, alternator and water pump. Very dangerous to have to safely drive to a stop without power steering. Belt has been replaced. Tensioner has been replaced. Pulleys have been replaced. Dealers and private shops have no clue what is wrong, but owners do- the tensioner gets out of alignment! goodyear and gates have begun to market kits to fix the problem, but the manufacturer should do a recall. Just "google" to see how many owners are affected. This is a serious safety issue! the incident date I list is the last of 4 incidents in the past 2 years.
While driving 15 mph the fan belt slips off only when raining. As a result, vehicle overheats very quickly ,steering and brakes malfunction. Still waiting on a part, dealing with dealer.
Every time the vehicle ran on wet road the serpentine belt came off the pulley. This caused the vehicle to stall and lose power steering control. Vehicle had not been taken to the dealer. Dealer was contacted, they were familiar with the problem and had a suggestion for correction. Consumer wants to know why would the dealer be so familiar with the problem if it wasn't a regularly occurring problem.
Serpentine belt slipping off for the 6th time during a rainy day. Control for steering, power brakes and power to battery lost. Previously reported: odi number: 770436 12/4/02; 10054483 1/20/2004. Issue has not been resolved.
Chrysler Town & Country with 3. 3 liter engine. The idler pulley freezes on this engine (since 1992 Dodge dynasty same motor, same problem) causing the serpentine belt to come off causing a lost of power steering among other equipment failures powered drive belt. (I. E. Water pump, alternater, ect).
The consumer stated that whenever it rained or the belt became wet in any way it slipped off the pulley. When this happened the consumer lost control of vehicle. This incident has happen twice since owning the vehicle.
Whenever serpentine belt gets wet under any condition, rain or running over a puddle, it tends to slips off of the pulleys, making vehicle inoperable.
- the contact stated that the v2000 Chrysler Town & Country had a number of problems with the serpentine belt popping off while driving. The contact stated that this had happened on four occasion. There was heavy rain and while driving 30-35 mph under heavy traffic, the battery light came on and the vehicle was difficult to steer. He was able to pull off the road into a parking area. The contact opened the hood and noticed that the serpentine belt came off again. The contact called aaa to have the vehicle towed to the dealership, and they also informed him that the serpentine belt had come off. The contact stated that the vehicle is still at the dealership. The contact will have the belt available for investigation. The contact will be calling the manufacturer of Chrysler to file a complaint. The contact felt that if this continued to happen, one day the serpentine belt will pop off and he will lose control of the steering and something drastic could happen. This vehicle had 62,500 miles, and was not sure how many miles were on the vehicle when the serpentine belt popped off the first time. The contact will have all repair orders available for this investigation. The consumer states the belt was okay per dealer and reinstalled. The consumer has provided invoices of repair. Updated 05/04/07.
On 2 separate occasions the serpentine belt came off the pulley while driving. When this occurred the vehicle lost engine coolant, power brakes and steering, almost resulting in an accident. The dealership could not indicate why the serpentine belt came off. They just replaced it. The first incident occurred during light rain. The second incident revealed a drain form a prior repair to an evaporator had fallen off and allowed water to drip directly onto the serpentine belt, which supposedly allowed the belt to jump off of the pulleys.
While driving in a rain storm, the consumer drove in a water puddle and the serpentine belt became disengaged. When this happened the dash light illuminated,. The battery light came on and the lights started to go dim. The vehicle became difficult to drive. It also, over heated.
Mounting bolt for serpentine belt idler broke, complete loss of power steering -no accident due to low speed-would have been disaster at higher speed.
While driving 65 mph vehicle lost power steering and power brakes. Dealer determined that serpentine belt had broken. Mileage was 10000.
2000 Chrysler town and country lxi** the consumer stated for the past several years the serpentine belt that operates the power steering, engine cooling, and alternator has periodically jump from the pulleys during heavy rains on well drained streets.
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