Steering Noise problems of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country
Two problems related to steering noise have been reported for the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country.
Steering Noise problem #1
The vehicle is a 2003 Chrysler town and country. 2003 Chrysler town and country power steering assist hose recall notice was never sent to curent and original owner, just found out recently that a recall was issued in 2004. The owners vehicle broke down on highway in 2009 due to this problem and owner paid local garage to fix, but vehicle power steering still is making noise and needs to have recall work that owner didn't know about. VIN # was checked on Chrysler website and no recall notice was posted about this recall. It was May. 23, 2009 when this steering noise issue happened.
Steering Noise problem #2
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2C4GP44383_. At low out-side temperature the power steering fails to work properly. When the vehicle is idle and a turn is about to occur, a whining noise is noted and the steering wheel does not respond unless the engine is accelerated, occasionally losing control at turning. This event occurs only in wintertime when temperature drops below 70 degree f and when the vehicle is cold. As out-side temperature increase (about 80 degree f) whining noise goes away and the power steering works perfectly. This is not notice during any other season time. Only at winter time when the out-side temperature drops below 70 degree f and as temperature keeps dropping, it becomes worse. The power fluid is changed periodically to alleviate the whining and the power steering has been replaced about three times. This has been happening since 12/2006. The failure date was Thu., Jan. 4, 2007.