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Automatic Transmission Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 158 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 02/04/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the transmission abruptly down-shifted into a lower gear without warning. The failure occurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic five times for the same failure, but a failure code was not detected. In addition, the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 500. Updated 03/05/lj the consumer stated the abrupt down shift occurred when slowing down to a stop or slowing down for a steep incline. Also, while driving, the dashboard lights, blower motor and head lights went out and then came back on.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 04/19/2011

My 2010 Chrysler t&c my car engine shut off while driving. Key moved itself to acc postion. Lost power stering.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 03/16/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated while driving 25 mph the transmission malfunctioned and it was difficult to shift gears. The contact stated the vehicle also began to stall. The contact did not contact the manufacturer regarding the transmission. The contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and could have caused a crash. The failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 01/07/2011

Transmission stutter.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 08/04/2010

I've been experiencing issues with my a/c unit however, whether this issue has anything to do with what happened tonight or not, I don't know. I had gone to turn my 2006 Chrysler town and country off while it was in park & it just started to roll backwards! I quickly reached for the gear shift to make sure it was in park but it already was! I then went to step on the brake & it still wouldn't stop! I have to believe this was nothing less than a major malfunction of some sort! the only thing that stopped me from rolling backwards was when my van crashed into my father-in-laws truck parked several feet behind me. This incident could have seriously hurt, even killed someone had they been in the way of my van rolling backwards! my 7 month old daughter was in my arms as this occurred. I had simply reached across from the passenger side to shut the engine off when all of this happened. I managed to jump one leg across to the drivers side to put my foot on the brake just to find out it wasn't going to stop the van from rolling backwards anyways!.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 06/02/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country. While driving at 55 mph, the contact noticed that the vehicle would no longer accelerate. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership where the transmission was replaced. However, 6 miles after the repair the same failure occurred. Prior to the failure, the contact had the transmission flushed. The current and failure mileages were approximately 96,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 04/06/2010

Need to have the transmission rebuilt at 53,000 miles on our 2007 Chrysler Town & Country. Transmission should not go after 53,000 miles . I could understand if I had 100,000 miles or more. Just cheap materials used to save money, the metal shavings were found when we had the transmission fluid changed before we took a long trip out of the country, to canada. The repair shop notice a problem and warned us to not wait to long to fix the problem. Upon fixing the transmission they also found pieces of metal from possibly the gears were breaking up or the housing that holds the needle bearings cracked and was adding to the problem. We contacted Chrysler corp. About the problem , but all they would do is, nothing, because we did not purchase a extended warranty. Their warranty web site stated that 2007 models purchased after July of 2007, that they were giving a lifetime warranty on the power train. Sounds to me , they either found out about the problem , or some other reason. Nevertheless, the material use was inadequate, processes such as hardening of the gears, were wrong, but yet passed inspection. I could have been in serious accident if the metal shavings, or metal pieces got in between the teeth of the gear traveling at highway speeds. It cost me about $3,500. 00 to fix the transmission. I sent a letter to Chrysler corp. Explaining the problem, with copies of the repair work done plus rental car that was needed for a week. Some my have an extended warranty so, they did not complain. I fell Chrysler should reimburse me for this.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 02/12/2010

While driving in normal traffic on a level six lane ( three lanes on each side) road, proceeded to pass another vehicle using normal acceleration. Throttle stuck and car continued to accelerate. Placed shift lever in neutral. Tachometer indicated 4000rpm. Brought vehicle to stop and turned off ignition. Vehicle was a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. 3. 8 liter engine 33262 miles, engine temperature normal (warm ). Ambient temperature 44degrees f, dewpoint 31 degrees f restarted engine and engine performed normal. Brought to dealer and the most likely problem was carbon buildup in throttle body.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 11/18/2009

2008 town and country Mini van - complete transmission rebuilt at 13,000 miles, had to replace front brakes at 20,000 miles, shifter cable damaged and had to replace.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 08/25/2009

-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that the gears in the transmission have unwarrantly failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, and a technician concluded that the transmission needed to be replaced. He then added that because the warranty expired, he had to bear the expense. The manufacturer was notified. No repairs have been made. The failure and current mileages were 66,000.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 08/08/2009

I was the second owner of a 1998 town and country and thought everything was great until my 2 year old climbed into the driver seat, pulled the vehicle out of park and into neutral. Had the back sliding door not been open for me to jump in and put the van into park it would have coasted into the neighbors front porch. On another occurrence I was loading the van with some items from the rear when I realized my daughter again got into the drivers seat to pretend drive. I realized that she was there and went to the front but was too late. She pulled the vehicle out of park (no keys. . . They were in my pocket) and ran into the another neighbors fence and trash cans. I was furious that the dealer I spoke to said the shift interlock was not installed until 2000 and refused to help so I traded it in for a 2005 with one previous owner. I thought we would be alright since it is suppose to have a shift interlock (the dash even states to press the brake to shift out of park) but just today my daughter, now 4, climbed into the drivers seat (without the keys in the ignition) at my sister-in-laws house and drove my 2005 van into her school van. I now need to replace the front bumper. Chrysler has yet to do anything and I am not the first to complain about this.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 12/13/2008

Planetaries destroyed in transmission and required replacement replaced transmission assembly with remanufactured unit total cost: $2582. 70 left us stranded approximately forty miles from home.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 50 mph, the shifter would not change into different gears. The vehicle hesitated and drove roughly while in motion. The check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the failure was related to the transmission. The vehicle has not been repaired. The vehicle was operable if driven at 35 mph or less. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 08/03/2008

My mother was driving a 1997 Chrysler Town & Country Mini-van when she stopped to pick up yard sale signs. When she stopped the vehicle and placed it park, she exited the van and started walking towards the rear of the van when it self-shifted into reverse, known as the park-to-reverse defect. The van knocked my mother down and pinned her under the van where she died from blunt force trauma to the head. This is a known defect but has never been recalled in Chrysler vehicles. There have been numerous complaints and you have even investigated this very defect 3 or 4 times previous to my mothers death and have never done anything about it, now I don't have a mother. The vehicle was inspected by an engineer and he concluded that the vehicle did have the park-to reverse defect. The vehicle would go into false park and seconds later, it would go into reverse. When the vehicle was tested, it happened four out of ten times. Updated ivoq 11/17/10 the consumer stated none of the recalls that were issued, really fixed the actual defect in the shift selector of the transmission. Updated ivoq 12/10/10. Updated 12/21/10.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 05/01/2008

Transmission issues since we bought it. Last issue currently has not been resolved.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 04/05/2008

While visiting a relative my 2005 Chrysler town and country was parked on a driveway that slopes down a bit. While loading the car and in a moment of inadvertence, my 2 year old son was able to open the door of my vehicle and climb behind the wheel and shift the car from park into a different gear. My son was able to do this without the keys in the ignition and (obviously) he was unable to reach any pedals. The result was that the vehicle started moving down the driveway, crossed a 2 lane street and struck the side curb and a mailbox on the opposite side of the street causing damage to my car and the mailbox that was taken down by the car. After this incident I called Chrysler and informed them about this accident and that in my opinion the shift-brake-interlock system should have prevented this accident. The shift-brake-interlock system is an important safety feature that prevents anyone from shifting gears without suppressing the brake pedal. Chrysler did assign an investigator who inspected my car at a local Chrysler dealership. They declined my complaint the inspection revealed that there was no evidence of a malfunction which would cause the vehicle to move itself. ¿ as of today, the vehicle still has the issue with the shift-brake-interlock system and myself am able to easily move this car from park to neutral or any other position without keys in the ignition and/or without suppressing the brake pedal. I feel that Chrysler did not investigate my complaint thoroughly and fear that im perhaps not the only person that is affected by this problem. Im the first owner of this vehicle, this car was never in an accident and has been driven very carefully so im very concerned about this safety hazard and the dangers that this could bring to other parents/families who perhaps are driving around without the knowledge that this important safety feature does not function correct on their town and country.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 03/03/2008

I bought a 2003 town and country and have only had this van for 4 yrs and I am having to replace the transmission b/c according to the mechanic the magnet that was suppose to be put in the transmission pan was not there to pull the metals out of transmission therefore it messed up my transmission how was I suppose to know that.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 11/30/2007

Both the rack and pinion steering and transmission went out at 58,000 miles on my 2003 Town & Country made by Chrysler. This is unacceptable for a van with so few miles on it.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 08/06/2007

Automatic transmission went out of my Chrysler Mini van. The dealership advised this happens to all the Chrysler Mini vans. The transmission was replaced.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 08/02/2007

The transmission went out on my 2002 Chrysler Town & Country Mini van as we were driving on the freeway. The van had only 51,700 miles on it! I had it towed to the nearest dealership, and they wanted $4,000 to fix it. I called Chrysler to ask if they would cover the cost of the repair since the mileage was so low, but they refused to help me because the warranty was up. I had it fixed at a transmission shop where they rebuilt the transmission. I don't have the old parts available. There must be a defect in the transmission, or some kind of "weak" parts for it to go out at such low mileage. I do regular maintenance on the van, I change the oil every 3,000 miles, and even did the 30,000 miles service that was highly recommended by the dealership!.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 07/27/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that every time she drives her vehicle and attempts to stop, the vehicle hesitates with a couple of feet of braking distance before it finally stops. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer three times regarding this failure. The first time, the dealer stated that the rear rotors were out of spec and they repaired the rear rotors. The second and third times, the dealer stated that the vehicle needed a software update to the transmission. The dealer has not yet created the update and did not know when it would be created. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 2,400 and failure mileage was 4.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 02/28/2007

Events leading up to failures on 2. 28. 07, I purchased a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country lxi with 56,000 miles from arlington Acura in palatine, IL after a carchex inspection & test drive. Upon driving home to minnesota that day on interstate expressways, I encountered two major mechanical problems: failure, consequences & repairs 1. Shuddering & leaking rack & pinion - dealer advised these are common failures for this model and recommended replacement for $800 ASAP because a dry cylinder will lock the steering column. Chrysler will not replace under it's 7/70 powertrain warranty, so I will have to pay this when I get the money. 2. Jerking transmission shifting from 1st to 2nd gear - during four visits, dealer attempted to find cause, spending $3,000 in warranty repairs. They said Chrysler's star tech service told them this was "a known problem for which there is no current fix. " a subsequent e-mail from me (the owner) to Chrysler resulted in a boilerplate letter saying the problem was a dealer issue. My wife has cancer and a heart condition and cannot bear the strain of a malfunctioning transmission on her "new" car.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 01/29/2007

- the contact owns a 2003 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the transmission shifted when engaging the second gear, and it slipped back into first. The vehicle jerked harshly each time trying to shift gears, it eventually shifted gears. The contact was told by the customer care center on more than one occasion that they will notify him when they have diagnosed the problem. The contact stated that it has been four years that he has been trying to have this same problem repaired. The contact was told by the dealers engineer that the problem was in the computer system. The contact stated that the transmission has been unsuccessfully repaired on three different occasions. Updated 02/22/07.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 01/04/2007

- the contact has a 2002 minivan caravan. The contact stated that when she put the car in reverse or tried to switch gears, the vehicle wouldn't move. She took her vehicle to a dealer for service on 11/24/2006, and it passed there 16 point vehicle check. The contact stated that on 01/04/2007 the car wouldn't switch into gears and she took the vehicle have the transmission repaired because she believed that the failure involved the transmission. The contact was told that the transmission needed to be fixed, and then told that she needed a new transmission. When the contact picked up her vehicle it had not been repaired. After telling the contact that she would receive a new transmission, the contact received a rebuilt transmission. The vehicle still didn't work properly, the dealer told the contact that they were not equipped to repair her vehicle. She has still not found someone who could repair the vehicle properly.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 11/09/2006

Car was in drive but went into reverse on numerous occasions. Engine light came on took the car in transmission, engine , and other parts was found out to be ok or was replaced or fixed. Took car back out and it is still gearshifting from drive to neutral to reverse when the console states the car is in drive.