Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 31 problems related to brake electric antilock (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler Town & Country based on all problems reported for the Town & Country.
2005 Chrysler Town & Country van was serviced for scheduled lube, oil, oil filter and air filter replacement at a Chrysler dealership. A Chrysler service rep. Approached me in their waiting room to inform me that the oil, oil filter and air filter service has been completed but there are additional items that needed to be addressed. Additional services needed include: tire rotation, wiper blades replaced, front brakes, sway bar links and power steering rack replacement. This vehicle was purchased new and has only driven 34,500 miles. The Chrysler service rep. Explained it all as best he could. The cold weather has caused the power steering rack failure to occur. The brakes are needed because the front brakes wear out first. No mention of the tire rotation, but; the sway bar links are noisy when driving the vehicle onto the lift in the service bay. The tires on this vehicle are goodyear integrity all season tires rated for 50,000 miles of tread life. The rear tires (after rotation) are worn excessively and approaching an unsafe tread wear pattern. The front steering components are failing and are causing this wear. The tires have been rotated as recommended by Chrysler. The power steering rack is defective and the front brakes are insufficient. This vehicle drives 5 days a week on 45 - 65 mph. Paved roads.
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The brakes locked up, which caused the vehicle to experience extended stopping distance.
See all problems of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country.
While driving at any speed consumer can hear clunking noises in steering column. It could cause consumer to have steering problems. Dealer notified. Consumer states that steering wheel makes growling noise when turning due to rack and pinon failure. Steering makes schruching noise when turning right and dealer lubercate steering shaft. The rear brakes made a noise. The driver side door was hard to close. The left sliding door was rubbing on the body when shut.
See all problems of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country.
When driving about any mph could step on brake pedal, but vehicle will keep rolling, and pedal will go to the floor. Please provide more information.
My wife told me that she had a close call; almost hit the car in front of her some time ago because the van would not come to a complete stop fast enough. Last night on the highway, I pressed hard on the brake pedal. The car slowed down but would not come to a complete stop, resulted in bumping into the car in the front. Both the passenger and I thought the van should have stopped in time to avoid such an accident. Although I was pressing hard on the pedal, I could not feel any pumping of abs. We are not sure if the car is safe to drive around. Would like to know if there is something that can be checked out and/or fixed.
See all problems of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country.
This morning when I put the car in drive, I heard a loud constant squealing noise. I attempt to turn the steering wheel to the left, but the van took off striaght ahead and would not turn and crashed into a parked car, which was totalled afterwards. Although my foot was on the brakes at all times, my van continued to propel forward. It then knocked over a tree approx. 12 ft. Tall and finally stopped when it ran into a neighbors shrubs. Fortunately, no one was injured or walking in front of the van at the time or perhaps someone may have been killed. Upon investigation, there was visible skid marks from where my van was parked to where it finally stopped, which was over 60 feet away. Ironicallly, my van was still drivable after all the damaged it had done. I had it towed to a local Chrysler dealership, they conducted a test drive and found nothing out of the ordinary. I have serious reservation about ever driving my van again. If there have ever been any similiar complaints, please let me know. I can be contacted at 011 49 6202 29935 or email russobey@yahoo. Com.
Sudden acceleration of vehicle while foot on brake and about to put car in gear resulting in accident.
Vehicle stopped in parking lot with engine running. Took foot off brake to accelerate, and engine revved up, and vehicle took off. Applied brakes, did not stop vehicle. It sped up to 60 mph, hit cars/ fence. Finally, stopped vehicle. Vehicle still at dealer, damage unknown, Chrysler contacted, said file opened.
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Consumer was traveling about 30- 35mph on the service ramp, she went to apply brakes, and there were no brakes, and no prior warning. In order to avoid hitting another vehicle, vehicle has deliberately crashed into metal barrier. Vehicle was totaled.
The rear brakes locked up while the vehicle was being driven. This caused the brakes to burn up and ruin all the rear components. The wipers would activate without being turned on. This would happen intermittently without warning. The dealer knew exactly what was needed to repair so I believe this is a factory defect they knew about.
Vehicle experiences a delayed stopping distance whenever brakes are applied. Vehicle taken to an independent shop, and informed consumer that problem was due to front brake rotors, being rusted/corroded and pitted.
While driving vehicle suddenly accelerated, and braking system malfunctioned, causing driver to place vehicle in neutral and turn off engine. Driver restarted vehicle, and engine was idling high. Then driver turned off the engine. Please provide further information.
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Driving in the city vehicle in front stopped suddenly. Consumer slammed on brakes. Underneath dash there is a box that has a cover which is part of the console electric component. When the consumer slammed on the brakes the brake pedal caught the edge of the sole. His left foot which he was bracing slid off the box, vehicle lost control. Dealer contacted, denies responsibility.
When the brakes were applied pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping which caused a collision. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.
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When applying brakes under normal conditions, no inclement weather, brake pedal went down the floor and van did not stop. When driver swerved to the right to avoid hitting a van in front of her, she hit the same van on the passenger's side. The van will be check by the dealership on July 8, 1999. Please provide any further details.
Consumer has a intermittent problem with brakes. Has to increase stopping distance to stop. Dealer says the brakes are the best design for the vehicle.
As head of engineering development at temic automotive, n. A. , now owned by continental teves, I was involved in the investigations into hundreds of cases of 'thermal incidents' on abs controllers on nearly every program. The incidence was highest, on those vehicles with the greatest exposure of the connector to the elements. Our investigations showed that a direct battery to ground short would develop in the presence of moisture and contamination, and even a 'sealed' connector design would not prevent this. The highest failure rate was on the Chrysler minivan. An interim fix using a raychem gasket was employed, and even used as a silent recall fix on many customer vehicles. It is my opinion now, that this should have been a recallable issue, should such an direct short situation develop that it might lead to a vehicle fire. I am not aware of any vehicle fires directly traceable to this. I would think the probability would be very low, but I'm sure it is not zero. I think the actions taken, and the vehicles effected, and the lack of warranty coverage for a known defect in many customer cases should be investigated by NHTSA. The time period of interest would be from my 1997 up until 2000 or 2001. The main platforms effected would be Chrysler minivan, jeeps and Ford explorer.
When driver pressed on the brake pedal, while the van was in reverse on a steep slope, the pedal went down to the floor 90% and nothing happened. Driver then released the brakes and pressed down again and nothing happened again. When slamming on the brakes for the 3rd time, the driver hit a car parked downhill about 40 feet away. Manufacturer stated that there was not a problem with the van, and refused to talk to owner. An engineering company was able to duplicate the problem, but could not find the cause.
While driving 65 mph consumer had to make a sudden stop, the vehicle continued to travel. Consumer depressed the brake pedal again . Consumer had to swerve to avoid an accident.
Abs: while pulling into yard, applied abs brakes, vehicle started sliding, tried to turn with no success, tires were sliding at same time, vibrated, snowy/icy weather, loss of control, vehicle hit house.
Vehicle was stopped at a road crossing. Pulled out slightly and tried to put on abs brakes and the vehicle kept on going which resulted in an accident. This accident caused driver to have false labor with baby born five weeks premature.
Suspension: vehicle serviced in Jan. For numerous problems. The rear brake system had to be replaced,gas tank collapsed and had to be replaced. Transmission: attempting to back out of driveway and vehicle shifted from reverse to neutral. Rack and pinon steering failed. All of these have been replaced at least twice, and the same problems are reoccurring.
On a rough road the brakes will not hold. Once having passed the rough part that is when the brakes will hold.
Failure of the abs brakes, consumer having a hard time stopping the vehicle (intermittent loss of brakes).
Anti-lock brakes shudder/occasionally fail to stop vehicle at low speeds.
Consumer was driving went to apply the brake there were no brake rearend a truck first time for accident this is the second time this happen have abs anti-lock.
When applying the abs brakes the pedal will travel to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer cannot identify any problem. Please give any further details.
Rakes had failed 4 times when in use. Always happening when slowing down to stop light or stop sign. Vehicle would increase its stopping distance. Been to dealership for repairs. After repairs, the problem would return. Brake stopping is an intermittent problem. There would be no warning. Can seems to be resolved.
Vehicle's abs braking system has extended stopping distance under any road conditions, abs works in front but not in the rear, a howling noise is heard.
Intermittently when brakes are depressed pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance, and vehicle vibration. Dealer has inspected vehicle several times, and has not been able to duplicate the problem.
When applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor, and has to be pumped in order to stop vehicle. This happens when it is wet outside. Dealer has not seen vehicle.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Grinding Noise problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||
|Brake Light On problems||