Door Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 63 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

2012 Chrysler Town & Country (rental). Consumer writes in regards to rental vehicle sliding door & passenger seats malfunction. The consumer stated the sliding doors just behind the front doors were electronically operated. There were 2 occasions where the consumer's husband and a teen-aged driver inadvertently had their hand on the car frame, and when the button was pushed to close the door, it did not stop, when it hit their hands. It kept moving and mashed their hands between the moving door and door frame. The injuries were not severe. However, a safety switch is needed to stop the door. A much bigger problem, however, was found in the second row of the seat, just behind the front seat. The consumer stated she and her husband were sitting in the seats, and decided to take a nap. When she went to re-position the seat, to its upright position, she turned sideways to pull the lever on the side, but when she pulled it, the entire back rest assembly slammed her forward with considerable impact. At the same time, the head rest atop the back rest slammed forward with much more impact and it hit her in the back of the head.

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car image   Door problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 08/22/2013

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that the driver's side sliding door erroneously and independently opened. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 144,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 07/31/2013

Power sliding doors do not function properly. They don't open most of the time and when they do they are unpredictable opening some and then closing all of a sudden.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 07/16/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic signal, she noticed that the rear driver's side seat belt was detached from the side pillar, causing the child seat to topple over into the middle of the vehicle. Simultaneously, the rear sliding door opened independently. The rear sliding door failure recurred several times while the vehicle was in motion at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that a system update would need to be performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 10,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 04/17/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the automatic door lock function for the passenger's side sliding doors malfunctioned. The contact also stated that while closing the passenger's side sliding door manually, the sliding door failed to latch. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 66,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 05/04/2012

My almost 2 year old got his hand fully caught in the sliding door, even though it is supposed to have a safety feature which would prevent it. The door was closing, closed and fully engaged the locks on his hand. His hand was lodge far enough into the door that you couldn't slide the hand out, you had to physically open the door to get his hand out, he couldn't just slide it out. At the time he had indents on his fingers where the door pushed in them. Now, a few hours later, he has bruising and slight swelling to his fingers and one of the fingers has a slight cut on it. These doors are supposed to have a sensor in it to prevent the doors from closing on someone, it obviously failed in this case.


car image   Door problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 12/05/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler town country. While parked, the contact attempted to open the rear passenger side sliding door but it would not open manually or electronically and the door could not be opened from the interior or exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact stated that he was a mechanic and had inspected the vehicle. The contact found that the electronic door actuator would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 10/26/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the rear sliding doors opened independently and the door sensor also malfunctioned. A child was caught in between the sliding door while it was closing. The sensor was supposed to stop the door from closing when there was an obstruction but it did not. The child suffered abdominal and head injuries. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer repaired the sliding doors but the repair did not remedy the issue. The contact stated the manufacturer did not offer a remedy repair for the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

The passenger side sliding door will not open from the inside. The electric door release won't work and now the manual door release won't work. People are trapped inside. Only way out, is to open it from the outside to release the people inside.

car image   Door problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 06/15/2011

Power sliding door does not stop closing when an object is encountered. My wife was hurt but not seriously injured when she was caught in the door while it was closing. We're concerned that if a child was caught they would be much more seriously injured. Chrysler says there is no away to adjust the sensitivity so that the door stops exerting force sooner.


 
car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 05/31/2011

Cargo sliding door track broken apart first occurred about one year ago. Track easily snapped back together. Recently became chronic problem and track /harness deformed and unable to snap together. Description: when closing door via remote, the door stops closing about 4 inches before shut and returns open. Usualy closes afterseveral attempt but often have to close manually. The wiring track / harness was broken apart. Took to dealer for repair and part replaced. The next day the same thing occurred and track observed to be separated again. Taking back to dealer tomorrow. Has had previous recall on doors.

car image   Door problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 02/10/2011

The contact owns a 2006 town and country (modified van). While driving in reverse the rear passenger door opened by itself and closed within a few minutes; however, an open space remained between the door frame. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and stated the failure was located within the black box. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer will not assist with the repair. The failure mileage was 41,201 and the current mileage was 41,636.

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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 01/31/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that a child passenger was exiting the vehicle when the rear passenger sliding door closed independently, jamming the child's head in the door. The child was uninjured. The manufacturer was contacted and but advised that there was no failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 45,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 43,050.

car image   Door problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 08/14/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact was driving approximately 70 mph when the rear passenger side sliding door opened independently. The contact was able to close the door yet there were no warning lights illuminated indicating that the door was open. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 45,600 and the current mileage was approximately 46,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 06/30/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that both sliding power doors will not stay closed when the vehicle is on an incline. The contact also stated that automatic sliding door sensor failed. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times yet the failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45 and the current mileage was 4,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 02/27/2010

The power sliding door on the drivers side has been opening on its own. It originally ws opening while parked. It has now opened part way twice while driving on the road.

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 01/02/2010

I have a 2008 town and country and have had nothing but problems for the last 27 months. My doors closed in on me while putting my 2 year old into the car seat. The la time was Jan. 2 2010 and I am pregnant could not turn around to force the door open my husband had to get out of the car and manually open the door. If that would have been my2 year old she would of been hurt. Chrysler doesn't seem to care this car is a lemon.

car image   Door problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 12/28/2009

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately between 65-70 mph in windy weather conditions, he heard a loud noise outside of the vehicle. Next, the rear passenger sliding door panel disengaged from the vehicle without warning. Also the rear passenger and driver sides plastic foot well trim panel became loose. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired under the service warranty. The failure mileage was 8,000. The current mileage was 8,300.

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car image   Door problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 07/01/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler town and country. When the contact proceeded to enter the vehicle, the rear passenger side door failed and retracted quickly. As a result, the contact injured his left arm. He went to the hospital to have his arm examined. The contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The Chrysler manufacturer stated that a representative would give him a call back. The contact has not yet received any follow up calls. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 92,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 05/22/2009

My right forearm was crushed when the driver's side power sliding door closed on it after encountering an obstruction (a lawn chair). I had pressed the button to open the door, reached around to put a drink in a cooler on the back seat floor, the door ran into a lawn chair and reversed, crushing my arm. Six days later, my arm is still horribly bruised and sore. I had someone take pictures to document this accident. The dealer didn't even know that the side doors have no safety sensors like on the power liftgate. The side power sliding doors should also have safety sensors! if it had been my 2 year old grandson, he'd be dead now!.

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car image   Door problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 04/11/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger side sliding doors would not remain open or closed when the vehicle was parked. On one occasion, the contact was attempting to shut the door manually yet the door would not remain closed and struck the contact in the face. The manufacturer advised the contact to return the vehicle to the dealer where she purchased it. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 49,500 and the current mileage was approximately 50,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 07/04/2008

My 2 year old son's fingers were severely bruised when the power sliding door closed and failed to detect the obstruction (his fingers) and reverse.

car image   Door problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 06/19/2008

The automatic sliding doors the sensors do not do their job!! we questioned this with the salesman upon purchase and we were reassured they work fine then we asked about it after purchase while in for other repairs still reassured they work fine cause "if it doesn't do it while it is here then there isn't anything wrong with it". (that is what the tech's always say when they don't have an answer) we had the worst run in with the electronic doors this morning 6/19/2008! drivers side. I a grown 115 pound 5foot 4 woman was pinned hip to hip my right knee was resting on the floor board facing in the car . While I pushed back to get free the door only made the noises of it trying to open ddd ddd ddd it did not for at least a minute that is a long time to have that continually adding more pressure while the door tried to force itself closed on me as an adult thank god it was not one of my smaller children. I am positive that would have caused extreme injuries on one of them or any child. Im surprised it didn't injure me worse. I was sure the latch had punctured my thigh fortunately it had not. I was left with a good size probably 1 1/2 - 2 in hard lump and a wonderfully colorful bruise and lots of soreness not only to the touch but walking and putting my weight down on my right leg.

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 05/21/2008

I have a 2008 Chrysler town and county that I have had problems with the doors about a month after I purchased it. I had just parked it was christmas eve and the side passenger door opened by itself and my puppy got out in a very busy shopping center. I have gone out to go to work in the morning and the door is open. On Monday, may 21 I came out of work and the back hatch was open. I have made a number of trips to the dealer. They really are not much help. I was told they are having to reprogram the doors and in some cased even put in new rails. Chrysler really has a safety issue with this van.

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 02/03/2008

The sliding doors on my new Mini van don't close properly plus the doors can be open and it lets you drive away. It gives one sound at the beginning. The company does not recognize a problem with one side (even though the other does the same thing and it recognized it-however even after fixed it still does it). They do not recognize the open doors while you drive away thing. When doors are closed, they will not open until car is in park. They should make it so when cars are open, you can not take it out of park.

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