Door Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 75 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the rear doors failed to open on several occasions. The contact also stated that when the rear doors were able to open, they would close immediately. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While the vehicle was parked, the key fob failed to unlock the doors. The contact stated that the vehicle had to be opened manually. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact also stated while the vehicle was parked, the passenger rear sliding door opened without warning. The failure recurred on two other occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 11/24/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the sliding side door opened independently. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 113,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 10/03/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 20 mph, the front passenger side door opened without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled and the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician diagnosed that the bumper sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 09/25/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler town and country. While attempting to remove something from the back seat, the rear driver side sliding door closed on the contact's arm. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

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car image   Door problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 09/23/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler town and country. While driving at 50 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the front window wipers activated. In addition, the passenger doors opened on both sides. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 87,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 7
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.

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 8
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 9
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 10
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.


 
car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

2010 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to defective sliding door not closing properly. The consumer stated the door jammed open on several occasions. The consumer had to slide a screw driver into the latch in order to release it, so the door would close.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 12
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.

car image   Door problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 03/24/2013

2013 Chrysler town and country. Consumer writes in regards to defective pinch sensors sliding and rear doors in vehicle. The consumer stated her dog was almost crushed by the sliding door, the day after she leased the vehicle. The salesperson stated the door would stop, but that was not true as she later learned when the service manager tested it. Though it will stop with push back force, a limb or small person would be crushed. The service manager determined all the other vehicles on the lot functioned in the same manner. So it appeared that it was not an isolated defect. The liftgate also required increasing force to stop. As it lowered, the consumer was unable to stop it, when it was within a foot or so of closing.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 01/21/2013

The driver side door opens on its own with the car is turned off. Upon leaving my vehicle, I check to make sure all of the doors are closed. At random times, day or night, the door will open. The key fab are sometimes not even in range. ## VIN failed ##.

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 11/29/2012

After 6 weeks of owning the vehicle I noticed that the sliding doors were not operating correctly. They would open or close on their own. It started off being only once or twice a month to now an almost everyday occurrence. I have taken it back to the dealership and they sent it to another dealership and I am being told "they can't get it to duplicate" well al I can say is what is it going to take for them to fix the problem, a child getting badly hurt or killed. The final straw for me was just last week when the door closed on my 10 yr. Olds leg and I had to put my whole body in the door to get it to stop. It bruise my back and cut my sons leg. I am currently trying to get rid of the van before it does major damage to one of my kids, but I feel like I should at least get the money back I have put into it since now I am going to have to come up more money to get a new car and pay sales tax all over again. Not to mention the fact that all you have to do is google "problems with Chrysler vans sliding doors" and there are hundreds of people out there having the same problem. Why won't you guys do anything to help us, or is this another one of those times when a tragedy like the death of a child has to happen to make you wake up and take action. I even contacted Chrysler and told me that they didn't have any record of people complaining about the sliding door issues I was having. I told that lady she was full of crap because you can go online and see hundreds of stories of people having the same problems.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 07/05/2012

About a year ago my 2007 town and country overheated had to replace a part then the air conditioning went out, burns oil, sliding doors don't work, replaced calipers, have to replace wheel bearings and air bag light stays on.

car image   Door problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 17
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 18
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 19
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.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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