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Front Suspension Problems of Chrysler Town & Country



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 25 problems related to front suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 06/20/2011

I drove my van to work. Parked it in the parking lot just like any other day. There were absolutely no problems prior to this issue. When I went to leave in my vehicle on my work lunch break, my van wouldnt move. The front driver side suspension spring broke while the van was sitting in the parking lot. I researched this issue and found it to be a commom problem with some Ford models, however have not found anything similar in Dodge or Chrysler vehicles. My van currently has 49,000 miles on it and really should not have had this issue. I am very lucky that the spring did not break while I was driving to work. The van was towed to a local repair shop and will be fixed tomorrow.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 10/03/2010

Front end noise and vibration at highway speed.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 11/16/2009

We have a 2007chrysler town and country; we had to replace 5 tie rods in 50,000 miles. Now we have excessive oil consumption; 2 quarts in 3000 miles. We have been telling dealer since 20,000 miles we have had an oil problem with no results from the dealer.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2009

The driver side strut mount at the top of the wheel well has completely rusted and can break off. Not sure on the criticality of this defect, but looks very unsafe, and Chrysler needs to take some action.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 08/14/2008

Hit bump in the road and the pulled to the right of the road were I was final able to stop, the right top strut plate broke, drove very slowly home called the dealer where purchased the van and they took out strut and the strut plate, the strut plate was complete rotted replaced with new strut plate.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 05/25/2008

Noticed that the driver side front strut support is severely rusted, as is the case with numerous other owners of this vehicle. This must be a factory defect since it seems to occur primarily on the left front. This is a dangerous defect.


car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 08/09/2006

Purchased a 2005 Jeep unlimited may 2005. August 2006 noticed a steering vibration at speeds of 53-55 mph. Dealer said they tightened the stabilizer arm and that the vibration problem was due to tire cupping. They immediately went into rhetoric about proper tire rotation and sent me on my way. I took the Jeep to a different mechanic that said the rack and pinion joint was leaking and the tire problem was do to poor alignment. I contacted the dealer service manager and relayed the new information. She said that Chrysler recommends front end alignment every 12000 miles. The Jeep has 15000 mile currently. The Jeep has never been off road and has only been used to as from work.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 09/21/2005

The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle was parked when he noticed there was surface rust on the front drivers side strut. Over time the rust became progressively worse. He took the vehicle to an independent repair shop where they confirmed that the front drivers side strut was rusting throughout the struts. The vehicle was repaired at a cost of $ 300. 00. The failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 220,000. Updated 12/30/10.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 06/24/2005

The caller says his vehicle starts to vibrate at 55 mph. He thinks this has been going on since he purchased the vehicle. Dealer tried to fix it by replacing a tire, but that did nothing. Dealer and manufacturer said this was normal, and there was nothing they could do to help him. Dealer said everything met specifications. Chrysler, Town & Country.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2005

Contact states while driving approximately 60 mph vehicle vibrated. Everything in the forward part of the vehicle vibrated; including the steering, seat, and foot boards. The service dealer stated this was in the design of the vehicle.


 
car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 12/02/2004

While driving 40 mph vehicle jerked and vibrated uncontrollably. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 08/20/2004

While driving 35 mph, the driver heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Suddenly the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Please provide further details.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 06/14/2004

Front end failure, tire rotation and steering wheel vibrates and shakes, and it feels like some is rubbing against the tire. Dealer serviced the vehicle.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 10/23/2003

Vehicle's right front suspension broke off. (nar) dealer was notified. The consumer was requesting a reimbursement for repairs made. Please take request under serious consideration.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 08/24/2003

The left front suspension tower has corrosion on the top side just outside of the bolt circle. Chrysler knows about this defect and has a service bullitin number 23-044-02 covering 1996-2000 models for the repair. They do not furnish parts or pay for the repair. This defect will in time cause failure of the strut mount resulting in a serious accident.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 12/04/2002

The passenger side, front strut mounting tower is rusting through to the point that the strut is about to break through into the engine compartment. Chrysler service manager agrees that it is a clear dfect in the corrision prevention system but refuses to do anything about it. There are at least 18 other reports in this database concerning this issue on '96 Chrysler twn & cnty, Dodge caravan and plymoth voyager minivans. Dt.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 01/07/2002

Consumer had experienced side pulling on steering wheel and front wheels where dealer had peformed aligment, but had not fixed the problem. Please provide more information.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 09/30/2001

There's a very loud whine or growling noise coming from front of the vehicle. Noise is so intense that people are looking at the vehicle as it passes. When sitting at a light and turning steering wheel to left or right noise gets louder with every turn.

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car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 09/01/1998

We are experiencing a wheel wobble. After 3 service visits for this problem we were shown a technical service bulletin from Chrysler stating to refer wheel wobble complaints on 1996-1999 Town & Country vehicles equipped with michelin 215/65r16 to michelin consumer relations. Michelin stated they would replace the tires on a pro-rated basis. Neither michelin nor Chrysler will take credit for the problem. We are expected to pay for tires on a pro-rated basis, up to 60% of replacement cost. I have read of several tire explosions on this vehicle. I want to know why I wasn't told of this problem the first time this vechicle was brought in for service. I don't believe this is a consumer problem, but one Chrysler and michelin have known about for years and are passing the cost on to the consumer. I want tires replaced with a guarantee this will not happen again. I am afraid to drive my vehicle at high speeds. I have written to Chrysler corporation regarding this problem. This should be made public. ( dot number: m30d tire size: 215/65r. 16 ).

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 04/09/1998

Van has constant vibrations starting at speeds of 45mph to 70 mph.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Consumer state that the vehicle veer to the right and she took it to the dealer to look at it and the dealer said it's normal to dift, the vehicle also vibrates while driving, the dealer is aware of this problem but has not fixed it.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 22

Front end vibrates at 35-45 mph. Dealer has inspected the vehicle and is not able to correct the problem.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 23

The tower which supports the passenger side front suspension strut is rusting through. This is the only rust on the vehicle. The dealer agrees that this will soon be a severe safety hazard. When the strut collapses into the engine compartment the vehicle might suddenly go out of control. I have notified daimler-Chrysler of this problem but they have declined to inspect the vehicle. I have photos and copies of letters sent to daimler-Chrysler motors corporation. It is possible that other Town & Country vans of this model year may be failing in the same way and their owners are not aware of the potential hazard.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 24

When driving vehicle at low speeds, it would wobble. Been to dealer & was informed the tires needed changing. The tire CO. Claimed manufacturer at fault due to axle problem on vehicle. At speeds, no wobbling. The problem is getting worse. Each manufacturer blaming the other.

car image   Front Suspension problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 25

Misalignment, causing vehicle to pull to the leftwhile driving on flat straight highway at 65 mph.