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Parking Brake Problems of Chrysler Town & Country



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 18 problems related to parking brake (under the parking brake category).

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 12/03/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country. While the vehicle was parked, the contact engaged the emergency brake; when he went to release it, the foot pedal hit him hard on the hand. The contact had not sought medical attention. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current and failure mileages were approximately 57,000.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2010

Summary: potential failure of emergency brake cable on 2005 Chrysler town and country minivans due to incorrect routing of cable alongside rear suspension link. Detail: I was doing some maintenance on our '05 t&c touring the other day when I noticed that the driver's side emergency brake cable is rubbing on one of the vertical rear suspension links. It has worn through the outer sheath of the cable, and the cable itself has been exposed. That cable is very, very stiff, and it looks like it was routed that way at the factory. I have no idea how I would re-route it to get it away from that suspension link. The problem appears to be a factory defect. Anecdotal evidence in an inquiry at the Chrysler minivan fan club website's forums would indicate other owners have encountered the same problem. . Read more...

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 03/24/2010

I have already filed a complaint with reference to the recurring brake problem on this vehicle (complaint #10300223). This week the brakes are again making noises and vibrating specially in the highway. This will be the third time we experience it, they already repaired, replaced and rebuilt the front and rear brakes twice. I am concern about the safety of my family. At this point, I want to recur to the California lemon law but Chrysler is not helping me. I beg you help me with this issue please. I do all the required maintenance at the Chrysler dealership. We also experience a steering fluid hose failure, "not under warranty" at the same time, cost $250. Also we needed to replace the rubber cover for the parking brake so your foot don't slip, they said they don't sale that part, we had to buy the whole parking brake lever, another $200. This is an abuse to the consumer. [xxx].

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 03/18/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country. After parking the vehicle, it suddenly began to roll backwards. The emergency brake failed. In order to stop the vehicle, the contact had to get back into the vehicle and apply the brakes. The failure has not been diagnosed. The failure and the current mileages were 39234.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 01/09/2010

I was driving on the hwy and my brake engaged not sure if it was the e-brake or reg brake it jerked the car forward and the brake light came on and as fast it happened it corrected itself and the light went out. I called the place I bought it and answer was bring it back and I will refund your money, I have already paid out a good deal just registering and sales tax what do I do.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 11/26/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving 45 mph she heard a humming noise; however, when she put her foot on the brake pedal she heard the noise again. She stopped to check the vehicle and found that the left rear tire was smoking. She allowed the brakes to cool down. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed new brake pads, rotors, and calipers and confirmed that the warranty only covered the caliper. The brake pads, rotors, and calipers were replaced. The repair cost was $615. 00. A report 19213709 was filed with the manufacturer. The manufacturer believes that she left the emergency brake on and that caused the rear brakes to fail. The vehicle has exceeded the 12,000 mile warranty; therefore her request for reimbursement was denied. The failure mileage was 31,000 and the current mileage 36,000.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 09/27/2009

Purchased a 2008 Chrysler town and country touring brand new in may 2008. Within the first 12,000 miles we've had multiple problems with this van. As far as the safety problems specifically, the brake system has been a nightmare. The parking brake cable snapped in two and became dangerous when I couldn't park on a hill without it. This was fixed under warranty through the dealership. The next safety related issue was that the brakes on the van started to squeal and were quickly metal on metal. I brought the van into our local tire place to have a regular brake job done and was told that the rotors and pads were completely shot and cost over $300 to have replaced. The manager said I was one of 12 other customers in the last few months with 2008 Dodge/Chrysler minivans having this problem. He said that he spoke with someone from Chrysler to see about having this repair covered under warranty and said that the person at Chrysler that he spoke with casually mentioned that "of course this happened, they used cheap parts" on these vans. I still have the original rotors and pads if anyone needs them for investigation. An entire chunk of metal had chipped off of one rotor!! the tech. At the repair shop said they were the cheapest made things they've seen on a new vehicle. No vehicle driven under normal, carpooling circumstances should ever have rotors and pads wear out at 12,000 miles. I would like to see this looked into as to why this is happening with this year van through this make. Thanks.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 09/25/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler town and country. He stated that the parking brake was covered with rust which caused the springs to break. The rear wheels also displayed a piercing sound as if there was metal rubbing together when he drove in reverse. The dealer stated that the repair cost was $2000. The manufacturer was not notified. The current and failure mileages were approximately 85,000.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 09/20/2009

Faulty brake pads on 2008 chyrsler Town & Country.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 05/20/2009

My vehicle is a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Mini-van. The air bag warning light comes on frequently. In spring 2009, [?] I called Chrysler headguarters, and requested they fix it. I talked to a Chrysler rep. A few times, by phone, who required that I take it to the dealer for a diagnostic test, which I was to pay for. I did. But Chrysler waved the diagnostic fee. They told me that Chrysler was not going to cover the cost of the fix. As the recall at that time did not include missouri. Only 20 some states in the n. E. Area. They did however have the light turned off for a week or so, then it came back on. And on one 80 mile drive I made, this 'airbag' light came on and off around 100 times. It still comes on and off maybe not that frequently . I think Chrysler should be required to take care of this, & the seat belt retainer issue, which is also intermittent. Chrysler did try to fix the seatbelt retainer back in 2007 I think it was, but its not completely cured.


 
car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 05/12/2009

For the second time, our rear right wheel locked up. We had to have it towed to the dealer. When they fixed it, they said it became rusty from sitting. We always use the emergency brake to keep it from rolling and their advice was not to use the emergency brake anymore.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 12/12/2004

The contact stated the emergency brake locked. The vehicle was taken to a dealership, and they explained to the contact that this was a result to water getting into the rear drum and freezing. On December 21, 2004 the emergency brake was repaired under warranty. The problem recurred. Updated 01/25/06.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 11/10/2004

Consumer applied the parking brake and it failed to hold. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic acknowledged that there was a problem, but could not duplicate the problem.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 10/11/2004

When parked emergency parking brake would release. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 03/31/2003

The vehicle rolled backwards while parked on a hill with the emergency parking brake engaged.

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car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 16

When the vehicle accelerated, a loud noise came from underneath the van and then the wheels locked up, which prevented the van from moving. After the technician looked over the van, he identified the "parking mechanism" as the cause.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 17

When the parking brake was engaged it locked up and failed to disengage. Dealership serviced the vehicle , but the problem continued. Clark tire and auto found the brake lining off and jammed in the drum. Brakes were adjusted and parts were installed to prevent brakes from locking. Mechanic stated every time the brakes were serviced, the racket froze up.

car image   Parking Brake problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 18

Minivan. Emergency brake failure.

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Other Common Parking Brake related problems of Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Category Number of Problems
Parking Brake problems
18
Conventional Parking Brake problems
4
Parking Brake Linkage And Cable problems
2
Mechanical Parking Brake problems
2