Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 26 problems related to power steering hose, piping, and connections (under the steering category).
January 2nd 2012 replaced hose fluid and clamps by an ase certified mechanic. Van was leaking power steering fluid on the engine and smoking. Mileage 63,893 February 21st 2012 had to add more power steering fluid April 20th 2012 van hose busted again leaving fluid all under the vehicle. We replaced the power steering pump, hose and fluid by an ase certified mechanic . Mileage 66,091 today the van is doing the same thing with a whining of the power steering and sometimes stiffens up when driving and you can smell the fluid burning on the engine. Seems to be worse during colder weather. There is also a popping noise in the frontend when your turning. According to Chrysler my vehicle VIN number is not part of the national recall #04v386000. This vehicle is an ada compliant vehicle and is used to transport our son who is permanantly in a wheel chair. I believe this van is a danger to our family and should be put on the registry of recalled vehicles for repair.
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The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler town and country. The contact experienced the identical failures as mentioned in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number 04v386000 (steering: hydraulic power assist: hose, piping, and connections). The manufacturer was notified and the VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The failure mileage was 74,000.
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The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the steering wheel made noise whenever it was turned. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the power steering hose was too short and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04v386000. The current mileage was approximately 94,000 and failure mileage was approximately 93,000.
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler town and country. While driving 35 mph, the power steering failed without warning. The contact was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic and they stated that the power steering hose failed due to pressure from the steering rack. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.
Power steering whining due to improper hose design. Hoses have been replaced by dealer with temporary results. Pump ok. There should be alot more complaints on this issue, the dealer seemed well aware of it.
Upper power steering cooler hose failure on a 2001 town and country - which is exactly the same issue as recall affecting 2002-2004 (NHTSA campaign number: 04v386000) models. Another 2001 model was in the same shop with the same split hose issue. Recall should be extended to all model years with same part or design.
See all problems of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country.
Power-steering return hose may burst and cause loss of power-assist steering and/or fire. There is a recall on 2002 and later models of Town & Country minivans. The problem also exists on 2001 models, which are not included in the recall.
: the contact stated while driving at 10 mph and turning the steering wheel had excessive play and shuttering. There is a NHTSA recall, #04v386000 concerning the power assist; hoses, piping and connections however the recall did not correct the problem. The vehicle is having the same problem again. The dealer has been notified. The dealer also replaced the power steering pump, the cooler, and the rack unit. The vehicle has not been repaired.
Grinding noise was coming after 15 min of driving. Dealer diagnosed with description: line power 19058007; fp-number 4743473-ae. In 2004 there was recall with a recall id 04v386000. Dealer description: hose power 19058007; fp-number cbxgd370. Did not get proper explanation when I called 1-800-992-1997 customer service and 1-800-853-1403. In fact, same person answered the both instances and she told me that she cannot help with technical matters.
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country ex (mileage 50,000) caught fire. Drove car from the university of michigan to my office on platt road, ann arbor. As I turned into the parking lot, power steering failed, was not able to move it. Noticed dense white smoke comming into the car from the dashboard and through the door pillars. Got out of the car, and after about 5 minutes, opened the hood of the car and carefully opened it. Noticed a fire at the back of the engine compartment. My associate rushed into the office building and extinguished the fire using a fire extingusher. After the fire was extinguished called aaa to tow the car to the dealership. Dealership the following day did inform me that the steering wheel hose containing the steering fluid has failed, the steering fluid had leaked onto the exhaust manifold and caught fire.
1. Loss power steering during driving conditions. 2. Upon investigation, the power steering hose from the cooler is ruptured. 3. Powersteering lines need replaced.
December 7, 2004 I took my van into the dealership because it was making this loud sound on the drivers side and was worse when I turned the wheel. They said they performed the recall which fixed the problem. 3 months later I noticed the noise had returned. I took it in on July 7 to have them check the loud noise again and they said they could not duplicate the problem. I once again took it in beginning of August for same problem. This time they had the vehicle 4 days and replaced the power steering. Took it home and the noise was still there. I took it in one week late for the same loud noise. This time they kept it 2 days and replaced the power steering hose. Well I took it in again today 9/7 for the same noise and have offered to go in tomorrow morning to diagnose the problem myself.
Received recall for upper power steering return hose. Dealership still have not gotten this matter taken care of yet. Recall #04v386000.
2003 Chrysler town and country was brought into dealership on 10/21 for recall on the power steering. On 10/22 owner noticed a "burning odor". On 10/23 as owner was pulling into a parking space there was a loud pop and smoke began pouring from under the hood along with power steering fluid spraying out from the hood and all over the ground. Complete loss of steering.
Nhtsa recall 04v386000 on the power steering fluid leakage. A few weeks after having the upper power steering cooler hose replaced, the consumer noticed that fluid was leaking. Also there was a loud knocking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem. Please provide further details.
04 v 386 000/steering power fluid leakage: the consumer experienced power steering fluid leaking after the recall repair was completed. The dealer was notified and gave the consumer another appointment to bring the vehicle in.
While driving lost power steering fluid, which lead to the power steering failure. Vehicle becomes very difficult to steer safety. Failure of the power steering was later identify as a corroded high pressure power steering line.
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2003 Chrysler town and country developed problems with the power steering. ** answer required***. The vehicle power steering return hose failed prior to recall notification. The consumer had he hose repaired and is request reimbursement from the manufacturer.
While driving and turning a loud squeaking noise was heard from the front. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that steering pump/ rack and pinion, and hoses were replaced. Also, mechanic informed consumer that the vehicle was operating as designed. Consumer advised the mechanic that problem recurred, and had not been resolved.
The vehicle has had numerous problems related to quality and safety. In June of 2004 the serpentine belt split and all power assist was lost, Chrysler replaced the ac compressor and the belt but did not replace any ps hoses. The van is now leaking power steering fluid that must be replaced almost as often as I get gas. This is unsafe and annoying. The van also has a thumping sound when whenever you go over this slightest bump. It sounds like a strut or spring is loose in the front end. I took it to bcp in smyrna when it first started happening and they couldn't find anything wrong. In 2005 the transmission was shuttering whenever we came to a stop and it downshifted. The service foreman took a ride and said there was nothing wrong. I took it to world transmission in dover and he put a tester on it and determined that the defaults were off and he reset them. I haven't had a transmission shutter since then.
Went it rains or it is very damp our power steer willl not work. If we turn off the car and start it again it is okay. I have had the tension and pulley replaced and when the colller hose broke and I lost power steering.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Mini-van: over a 2 year period, power steering fluid was leaking three times. One separate time the power steering totally went out while driving. The last time I was told that a hose was too small and that there had been a recall notice. However,I never received one and there is none listed for this problem on your web site.
While drving steering high pressure hose malfunctioned. Dealer notified.
The consumer showed up for an appointment for a safety campaign to replace the power steering cooler hoses, and the dealer did not have the parts. Consumer was very concerned about the safety of the vehicle. Koons of tysons corner (703) 448-7221.
Believe related to pe 03-012; power steering hoses failed while van driving. Dealer replaced hoses and said part of recall on hoses. Vehicle sat in hot plus 90 degree sun all day.
Twice the power steering system failed with complete fluid leakage from vehicle and power steering inoperable. Both times dealer repaired power steering cooler line hoses and clamps.
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|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Power Steering Hose, Piping, And Connections problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Lose Power Steering problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||