Radiator Problems of Chrysler Town & Country



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 10 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Radiator problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 06/14/2013

Car started smoking on near drivers side with an awful smell. Was able to drive to a dealer who determined that the radiator needed to be replaced. I paid over $950 dollars. As I drove away from the dealership, the same smell and smoking occurred. I took the vehicle to pep boys where it was determined that the rear heater hose assembly needed to be replace. From what I can determine from researching that Chrysler knows the "y" plastic part is faulty and does not sell just the "y" part of the unit. Consumers are forced into buying a heater hose and line assembly for over $100. The dealership did not take responsibility for this.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 10/25/2010

The serpentine belt falls off in wet weather on my 1999 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. This has happened 4 times this past year alone and has cost me in terms of towing and service. This can also be a very dangerous situation depending on when and where the belt falls off. When the belt comes off, there is no power steering, the radiator overheats, and the alternator isn't charging. This can ruin the engine. After searching the web, I found that this is a very common experience for both Dodge caravan and Chrysler town and country vans. There should be a recall to fix the problem.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 07/09/2010

Brand new Chrysler town and country 2010 with 600 miles on it blew a gasket on the return line to the radiator that sprayed coolant over the engine block. Steam rose from under the hood in large volume nearly blinding me as I drove. When I stopped the truck and lifted the hood the steam cloud burned my face.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 07/04/2010

Owner of 2010 Chrysler Town & Country limited with 4. 0l v-6 reports that vehicle stalled at a red light and could not be restarted. Vehicle towed to nearest Chrysler dealer. Dtc p0688 asd/main sensor circuit. Found blown fuse f343 circuit. Repl fuse and started okay, but did wiggle tests on pcm harness and vehicle stalled again. Traced problem to wire in harness shorting out against lower intake manifold by the upper radiator hose. Replaced entire wiring harness with new one, and added extra conduit to harness to prevent wires rubbing against intake manifold and shorting again. Warranty repair. Tested okay; no dtcs; do stalling.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 11/14/2008

The 1996 Town & Country van lost its heat. . Unknown to me, it was losing anti freeze also. I took it to local mechanic and they said I better fix it then. Or my motor would burn up a hose connects to radiator to heater core. . . Metal. It cost me 60/00 to solve this problem.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 08/17/2008

We were driving in the rain on the interstate when all of sudden lights come on. . My husband says that the power steering has gone and the engine lights come on and the engine starts to overheat. It was terrifying. We find as we are pulled to the side of the road that the serpentine belt has come off. It was a brand new belt. I had it replaced prior to going on this trip. My husband and son get it back on and it comes off again. I had the vehicle towed. The overheating did some damage. Had to replace radiator and hoses. Then driving down broad street a week later, the hose comes off again. I don't feel safe in this vehicle. Tensioner has been replaced along with other damaged parts.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 11/02/2007

My vehicle has been going haywire. Sometimes the locks goes up and down by itself and you can hear something sort of like a tazer. The odometer blinks while all of this is going on. Also, I took my van to the shop at sears because when I turn the switch for air, it only works on high and not all the time. They told me that seems to be the case with many of the town and country vans that come in there. Also the pipe that runs coolant to the back vents rusted out. Again, after researching with many shops, was told that it appears the same issues are taking place with this model van. Also there is a lot of rust underneath. Not sure as to how it is happening. I have had to replace my radiator twice with the last 6 years as if something is rusting parts underneath. I will be visiting many shops and having the owners sign a petition as to what are the ongoing issues with these vehicles. I have started a blog and I am not the only person with issues with this vehicle.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 11/13/2000

The front driver side top strut is coming through the chassis. The power steering failed when making a right turn. The driver side gets wet and the driver shoulder harness is getting wet, and molding, and the anchorage is rusting. .

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 03/08/2000

Windshield wiper blades turned on by themselves, and door would not latch at times. Also, transmission/ fue lines/gas tank, and air conditioner went out and were replaced. Aftet warranty expired, thermostat overheated, causing a fire. Owner said vehicle has been a constant problem since purchasing it.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 08/29/1996

Engine overheating due to radiator fan relay sticking.