Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 22 problems related to steering noise (under the steering category).
Whining noise coming from under left side of hood. Took car to Chrysler dealership & was told that the whining noise was from the power steering & it needs a reservoir & it needs to reroute cooler hose . Was also told there is a bulletin on how this would be done. After seeing the many problems other customers are having I can't understand why Chrysler would let the safety of their customers suffer. What happened to "we will take responsibility for the failure of our product". This problem will cost from $400-$500, but will cost so much more if the loyal american customer is lost. I love my t&c but I will not be a support system or doormat for a company we have all helped from the brink. The car only has 78k miles & I was just about to pass it on to my daughter, but this is dangerous & I will not be buying another of your products! please be responsible & forget the greed & step up Chrysler!.
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Steering makes noises and rack and pinion is leaking on both sides after 89k miles. Vehicle does not pass state inspection because of that. Chrysler does not cover the repair although it seems to be a manufacturer defect judging from the number of incidents that can be found here or elsewhere on the internet.
See all problems of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that there was a humming noise coming from the steering area. A local mechanic diagnosed that the power steering pump and line would need to be replaced. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 128,000.
Loud whining noise coming from steering, once driven for 10 miles or so! having steering column replaced does not solve problem.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, he could hear a loud whining noise coming from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the rack and pinion was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 80,000.
2005 Chrysler town and country. While vehicle was under warranty, brought it to the dealer multiple times for a noise heard when steering. Dealership told us that there was no problems. Now, car is making a much louder noise and we are being told that the power steering rack needs to be replaced at a cost of $1300. After researching online, it is a definite problem with this model year and a recall should be issued by Chrysler and these faulty steering columns should be acknowledged and replaced by them. I have three small children and do not have $1300 to put into this lemon of a car that Chrysler should have fixed when I initially complained about the problem when the car was new.
Rack and pinion failures in Chrysler t&c's. Whining noise coming from steering system, changes pitch upon acceleration/deceleration.
Whinning noise in power steering grumbling noise hard turning.
See all problems of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country.
My 2005 Town & Country van began making a humming noise when the steering wheel was moved. I was told that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. This vehicle only has 52,000 miles. I have been told by numerous people that this should not happen in a vehicle with such low mileage.
Grinding humming noise with power steering. Chrysler mechanic told me that Chrysler did not make the hose long enough so it gets clogged and causes problems. Told me also that rack needs to be replaced because it is leaking. This should be a recall. I paid for the new hose so far but don't want to pay $1000 for a new rack when it is their fault.
Whining noises from power steering unit or rack. More audible when fluid is lower. . Read more...
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that he would hear a noise coming from the steering column while driving approximately 15 mph. The contact replaced the power steering pump himself, but the failure continued. The contact also stated that the noise had become louder over time. In addition, the steering wheel momentarily seized on one occasion. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.
2003 Chrysler town and country power steering assist hose recall notice was never sent to curent and original owner, just found out recently that a recall was issued in 2004. The owners vehicle broke down on highway in 2009 due to this problem and owner paid local garage to fix, but vehicle power steering still is making noise and needs to have recall work that owner didn't know about. VIN # was checked on Chrysler website and no recall notice was posted about this recall.
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At about 45,000 started noticing a groaning noise from the steering. I've already had some of the front end parts replaced at about 30,000 miles on the 2005 Chrysler minivan that should never have worn out. However, it started making a groaning noise and I noticed that the power steering fluid level was low. Refilled that and it fixed it for about 5000 miles. It's starting it again. I had a 2001 Dodge minivan and it did the same thing at 140,000 miles and required a replacement rack and pinion. I'm hoping at 52,000 miles on this, it doesn't need it now. How discouraging.
Chrysler Town & Country 2005 steering developed a noise and our mechanic identified the steering reservoir was required to be replaced under a manufacturer service bulletin. This was completed and about two months later, the rack and pinion was diagnosed to have a failed seal. The vehicle has 67k miles on it, which are family commuter miles. The reservoir cost over $200 and the rack is going to cost about $900. This is a manufacturer product deficiency and should be covered under a recall. As others have posted, the manufacturer should cover this failure.
4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced
3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles
6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles
12/4/2009- steering checked for noise bleed air from system 16,650 miles
12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200
2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800
rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450
3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off
3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem
3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced
3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on
9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200
11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally ? doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with Chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** I was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube. . Oil leaking needs a pcv valve which I refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a.
See all problems of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.
At low out-side temperature the power steering fails to work properly. When the vehicle is idle and a turn is about to occur, a whining noise is noted and the steering wheel does not respond unless the engine is accelerated, occasionally losing control at turning. This event occurs only in wintertime when temperature drops below 70 degree f and when the vehicle is cold. As out-side temperature increase (about 80 degree f) whining noise goes away and the power steering works perfectly. This is not notice during any other season time. Only at winter time when the out-side temperature drops below 70 degree f and as temperature keeps dropping, it becomes worse. The power fluid is changed periodically to alleviate the whining and the power steering has been replaced about three times. This has been happening since 12/2006.
Steering noise is abnormally loud. Authorized service (Chrysler ) has had 5 cracks at trying to fix the problem. Is still under warranty and I have tried to enact the lemon law. Chrysler had their final repair attempt and keep the vehicle for more repairs.
See all problems of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country.
My 2002 Town & Country has been in the shop 5/6 times for rear abnormal noise and excessive steering noise.
When a turn was made, there was a noise coming from the steering.
Steering makes a popping noise when turning in any direction or on certain road surfaces. Problem persists as long as vehicle is driven. Dealers area representative stated a new steering column was being made to correct the froblem. The steering column was replaced twice but the problem was not corrected.
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The consumer heard a noise in the steering, when turning at a slow speed. The dealership was not willing to assist in the repairs. Provide further details.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|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||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||