Tank Assembly Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 127 problems related to tank assembly (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 11/27/2013

After filling up the gas tank my Chrysler town and country stalled on the road. All the electronic functions of my Mini van I. E. The brakes and the steering wheel were disabled and I had to pull it on the side. It was thanksgiving day so there was light traffic on the road. I immediately put on hazard lights to avoid any collision from the car that was driving behind me. The next day took the vehicle to Chrysler dealer and they did several things that costs total of $700. But next time I filled up the tank it happened again. I went online to google this problem and found out that this is a very common problem with town and country Mini van. It does poses a dangerous situation to some extent. This was suppose to be a recall from Chrysler but they totally ignored this. The fix to this problem is replacing the fuel tank. . . A big expense.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 11/23/2013

Had just gassed up to a full tank. I left gas station and hit aprox. 40 mph and engine died. Driven aprox qtr mile from gas station. Has happened everytime I fill up tank since the first incident.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 04/28/2012

Rust through at the gas tank of brake line.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 04/19/2012

The internal valve in the fuel tank is stuck open allowing liquid fuel to enter and saturate the evap canister with fuel during a fuel fill up. When the evap system purges the canister, liquid fuel is drawn into the intake manifold causing an over rich air/fuel condition that will cause the engine to stall within 5 minutes of the fuel fill up. If the stall occurs while the vehicle is at low speeds and steering around a corner, the power steering assist fails suddenly. This can make the vehicle uncontrollable during a tight low-speed turn with the potential to cause an accident.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 03/05/2012

Check valve stuck closed, could not put in gas, had to install a new tank at the dealers $800. 00plus it should be under extended warranty like the durango is, it is the same tank.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 12/24/2011

My family stopped and got gas on our way down to north carolina for christmas. As we left the gas station and pulled across traffic our 2006 Chrysler town and country began to shutter and stalled. After that day, every time we fill up the same thing occurs. I have looked over many sites on the internet and see that there not only many others that have had this same dangerous issue, but it is not just on this model of Chrysler. The only way to repair it is to have Chrysler install a brand new gas tank. They quoted us almost $2000. 00 to replace it when the real issue is a defective vapor/ liquid valve. Our van has under 60 thousand miles on it. Instead of installing a removable valve at the top of the gas tank, Chrysler continued to design vehicles that require new gas tanks when the valve sticks. Not only is this a tremendous safety issue, my family almost was hit by on coming traffic because of this issue. After spending over 2 hours searching the internet and seeing there were windsheild wiper recalls and a glass recall, it became apparent that others will have to get injured or die before Chrysler fixes this issue at there own expense. I am disappointed in this recall system we have. The internet allows us to now see the many dangerous design issues automakers have performed at our expense and our safety. I urge Chrysler owners to search their vehicles concerning the vapor/liquid valves Chrysler welds to their gas tanks. True or not, it is reported that some have been in accidents and died from collisions during this stalling after fill ups.


car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 10/31/2011

While in for warranty replacement of front wheel bearings, dealer reported "weapage" at the seam on fuel tank. Estimated repair at $800 plus labor. Defect would appear to me to be safety (fire) caused by manufactuing process.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

My 2000 Chrysler town and country van which I purchased new from a braun mobility dealer in oklahoma has smelled like gas for a long time. I especially noticed it after I filled up the tank. I thought that it was from being over filled. The smell continued to get worse so I finally investigated further with my dealer. I was told that the braun mobility corporation had to remove the original Chrysler fuel tank and install a braun fuel tank for the mobility portion of the van to work. The van has a ramp that allows a wheelchair access. The dealer informed me that they have had 9 braun fuel tanks leak due to a warp in the plastic braun tank. My van has never been wrecked, it has always been stored in a garage, it is in almost new condition and is all original. I have never heard of a gas tank not outlasting a car. My intentions are to keep this van for as long as it is practical. The braun conversion is very expensive but is worth almost nothing on the used market. I consider this issue to be worth of a recall . I also consider this issue to be a major life safety concern that needs to be investigated immediatley before somebody dies. The mechanic at the dealer told me not to drive the car under any cirmcumstances until the new tank is installed. The new tank was installed and I noticed it is a totally new and improved design that supposedly doesn't warp. I have written braun through the braun dealer but have given up on getting a response. I understand replacing parts that have normal wear. Transmissions go out, brakes wear out, air filters need changed, engines lose compression over time, spark plugs need replaced, but a gas tank? ive never heard of a gas tank warping and leaking fuel. Am I crazy?.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 05/10/2011

My wifes 2005 town and country stalls driving down the road and almost getting rearended. I have read alot of people are having problems with the fuel tank valve. This has happend several times. I fear she will get into a accedent with my family in the van.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 05/03/2011

Engine stalls five minutes after filling up the gas tank with fuel. This happens every time after a fill-up. The stall can occur while driving at any speed. The root cause is due to a failure of a valve in the fuel tank which is designed to pass gasoline vapors to the evap canister when fuel is added to the fuel tank. During a complete fill-up of the fuel tank, liquid gasoline is passing thru the defective valve into the evap canister. When the evap canister is purged, liquid fuel is sucked into the engine manifold, causing an extremely rich fuel/air mixture. The rich mixture causes the engine to stall. The engine is difficult to restart because of the extra fuel present in the manifold.


 
car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

After every fuel in the last year fuel spits back out at me and all over the ground.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 02/22/2011

My 2004 Chrysler Town & Country minivan stalls everytime after I get gas. I have tried fueling up when my tank is half empty instead of close to empty and nothing seems to make a difference. This is becoming increasingly dangerous as I don't dare drive far after fueling up. One time I was turning the corner and my car died and I could not steer the vehicle and ended up on the wrong side of the road. Thank god no one was on the other side or I would have been in a serious accident and who knows what the extent of the injury would be! I have to make sure I go straight home after getting gas due to the serious of this problem. After I go home and shut the vehicle off and use it the next day it does not stall. I have tried turning the vehicle off after fueling and restarting it and it still stalls. This should not be happening as I only have 60,000 miles on my vehicle and have always maintained it. My dealership is out of business so I can't even address the issue with them. This is extremely upsetting and so aggravating and makes no sense at all. What can I do and who will help me. I am not the only one with this problem , it seems to be widespread. I don't feel I should have to pay for this to be fixed as obviously there is an issue with this model. This has been happening for aproximately 6 to 8 months although it could be longer I have lost track it has happened so often. I have really come to dread when I need gas.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 02/21/2011

I was traveling from PA to palm coast FL and when I was about ten blocks from my destination the car slowed until it was hardly moving and all of the trouble lights lit up on the dashboard. After about fifteen minutes of barely moving it sped up for awhile and then slowed down and the same sequence of events happened. I arrived at my destination and called the local Chrysler dealer and was informed that it would be over a week before they could look at my car. I called my brothers mechanic and drove the car to his shop without any problem. The next day I picked up the car and was informed that the electronic control system which connects the accelerator pedal to the engine via sensors was plugged up with a gooey substance that extended to the engine. He attributed this to the ethanol alcohol which he claimed was a solvent which will dissolve plastic, rubber and certain types of fiber glass and even aluminum. He went on further to say that it probably was caused by a concentration of ethanol in the tanks at the gas stations witch by law has to have 10% but when the tanks are low could be as much as 50%. He remedied the condition by putting a cleaning fluid throughout the whole system and engine. My concern is what if this electronic control had instead of sticking and slowing the car down had stuck when I was doing 70 mph on i95. Remember what happened to the Toyota. It should be noted that a number of small engine manufacturers will not warranty problems caused by the concentration of ethanol. The records show that this has been a continuing problem damaging and even ruing small engines.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 02/16/2011

Vehicle stalls after filling with gas. I understand this is a fuel, vapor, water separator that sits on top of the gas tank. I started having this problem in early 2006. I've put up with it and not left the gas station until the engine was running properly. Once I nearly had an accident when entering an interstate entrance ramp and the vehicle stalled. This is a dangerous situation and should be corrected with a recall. Sometimes it is hard to remember what needs to be done after gassing up.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 02/10/2011

After filling gas tank full the van stalls.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 02/06/2011

Upon filling up the gas tank of my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country the van will stall out shortly after pulling away from the gas station. This happens most of the time and the van has 85k miles on it. After stall, it is a hard restart to get it going again.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 01/16/2011

2004 Chrysler town and country van. After almost every gas fill up, as you pull into traffic, within seconds the vehicle begins to stall, causing it to jerk violently with the engine stopping. Very dangerous in traffic as we were almost in several traffic crashes. Will stall several times in a row. Van will eventually start and will eventually go, usually shaking a few seconds longer. This appears to be a common problem in these vans. Was informed it is related to the vapor/liquid separator valve at the top of the fuel tank. There is not a simple fix except for an expensive replacement of the gas tank. Since this is such a common problem, I feel this is a dangerous defect and should be replaced by a recall. Last incident around January 16, 2911.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 12/22/2010

2005 Chrysler Town & Country. Vehicle stalls after filling gas tank. Was happening intermittently, now more regularly. Most troubling, vehicle often stalls once out in traffic--causing loss of power steering, power brakes, and obviously creating a hazard for other vehicles. Dealer said problem was battery and replaced battery. (did not fix problem. ) dealer claims to never have heard of the problem with the fuel system/tank. Am starting to find others with same complaint.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 12/20/2010

Upon filling up the gas tank of my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country the van will stall out shortly after pulling away from the gas station. This happens all of the time and the van had 113k miles on it when it was purchased. After stall, it is a hard restart to get it going again.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 11/27/2010

The first time, about a half mile after a fill-up while making a right hand turn, the engine died. Re-started without any other problems. Most of the time when this has happened is when making a turn but there has been times when stopped in traffic, the engine dies. Has always re-started. There has never been a failure if the tank is re-fueled to approximately 7/8 full.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 11/02/2010

2004 Chrysler Town & Country stalls and dies after filling up the gas tank. This happens every time we fill up the van. My wife was driving my 3yr old to preschool today and it died on her several times when pulling out into traffic. This is a very dangerous problem. Evidently it is a common issue, and the repair is replacing the entire fuel tank.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

2005 town and country stalls after filling up with gas. Initially problem was infrequent and would happen once every few months. Now it happens after every fill up. Problem has to do with the evap system and the engine taking in gas instead of vapors thru the system. This is very hard to diagnose, and I imagine most shops diagnose it improperly since it would be hard to reproduce. The stalling does not produce a check engine light or any code visible using a generic obd2 code scanner or the Chrysler drb3 diagnostics system. I also imagine most owners don't link the stalling to filling up with gas, it took me several months to figure that out. Stalling happens within 40 miles of a tank fill up. I searched the internet and found dozens of other people complaining about the same problem. The repair is a whole new gas tank with an average repair cost of approx $800. It's a very dangerous problem, the van has stalled with my wife driving on the highway several times while taking my children places.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 09/25/2010

I have a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country with 63,000 miles, 3. 8 l v-6 engine. Serviced by dealer for first 50,000 miles; by reputable local repair shop since. Oil change every 3000 miles, all maintenance as scheduled in owner's manual. For at least the past 3 years, van usually stalls within 1/2 mile of gas station after a fill-up. Usually starts back and idles rough for 30-45 seconds before clearing up. Dealer said they fixed it while under warranty with software update; did not last. This seems to be a problem with several owners. Local repair shop said they were familiar with problem; required fuel tank and sensor to be replaced for several hundred $$$. Seems to be a safety issue that should be recalled and repaired by Chrysler. Problem now occurs with every fill-up.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 08/26/2010

We have a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. Within the past couple years, this car has stalled every couple months. It always happens within minutes of filling the gas tank. After pulling out into traffic, the car will stall and just shut down. Sometimes the check engine light will come on. We turn off the car and restart it, and it seems to run fine after that. We have taken it to the dealer/mechanic 3 times for them to check this problem, but they always tell us they can not duplicate it so they do now know what the problem is. Recently, at 72,000 miles, we replaced the egr valve, and hoped that this might fix the problem. But several days later, the car stalled again. This is a safety issue that should be solved by Chrysler.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 07/30/2010

I have a 2004 Chrysler town and country Mini van. For the last 30,000 miles everytime I fill up with gas the engine will either go through some major hesitations or in many cases it will stall within the first few minutes of driving, or if I have to come to a stop shortly after I refueled. The van will restart, (with some effort) and will not stall again until after the next refueling. Spoke to several mechanics concerning this problem and they indicated that the roll-over switch located in the tank may be defective, may have been splashed/flooded with fuel, or the tank was over filled. To repair the problem I was told I needed to replace the fuel tank since the switch itself is not a serviceable item.

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