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Transmission Failure Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 46 problems related to transmission failure (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 02/25/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler town and country. While driving 25 mph, the transmission made a knocking sound and the vehicle began to independently decelerate upon driving less than 30 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 22,321.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 02/24/2017

Transmission failure.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

The contact owns a 2014 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the wires, wiring harness, and the electronic functions shorted out when the front seats were moved back and forth. The failure of the wires being impacted prevented the seat from moving. In addition, front air bag warning indicators illuminated. The dealer replaced the wires, wiring harness, and additional components four times, but the failure recurred. The contact was unable to move the front driver and passenger seats. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer (steve white motors inc, 3470 us hwy 70 se, newton, nc 28658, (828) 324-4410) for an appointment to repair the failure and to replace the parts a fifth time. The manufacturer provided no solution and mentioned that the vehicle should be taken back to the dealer for another repair. In addition, the transmission failed and was replaced. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and the engine stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred numerous times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000 sg.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while attempting to drive the vehicle, the transmission failed to go forward. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed with an unknown failure on the power train. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 09/17/2009

Faulty transmission. Constantly hard shifts everywhere. Feels like the transmission is going to fall out of the vehicle every time you shift from reverse to drive ,or drive to park, or park to reverse. This is the second transmission on this vehicle. There are only 65000 miles on the vehicle overall. 45000 on this particular transmission. I called Chrysler and all they tell me is that it's out of warranty. It's obviously their inadequate parts and it's just a matter of time before the transmission fails on the freeway and someone gets injured. How many accidents need to happen before Chrysler steps up and puts a good transmission on their vehicles?.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 01/10/2009

Two cases of transmission failure requiring replacement at 41,000 miles and again at 80,000 miles (approximate) requiring extensive cost to repair, and towing cost, rental car cost for 6 days.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 08/29/2006

Bought 2002 t&c ex used from Chrysler dealer in xenia, ohio. All maintenance done by same dealership. Car has 52,000 miles on it. After getting home from vacation transmission suddenly died - no warning. Mechanic found 9 codes and one that referenced no hydraulic pressure. They checked the transmission filter and found it to be clean - transmission failed with less than 65k miles on it. Transmission fluid was a proper levels and was not burnt in any way - still a nice red color. Replaced transmission with a jasper reman with 3 yr/75k miles warranty and that transmission just failed with less than 20,000 miles on it while 60+ miles form home with both of our kids in the car. Luckily we were able to get the car to our destination and not stranded on the highway. This time 3rd gear apparently died and our mechanic mentioned that this is a popular transmission and very popular for failing.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 08/12/2006

41te transmission failure at highway speeds. Potential for accident, luckily none occurred in this instance. Car/occupants left stranded in lane of travel.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 02/12/2006

I have a chyrsler 2001 town and country minivan with 81,000 miles. Experienced a major failure of the transmission on 2/12/06 from western new york to my home in cleveland, OH. Failure occurred outside erie PA on interstate 90 . Had the van towed to Chrysler dealership in erie PA. And then I rented a car to get back to cleveland. Dealership called and said that the output/input shaft had broken and sprayed metal through out the transmission including damage to the transmission case. Dealer stated that the van required a new re-manufactured transmission at $3,800. !! I called Chrysler for assistance because I felt that a vehicle with 81,000 miles on it should not have a major transmission failure like that, and I also felt the cost of the repair was excessive. Chrysler's response was sometimes this happens and there is nothing they can do. Case closed. Even the fact that I have owned 3 Chrysler minivans didn't matter to them. Since the van was 2 hours from my home, I had no other reasonable option but to have the dealership put in the re-manufactured transmission.


 
car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 08/12/2005

The transmission failed suddenly. While at a stop sign the Town & Country van stopped moving. The rpm's went up while pressing the gas, but the van did not move. After further investigation by a technician it was determined that it was related to the transmission. Because of the cost to fix the van, as of 08/15/05, the van is still parked. Someone please help!.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 07/11/2005

(1) I own a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country (with less than 70,000 miles) which I purchased only five months ago. While on vacation far from home, the transmission started whining loudly and shifting roughly. (2) I had the vehicle checked by two different mechanics who both informed me that the transmission was failing. (3) the transmission had to be replaced completely at a cost to me of approximately $2800.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 03/06/2005

My Chrysler Town & Country ltd minivan (bought new in July 2001) suffered sudden and complete transmission failure in March 2005. The "check engine" light had come on one day prior - no time to even schedule for service. A moderately audible whine had been noticed for a month or so prior while driving but had no reason to suspect it was the transmission. Vehicle had been serviced by dealership religiously, including full transmission service as recommended. When the transmission went, it went out with a loud bang - then lost all power. Coasted to the shoulder of the road without incident luckily. The minivan had 49,000 miles on it. Came with all options including towing package, but I never towed anything - no tow bar installed. This does not say much for Chrysler quality. I imagine if I had been towing a boat occasionally the transmission would have failed much sooner. My cost for repairs was about $2,500. I would like to be notified if Chrysler ever steps up to the plate and offers to reimburse those who lost transmissions prematurely. Transmissions should last at least 100,000 miles - I don't care what the warranty says. That is a cop out. Without some reimbursement I will never buy a Chrysler again. This was my first and probably my last.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 03/05/2005

Engine light came on. Had car into repair shop but they could not find problem. After retrieving vehicle and driving home, car bucked and lunged me forward. I was barely able to pull over the side of the highway. Fortunately, no one was following too closely. Had to have car towed as it no longer would move in any gear. Car smelled as if something was burning. Transmission needs replacing. Car just went over 41,000 miles while I was driving it home! will try to see if Chrysler will cover costs, but somehow I think I will be on my own. As many transmission failures as there are documented just on this website, one would think it should warrant an investigation at the very least. I always said I would never buy a Ford. Now I also will never buy another Chrysler. I thought I had purchased a good quality, dependable vehicle. It will be toyotas for me from now on.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 10/15/2004

The check engine light came on on my 2001 Town & Country minivan. The very next day, the transmission failed. I had it towed to my Chrysler dealer, where they told me that the planetary gear had failed causing catastrophic transmission damage, which required $2,700 worth of repairs. The vehicle only had 62,000 miles and had never been used as a tow vehicle. I would like an investigation into why a relatively newer vehicle should have this kind of catastrophic transmission failure at such a relatively low mileage. The vehicle had been dealer serviced.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 09/15/2004

Vehicle stalled, and consumer had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Arriving a tschool the transmission failed in traffic. Had to push it into the parking lot, then called tow truck. Contacted nanufacturer after discovering that this was a very common failure, but not recall item.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 07/28/2004

While driving 40 mph transmission failed .

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 07/26/2004

On Monday, July 26, 2004, while on a Mini-vacation with my family in covington, kentukcy, without warning the transmission failed on our 1998 Chrysler Town & Country xli, which is well kept and has only 63,000 miles. This transmission failure placed my family in danger in a strange city, and required towing to the local dealer and rental of a vehicle to return home to louisville, kentucky, over 100 miles away. Marshall Dodge dealership in covington determined that the transmission required replacement and offer to conduct such replacement for nearly $2,500. Upon further investigation and inquiry, we had the vehicle towed to mr. Transmission to replace the transmission. Representatives at mr. Transmission notified us that this was not an isolated incident, and explained that there is a defective pin in the transmission which commonly works its way out of the housing unit on this vehicle, and destroys the transmission. We replaced the transmission in our vehicle with 63,000 miles at a cost of $1,848. 00, plus vehicle rental charges and dealer fees to determine the problem (an additional $169. 00). I intend to write Chrysler and invite you to contact the manufacturer to contact me. Thank you.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 06/24/2004

While driving 55 to 60 mph,consumer heard a loud unknown sound. Also, transmission indicator light was flashing. While pulling vehicle over consumer noticed vehicle would not accelerate. Vehicle was towed to dealership, and technician determined that transmission failed, and needed to be replaced.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 12/13/2003

At approximately 52,000 the automatic transmission catostrophically failed while driving at 65 mph on interstate 55 near joilet, IL. The failure had the effect of losing all power instantly while surrounded by traffic making it difficult to manuvear the car to the shoulder. The dealership was helpful in getting Chrysler to assume some responsibility by providing a rebuilt transmission at no cost leaving me to pay labor, only. Labor cost was $809. 55.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 12/02/2003

Transmission failed at 66,000 miles in the middle of the highway. Front wheels locked up and was unable to roll into neutral. The wheels gave, after prayer, and the vehicle was able to be rolled to the shoulder. Wheels locked up again once the vehicle was on the shoulder. Vehicle was towed to the nearest Chrysler dealership. Was told it would be necessary to replace transmission. It will cost $3200. Chrysler refuses to grant a "goodwill repair" even though it's due to a technical failure and not a wear and tear or poor service failure. I am in the process of sending a complaint letter to daimler-Chrysler, fox 5 news, and the center for auto safety.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 10/02/2003

While driving the vehicle's transmission failed prematurely without warning. The part was repaired three times. Please provide any additional information.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 02/19/2003

Transmission failed at 74,000, putting a big hole through the transmission case. Transmission was a604. (at 64,000 the transmission cooler lines were replaced because they were leaking. A month later noticed some leakage but dealer couldn't find anything and told us to keep an eye on it, didn't notice anything until leakage and failure at 74,000) also a/c has leak somewhere, would be very expensive to find and fix.

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car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 02/19/2003

1996 Town & Country van - automatic transmission failed.

car image   Transmission Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 09/26/2002

While driving in the passing lane on a thruway, the transmission failed without warning. The consumer was able to pulled over safely. The dealer was notified. Scc.