Transmission Noise Problems of Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 20 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler Town & Country based on all problems reported for the Town & Country.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 06/29/2018

At 106000 miles, the transmission went out making a loud noise. According to the mechanic making the repair, the parts inside the transmission were completely disintegrated.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 01/03/2018

Don't get me wrong I love my Chrysler t&c lx stow and go. I only have 4 problems with it. This one is for the transmission and it scared the living crap out of me! last night on my way home on the highway I went to pass a semi and got about half way around it and my check engine light came on and I heard a loud whinning noise and next thing you know my rpm were full blown and I was not gaining speed I was stuck and no where to go as car was approching a head on collision I had to slam on my brakes and pray no one was coming up behind us and get back behind semi!! he was blowing his horn and I was freaking out. I mad it safely behind semi with seconds to spare before me and my 2 daughters would have been dead or smashed into trees. I pulled over and after catching my heart and putting it back in my chest got out and checked tranny fluid it was full as it is sitting there whining I could not imagine what was going on. I got in and it took a bit for it to kick in gear but it did . Than it slightly slipped in 3rd on way home still whinnging. I went to auto zone this morning while still whinnning and slipping here and there and had codes read transmission malfunctioned. And gears 1 and 3 malfuntioned totally defects somewhere. Still searching for answers!!.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 08/27/2017

Transmission failure while in motion on city street. Loss of control and nearly missed collision with inanimate object on side of road. Parked and remained in drive with foot on break continued to fault periodically (clunking noise and rpm dip). Turned off car and no issue upon restart, drove 5 minutes and issue re-occurred. Had it towed to mechanic who didn't note the issue at first as car resumes normal operation upon restart. Next day reported to me it was a transmission failure and a new one was needed. This was second occurrence initially one incident at 90k miles. But couldn't reproduce failure. Continued to drive until second more event listed here.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

My van started making a crunching noise while driving(on a city street), so I took it to my repairman and he said it was a transmission. It hesitates to go into gear and "thunks" while driving. I got it home and it is sitting in my driveway.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 12/12/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler town and country. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and a loud noise emitted from the front end of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle accelerated after the accelerator pedal was depressed with excessive force. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The contact was a certified mechanic and discovered that the transmission failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

Transmission makes noise at 16mph Chrysler is aware of the noise. Chrysler states that they do not have "fix" for it at this time. This is not acceptable to me as a customer of Chrysler. Thank you.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 11/12/2010

68 mph on highway- rush hour traffic- loud noise- van just stopped. No lights, warning, etc. Transmission completely destroyed. Thankfully the kid behind me swerved well. Bruises from seatbelt & face to knuckles due to sudden stop- chyrsler & NHTSA know all about the 41te defective trannys- are you going to wait until someone or many die? 2nd tranny to fail in same manner.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 02/04/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler town and country. While driving 65 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and pulled the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to his residence and a mechanic stated that the transmission failed. The dealer stated that there was no recall and would have to be repaired at the owner's expense. The vehicle is currently being repaired by a certified mechanic. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 12/08/2005

Driving normally, heard grinding noise as I stopped for a red traffic light. Light turned green, stepped on accelerator to go and transmission would not respond. Could not put auto into park position. Two lights came on, the engine and the transmission throttle indicator. Called Chrysler roadside service and waited for an hour before tow truck arrived. Auto was towed to new smyrna beach dealership. Was told it was to late to get anything done that day(3:00-3:30pm). Was given a rental car to get home. That was on 12/08/05 and it is now 12/09/05 at 1:00pm and I have had no response from the dealership service dept. I will be calling them after I file this complaint to find out the status of my car repair. I went online to find out there was a recall on this make of car for similar problems. I would like to know why I was not informed of this recall?.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 12/13/2004

My 2001 town and country has 46, 000 miles. With no prior warning it suddenly lost power and was unable to accelerate. A loud whining sound was heard. By the time I coasted into my neighborhood I had no power. Vehicle towed to dealership 2 days ago. Warranty up 2 months and 10000 miles ago. Was told probably would need new transmission. $1900 best scenario/$3300 worse case. Will not find out for 2 more days. Why would a car with 46000 miles need a new transmission. Other things that have happened that I haven't even ventured to get fixed due to financial issues include: back power latch will not work. I sometimes can't even get the hatch open manually. The sliding doors make an ungodly grinding noise when they open and close; my radio was replaced after approximately 11000 miles because it was short circuiting out the electrical components in the dash; I also had to have the front rotors replaced at 11000 miles(they were defective). Also, my front drivers seat power adjustments are broken( god know how much that would cost me to get fixed) my brakes have never felt "right" my husband hates to drive the van because it feels like the brakes are too soft and won't engage when needed. I have had them replaced at a different shop at 36,000 miles though I truly feel it is a mechanical flaw. Despite more times then I care to say of bringing it in to be checked the car still pulls to the right. Nothing has helped this matter. I guess the big thing that gets me is the transmission issues. I am truly discouraged. A 30000 dollar vehicle should not have these problems. I thought I was getting a higher end quality vehicle for $30000 but I guess all I got was an expensive lemon that I am stuck with because I still owe 2 years on it. Obviously by all the reports I have read the transmission is a big problem. Chrysler should own up to these problems and fix them for their customers or soon they won't have any customers left.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 10/09/2004

Transmission failed at 38,048, car had to be towed, as it was a sat, before a trip we took it to a transmission shop, hoping it was a simple fix from the codes. The transmission had to be rebuilt but I felt it qualified for "if you have an emergency and you have to get a repair from other than an authorized dealer. . . ", Chrysler said this only is for things like batteries or water pumps even though these little details are not stated in the 7 year/ 70,000 mile warranty. In a rude phone message I was told, (after appealing to Chrysler for reimbursement under warranty), that they would pay $1. 000 and that was there final offer and that the van was not under warranty, which it is. I hate this car and if we did not have it equipped with hand controls and a scooter lift for my husband(part of the need for a immediate repair) I would sale it. It was also in 4 times for the non-functioning automatic passenger door latch; to have a battery replaced(29,583 miles); fuel tank; power steering hose; and it still makes a rubbing sound at low speeds that they have never been able to identify(in 2x for that noise). I think Chrysler should honor their warranty but I feel at a loss to fight them. I will try to let it be known where I can the details of the situation.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 04/13/2004

While driving consumer heard a loud winding noise coming for the transmission. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The day after the vehicle was purchased the transmission emitted a whinning noise. When the consumer check the transmission fluid noticed that it was about one quart low. The dealer refused to provide and assistance.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 03/07/2004

When driving over 25 mph transmission made a loud noise. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 02/15/2004

2002 tc minivan driving on freeway and transmission stopped. Hit gas but won't move. Towed to dealer. 33,000 miles, 16 mos . Also, power side door and tailgate will not open with buttons, at first only when cold but now never works. Needed front and rear brakes at 25,000 miles, rear still makes grinding noise.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 12/06/2003

My 2001 Chrysler town and country van lost its transmission at 75000 miles. No warning lights or noises or bumps in the gears, just gone at a red light in busy traffic!! estimated cost to repair this is $1500. 00 which I don't have at the moment!!.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 12/22/2002

Consumer stated that while driving at any speed and without warning the transmission will start to make a winding noise causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified. Ts.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 04/20/2002

While driving 10 mph there was a loud noise coming from under the hood and vehicle started to slow down. Vehicle was towed to dealer, the transmission needs to be replaced.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 09/23/2000

Purchased vehicle with 52,037 miles. At 65,000 miles took vehicle in for routine transmission service at local Chrysler dealer for fluid and filter change. Service technician advised metal debris noted in transmission fluid pan, keep an eye on it. At 78,350 miles with no prior drivability problems, trans became difficult to engage any drive gear, accompanied by loud gear noise- no malfunction lights illuminated. At repair facility, was told fluid pan full of metal; final drive mechanism destroyed. Routine locally driven only, no abuse. Shop changed trans with factory reman. Unit at cost of $2,780. 00; 3/36 warranty. Local dealer suggested contacting Chrysler hq. , no warrantee or compensation applicable. Felt this warrented some compensation, many similar cases are out there for these minivans. Contacted wa. St. Atty. General's consumer affairs office, receptionist answering call had same experience! no action resulted, vehicle out of warrantee. Now Chrysler has 7/70 coverage. Older transmissions are notorious for early failure under normal driving conditions and maintenance. Request inquiry, possible recall action. Failure on the highway may result in drivetrain malfunction and possible injury. Thank you.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 07/25/2000

The awd drive component of our vehicle is causing problems, and I am concerned that there may be a safety aspect. There is squealing noise at low speed, a roar at high speed and poor gas milage for this type of vehicle. It feels as if something is bound up in the transmission and I am concerned that something could break loose and enter the passenger compartment. The dealership agrees that there is a problem with the vehicle, but Chrysler refuses to acknowledge the problem and asserts that it is a characteristic of the vehicle.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 11/14/1998

The consumer has been experiencing problems with automatic transmission. While driving they hear a loud banging noise and lost all transmission power. The manufacturer has been contacted.

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