definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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problem #2

Jan 312003

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
On numerous occasions the vehicle will intermittently fail to shift into O/D. it may drive fine for days and then lock in second gear. Manually changing the gearshift does not override the failure. The onboard computer does not log the failure. It does capture the manual shifting event. The only way to correct the probelm is to turn off the van and start it back up. This could correct it for several days or it may recur withing minutes. Totally random. Occurs at any time, night or day. It often occurs during accellerations following turns. This situation is extremely dangerous especially when accellerating onto the freeway during rushhour traffic. We have to pulloff into the emergency lane, shut off the van, restart it up, and merge back into high speed traffic. It is extermrly frightening for my wife especially while transporting my two young boys. The Chrysler repair shop could not get it to fail and thus nothing was done. Aamco looked at the transmission and indicated the transmission and fluids were fine. They also could not get the transmission to fail.

- Lake Clarke Shores, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 282001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Inside sidewall on left front wheel suddenly split away. On four different occasions while driving the transmission suddenly downshipt without any warning to a lower gear causing the speed of the car to immediately drop from 65-70 mph to 50mph or less and on other occassion the transmission lockup, problem diagnosed as relay control for tcm, replaced, to no avail. Transmission leaks oil and other fluid, replace shat seal, gasket and resealed pan. Replace fuel gas tank to achieve reliable fuel gauge measurement. Steering locks up especially on hard left turn, replace rack and pinion.

- The Villages, FL, USA