1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,248 miles

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problem #8

Aug 292010

Town & Country

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that she was driving when she noticed that the brake lights suddenly illuminated. The next day, the contact was driving into a repair shop when she attempted to stop at a traffic sign but the brakes failed. She was able to detour and drive the vehicle to her residence. A mechanic inspected the vehicle; and stated that a brake line ruptured which caused the failure. The contact called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 54,000.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #7

Mar 012010

Town & Country

  • 91,818 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Town and country. He noticed that the steel brake lines in the rear were covered with rust and caused brake fluid to spray from the brake lines. The dealer was contacted and they stated that they have the brake lines in stock; however, the VIN was not recalled. The vehicle will be repaired. The failure and current mileages were 91818.

- Willowgrove, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 082008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,767 miles
Brake line failure where flexible stainless steel brake lines attach to stell solid lines. Solid lines are corroded where they meet.

- Raymond, NH, USA

problem #5

Feb 082008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,767 miles
Brake line failure where flexible stainless steel brake lines attach to stell solid lines. Solid lines are corroded where they meet.

- Raymond, NH, USA

problem #4

Jan 082008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,800 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied. As of January 10, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact stated that the steel brake lines for the rear brakes rusted which caused brake fluid to spray from the brake lines. As of January 10, 2008, the dealer had not repaired and the manufacturer refused to inspect the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 111,800. Updated 02-19-08 updated 02/19/08

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 092007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,042 miles
As I backed out of my downward sloping driveway the brake pedal went to the floor and it was necessary to apply emergency brake to prevent entry into the street. Visual inspection of the rear brake lines revealed rust/corrosion on both sides of the flexible stainless steel segments which are located about 1 foot to the rear of the ABS module. One of these sections had ruptured causing the loss of braking. I have removed the line from the ABS module and cut it about a foot from the rupture. I have pre-removal pictures of these areas and the affected parts are available. Repairs will be made to both the ruptured line and to the other rear brake line as it looks that one will fail shortly if used.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 032007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,786 miles
On Saturday, March 3, 2007, I experienced a sudden loss of my brakes upon stopping at a stop sign at a four-way controlled intersection. A pick-up truck on my right side had the right-of-way and had begun to proceed through when my 2000 Town & Country lxi brakes failed and went through the stop sign. Fortunately, the other driver was able to stop without incident. I had my minivan towed to our mechanic who found the brake lines were both severely corroded/rusted, one totally through the metal, the other nearly so. Both were replaced at a cost of over $600. The corrosion problem is electrolysis, the result of the joining of two different metals in the construction of the brake lines. This design flaw resulted in a potentially deadly loss of the brakes. My mechanic can communicate his findings if needed to your personnel. The fact that the parts service he uses stocks this item is telling in that there is an apparent need for the replacement of the lines on a regular enough basis to stock the parts. I have contacted daimler Chrysler with this information. I hope something can be done to instigate a recall on this problem as I am concerned about the potential loss of life that could result. 24 hours before this brake failure, I was driving the freeway from milwaukee to oshkosh, Wisconsin and back with my 17-year-old for an appointment at the university of Wisconsin oshkosh for his admission to the music business program in the fall of 2007 semester. We were in blowing snow on a completely snow-covered highway the entire distance. It is truly a miracle that no harm came to anyone. We lost our two oldest sons, as teenagers, in a deadly car crash and would not wish this tragedy on anyone. This was an extremely close call for our family and I hope that no deaths have to occur before this issue is addressed. This design flaw is one that others have experienced as well and deserves close scrutiny. Thank you for any attention to this matter.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country. While attempting to engage the brake pedal it began to tighten and the brake line ruptured. Also, the dealer confirmed that the brake line ruptured. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileage was 57.000. The consumer stated that the most upsetting thing is the treatment he received from the dealer. Updated 07/25/07

- Neshanic, NJ, USA