1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX from North America
A Money pit!!!
Crazy windshield wipers, they came on all the time by themselves. Dealer replaced something, but it was too late. wipers moving across a dry windshield cause scratches which the dealer does not care to know about.
It Has stalled ever since the fuel rail recall. Had to have it towed once and they could never find the problem. The Galloway, NJ dealership can never replicate any of the problems, they just try to sell me a new one. I bought a 7 year 100,000 mile warranty that covers nothing!
The front end makes noise and wobbled for 2 years before I took it someone else, it still acts funny. Chrysler could never find the problem.
The service engine light is on, won't go out, everything has been checked. It is serviced every 3,000 miles with synthetic oil.
The interior rear cracked, the right passenger door mechanism had to be replaced, it wouldn't work and that door sticks all the time.
After 1 year some cooling hose broke.
After 3 years the transmission lines leaked. The Head gasket valve cover leaks. The rear main seal leaks.
The front lights are all fogged from the inside, almost as if they are scratched from the inside, so they look bad.
The rubber gaskets on the door constantly fall down.
I will never buy another chrysler product. I had the cirrus before, the trans went at 45,000 miles. The front ball joint cracked off at 20,000 miles. The dealer said they never heard of that happening before, 2 months later it was recalled for that very same problem. They cannot be beat for style and comfort, but they are the most unreliable vehicles I ever drove.
They cannot be beat for style and comfort, but they are the most unreliable vehicles I ever drove.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd March, 2004
16th Mar 2004, 09:31
We too have a 1997 T&C LXi with lots of problems. I would be curious to hear from others with these problems.
Brakes replaced several times. A loud creaking noise from under body when hitting bump, sharply turning, etc. Failed transmission lines. Failed starter. One sliding door lock only works manually. Replaced front struts. Tensioner faulty and belt slips off when it gets wet. Service Engine light stays on - they don't know why. Failed power steering pump.
Main concern right now is the loud creaking noise from under the vehicle - worried about safety..
17th Mar 2009, 13:12
I have 1997 T&C LX with creaking underneath. Mechanic just said it was my coil springs because they are still original ones. Just rusty, not going to fail, he sprayed WD-40 all over them, now they're quiet.