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2012 Chrysler Town & Country repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 99 repairs.
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2012 Chrysler Town & Country repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (63%)

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Chart based on 67 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Chrysler Town & Country

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Chrysler Town & Country in Kansas, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

85000 mi

US $150
"leather" seats aren't leather and the vinyl is peeling on driver side 

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2012 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler Town & Country in Nevada, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

55300 mi

US $300
AC lost all ability to cool. Had to replace something (condenser, I think) and recharge the system. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2022
Jun 2015

42000 mi

US $120
Hard and unreliable shifting. The transmission computer was reset which did not help. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Florida, United States
Jun 2016 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

65000 mi

US $200
blowing warm 
Chrysler Town & Country in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Feb 2015

33900 mi
Rear hatch struts replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2017

101000 mi

US $1400
F/R brakes & rotors replaced (first time!) Rear shocks replaced 
Chrysler Town & Country in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

62900 mi

US $2000
Blind spot stopped working. I had to replace the sensors and wiring harness. There was no dielectric grease and the sensors let the elements in. This corroded everything. The backup camera intermittently worked. The seal on that was also bad 
Chrysler Town & Country in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

83000 mi
Blind Spot sensors are not functioning properly. Was told it could be a $1000 to $2000 fix with little or no guarantee it would last more than 3 years. IMO it should be covered under warranty or a recall. Had to turn off Blind Spot Safety. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Colorado, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

38000 mi
Chronic issue with transmission - car stopped driving, stopped in parking lot. It was an ex-rental, never again. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Indiana, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2017
Sep 2015

19000 mi

US $100
No cooling. Dealer found refrigerant low. System checked but no leak found. Refilled by dealer 
Chrysler Town & Country in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

35000 mi

US $100
Several AC parts replaced 
Jun 2018

48000 mi

US $650
new alternator and battery 
Chrysler Town & Country in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2021 - Nov 2021
Nov 2021

76000 mi

US $100
Window regulator front left 
Chrysler Town & Country in Washington, United States
Apr 2018 - Jan 2022
Apr 2021

70000 mi

US $47
Replaced worn/damaged negative battery cable. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2022
Oct 2021

88992 mi

US $448
Replaced spark plugs and 2 failed ignition coils, which gave a check engine light. 
Jun 2022

93500 mi

US $502
Lower ball joints. Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

300000 mi

US $50
After having the van for about a week I noticed van coolant temp was not getting beyond 145-155 degrees. Replaced thermostat which fixed the issue. Unfortunately I believe the van may have been driven for a long period of time in this low temp/rich fueling state as I am getting p420 and p430 CEL codes from the Cats...they could have been fouled by the excess fueling....van runs great though, no loss of power, so I know they are not clogged up. 
May 2018

302000 mi

US $250
After some intermittent signs the previous cpl of weeks the starter finally completely failed. During the previous 2 weeks we had seen some issues but I was unable to officially isolate it to the starter until it completely died. Thankfully I have a relative that's a mechanic and we were able to get it started one last time to get it to the garage and get the starter changed out. 
Jul 2018

307000 mi
Rear rotors and pads...discovered defective caliper which was also replaced. 
Chrysler Town & Country in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

122000 mi

US $250
Repaired [transmission] leak and reprogrammed computer with better throttle response. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Puebla, Mexico
Apr 2014 - Dec 2019
Jul 2016

31500 mi
Electric oil pump problem. 
Sep 2017

37200 mi

Transmission fluid change due to vibration in reverse. Plus scheduled maitenenace. 
Jan 2018

37820 mi
Engine oil leak on the oil radiator 
Mar 2018

48980 mi
Water pump noise. The water pump was replaced 
Chrysler Town & Country in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

53940 mi

C $1400
Rear window defogger problem Replaced rear window Rear Tailgate module replaced 
Chrysler Town & Country in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2021 - Jun 2022
Dec 2021

113000 mi

US $200
Transmission cooling lines replaced due to leak 
Chrysler Town & Country in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Aug 2021
Dec 2014

16000 mi
Bad wire caused the cruise control to stop working. 
Dec 2016

42000 mi

US $150
Parking brake cable snapped and required replacement. 
Jun 2017

48000 mi

US $800
Door lock on driver side sliding door stopped working. Door had to be removed to replace mechanism. 
Jun 2021

102000 mi

US $100
Driver window fell down and required repair. 
Chrysler Town & Country in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2022
Jan 2013

25500 mi
The rear fold down seats are stuck in the down position. The dealership could not fix the problem on first trip and need to have someone from Chrysler come in to fix the problem. Going back next week. The fold away backseat jammed in the down position. The dealership was unable to fix it at the time we brought it in and said they needed to refer to someone else 
Feb 2017

37000 mi

US $100
The GPS navigation and radio unit had to be totally replaced. 730n unit. 
Dec 2017

33000 mi

US $100
Cruise control needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2021

57000 mi

US $220
Discovered a simple recharge or AC unit was not the problem. The lines and the compressor of the rear unit failed. Total cost of repair would have been $3000. Could not afford at this time. 
Chrysler Town & Country in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

11000 mi
update of computer shift points 
Oct 2013

12200 mi
vehicle went to wide open throttle while merging into thruway traffic and stayed in WOT until driver pulled off road and shut down engine with key. no codes, dealer could not replicate. passenger side door not closing or opening properly. Hangs up and moves back and forth. Door handle does not over ride. 
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Passenger sliding door not opening or closing properly 
Apr 2014

21800 mi
Black trim (mastic)around front windows wrinkling Windshield washer fluid warning on all the time. Dealer blamed on the use of RainX Deicer fluid. Sensor and pump replaced under warranty. Passenger side door not opening or closing. jerking back and forth. 
Aug 2014

26600 mi
Mastic cover at front corner of both front door windows wrinkled. Mastic replaced. Passenger side door not opening or closing properly. shuddering. New wiring harness ordered. 
Apr 2015

29500 mi
passenger side door not opening/closing properly. stops halfway jerks back and forth. tries to close when object (person)is in doorway and takes major force to stop. 4th time for this issue drivers door wind noise at top of door. possible not sealing.rear vent window weatherstrip loose. 
Jun 2015

32000 mi
passenger side door not opening/closing properly. stops halfway jerks back and forth. tries to close when object (person)is in doorway and takes major force to stop.5th time for this issue. new complete door mech ordered. center chrysler emblem blue covering fell off. 
Nov 2015

36000 mi
Windshield washer level warning on constantly. 2nd time this has happened. First time was due to use of Rain-X according to dealer. No Rain-X use this time. Both power sliding doors failing to operate. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2018
Sep 2013

21000 mi
Hard shift from reverse to drive. TSB reprogrammed transmission. 
Apr 2014

26800 mi
Outer lense/cover for both exterior mirror turn signal indicators fell off. The complete light assembly for both mirrors was replaced. Automatic headlights intermittently turning off while driving at night. Sensor for lights replaced. Keyless start button intermittently not working. Dealer replaced module. 
Oct 2014

35500 mi
Bluetooth keeps dropping streaming audio signal briefly. Occurs every use, every 5-10 minutes. Dealer tested but couldn't repeat issue. 
Aug 2017

81000 mi

US $360
Lifters making loud clicking sound, determined to be defective. Lifters and camshafts replaced. 
Dec 2017

86000 mi

US $150
Check engine light, triggered by faulty gas cap. Gas cap replaced. Low washer fluid warning light was on but fluid tank was full. Dealer tested system and didn't find what was causing the issue. They said they reset the computer and the light stayed off. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - May 2017
Dec 2016

39060 mi

C $200
Key FOBIK went wonky. Got a new one online & had it programmed by a locksmith. Dealer wanted $350. 
Apr 2017

43400 mi
Corrosion along leading edge of hood. Hood replaced under warranty. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2016
Mar 2012

1000 mi
drivers side power sliding door would not shut drivers side power sliding oor would not shut 
May 2012

3600 mi
drivers side power sliding door would not shut drivers power sliding door would not shut 
Chrysler Town & Country in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

17800 mi
Intermittent rough shifting 1st to 2nd - especially going downhill. It was fixed with a recall/campaign for trans ecu reprogram. 
Aug 2013

24000 mi
Automatic sliding door (minivan) was not opening via remote. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2018
Sep 2012

6000 mi
Rear backup light out. Not bulb, loose wire. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2012

5800 mi
Transmission made gear whine noise upon acceleration. Would occasionally clunk between shifts. 
Aug 2013

15000 mi
Rattle in driver's side sliding door when going over bumps or uneven terrain. Dealer inspected and adjusted door. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

8000 mi
rear hatch not opening fully in very cold weather. Dealer replaced hatch struts. 
Mar 2014

28000 mi
passenger seat squeak - lubricated but the squeak is back 
Chrysler Town & Country in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

29000 mi
Alternator replaced under warranty. The battery light came on a few miles from home. I measured 11.8 volts at the battery with the engine running. I fully charged the battery with a charger before driving it less than 10 miles to the dealer. 
Aug 2014

29700 mi
Loose trim on front passenger seat.  Folding legs on rear seat didn't retract flush when folded. Replaced hood because of paint bubble on hood due to imperfection under paint. 
Sep 2017

87000 mi
Water collected in drivers side headlight. Removed headlight assembly and sealed where halves are joined. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - May 2019
Mar 2013

19220 mi
Gap between drivers door and post.drivers side door was adjusted along with drivers side sliding door. The wind noise still exists and I can feel the cold air along my left side. 
Jul 2013

22100 mi
automatic side door stopped opening. Computer reset fixed them trans thumps into gear hesitates before changing and shudders before changing 
Feb 2014

29140 mi
explained problem to technician before he even tested it he told me he wasn't going to find any thiing wrong with the transmission he said it was an electronic problem and chrysler hasn't come up with a fix yet and there was nothing he cou. 
Aug 2014

36580 mi
transmission thumping into gear when put into reverse when in stop and go traffic 
Chrysler Town & Country in Missouri, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Mar 2013

36000 mi
Driver's side door was not flush with side door resulting in excessive wind noise at high speed. The body shop was able to adjust the doors so that they were flush. 
Chrysler Town & Country in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2016
Mar 2013

7000 mi
Rear seat anchors would not fold with seat stowed. Front passenger seat trim broke and was loose. 
Mar 2014

16000 mi
Seat side panel mounting broke and was replaced under warranty 
Aug 2014

20700 mi
Van would not read keys, thus no start 
Sep 2014

22000 mi
Auto headlight sensor went bad 
Dec 2014

25000 mi
Passenger power seat quit working and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

32000 mi
A/C evaporator needed to be replaced, as it was leaking. 
Chrysler Town & Country in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

56000 mi
Chrysler Town & Country in New York, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2022
Jul 2013

21000 mi
Transmission shift points reprogrammed per recall. 
Mar 2015

50000 mi
Replaced bad right rear wheel bearing 
Dec 2017

106000 mi

US $600
CEL came on, code indicated car not up to operating temperature. Thermostat replaced, coolant flushed, all is well. 
Chrysler Town & Country in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

4700 mi
Rattle in driver side area. It was a loose brakeline. 
Feb 2018

53219 mi
Engine light came on, Error code P0306 missfire #6 cylinder. Dealership replaced cylinder head under warranty. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Aug 2017
Feb 2015

12000 mi
Rattle from right rear cargo area. 

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