More reliability issues from Chrysler
By Craig on
2001 Chrysler Town and Country Limited Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
The good news is that we haven't had any problems with the motor or transmission. Maybe Chrysler has figured out how to make the basics reliable. The bad news is that electrical problems started early and have become very expensive post-warranty. The heated seats took 3 visits before they got working (very slowly relative to the ones in competitors cars). Auto doors, auto thermostat, A/C, fans, instrument cluster -- all these items have had trouble. I suspect a base Dodge Caravan may run well, but once you add the goodies you can expect frequent visits to the shop. This was our second and last Chrysler, and given similar problems with our current Chevy, we're done with American cars.
In 2001 this car had many unique goodies: lots of power outlets, movable center storage, rear power lift gate, 3- zone auto climate control. All these features have since been eclipsed.
The three zone climate control doesn't really keep a constant temp. As the outside Sun & temp change, you need to change the setting, and that means changing all three zones individually. If the power doors aren't fully closed or open the remote buttons don't do anything.