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CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY Problems with Unknown Or Other

 
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2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (835 Complaints)
Date reported Jun 10, 2011
Location CRESTLINE, CA
Manufacturer CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Vehicle 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Not Specified
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Complaint - Unknown Or Other

DRIVING MY CAR HOME I PULLED OVER IN A TURN OUT TO MOVE SOMETHING IN THE REAR COMPARTMENT THAT WAS MAKING NOISE. THAT TOOK APPROX. 30-45 SECONDS UNTIL I WAS BACK IN THE DRIVERS SEAT. I SMELLED WHAT I THOUGHT TO BE A FOREST FIRE. IT SMELLED LIKE WOOD OR TRASH BURNING, NOT A VEHICLE SMELL OF OIL, GAS, RUBBER BURNING ETC. I THEN SAW SMOKE COMING UP THROUGH THE CARPET AND FLOOR MAT OF MY FRONT PASSENGER FLOORBOARD. THIS DIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME, SO I QUICKLY LOOKED AT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WHICH HAD NO INDICATION OF ENGINE TROUBLE OR OVERHEATING. SO I IMMEDIATELY REVERSED THE CAR TO SEE IF THERE WAS VEGETATION UNDER WHERE I HAD PARKED AND THERE WAS NOT. SO I PULLED BACK INTO THE LANE STILL NOT REALIZING THAT MY CAR WAS ON FIRE. AS SOON AS I PULLED OUT AND ACCELERATED IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT MY CAR WAS ON FIRE. THANK GOD THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE EXIT TO PULL OFF OF THE HIGHWAY. I WENT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OFF RAMP, PUT THE CAR IN PARK, POPPED THE AUTOMATIC OPENER FOR THE REAR DOOR AND TURNED THE ENGINE OFF. LUCKILY I HAD A FIRE EXTINGUISHER. SO I READ THE DIRECTIONS VERY QUICKLY AND PULLED THE PIN. THEN I PULLED THE LATCH FOR THE HOOD COMPARTMENT AND WENT TO OPEN THE HOOD. AS I LIFTED THE HOOD I SAW FLAMES SHOOTING UP FROM BEHIND THE ENGINE ALONG THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FIRE WALL OF THE VEHICLE. I USED MY FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES BUT IT RAN OUT AND THE CAR WAS STILL SMOKING AND SMOLDERING. I THEN DIALED 911 FROM MY CELL PHONE AND LUCKILY A CHP WAS ONLY A MINUTE AWAY AND CDF WAS ONLY SEVERAL MINUTES BEHIND HIM. CDF CONTINUED TO HOSE THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FROM BOTH ABOVE AND UNDERNEATH. I HAD THE CAR TOWED TO MY LOCAL MECHANIC AND HE CAN'T DETERMINE A REASON THAT THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE. THE ONLY DAMAGE WAS THE INSULATION TO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FIRE WALL AND TWO SPARK PLUG WIRES WERE PARTLY BURNED. FARMERS INS. CO. NOR THE MECHANIC CAN DETERMINE ANY CAUSE.

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