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2006 Chrysler Minivan - oil consumption - time is running out

For the past several oil changes, I've noticed that my 2006 Chrysler Town and Country is consuming oil. The van has 31k miles on it. For every 3k miles, it burnt off just under a quart.

I have 2 months left on the manufacturer's warranty (bumper to bumper) and was hopeful someone could point me in the right direction. Doesn't appear to be any TSB out there for this problem. Should I be concerned? Thank you in advance.


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  • Greg Galla Jan 19, 2009

    Thank you! Appreciate the advice

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    My 2006 Chrysler Town and Country with 3.8l engine and 34,000 miles burns a quart of oil every 3,000 miles. I just took it to the dealer and was told that was within normal tolerance. Norman

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I have a 2005 town and country and it also uses about 1 qt every oil change...don't know why

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    I have an 05 Town and Country that is using 2.5 -3 quarts every oil change. The Dealer says, "Normal", but I say they're smokin crack! I've been turning wrenches too long to buy this BS. Hmmm, do you think that the van is slightly over the warranty by 1,000 miles has anything to do with this? By the way, I started informing the Dealer of this at 65,000, when I noticed the van using oil, but no leaks. I change this van's oil like clock work 3,000 or 3 months using Valvoline Synthetic 5w30 per specifications, and I have NEVER lost an engine, or had one consume oil from Valvoline products, so don't tell me it's the oil. I have several other Chryslers using Valvoline, yet no consumption,smoke, or problems, Anyone got an answer? Please advise.



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I do not believe there is a fix by Chrysler. My van has 50000 and seems oil consumption is getting worse. It is either past the valve seals or the piston oil control ring. I believe Chrysler KNOWS ALL ABOUT THIS! If you google search this there are to many complaints! 1 quart every 3 thousand miles is not exceptable unless you are driving a model T!

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  • tpace1972 Dec 30, 2010

    I guess my 2008 with a 3.8 uses a qt every 1000 to 2000 miles its junk


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Unless there is a visible oil leak, the dealer will tell you that it is normal. it has to consume more than a quart for it to be consider abnormal.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • thomasa20 Jul 06, 2011

    My 2008 Town and Country the last 2 oil changes is using oil at about 2.5 every 6000 miles.I use Castrol 5w20, Valvoline, Mobile 1, and when my machanic does it, Royal Purple and they are ALL FULL SYNTHETIC. I contacted the dealer today (7/6/2011) and he tried to tell me because it isn't being changed more than every 3000 miles, that's why. I tolkd him that I never heard of this and he said oh yes. The shame of this whole thing, there is no one to help you and I make some kind of diffderence. I'm just glad that I decided from 4000 miles on this van I switched to FULL SYNTHETIC


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I have a 2009 T & C and it burns 3 quarts of oil every 4,000 miles. Prior to this van I had a 2003 C & T and it wa perfect,didn't burn any oil. Took my new van to dealer and said everything was fine. Yea OK This is the last T & C I buy,thats for sure.

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