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7.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$431.00
Average Mileage:
42,489 miles
Total Complaints:
20 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. brake pads and rotors were replaced (13 reports)
  2. class action! anyone? please? (2 reports)
  3. learn to fix your own brakes!!! (2 reports)
  4. solution would be to crash this P.O.S. into a tree (2 reports)
  5. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Chrysler Town & Country brakes problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #20

Aug 012014

Town & Country Limited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

POS brakes are going out again. This time it's the front. I already had to have my rear brakes completely re-done. I don't drive the vehicle a lot either.

- , Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #19

Aug 142014

Town & Country Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,500 miles

Brake issue with this van is crazy to say it simply. Bought this 2008 T&C used from a dealer in July 2012, with about 55k miles - they just performed "extensive brake work" prior to me purchasing.

Earlier this year, had brake issues and had all rear brake system parts replaced at about 75k miles at a cost of about $450! Few weeks after replacement the brakes still hadn't "adjusted" so took back to my mechanic, and they change a caliper due to it be a defective part - free of charge.

Now, currently with 87k miles, steering wheel begins to shake upon braking - all I hear is $ cha-ching cha-ching $, take into my mechanic today for regular oil change & check of this annoyance. Yep it's the brakes AGAIN!

2 years - 30k miles and 3 major brake repairs is simply unacceptable! I have owned many of vehicles, and over a longer stretch of time have had NO brake repairs. Brakes aren't something you can ignore when they go bad, so what's a mom to do but pony up and get it fixed.

- , Saline, MI, USA

problem #18

Feb 152012

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

I had to replace the brakes on this vehicle for the first time at 23000 miles. I made my complaint on mycarstats.com because that's the website I found at the time. There are now over 260 brake complaints on that website for the same blasted issue and Chrysler's fix was to have us take it to a dealer to "fix" the brakes and giving us a $50 cut in price which is laughable considering it cost $300 plus for 99% of the people that had it fixed. What the heck is it going to take before Chrysler actually does something about these blasted vehicles? Most would say get rid of it. Well, when you're a single parent with an income on the lower end of $20k, that's not such an easy proposition, especially when they inflated the price before selling it. I will NEVER purchase another Chrysler vehicle and I want the issues with my current vehicle fixed considering I'm still paying on the blasted loan for a vehicle that is undrivable at the moment. TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE brake complaints on that other site and NOTHING has been done. I even tried to get it declared a lemon and couldn't.

- , Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Nov 252013

Town & Country Touring 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Chrysler engineers designed the brake rotors too small, to help shave weight anywhere they could for gas mileage. I fixed the problem by installing cross drilled and slotted brake rotors, and upgraded the pads from ceramics to semi metallic pads. Three years of hard Atlanta driving, and I'm just now slapping another set of Bendix global semi metallics on the wife's van. No warping, no accelerated pad wear, it stops like it should. Happy wife, happy life!

- , Canton, GA, USA

problem #16

Jul 282009

Town & Country Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,566 miles

Replaced front pads and rotors at 11,954 miles; replaced front pads, turned rotors at 19,540 miles; replaced rear pads at 22,081 miles; replaced front pads at 29,323 miles; replaced front calipers at 37,335 miles; replaced rear pads, resurfaced rotors, & replaced rear calipers at 53,651 miles; replace front pads and resurface rotors at 62,566 miles; replace rear pads at 74,xxx miles (having last one done today) WTH!!!!! All this was done at my dealer and I have all the paperwork substantiating it!

Shouldn't this be a class action against either Chrysler or the dealer? It's like I can't drive over 10,000 miles without having to replace brake pads!!! I wish I hadn't bought this van. :(

- , Kirkwood, MO, USA

problem #15

Oct 052013

Town & Country Tourning 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,945 miles

I have a 2008 Town n Country Touring, it has today 41950 miles on it, THIS IS THE 4TH SET OF BRAKES I'VE PUT ON THIS VEHICLE. I KNOW HOW TO DRIVE A VEHICLE AND IN ALL MY LIFE, I HAVE NEVER, NEVER REPLACED BRAKES ON MY VEHICLES AS MANY TIMES AS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS CRAP, I BELIEVE CHRYSLER OWES US MONEY BACK AND FIX THE CRAP WITH THIS VEHICLE AND I AM CALLING CORP OFFICES, I AM FED UP WITH THIS PIECE OF SCRAP METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 252013

Town & Country Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

So, this was the THIRD time this van needed the brakes and rotors replaced in THREE years. Additionally, it needed new brake hoses because there was apparently a kink or something in the hoses that was causing the brake fluid to clog up. I don't know, Midas probably saw me coming a mile away. This van is a piece of junk, though, so I'm never surprised when it needs repairs.

- , Fishers, IN, USA

problem #13

Sep 132012

Town & Country Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

My van had just had the brakes and rotors replaced in 9/2012 when they started squealing AGAIN. I'm not a driver who slams on the brakes, zooms between stop lights, and races through city streets. I do mostly city driving, though. However, I expect my brakes and rotors to last longer than 12 months and 15,000 miles. This was the second time in A YEAR the brakes and rotors needed replaced. Very frustrating!

- , Fishers, IN, USA

problem #12

Sep 152010

Town & Country Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

We bought this van in early July 2010 and just over a month later, the brakes started squealing like crazy. I took it to Midas and they said the front rotor needed replaced along with front and rear brake pads. I thought perhaps the previous owner had driven it roughly and the problem would be solved. This was just the beginning of the many brake problems we've encountered.

- , Fishers, IN, USA

problem #11

Aug 302012

Town & Country LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,345 miles

My car has just over 76,000 miles on it and I have replaced the front and rear brakes for the third time just now. I am averaging around 20,000 miles between brake jobs. This is my third Chrysler minivan and my last. As soon as this van is paid off I am dumping it for a Honda.

- , Westford, MA, USA

problem #10

Mar 012011

Town & Country Touring 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rotor replacements. Brakes and rotors are going out 6-9 months. The rotors warp. Now it is a convenience issue. Dealer forgot to call Chrysler for authorization for payment, so I had to pay for the labor portion of the warrantied rotors.

- , Arvada, CO, USA

problem #9

Jun 152010

Town & Country Touring 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Chrysler started to pay for rotor and brake replacements. Brakes and rotors are going out 6-9 months. The rotors warp. Now it is a convenience issue.

- , Arvada, CO, USA

problem #8

Oct 042010

Town & Country Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

DON'T BUY CHRYSLER, IT'S ALL CRAP! Brake job needed at 22,000 miles, the tranny shifts funny, electrical, its a real piece I hate it.

- , Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #7

Feb 022010

Town & Country LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,542 miles

Went to Tire Kingdom to check the squealing noise that I have had since I got the vehicle new. It seemed to get much worse. They put the car up and called me in the back to look at the damage to all the brakes. replace everything. 2 months later Chrysler did a recall on the brakes, but only reimbursed me for the front brakes. 20000 miles later I am forced to get my back brakes done again because a bracket is not working properly. Called Chrysler Customer service and was told, that because I had an independent fix my brakes the last time, they would not cover it, even though the brackets are original to the vehicle, and the Chrysler service department said the cause of everything else wearing out was because of the brackets.

This was my 4th Chrysler/Dodge Minivan and my last. Goodbye Chysler.

- , Ludington, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 062010

Town & Country V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

This is the SECOND time the pad wore down. The first time was at 12k miles. At 36k the rotors were also worn and it was just outside the 3 year warranty (which doesn't normally cover brakes but because of the number of problems with brakes in T&C the first time the dealer offered to fix it, at 12k miles) . This time at 36k miles the basic warranty was out and the dealer wouldn't touch it so I called Chrysler. They were very nice and quick to replace the pads with a higher quality pad but they resurfaced the rotors, which I wish they would have replaced. We are at 66k miles now and the brakes are the least of our worries!

- , Dublin, VA, USA

problem #5

May 092011

Town & Country Limited 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

Same story as everyone else. Couldn't believe front brake pads were completely worn out...uniform wear pattern...but down to metal on metal with the rotors in less than 25k miles. I purchased the best ceramic replacement pads I could buy....and they lasted about the same amount of time. In all cases, they are wearing evenly...just wearing out way too fast. I'm now on my third set. At least with the ceramics, they chrome rims don't look like crap with black brake dust as they did with the initial OEM pads.

- , Franksville, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 072010

Town & Country Limited 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,529 miles

3rd set of rear rotors and brake pads and the car is not even 3 yrs old. Not the end of the story.

- , Bow, NH, USA

problem #3

Nov 272009

Town & Country Limited 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,252 miles

I will say that since the 12 month/12,000 mile bump to bumper was still in the recent past, the dealership covered it under warranty. If only we knew....

- , Bow, NH, USA

problem #2

Sep 092009

Town & Country Touring 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,100 miles

It's amazing Dodge is still in business. I purchased this T&C new in 2008 because of the lifetime warranty. Well, they've figured out a way to get your money. Lousy, crummy, POS brakes that need to be replaced every 12K miles. And guess what, not covered under the warranty! The first time I had just over 12 miles and they wanted me to pay almost $400 just for pads. I laughed out loud. The dealership offered to pay for them under a "good faith" warranty because they wanted my business. Well guess what? Another year and 12K miles later, front brakes and rear pads and rotors. Almost $600 bucks and no "good faith" warranty this time.

They know there is a problem with the crap they're building and they want be to keep putting the same crap on the car. I learned how to do the brakes with the help of a friend. $225 for front and rear pads and rotors. Stop throwing your money away!!!

- , Lynn, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032010

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

My 2008 Chrysler Town and Country(Touring model) van's brakes were beginning to rub and squeal so I took them to my mechanic who told me the front brakes would have to be completely rebuilt even though the car only had 24000 miles on it. When he looked up the vin number he said there was a recall on the brakes. When I contacted Chrysler to find out why I was not notified of this serious issue the customer service rep. stated the recall only covered 1 year leases and less than 12,000 miles. More recently Chrysler expanded the recall to cover a second year (which I miss by a few days). If Chrysler knows there is a problem with their brakes, then they need to stand behind their product and and pay for the fix. A complete brake overhaul at 24000 miles is ridiculous.

- , Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA

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