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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,495 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country drivetrain problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Oct 152015

Town & Country

  • 139,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While shifting gears, the vehicle decelerated independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Belding, MI, USA

problem #36

Mar 232016

Town & Country

  • 110,000 miles
When driving on a flat surface between 35 and 45 mph there is a shuddering/stuttering that happens. It feels like the van does not know whether to speed up or slow down. Sometimes when this happens the vehicle will completely shutoiff/stall causing steering and braking to be reduced. I have to quickly put vehicle in neutral and then restart. If I keep rpms high by staying in a lower gear there is no stuttering/shuddering

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #35

Jan 202016

Town & Country

  • 179,000 miles
While I was driving on the on-ramp to a highway my car hit a bump and lost control and I started sliding. Thankfully there happened to be no one coming. I noticed that when my van stopped halfway in a ditch and halfway on the left lane I went to move my vehicle it wouldn't move so I then noticed it was off but still in drive and the key was still on. So I put it in park and shut it off then turned it back on then was able to proceed driving but since then my esp/bas, and traction control light have been on. After having that happened I had the recall on my van fixed. Well the lights are still there and now the driving is worse. I cant control my steering and they say it is my steering angle sensor. They also say my catalytic converter needs fixed and a PCM flash. Which I don't understand how all these problems started since my ignition unwillingly shut off. I am thinking that caused a power surge, and now its going to cost me $2000 to fix it if not more. My problems now are: 1) misfire in cylinder 4 2) rough idle 3) accelerating slowly while RPM's are above 3000 4) stumbling while driving (shakes or vibrates really bad while in drive/ or putters) 5) esp/bas, traction control, and check engine light illuminated on dash 6) steering wheel shakes from left to right on its own 7) loud engine noise 8) motor shakes 9) ABS reader says to replace steering angle sensor (clockspring) 10) there is more I just cannot think of it right now. This is currently what I have fixed in the last two weeks to see if it helps the problem. 1) oil change (always up to date) 2) spark plugs 3) spark plug wires 4) battery 5) ignition coil pack 6) upstream O2 sensor 7) recall done on win module ignition switch fobik key I have contacted Chrysler to inform them of this and they tell me there is nothing they can do about it and its not a manufacture defect.

- Yarmouth, IA, USA

problem #34

Sep 202015

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Transmission keeps on slipping

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #33

Nov 302015

Town & Country

  • 86,000 miles
Van died while driving on highway. Stopped and restarted. A few minutes later the transmission stopped working (engine running, no power to wheels). Coasted to shoulder and then it started to work again.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #32

Oct 222015

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
My van started making a crunching noise while driving(on a city street), so I took it to my repairman and he said it was a transmission. It hesitates to go into gear and "thunks" while driving. I got it home and it is sitting in my driveway.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #31

Sep 102015

Town & Country

  • 94,000 miles

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

Traveling East on I 180, in left lane ready to turn onto I 80 East, took cruise control off and a loud revving noise occurred, engine shut down. Safely, through built up momentum was able to move across highway to berm off of right lane. Initially thought it might be transmission. Was towed to garage and after initial check, they thought it was a shifting rod. Transmission was removed from car and further testing showed it was the "torque converter". part has been ordered, waiting till part comes in and can be replaced in car. If highway had not been clear behind us at the time of this incident, all 3 passengers in the van would have been killed by oncoming tractor trailers, etc. It was a very stressful moment for all of us.

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #30

Jul 312013

Town & Country

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at 40 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate as it increased in rpms. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #29

Aug 082015

Town & Country

  • 84,000 miles
Slowing down when approaching toll booth at night in main lane when van dies and will not start. Everything went dead (including hazard lights). Lucky we didn't get hit! toll road authority truck pushed me to shoulder. After an about an hour, the van started.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #28

Aug 282015

Town & Country

  • 84,000 miles
Slowing down to turn and van dies (completely dead). Wont restart unless I disconnect battery and reboot system.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #27

Jun 202014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact experienced the vehicle not shifting into park and the contact had to maneuver the key to get the gears to shift into park. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 09/03/15

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #26

May 292014

Town & Country

  • 96,655 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. Once the key was inserted into the ignition, the gear inadvertently shifted into neutral without warning. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 96,655.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #25

Oct 102013

Town & Country

  • miles
Van shuts down while driving. Loses power brakes and power steering. This has happened at least 5 times in past two years.

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #24

Jun 202014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
While driving my car has turned off due to the recall on the win module over 6 times now. Thank god I was driving at a low speed on a side street each time. I lose all power and the vehicle completely turns off. I do not feel safe in this car. I hope your conscience can withstand possible crashes and people losing their lives because your piece of [xxx] company has had over a year to fix this and has not. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bath, NY, USA

problem #23

Apr 052015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 114,600 miles
Transmission failure at stop sign. Very unsafe as I could have been hit by an oncoming vehicle. No warnings. Just a grinding noise and transmission halted. At the stop sign I stopped and then proceeded to accelerate when safe. But transmission failed within 5 feet. The oncoming car had to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting me. I was able to put the vehicle in park and push back. This occurred at New Jersey mount laurel at centerton square shopping mt laurel NJ at end of the parking lot in front the dsw shoe store. Car was maintained perfectly at the dealership [xxx] at lumberton NJ. All service records are available. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Brownsmills, NJ, USA

problem #22

Aug 152014

Town & Country

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While attempting to start the vehicle, the gear shifter failed to shift into the drive position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system, air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Green Wood, IN, USA

problem #21

Feb 012015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Our vehicle has front wheel bearings that are failing. We found that, unbeknownst to us, Chrysler had extended the warranty on this part of the vehicle to 5 years or 90,000 miles. We currently have approximately 71,000 miles on the vehicle and our wheel bearings are bad. We have been told by both Chrysler and the dealer that we are sol because it was not a recall, but an extended warranty. Never mind that our vehicle was purchased after the extended warranty was announced/ the issue was known to the dealer and we have put minimal miles on the van in the 3.5 years we have owned it.

- Anoka, MN, USA

problem #20

Mar 142014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to wireless ignition node module detents recall notice. The consumer stated the vehicle shut off. The key fob was replaced. Also, the vehicle had a small transmission leak.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #19

Jun 022014

Town & Country

  • 65,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The contact would have to put the vehicle in neutral and restart the vehicle. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 65,000.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #18

Oct 092014

Town & Country

  • 48,470 miles
It would seem, that a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country touring with only 48,000 miles on it would not need a new transmission. It is driven by a senior who does not "abuse" its' use. Car developed a "whirring noise" and after 4 different auto mechanic shops' (including the dealer where it was purchased) opinions, they all told me a new transmission was needed. I am now $3, 700 + poorer!

- Greenville, MI, USA

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