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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,859 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 55)

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problem #1078

Jun 262015

Town & Country

  • 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 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #1077

Jul 142014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #1076

May 162015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Dunn, NC, USA

problem #1075

Jan 052016

Town & Country

  • 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 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #1074

Jun 272016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 208,000 miles
I have a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. My VIN number is [xxx]. I had the recall (R03 / NHTSA 14V-373) done to my vehicle that when driving the vehicle just turns off and steering locks. So I took my vehicle in for repair of this recall however, it still does the same thing. Whenever driving it turns off and locks wheel which in several instances me and my family could have been involved in an accident. I also let a friend borrow the vehicle and it did the same thing to him. Now I took it back to the dealership which is Jeep Chrysler located at 55 w I 240 service rd, Oklahoma city, ok 73139. They stated the codes did not show a module repair and they could not replicate the problem. However, this is the same issue as before. They supposedly replaced the module and the key fobs before during the recall repair. They wanted me to pay and authorize a two hour diagnostic for a problem that should have already been repaired. This has been an ongoing problem with this vehicle since I purchased it. However, when I first went in 2011 and addressed the issue with Jeep Chrysler organization. They stated they could not duplicate the problem. However, years later now that a recall for the same issue that was reported by me previously, they tried fixing it. Attached is the recall for this problem. Even after they allegedly repaired this problem, it still does the same thing as before turns off, so the problem was not fixed correctly. Now they are wanting me to pay for further testing of my vehicle before they will repair the issue. It is a true safety hazard and could lead to serious injury. I also have witnesses who have noticed this problem that they claim they can't duplicate at the shop. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1073

Jun 302016

Town & Country

  • 31,444 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. On several occasions, the vehicle became difficult to start. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the repair failed to remedy the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the starter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 31,444.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

problem #1072

Jun 102014

Town & Country

  • 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 (air bags and electrical system). The contact stated that the part for the repair was on back order for an extended period of time. The contact stated that the key was difficult to turn over to start the vehicle. At times, the vehicle was unable to start. The dealer was unable to provide the part for longer than two years. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1071

Jul 012015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the repair wait was excessive. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was unavailable.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #1070

May 082015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Zephyrhill, FL, USA

problem #1069

Jun 012016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair ignition switch recall.

- York, NE, USA

problem #1068

Jun 222015

Town & Country

  • 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 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution connect.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #1067

Jun 102016

Town & Country

  • 70,010 miles
When on the road in warmer weather everything is fine and then all electrical components stop working windows, air conditioner, speed control, radio, not sure what else. All idiot lights come on, wipers come on and wont stop until key is in off position or if you keep driving it will eventuality come to normal but until it does, no windows, no ac makes it a hazard in traffic at temps around 100 degrees. Makes one wonder what will happen next because it gets real hot in the car real fast and it works on your mind. When the weather is cool it hardly ever happens but when it does occur its for a shorter time. Headlites say on but I'm not sure about the brake lites and turn signals.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #1066

Jun 162016

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle had a strong hesitation. The check engine warning light randomly illuminated and the vehicle stalled numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic twice who replaced the egr valve and vacuum line. The dealer also completed a manufacturer recall repair for the ignition switch; however, the vehicle continued to hesitate. While driving less than 15 mph, the vehicle independently surged forward at a high rate of speed and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The contact sustained a whiplash. A police report was filed. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1065

May 272016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair faulty ignition switch recall notices.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #1064

Jun 062016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
During low speed, right hand turns on city streets our 2008 Chrysler Town and country has lost all power, including power brakes and power steering. This happened twice in 2015 prior to the NHTSA recall no. : 14V-373 / manufacturer recall no. : R03 being addressed and has now happened twice in 2016 on the same day. The dealership after a week of periodically driving the vehicle to try and recreate the issue, claims that they are unable to address the issue because the on-board computer has not logged a diagnostic code to replace a specific part. This vehicle is no longer safe for my family and am escalating the issue to NHTSA, Chrysler, social media and local news media.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #1063

Nov 012015

Town & Country

  • 110,000 miles
We have had our van for seven years (bought new) and have always done regular maintenance on it. While driving down the highway with three of our children, the horn started blaring, wipers turned on, fluid started spraying all over the windows. We pulled off the highway as soon as possible and shut the van off. Everything continued! we popped the hood and heard a slight ticking coming from the "fuse box". we gave it a light tap and it finally stopped. We were able to get it home. The problems continued off and on for months with no one able to help and got worse since the locks started going up and down, dash lights start flashing, front and rear lights flash, and the car does not always shift gears. It even does some of these things while turned off. We took the fuse out of the horn but know it is still happening because sometimes in the morning the wipers are up from randomly turning on and off by themselves during the night. We took it to a transmission specialist to have to transmission rebuilt (twice) and the converter replaced. Everything else is still happening and no one has been able to diagnose the problem, especially since it doesn't always do it. Luckily I found this information on my own. I can't believe this is such a wipe spread problem and Chrysler has done nothing about it!! with a large family, we cant afford to keep putting money into something that was obviously built faulty.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1062

Apr 012016

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While in park, the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Napoleon, OH, USA

problem #1061

Jun 162014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- St James, MD, USA

problem #1060

Jun 162015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution connect.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #1059

May 152015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

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