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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,958 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 40 of 56)

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problem #321

Jan 052015

Town & Country

  • miles

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

I have had trouble getting my key out of the ignition. It gets stuck in the acc mode. After shifting through the gears several times it usually releases and allows me to get it out. However, when I went to start my car the other morning, my key wouldn't even go in the slot at all!!! now, I am stuck with this crap van that costs a ton to fix. I called the dealer about the L-25 recall because mine hasn't been fixed and they were told by Chrysler that they can't fix that right now. Apparently, whatever they were doing to fix it wasn't working so until they come up with another plan, they can't do it. I hate to pay to fix a part that they will have to replace on recall anyway. Chrysler vans are junk.

- Zimmerman, MN, USA

problem #320

Jan 142015

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 needed 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.

- Locus Grove, VA, USA

problem #319

Jul 082014

Town & Country

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed 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 failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Tazewell, VA, USA

problem #318

Jan 092014

Town & Country

  • 61,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V390000 (electrical system) however, the part needed 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 failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Flatrock, MI, USA

problem #317

Jan 092015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #316

Dec 162014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (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 failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Elkins, WV, USA

problem #315

Sep 012014

Town & Country

  • miles

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

The contact owns 2008 a Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown.

- High Point , NC, USA

problem #314

Jan 092015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Northfield , IL, USA

problem #313

Jun 162014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #312

Jun 262013

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Manistee, MI, USA

problem #311

Jan 032015

Town & Country

  • 145,000 miles

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

The vehicle electrical system failed while the car was in use. There was no power to any system in the car except the rear wiper kept going even after the engine key was removed. Lights would randomly come on and off while the car was off until the battery ran down. The dealer said the tipm or (totally integrated power module) failed. I was lucky me or my family was not injured over this failure.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #310

Apr 022012

Town & Country

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact managed to merge over to an emergency lane. The vehicle restarted only after ejecting and reinserting the battery. The battery also had to also be unhooked in order to shut the engine off. The contact received NHTSA campaign numbers: 10V235000 (electrical system), 10V611000 (equipment), 11V394000 (air bags, equipment) and 11V139000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and the approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Des Moines, ID, USA

problem #309

Jan 062015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (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.

- Tuczon, AZ, USA

problem #308

Jul 012014

Town & Country

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While stopped at a red light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted, but the failure recurred on several occasions. 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 failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Chalmette, LA, USA

problem #307

Jun 262014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a 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 made aware of the issue. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Morris Town, NJ, USA

problem #306

Oct 132010

Town & Country

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 35 mph, the windshield wipers, heating system, and radio failed to activate. Additionally, the horn activated independently. The failures recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the wireless ignition module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 8/10/15

- Brooklyn , MI, USA

problem #305

Sep 232014

Town & Country

  • 90,400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,400.

- Ocean Park, WA, USA

problem #304

Dec 302014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #303

Nov 172014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
First time using a brand new Chrysler key, one of two replaced under a safety recall in 2010. Vehicle started and engine ran fine. Started a trip on the highway but I then noticed certain electronic components would not operate, including windshield wipers, defroster, power windows, adjustable power accelerator and brake pedals, cruise control, radio, and seat heaters. I pulled off on the next exit and turned off the ignition. Then restarted vehicle and everything worked normally. On the rest of this 5-day trip, this happened about 50% of the time I started the vehicle. I believe this is caused by the key not properly traveling from the "start" to the "on" position after starting (in essence, sticking in the start position). I discovered a Sept., 2014, recall (P57) that indicates other 2008 Chrysler vehicles can have these same symptoms. This minivan is currently awaiting recall L25, which was begun in June, 2014. The closest dealership to me has told me repeatedly that they do not and cannot get the parts to implement the L25 recall, which adds a detent ring to the ignition. The L25 recall also involves the ignition key potentially moving to an improper position, in that situation from the "on" to "accessory" position. Chrysler customer service says my vehicle is not included in the P57 recall and will not pay for any repairs related to my problem. Note that in my case, the key used when this happens is brand new, made by Chrysler, and supplied during another safety recall involving the ignition. I have safety concerns about an ignition which allows the minivan to start yet leaves key safety accessories such as the windshield wipers, defrosters, power windows and power accelerator and brake pedals inoperative. Note that according to recall P57, Chrysler ignitions installed in other models of the same year have been shown to have these same problems.

- Pepper Pike, OH, USA

problem #302

Nov 172014

Town & Country

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

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