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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 44 of 55)

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problem #238

Oct 062014

Town & Country

  • 106,500 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 stated that while driving approximately 20 mph over a pot hole, the key ejected from the ignition and onto the floor causing the engine to stall. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after multiple attempts. However, the failure recurred multiple times. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). However, the parts were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,500.

- Burlington, VT, USA

problem #237

Oct 192014

Town & Country

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #236

Oct 192014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Car lost power steering and brakes, found out later there was a recall (L25). Brought to dealership in old saybrook, ct. Parts not available. Recall is for exactly the same symptoms we experienced. Called Chrysler for rental or other dealerships, told I was out of luck and out of warranty it is not a warranty issue it is a recall issue. They said park it or drive it. They say it is safe but it is not. If the engine turned off on the highway my kids would be dead. Its ridiculous that they have a safety recall and don't have the parts, they are open for huge liability there. Bottom line is I don't have a safe car due to their defect, and they wont do anything about it. Eta on repair part is not know by Chrysler.

- Westbrook, CT, USA

problem #235

Oct 072014

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 a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 12/01/14

- Marion, IL, USA

problem #234

Oct 272014

Town & Country

  • 128,905 miles
My Chrysler Town and country minivan is experiencing major electrical issues including, all dashboard lights coming on, no speedometer readings, no gas gage, wipers go on and off, driver seat moves randomly while driving, and radio/clock come and go. At times the transmission will not change gears. This vehicle is a major safety concern. I believe it's problems with the tipm. I have no idea how fast I'm driving, if I have any gas, have to adjust to the seat moving while I'm driving down the highway. Sometimes the headlights go on and off while driving at night. This is a major safety concern. Please hold Chrysler accountable. If you need a vehicle to test, mine is currently experiencing these problems.

- Hollansburg, OH, USA

problem #233

Oct 162014

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the instrument panel gages flickered and then remained illuminated. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Delco, NC, USA

problem #232

Oct 282013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2008 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to the wireless ignition node module recall notice. The consumer stated there were times, when it was difficult to remove the key from the ignition. Also, the clock spring was replaced. Updated 12/15/14

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #231

Oct 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 52,700 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated after the vehicle was serviced under an unknown manufacturer's recall, the turn signal, lights and radio failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,992. Updated 11/24/14 the consumer stated the ignition had to be turned to the left slightly in order to engage the radio, lights, and turn signals since the washer was installed as a fix. The washer began to come out of the ignition. Updated 10/5/2015

- Loomis, CA, USA

problem #230

Oct 082014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the instrument panel malfunctioned intermittently. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #229

Oct 072014

Town & Country

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the engine stalled. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road and the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The dealer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Butler, NJ, USA

problem #228

Sep 252014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

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

Car shut down on the road and key was push out also on different occasions the electricity shut off and the alarm don't activate and once I open with the metal key and activate the switch power come back, I replaced my battery and that did not solved the problem.

- Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #227

Oct 012013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Purchased a used 2008 Chrysler T&C. drove have had intermittent electrical issues in the past year (approx. 12 times) different electrical items would malfunction. Radio would not turn up or down but come on at a loud volume and stay there. Cabin lights would not work then work than not. Brought it to the dealership where they could not tell us what was wrong. Clock was not working for a while. Middle of the night the alarm, lights, and doors would open randomly. Returned to the vehicle with door open when no one had been in the rear of the vehicle. Brought it to an electrical specialist who could not diagnose. Replaced the battery and tested the alternator. Was not either as the problems persist. Replaced the 6 mos. Old battery on Thursday and it was dead by Sunday. Brought it to the garage but no one can tell us why currently we have no horn or steering wheel controls as well as all cabin lights are out.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #226

Sep 302014

Town & Country

  • 100,499 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the key would not release from the ignition and the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V13900 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,499. Djr

- Greensboro , NC, USA

problem #225

Sep 092014

Town & Country

  • 40,428 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The contact was informed that there was one part being received per week. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,428.

- Corning , NY, USA

problem #224

Sep 222014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Marietta , GA, USA

problem #223

Sep 252008

Town & Country

  • 15,000 miles
Since the car was one month old, the totally integrated power module (tipm) has malfunctioned several times. Once it was replaced under warranty, but since it has malfunctioned many times while driving, triggering lights, horn, windshield wipers and washer, flashing headlights, dash lights, alarm etc. Usually resets itself after unplugging the battery for 10 minutes.

- Lascassas, TN, USA

problem #222

May 202014

Town & Country

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred eight times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Boardman, OH, USA

problem #221

Jun 252014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
While driving at 60 mph with my husband and daughters in the van, power was lost as the van stalled. Had to turn the key to the off position and restart the engine. This has happened multiple times and at varying speeds. Chrysler needs to do something now before it happens on the interstate and we get plowed into by a semi!!

- Stanford, IL, USA

problem #220

Apr 172012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I bought a brand new 2008 Town and country in Dec. 2007. For four years it didn't have a problem except for the whirring sound. This problem of tipm probably appeared about two years ago when the van suddenly overheated along the freeway while driving just about 12 miles from my home. The service center said that there was a leaking hose in the cooling system but I told them that prior to that the wiper just started to move without turning it on. The service center apparently fixed it. But the same thing has been happening on and off. All the service center can say is it is drivable. About two months ago it overheated again, and my wife who was using the car had it towed to the Chrysler service center close to where the car stalled. That is the carpros in renton, Washington, who said that the problem again was the coolant system hose that was leaking, also something about the timing belt that needed to be changed, the cylinder head gasket that needed to be changed. While I have an extended warranty they were charging too much so I had it towed to the service center where I bought the car. This service center fixed the cylinder head, got the car back but still it has the same problem of windshield turning on, lights going on and off in the instrument panel, dinging sound going on and off even while driving, driver seat rocking back and forth. I sent it back to the service center where I bought it from and this time they finally said that it is the tipm that is causing the problem. They told me that the electronic board was changed totally and was reprogrammed. But the following day, it still has the same problem.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #219

Feb 072013

Town & Country

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts and resumed normal operation. The failure recurred sporadically. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for when the part would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Monmouth Beach , NJ, USA

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