Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,344 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 50 of 55)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #112

Mar 232013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 38,800 miles


I turned the car off after a short drive and left the car parked in my driveway, unlocked, with the key inserted in the ignition. I came back few minutes later and the car was locked with the key inside. Thank goodness it happened in my driveway so I went back inside the house, grabbed the spare keys and opened the car.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #111

Jan 072013

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
Same as complaint NHTSA id number: 10496186 and NHTSA id number: 1049507. The problem was a defective wire harness in the drivers side door. My vehicle had the air bag light intermittently going on/off in addition the these issues stated in these two complaints. I called Chrysler then took it back to the dealer and said to re-check safety recall K25 which I already have had completed that had caused the air bag light to go on/off. As it turns out, because the drivers side electric door locks and window switches did not work, the mechanic found the wiring harness in the drivers side door was defective and replaced it. Now all the crazy flashing air bag light, dashboard warning lights, windshield wipers, interior lighting, ect ect have stopped. My 2008 Town and country had the wiring harnesses recalled for the sliding side doors and I already had those harnesses replaced. This driver door harness problems were much worse because I never knew if the air bag had failed or was working properly. Everything works ok now that the driver side door wiring harness was replaced.

- Riverside, IL, USA

problem #110

Feb 022013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Walked out to car and it started freaking out. Lights flashing, wipers on, washer fluid dispersing, horn blowing etc. It would not stop. Had to disconnect the battery to get things to stop. When I try to reconnect it starts back again.

- Frostproof, FL, USA

problem #109

Jan 142013

Town & Country

  • 74,000 miles


The following has been happening for over a week now. When starting my vehicle, the wipers independently turned on, the headlights flashed every time the wipers where deployed independently. The wiper and light on/off was checked. Turned off and on, and still both items flashed, and swiped by themselves. January 29th, operator was driving 25 mph, all dash lights blinked, including but not limited to, esp, brake, engine, and airbag lights, airbag light remained on, wipers deployed and RPM gauge reduced to 0 for 5 seconds. Pulled over turned ignition off, opened door, shut door restarted vehicle. The above repeated itself, with more errors, now the driver window controls did no longer work. This happened repeatedly for 5 full minutes before resuming normal operation.

- Glenburn, ME, USA

problem #108

Jan 182013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving approximately 25 mph, all the warning lights illuminated, and the windshield wipers activated independently. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 89,763.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #107

Jan 132013

Town & Country

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the horn and the windshield wipers activated independently. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 105,000.

- Lee, FL, USA

problem #106

Dec 282012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 78,705 miles


Van stalled out and lost power steering and brakes while driving 43 mph down 4 lane boulevard. Hard to get it to the side of the road while avoiding other vehicles. 3 small children in the van with me. 2 nd occurrence.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #105

May 222011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,849 miles
Van stalled and lost all power steering and brakes. Esp light was the only light illuminated. Dealership could not duplicate. No codes show up.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #104

Nov 122012

Town & Country

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country touring. The contact stated that when she opened the driver's side door, all of the electrical gauges started illuminating and emitting a continuous noise for about five minutes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test but could not determine the failure. This failure recurred at least three times. The manufacturer was notified who assigned her a case manager and a complaint was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Canton, NY, USA

problem #103

Dec 032012

Town & Country

  • 61,000 miles
After driving approximately 10 miles home from work, I parked the van in my driveway, took the keys, and went inside. About five minutes later, my horn began to blow, windshield wipers rapidly moving and spraying windshield wiper fluid everywhere, all the doors locked, and this continued until battery was disabled. Hooked battery back up and began to drive. After a few miles, the headlights went out, the windshield wipers began rapidly wiping and spraying, the horn frantically blowing, and doors unlocked and locked several times. Had to again remove the battery to stop. Contacted Chrysler who claims they have never heard of such a thing. Come to find hundreds of similar complaints.

- Pittsburgh , PA, USA

problem #102

Oct 312012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles


While driving 55 mph down a rural road at night the headlights went out. Nearly went off the roadway attempting to stop. After a few minutes one headlight came back on then went out again. After shutting off the engine and re-starting the vehicle the headlights came back on. This vehicle is not safe to drive at night.

- Stockton, IA, USA

problem #101

Aug 132012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
During the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. This has happened five or six times since Aug., having occurred four times in the past three weeks. It happens while the car is running and while it is not. With each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. Last week, I had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as I could not see where I was going. Yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and I had to disconnect the battery to stop it. The Chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524.12. Additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. They had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. When the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. Both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at Chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. Both issues could result in a serious accident.

- Shenandoah, VA, USA

problem #100

Jul 022012

Town & Country

  • 61,000 miles
Low beams would start to go off and on and then just off. Restarting car fixed for short time dangerous many problems on the tester.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #99

Oct 292012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 65,790 miles
Car went crazy with lights flashing, wipers going and then completely shut down in the middle of the road, would not start back.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #98

Oct 162012

Town & Country

  • 56,000 miles
Pushed the automatic sliding door key on the remote. The horn started blowing non stop. The windshield wipes were moving with windshield washer fluid spraying non stop. This didn't stop by pushing any key or manually unlocking the vehicle or starting the van. We had to disconnect and cables from the battery to get it to stop. When the tow truck arrived an hour later and reconnected the battery, the van didn't start.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #97

Oct 192012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Van was parked went out to run to store would not start. Had no power to anything, no windows, no radio, no instrument panel, gages don't come on when key is on. Had bettery tested was fine. Contacted dealer they had no idea. Got van to start with remote starter but when I put key the key in and put to on van shuts off and refuses to start. Called Chrysler they had no clue and referred me back to the dealer.prior to this the van was running fine. Have only owned it 4 months. Seen other complaints about electrical issues and seems to be ongoing. You would think that Chrysler would do a recall on the electrical system but who am I. this is the first Chrysler that I have owned and has put a bad taste in my mouth about owning another since they have had numerious complaints and fail to resolve the issue nor does the dealer want to so the next step is contacting the better business bureau and the attorney general to investigate.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #96

Sep 052012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The dash flashed, and the headlights would no longer turn on. This is due to the tipm (totally integrated power module) shorting out, and has been reported all over the internet with various Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep vehicles. I was made to pay approximately $250 for the repairs. In addition, a month later, the wireless ignition node died and the car would not start at all, and for that I had to pay $606.

- Roselle Park, NJ, USA

problem #95

Oct 062012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
When we used the remote key to unlock our van the alarm sounded, the horn keep beeping, the wipers - both front and back, started, wiper fluid sprayed from both the front and back, the doors would not unlock and the lights stayed on. Once I got in the car ( using a traditional key inside the remote ) I could not control any of the above. It eventually stopped only to start again when I used the remote to lock the car. The battery died and the car was towed to a shop. A new battery was replaced and the car computer reset. I drove it 5 miles home and parked it. 3 hours later I went to unlock the car and the entire process started again - both front and back wipers, lights on, wiper fluid spewing on both windows, car alarm and lights flashing. Again, I could not get in to the car as it remained locked. The battery had to be unwired for this all to stop. The car was towed back to the shop. This time we found out it was the tipm ( totally integrated power module ). the cost of this is over $700. Our car is only 4 years old and after researching this problem I am finding out this is a very common problem with the Chrysler Town and country 2008 model. If this happened while I was driving it could be an extreme safety hazard on the road. I want Chrysler to issue a recall on this and issue mine and everyone elses money back - not only for the faulty part but for all the time and inconvenience this causes on car owners. Please don't want until a fatality happens.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #94

Aug 012011

Town & Country

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that when driving at any speed, the lights on the instrument panel would illuminate and the vehicle would stall sporadically. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer replaced the computer control module several times however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall while driving at any speed but without warning. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 76,000 and the current mileage was 110,019.

- Clermont , FL, USA

problem #93

Sep 122012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 51,430 miles
1. while driving the esp indicator light and engine comes on and wheels automatically go into slow mode (as if I were on ice). I manually shut off button. Took it to dealer and said the coil in my steering module is bad, needs replacing. I complained of van having hard shifting in accel and decel. Fault code C1210-steering angle sensor 2. the engine light reports that I have a bad egr valve, needs replacing. Found code P1404 & code P0404.

- Kulpmont, PA, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?