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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 1 of 55)

problem #1098

Nov 092016

Town & Country

  • 152,000 miles

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

Car engine shuts off at random times while driving. Engine shuts off hot or cold. The car had an earlier recall L25 to replace the wireless ignition node. The problem still exists. L25 did not fix the problem. This can not wait months for parts. This must be done asap. Car was moving on highway and on city street. Has occured at 15 mph and 40mph. Has occured many times.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #1097

Nov 072016

Town & Country

  • 120,000 miles
I was driving down a city street when the van suddenly died in the middle of the road. It lost power steering and brakes and wouldn't release the key. After a few minutes the van started again. I began to drive home through city streets when about 10 minutes later the van once again died and lost power to the brakes and steering and wouldn't release key eventually the car maybe a clicking sound and allowed me to start car. I took it to the dealership and they could not duplicate the problem and found no error codes.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1096

Oct 012016

Town & Country

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving various speeds, the instrument cluster gauges suddenly flashed off and on, the headlights turned off and on, and the windshield wipers erroneously activated. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Kirwin, KS, USA

problem #1095

Oct 242016

Town & Country

  • 170,000 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 driving at any speed, the exterior lighting and horn failed without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the light switch was replaced; however, the failure recurred. It was later diagnosed that the control module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #1094

Oct 232016

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
Was driving and the following electrical items starting on their own: ·door locks ¿ lock and unlock repeatedly ·windshield wipers ¿ highest setting non-stop ·windshield wiper fluid (used all the fluid) ·lights ¿ flashing on and off ·horn ¿ repeatedly going on and off stopped car in road and turned off car and took out the key and still the issue continued for 20 minutes until we were able to disconnect the cable to the battery at which time it all stopped. Thinking that maybe this would reset it all we tried to put the cable back on the battery and it all started again. Because we had to move it out of the road and could not get the car into neutral to push it, we started the car again and all the same issues continued as above. After driving about 100 feet to put the car in a driveway, it all stopped except a warning light for traction control. After 100 feet more, all lights were gone and the car seemed normal. Drove the car home and had no issues. Look to see if there were any trouble codes (have a code reader) and no codes are present looking internet, I found literally thousands of similar complaints and issues with this car and other Dodge (durango for example, Caravan) and Jeep (Cherokee for example). Almost all of them said that issue was tipm defective.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #1093

Oct 132016

Town & Country

  • 200,000 miles
My headlights go off and on. Each morning the flash on and off about 3 times and then go off. I replaced the switch on the dash and the switch on the steering wheel column that is the dimmer switch for lights and wipers switch. I replaced each suggested thing except the tipm which is estimated over $800.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1092

Jul 142016

Town & Country

  • 1,000,000 miles

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

We have had intermittent problems with rear air conditioner citing in and out car torn in over but not starting randomly front door locks only work sometimes the driver seat goes back and forth randomly while driving intermittently windshield wipers go on and off randomly instrument panel lights up and shuts off intermittently some time the radio won't shut off when the car has been shut off and door is opened stays on for at least 5-10 minutes can't shut off even with the button. Was told by Chrysler the tipm needed to be replaced had it replaced for just under $1000 still having all the issues

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1091

Oct 192014

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fenwick Island, DE, USA

problem #1090

Sep 022016

Town & Country

  • 103,000 miles
The day we bought our vehicle we started having issues. The car would crank and not start for several seconds. Would randomly (every few months) shut off while driving (leaving power brakes/steering unavailable) and randomly just not start at all. Now we are having many electrical failures daily for no less than 20 minutes at a time: Horn on continuous honk, wipers going crazy, wiper fluid spraying out, car shutting down in very dangerous situations, locks going up and down, the front seat blower motor shutting off intermittently. Also randomly the car will not 'shut off' when I take the key out. It's fully driveable without the key and the key opening is in the 'off' position. All of these things happen for about 20 minutes and then the car goes back to normal. When it's shut off, the car will not turn back on for apx 20 minutes. I was most recently stuck in a very dangerous intersection just as I was merging onto another freeway at the top of a clover-leaf intersection during rush-hour. Unable to get out of the vehicle and unable to start or move the vehicle - praying I wouldn't get hit, but I couldn't see because my wiper fluid was spraying at a constant speed and my wipers would not turn on. They've now 'guessed' that many of our issues are tipm related, but they're not guaranteeing that it will solve the problem and will cost $1200. They've ordered the party but I can't afford it! pay the mortgage, or death by Chrysler? I have a copy of some codes that were pulled the first day of the 'daily' issues: U0141, P2533, C121C, B1A79, B10ec, P0691 - since then the list has more than doubled, but they did not provide me with a copy of the codes. I've contacted Chrysler explaining that this car is leaving us in horribly dangerous situations, but they have no interest in helping out. I made sure to say my 'goodbyes' on their recorded lines.

- New Hope, MN, USA

problem #1089

Sep 122015

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. Part distribution disconnect.

- East Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #1088

Sep 092016

Town & Country

  • 110,000 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: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact had to place the vehicle in park to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred, but the vehicle was no longer able to restart or be driven. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1087

Aug 152016

Town & Country

  • 139,000 miles
In one month our brakes have locked up on us while driving. This past time, a "flash flame" sparked, went out immediately but still smoked. Had both of my kids in car seats at the time. Towed to Chrysler dealership and they "couldn't figure out the problem" so wanted us to pay $4,000 just to replace the entire brake system instead of taking their time to pin point what the problem could be. It was in the shop for 16 days and only 1 of those 16 days was it looked at. Then the gentlemen kept pushing blame on another company, etc. Then when we picked the van up, the engine light was on along with the steering wheel winding. Never has the engine light come on until it was in their hands. They are also stating that there was never a "flame", I had my family and a stranger help me at the scene and there was soot along with the brake line having some kind of damage from being melted. They are not helping us at all! this is a very dangerous matter!! we have read several forums with other people have this same issue and the rotors, brake pads, calipers continuously prematurely having to be replaced. I even emailed Chrysler the links.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1086

Aug 112016

Town & Country

  • miles
Took my Town and country in for the ignition switch recall and after they replaced the ignition switch the 2 key self programing does no work any more, , called Chrysler and they said you must take it to the dealer for key programing, I asked them how cane you do a recall and take out something that it says it will do in the manual, , the said I was out of luck, , need to pay the dealer to program and keys I have.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #1085

Jul 012016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair recall notice 14V-373.

- Buffalo, SC, USA

problem #1084

Jul 212016

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start until after several attempts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was not provided. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Green Isle, MN, USA

problem #1083

Jul 212016

Town & Country

  • 95,377 miles
While driving my car shuts off in the middle of driving wipers starts flashing dash board goes hey wire check engine light comes on and its very hard to steer and wont start. Then after a few hours it might star back up or days later.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #1082

Jul 152016

Town & Country

  • 98,000 miles
I am a 29 year old male. I am severely disabled (quadriplegic). I drive a modified 2008 Chrysler T&C van with special steering and brake controls and a wheel chair lift. I have owned and driven my van 3 years. It has been extremely well maintained. It must be a safe and reliable vehicle because of my special needs and physical limitations. It is the only vehicle on the planet that I can drive. About a month ago, I took my van into chris myers Chrysler, daphne, al, where they replaced my ignition switch and key fob per safety recall #14V373000. On fri July 15, 2016, I went to drive my van to the grocery store. I pressed the door open button on my newly provided key fob and the van immediately went berserk. Just about every electrically powered device on the van exploded into operation - all at the same instance - wiper blades on ultra high speed, rear window washer spewing fluid, horn blasting, fan motors roaring - and on and on! confined to my wheelchair, there was nothing I could do to stop the craziness from the van. All the neighbors in my apartment complex were now out in the parking lot witnessing all the outrageous things the van was doing. I eventually had to get the hood open and disconnected the battery to put a stop to the vehicle self destructing. With a friends help (a friend with some vehicle mechanic expertise), we checked all fuses - all were okay. We were not able to start the van - the van was completely "dead"! my friend manages an auto parts store in gulf shores, al, and knows the service manager at gulf Chrysler, foley, al. As soon as my friend described the situation, the foley service manager asked if the recall had been accomplished and said it was related to the recall. The next morning, my towing service towed my van to nearby chris myers Chrysler. Their service manager has presented me a $1K bill to replace a module.

- Daphne, AL, USA

problem #1081

Jul 152016

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
Driving down the road at 55 night driving ! complete loss of power steering engine and braking all hampered by loss of power as I tried to slow vehicle to a safe stop all of a sudden power came back. This was a complete safety issue with no power no headlights no taillights driving 55 at night on a back country highway and the vehicle only has 50000 miles on it.

- Kamiah, ID, USA

problem #1080

Jul 312015

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 45 mph, the turn signals failed and the headlights failed to illuminate. In addition, when the vehicle was in park, the ignition switch failed to release the key. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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 approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #1079

Jul 122016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
I am sending this to inform you of a failure to repair a recall RO3/NHTSA 14V-373 by our local dealer. We initially got the recall L25/NHTSA 14V-373 in 2014. This one was never done either. L25 was superseded by RO3. I have contacted the dealer on 10-2-14 and 3-10-15 about L25. Since then, I have called on 6-23-15, 6-6-16, and on 6-29-16 about RO3. Each time I have been stalled, with them saying the parts are on backorder. It just seems to me that this dealer has no intention of making the repairs. The dealer here in canton, ga. Is shottenkirk Cherokee Chrysler, phone no. 678-493-1000. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Canton, GA, USA

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