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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,079 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #132

Jan 012016

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Engine extremely burns oil, no leaks have been found. Car has 70mmiles however it has burned oil like this since I bought it at 28M.miles. I have tried many oils and non have helped. I notice that online there is a ton of complaints with others. What can be done to help me solve this problem. I burn 2 qts every 1500 miles. No blue smoke where is it going?

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #131

Dec 302015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Engine was started and journey started on tarmac road. 2 minutes later, esp amber warning light illuminated, power steering disengaged and brakes went hard. Acceleration was not possible. Car had to be forced to side of road and restarted. This has happened twice in one month.

- Drayden, MD, USA

problem #130

Dec 112015

Town & Country

  • 93,000 miles
The tipm is a cause of the vehicle horn honking, wipers moving on their own, wiper fluid spraying, and the lights flashing by themselves. I have had the vehicle randomly stall by itself on the highway while my wife was driving it and this has happened several times. These issues seem to mysteriously go away when I try to diagnose the issue. Last week the battery died and because of it being a few years old and now being in the winter, I decided to replace it only to have it die again a day later. Took the vehicle to a mechanic who tested the charging system and said it was all good. Then proceeded to do a parasitic draw test where he determined that the tipm was causing the issues. I did some google searches and found that this is a wide stream problem with many owners of various Chrysler vehicles having the same issue. This is not safe especially when the vehicle shuts down while driving it and there are no power brakes or steering capabilities. A person could end up in a terrible accident or even be killed not to mention other drivers being at risk also. Doesn't seem to make much sense that Chrysler is dragging this on and not doing anything not to mention that I can't even order the part because it's on a national back order. This has happened several times in the last year and a few times last year but the tech was unable to correctly diagnose the issue.

- Gpw, MI, USA

problem #129

Nov 302015

Town & Country

  • 86,000 miles

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

Van died while driving on highway. Stopped and restarted. A few minutes later the transmission stopped working (engine running, no power to wheels). Coasted to shoulder and then it started to work again.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #128

Apr 152012

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. In addition, 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable. VIN tool confirms parts are not available.

- Maineville, OH, USA

problem #127

Nov 242015

Town & Country

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, all of the lights on the instrument panel remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for repairs but the failure was unable to be determined. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Lindon, UT, USA

problem #126

Nov 022015

Town & Country

  • 135,000 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 stated that the engine light remained illuminated. In addition, the change oil light remained illuminated intermittently even after the oil was changed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired, but the issue recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #125

May 302015

Town & Country

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. 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 not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Geraldine, AL, USA

problem #124

Oct 022015

Town & Country

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While attempting to accelerate from a red light, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 146,000. The VIN was not available.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #123

Nov 122015

Town & Country

  • miles
Engine won't turn over. Just clicks

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #122

Nov 062015

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Engine stalled while backing out of driveway. I was able to restart, then ESC lights came on.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #121

Jun 012015

Town & Country

  • 160,000 miles
Coolant must have a slow leak somewhere. Yet there is not a drip circle under my car the airbag light comes on. The air conditioner wouldn't work and now the heater doesn't work. Does the airbag have anything to do with the leaking? it happens intermittently.

- Harrisburg, SD, USA

problem #120

Dec 252012

Town & Country

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at approximately 55 mph, there was a strong burning odor coming from the vehicle. The contact stated that the engine stalled numerous times without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #119

Sep 242015

Town & Country

  • 141,645 miles
Yesterday while driving in town my engine stalled, and the horn started blaring. Not honking or alarm sound, but solid blaring. My wipers turned on high, and the windshield wash started spraying all over. Front and rear wash and wipers. My reverse lights were on, even though the vehicle was in park. Also, the fan inside the van for the heater/ac isn't working. This spell lasted 3-5 minutes. Afterward, I was able to restart the van and continue on my way. Today, the same thing happened, shortly after starting the vehicle. 2 of the 3 times happened while I was driving on the street, approx 25-30 mph.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #118

May 292015

Town & Country

  • miles
I received a recall notice for my 2008 Chrysler Town and country back in may of 2015. The recall number is R03 and has to do with the wireless ignition node module. I have been on a "waiting list" with my local Chrysler dealership in titusville fl for months and every time I call I am still "number 6 on the waiting list". I am concerned for the safety of myself and my family. It is not logical that the dealership has receive zero parts for this important recall in all these months. Please assist.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #117

Jul 212015

Town & Country

  • 92,500 miles
The van would stop at low speeds with loss of steering and braking power. No codes would be triggered, it was as if the ignition was just turned off while driving. The electrical power would still be on like the radio and instrumentation panel but the steering and braking would tighten up; very scary feeling. It has happened to my wife driving the kids eight to ten times and myself two times. The dealer said the ignition recall would take care of the problem but I think it is something else (took dealer 6 months to get the part in after our first incident). It got so bad that my wife would have me warm up and drive the van around before she would use it. After my experiences with the issue my procedure to her is to place the transmission in neutral while the van is still rolling and restart the car (this is only in the case of possibly being rear ended). Also, the traction control light would flicker right at engine cut off but no engine light. Five days before the appointment for the recall, my wife with kids and parent were in the van entering an on-ramp to the freeway when the engine cut off again causing the van to rear end the car in front. The accident totaled the van even though the speed was around 8mph; no airbag deployment. Chrysler opened an investigation but found no evidence of any failure from the vehicle. How can they find anything when no codes are triggered when the engine cuts off?

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #116

Aug 082015

Town & Country

  • 84,000 miles
Slowing down when approaching toll booth at night in main lane when van dies and will not start. Everything went dead (including hazard lights). Lucky we didn't get hit! toll road authority truck pushed me to shoulder. After an about an hour, the van started.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #115

Aug 282015

Town & Country

  • 84,000 miles
Slowing down to turn and van dies (completely dead). Wont restart unless I disconnect battery and reboot system.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #114

Aug 062015

Town & Country

  • 137,130 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. When the brakes were depressed, the vehicle stalled without warning intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,130.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #113

Aug 102015

Town & Country

  • 105,000 miles
Stopped at mailbox engine quit dashboard lite up engine would not restart pushed vehicle off road in traffic engine would turn off but would not crank acted like it was flooded. Let engine cool and it restarted in two hour. Left overnight and it restarted. Blog says problem may be tipm module called dealer drove to dealer for investigation.

- Clyde, MI, USA

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