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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,076 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 3 of 8)

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problem #110

Aug 012015

Town & Country

  • 128,821 miles


The vehicle was parked inside our attached garage. I went through the garage when going out to work in the yard. The vehicle was not running at the time. When I returned to the garage 5 minutes later to get an extension cord I discovered the van was running and the doors were locked, it appears it remote started without a request for remote start. Neither key fob was in a purse or pocket at the time. I had to run into the house to get my key fob that was located in the bedroom to shut the vehicle down. The other key fob was on the kitchen counter and had not been disturbed. The van would have kept running could have filled our home with carbon monoxide. Both our kids were inside napping at the time and their mother was inside the house nowhere near either key fob.

- Janesville, IA, USA

problem #109

Jul 192015

Town & Country

  • 87,000 miles
We took our two vans in for re-call repairs and the vans started to work poorly, we think that the dealer can not be truthed do right by us, finding problems or leaving us with problems that did not acure before taking to the dealer's shop for recall services I believe it's all about the money.what can we do now?

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #108

Jul 142015

Town & Country

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact had to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road where it was restarted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred three times. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. MA 9/22

- Roselle, IL, USA

problem #107

Jun 242015

Town & Country

  • 88,500 miles


My van shut off on interstate 94 right before the bridge between bismarck, nd and mandan, nd this was not the first time this has happened. All the lights on the dashboard start flashing and then the horn toots and then the wipers start up and then it dies. Sometimes we can sit there for a while and then it will start up again and go a little ways again.. this is a handicapped van and luckily my son was not with me this time. He has been with me before and we can't find a another handicap van to get us home. It has been in the shop to be fixed but it still happens. I really need this fixed..

- Mandan, ND, USA

problem #106

Mar 272015

Town & Country

  • 73,779 miles
I got in the van and it woul not start. I continued to turn the fobik until it started. I drove the van to Chrysler dealer in collierville Tennessee. They installed a win kit. I drove it home and had various electrical problems. The wipers and lights would come on automatically. I took the van back to the same daler. They replaced the tipm. I took it home aagain to discover the van to have the original problem along with the electrical problems. My van has been in the shop approximately 2 months for these problems. It is presently there now. I have spent a total of $1689.61 for these repairs. I am not getting any results.

- Oakland, TN, USA

problem #105

Aug 012013

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The keys system would not lock/unlock the car consistently. Manual operation of unlocking/locking the car was the work around. Subsequently the ignition or wireless remote system has gone bad which now affects the igntion displaying a "bad key" and solution is to replace the entire wireless remote system. The wireless remote system controls the ignition, the doors, the engine.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #104

Apr 272015

Town & Country

  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle shut off intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the tipm module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #103

Apr 302015

Town & Country

  • 82,000 miles
The 3.8L engine in the van uses 1 qt of oil every 1,000 miles. It has been doing it since we bought the van. Mechanic checked it out and there is nothing wrong and said it's "normal." It shouldn't be normal for a 2008, that is a problem from 1968! concern for running out of oil and blowing an engine causing an accident.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #102

Oct 222010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
Car will just shutoff without warning. Had the car into the dealer several times and they found nothing wrong. We received the safety recall in January 2015 regarding this issue. Contacted the dealer who stated they don't have the parts. Waited and contacted them again in April and they still don't have the parts. Contacted Chrysler Jeep directly who confirmed that the recall is legit and responded with this "thank you for your response. I have confirmed the vehicle does currently have the L25 win module detent ring recall. Regrettably, the parts to complete this recall are not available. We do not have a timeframe at this point for part availability. I will forward your moms information to your special tracking team. This will insure you are notified as soon as parts become available. We will send you an email advising your when you can return to the dealership for repairs. We respect your frustration with this issue and thank you for your patience." This is a safety issue. The car completely shuts off no matter how fast you are moving. Someone could get seriously hurt or killed. How can Chrysler not have the parts.

- Lancaster , PA, USA

problem #101

Jan 252015

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
I experienced an unintended engine shutoff at 40 mph. I pushed the gear selector from "drive" into "neutral" to get a quick restart. No fault lights showed up on my instrument cluster. This happened once more in February and once more in March of this year. I received an L25 recall letter from Chrysler in the summer of 2014. What is taking so long to get replacement parts" can't you encourage them to complete this recall asap"

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #100

Oct 102013

Town & Country

  • miles


Van shuts down while driving. Loses power brakes and power steering. This has happened at least 5 times in past two years.

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #99

Mar 192014

Town & Country

  • 62,000 miles
Car has suddenly shut off three times in past month, while being driven. Have had it in the shop for past two weeks. Chrysler says that there is no eta for recalled part to be delivered. No idea what to do. No keys on keyring. Am afraid to drive this car. Just purchased car in early February. First time it shut down, I was downtown, in traffic. Second and third times, thankfully, I was not in town.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #98

Jul 102013

Town & Country

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 70 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Brandenburg, KY, USA

problem #97

Jan 072013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Numerous times the car engine/ignition has shut off while driving. All power assist are then disabled. We have been lucky that so far each event has not been on freeway driving and we were able to sluggishly steer the car to the side of the road. We have filed this complaint with our dealer and with Chrysler but are still waiting for recall action. We have been told by our dealership (larry moore Chrysler-peoria, AZ. That the parts for our model year are not even available yet"? what happens if we are in an accident due to this defect?" seems unconscionable that Chrysler admits the problem (finally), puts out recalls, knows it is a huge safety issue and then is not prompt in settling the matter?

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #96

Mar 252015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 88,100 miles
I was driving down the road going between 35-40 mph and my car shut off. The radio and headlights were working but the engine was off, the power steering stopped working and the brakes were not working correctly. I tried to steer on the road but was approaching a stop sign where cross traffic did not stop. So I ended up pulling into the front yard of someone's house to slow and finally stop the car. The front yard was large so luckily I did not hit any mailboxes or houses. My car had shut off in 3 other incidences but I wasn't going as fast and I was in a residential neighborhood so I was able to let the car roll to a stop and no one was hurt. We use this car as a family car and I am worried that someone is going to get hurt if this happens again. I have called the closest dealership several times and Chrysler and no one seems to be able to help me. They all of told me that nothing can be done without a certain part that is not available. When I call the dealership they forward me to Chrysler and when I spoke to the person at Chrysler they forward me to the dealership.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #95

Aug 252014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
There is a recall on my vehicle. The parts have not been made. I received my notice in August, 2014. I have E-mailed them twice and the parts still have not been produced. Why"???" my car "could cause unintended engine shut off and the passive restraint systems, including the airbags to shut off. This could increase the riskof a crash under certain conditions and increase the risk of occupant injury during a crash."

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #94

Dec 022013

Town & Country 4WD 5-cyl

  • 55,500 miles
We're following up on our vehicle invoice and receipts sent to Chrysler customer assistance, P.O box 21-8007 auburn hills, mi 48321-8007. It has been over 3 months and we still haven't received the proper reimbursement for the recall. We should have received our payment within 60 days as documented in the recall notification. The recall # is L25/ NHTSA 14V-373 due to the frequency operated button ignition key which would cause the engine to shut off. Please contact us with the status or update to this recall.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #93

Mar 122014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 92,008 miles
Was leaving AZ on the hwy and traveling with the speed of 70 ml and lost speed it went down to 35ml and I had to pull into a service sta, could not find anything out of place after about a hour started back up and did not encounter no more problems I told the dealer and they said if it happen again bring it in.

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #92

Jan 022015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
L25 recall. Ignition failed three times no parts to fix yet. No other keys on fob last time it turned off. Key is loose in the ignition (per the local Chrysler service mgr). Engine turned off three times while drive without touching the key. Happened three time at different speeds first time at 45 miles per hour car just stopped in the middle of the road.. once faster, once slower. My 22 year old daughter was driving the car all three times. All the lights on the dash come on and she said the steering would not work and the brakes did not work. She called crying the first time from the middle of the road did not know what to do. Engine had stopped. (no codes showed on diagnostic computer when dealer charged for the diagnostic) she ended up in the middle of the road stopped. Engine did restart all three times. Local Chrysler dealer could not get to duplicate even though the said they drove car 4 or 5 times. (even though they said they drove it 4 or 5 times, no miles were put one the van while in the dealership. Even the $115 diagnostic charge from the dealership showed no miles were put on the van). They charged because they said they could not confirm it was the L25 recall which they have no parts to fix yet. The local Chrysler dealer said they ran a diagnostic for $115 that showed no computer codes which the service manager said sounds like the ignition recall symptoms, but still charged me because they could not get it to duplicate at the dealership.(I did not know a safety recall had to be duplicated to get work done without charging) the local chyrsler dealership said that it should be safe to keep driving, they could not find anything wrong with it. My 22 daughter is scared to death of the van but is having to keep driving it.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #91

Mar 172015

Town & Country

  • 119,000 miles
Just yesterday "3-7-2015" driving at a slow speed my vehicle shut off, this is the 3rd time that it happened. Driving at a higher speed which I need to do makes this very dangerous. I did contact Chrysler group recall assistance on Feb 24 of this year and talked to a [xxx] and had a very valuable discussion, she told me to go to our closest Chrysler dealer and replace the part, pay for it and Chrysler would refund and when the new part was available to install that. I went to the dealer and they would not install it unless they got approval from the Chrysler engineers. The dealer was tempe Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep in tempe, AZ. I believe [xxx] did speak with someone at that dealer. I have tried to contact your office several times and listened to you voice mail for hours without being connected. I am very concerned as our lives are at risk until this is repaired and Chrysler is responsibly. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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