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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 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #92

Jan 022015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles

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

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

problem #90

Jul 012014

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
Coasting or in a decelercation situation the cars stalls without warning, radio still on, the only notice that the engine has stalled is loss of power steering, the only light that comes on is the traction control light. This has happened over 20 times. Have taken to the dealer no less than 6 times but no codes set and unable to diagnose the problem.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #89

Feb 162015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 122,000 miles

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

While traveling at a reduced rate of speed, my 2008 Town and country van shuts off. This has happened several times and has happened multiple times in a day. It is very frightening to be driving along and the engine shuts off and the vehicle loses all power. I have been told that my vehicle is under a ignition node recall. Today, I called my dealer and the representative claimed to have never heard of the Town and country shutting off while driving. I have seen many instances of this on the internet and have trouble believing the dealer has not heard of this. I am concerned for our safety while driving this car. Please advise as to what action I should take.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #88

Feb 092015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 86,868 miles
Incident with Chrysler Town & Country 2008 2/9/15 between 4:26-4:29 P.M. driving slow after just having gotten a green light (25mph or less) hit a big bump in the road. Every light on the dashboard lit up and I felt the engine lose power. The van coasted for a couple seconds then seemed to gain power back. Went around a bend in the road slowly and the engine lost all power. It did not come back at all this time. I tried to use the turn signal to get turn into a parking lot. Signal did not work. Neither did power steering. I could not get van to turn into parking lot. There was a moving vehicle behind me and a parking lot full of cars to my left. I found the automatic brakes were not working. I turned the steering wheel hard to the right to avoid hitting an oncoming vehicle and thankfully the van coasted into a snow bank which stopped it from moving any farther. Turned on the hazard lights. I was able to get the van into park and make sure it really was not going anywhere. I took the keys out of the ignition and waited just under a minute. I decided to put the key back in the ignition and see if I could get the van to start. It started without any noticeable problems?! car keyŁ attached to key ring with other keys. Did not receive a notice in the mail about recall. Looked up possible recalls after the fact and yes, there is one. And it is much more serious than Chrysler lets on. Tried to contact Chrysler by phone several times and can't get through. If this had happened in one of many other places I had been driving that day the accident could've been fatal.

- Grove City, PA, USA

problem #87

Feb 062015

Town & Country

  • 96,000 miles
Insane how much oil my van consumes between oil changes! no leaks, no burning, no nothing. It consumes over a quart within 800 miles. And when I say over a quart I mean 1 1/2 quarts or more. This is a very common problem and Chrysler won't step up to the plate and admit its a serious issue.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #86

Feb 082015

Town & Country

  • 70,000 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 (airbags, electrical system). In addition, the contact stated that the ignition locked up and would not turn. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the wind module failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the recall was not related to the repair. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN number was unavailable.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #85

Jan 212015

Town & Country

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The dealer informed the contact that the VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) but the part needed was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #84

Jan 012014

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that an unknown software needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 3/31/15

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #83

Jan 272015

Town & Country

  • miles
There was a recall on the fobik back on June 16, 2011. The part is still unavailable. I feel this can be quite dangerous and I'm not confident that the part is even being manufactured. My vehicle has already shut off once due to this recall.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #82

Aug 042014

Town & Country

  • 115,000 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 while driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle completely shut off and restarted. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and 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 manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 115,000. The VIN number was unavailable.

- Hellerton, PA, USA

problem #81

Jan 222015

Town & Country

  • 106,000 miles
I have filed a complaint about previous instances but it happened again. I will continue to do so until it gets fixed or Chrysler can provide me with a safe vehicle for my family to drive. Same story as always. I was driving heading to a stop light and car shut off. A bunch of lights on the dash flickered then the car died. Engine light stays on. Put my hazards on while in the middle of the street. Turned the car off and on several times then it finally worked. It then happened again 2 minutes later while going down a hill. Got it started again. Then happened again on a busy road. I sat there for 15 minutes trying to get it going. Which I finally did but now missing work because I am terrified to drive on the highway.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #80

Jan 012014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 4,300,000 miles
Many, many, many times this has happened. I will either be slowing down for a red light, to make a turn, or hit a bump and the car shuts off. No particular reason, no idiot lights come on indicating a problem. If I didn't pay attention to the heating/cooling fan, it shuts off, I wouldn't know this has happened. Twice I have been driving on the freeway, hit a bump and the car shuts off. 65 mph with children and pets in the car!. a couple of times the car has just shut off at a stop, no bump, nothing apparent. I have been in to the dealership three times, spending large amounts of money and all they can say to me is I'm sorry we could not duplicate the situation. I received a recall notice on 09-15-2014 about the problem and as of this date, 01-16-2015 I have not been notified that it is my turn to get the ignition fixed. My husband and I both called the dealership two times each and all they can say is that the part hasn't been manufactured or that they haven't heard anything from Chrysler.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #79

Dec 172014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 30 mph, the engine shut off and caused the power steering and brakes to fail. The failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 02/24/15 updated06/10/2015

- Ashville , NC, USA

problem #78

Dec 152014

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Djr

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #77

Oct 112013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
I was driving on the highway with my 3 year old. Dash lights started flashing and engine revved. I tried slowing down and had a hard time braking. Then my vehicle shut off. I was able to keep turning it on and off and gliding off the highway. I took it to a dealer who after charging me said nothing seemed wrong but they changed a relay. This was October. Now today in January the same exact thing happened. In the car with my son. Lights flashed and car shut off.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #76

Dec 012014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
My son and a friend took my car to a movie. The car suddenly quit running while driving on a residential street at approximately 25mph. There have been two recalls on the vehicle concerning the win module and win module detents. In 2010 I experienced the same exact issue, had the car towed to a dealership and they supposedly fixed the problem. This recent incident was exactly like the first. The dealership is refusing to replace the module and wants me to pay $600 to have it fixed. The car will not start without this repair. I am at wits end wondering why it is my responsibility to pay for a known safety issue repair.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #75

May 152014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at a unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Beaverton, MI, USA

problem #74

Oct 292014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Incident 1: 10/29/14 while driving with my child, the vehicle's engine shut off causing the vehicle to loose power brakes & steering function. Engine would not turn over. Vehicle towed for repair. Starter relay replaced. Incident 2: 11/28/14 while driving my two children, at a high rate of speed, on I-75, the vehicle's engine shut off causing the vehicle to loose power brakes & steering function. Engine would not turn over. Engine then turned over. Vehicle driven to owner's residence. 11/29/14 engine would not turn over. Vehicle towed to Chrysler dealership for inspection.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #73

Jul 012014

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification for recall 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Champlain, MN, USA

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