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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,025 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 172012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 36,750 miles


While traveling on four lane stretch of US23 South (North of au gres, mi) using cruise control, a vehicle approached from behind. I switched lanes hit the brakes to coast and the car decelerated. The other vehicle passed on my left after which, I hit the resume/accelerate function on the cruise control (a quick up push of the lever). The engine revved to 4-5,000 RPM to resume cruise speed of 55mph but once 55 was reached, the engine did not slow down. I applied the brakes and the engine did not slow down. I pumped brakes, pumped accelerator, pushed the cruise off button multiple times pushed the cruise control to decelerate multiple times. Nothing slowed the acceleration. I pressed the brakes and the car continued to accelerate. Finally I put the car in neutral and with the car continuing to rev at 4-5000rpm, I coasted to the side. I turned the car off and then back on and the car engine went right back to the same RPM. I turned the car off again and waited approx. Two minutes and when I restarted, it functioned normally. I have not tried the cruise control since. I have set an appointment with shuman Chrysler in walled lake, mi and they said they have never heard of this type of incident before. However I did see a similar incident with a quick internet search. This is a very dangerous situation. I can see how others driving could have had much worse results (think about the Toyota incidents). Please contact me for additional information and if you would like to inspect the car before it goes to the dealership. My wife and I are still driving the car, but not using the cruise control of course.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #2

May 162009

Town & Country

  • 22,000 miles
2008 Town and country touring. Driving with cruise control going about 65mph and all of sudden the engine accelerated and then slowed down and I had to turn off the cruise control and hit the gas peddle finally kicked in normally. Good thing I was not in city driving going 50mph and had this happen.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Mar 122008

Town & Country

  • 4,325 miles
Cruise control will shut off without warning. Vehicle must be restarted, which may or may not resolve the problem.

- Crooked River Ranch, OR, USA

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