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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,601 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 17 of 17)

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problem #20

Aug 262013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles

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

I am filing a complaint because my airbag light is on and the dealership does not seem to think they should fix it. My van only has about 54,000 miles on it and this is a safety issue that they should be responsible for. In earlier models of this vehicle there has been a recall on the part that controls the air bags as well as the cruise control, horn and other steering wheel components. They have obviously not fixed the problem correctly. The manufacturer should recall the part again and fix all vehicles that are having this problem. The fact that they will not take respnsibility to fix this part that may save someones life is irresponsible and unethical.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #19

Jul 302012

Town & Country

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph downhill, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was not destroyed and was towed from the scene of the crash. There were no injuries. The contact called the manufacturer regarding information on the failed deployment of the air bags. The manufacturer stated that they could not investigate the crash or the non-deployment of the air bags. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #18

Nov 072012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My wife was stopped on the I-94 freeway in detroit, mi. A vehicle was closing in behind her at a high rate of speed, and crashed into the rear end of the vehicle. Her vehicle then lunged forward and hit the vehicle in front of her. The front and rear of the vehicle experienced significant damage, yet none of the airbags in the vehicle deployed. My wife's head contacted the steering wheel. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation. She currently has a fractured nose, and severely swollen/black&blue eyes. We have 2 children under the age of 5, who thankfully were not in the vehicle. The fireman on the scene had stated that he has been working as a fireman for 18 years, and he has never seen a vehicle with as much frontal damage in which the airbags did not deploy. We have filed a claim with our insurance company, and fully expect the vehicle to be totaled out due to the significant damage. I have since taken many pictures of the damage, and can send them to you if you provide an actual email address.

- Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA

problem #17

Jul 202012

Town & Country

  • 79,000 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 was traveling 45 mph when the driver's side front air bag deployed erroneously. The failure caused chest, neck and arm injuries to both the driver and the front passenger. The police were contacted and a report was filed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 79,000.

- Parkland, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 142012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chrysler Town and country. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall LO1, problem with vehicle replacement parts not being distributed in a timely fashion. The consumer stated the engine shut off while in the midst of driving. The consumer referenced recall # 14V373000. Updated 03/25/15.

- Marshall, MI, USA

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problem #15

Mar 122012

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that there was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 11V394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) however, the part needed for repairs was unavailable. The dealer advised the contact that the part was on a massive back order and they were unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. The contact had not experienced a defect. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #14

Apr 032012

Town & Country

  • 23,500 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 after receiving notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module), the contact called a local dealer to secure an appointment for recall repairs. The dealer advised the contact that the parts needed for repairs were not available and they would call the contact once the parts had become available. Two months after the initial point of contact, the dealer still did not have the necessary parts to remedy the vehicle per the recall. The contact stated that the time involved in having the recalled component repaired was insufficient and had exceeded a reasonable time frame. The contact had not experienced a failure. The current mileage was 23,500.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #13

Mar 292012

Town & Country

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact was traveling 70 mph when he abruptly applied the brakes and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the face and mid-section from striking the steering wheel. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and the current mileages were 97,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 292011

Town & Country

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 4 mph, the front driver and passenger side air bags inadvertently deployed. In addition, both rear side air bags deployed at the same time, although there was no impact to the vehicle. The contact sustained severe bodily injuries due to the forceful deployment of the front driver's side air bag. The contact was unable to exit from the seat belt after the air bag released and the paramedics cut the seat belt webbing. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated to the contact that the air bag control module was faulty. The contact expressed concerns of the vehicle being unsafe to drive and the dealer provided a loaner vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Ormond , FL, USA

problem #11

Sep 092011

Town & Country 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The van hit a pole at approximately 4O mph. The impact was so severe that the front end and tire were pushed under the driver cuasing the van to be totalled. A forensic expert form the insurance company revewed the data on the van and the expert confirmed that the sensor did not go off.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #10

Sep 262011

Town & Country

  • 56,300 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country touring. The contact stated that the ABS failure sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was contacted who confirmed that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:11V394000(air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 56,300.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #9

Jul 302010

Town & Country

  • 28,500 miles
Vehicle recalled Nov 2009 to replace grommet for A/C drain which could cause air bag malfunction K-25 completed 2/2010. Air bag light came on in July 2010 when vehicle is running. Chrysler recall L-01 to replace module caused by leaking A/C only for vehicles manufactured after July 30, 2008. If recall is for some 300,000 vehicles, when did they start manufacturing 2009 vehicles" did they build this many vehicles before the 09 models came out" they say I am responsible for the replacement cost!!!

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #8

Sep 022011

Town & Country

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, all of the warning lights suddenly illuminated and then the side curtain air bags deployed without reason. The driver was not injured. The vehicle was taken to Chrysler so they could investigate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 81,000.

- Sartell, MN, USA

problem #7

Jul 012011

Town & Country

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the air bag module was sending a mass amount of electrical current to one of the air bags. As a result, the module would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11V394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 67,000.

- Kenly , NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 222011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
I received mailed information on safety recall K25 for a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, which stated that an HVAC drain tube and grommet could leak and, in part, cause the airbag warning light to come on. Shortly after I receved this notice, the light did come on, so I took the van in for repairs. The recall work was supposedly done but the light is still on and now the dealership is asking for $100 to look at it. Based on previous dealings with them I know this garage is dishonest and I question whether the work was even completed. Is there a way I can get this repaired properly?

- Athens, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 162011

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the air bag sensor was illuminated, he then received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V611000 (equipment: Electrical: Air conditioner) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The contact stated that as it was stated in the recall summary, a leak at the heating and air conditioner drain could cause the air bag light to illuminate and because his air bag warning light was illuminated, the technician stated that the contact would have to have the vehicle diagnosed before repairs and the costs would not be covered under the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Shady Side, MD, USA

problem #4

Nov 162010

Town & Country

  • 38,492 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 60 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician stated that the orc modular would need to be replaced. The orc modular was removed and a new one was ordered. The vehicle was scheduled for repairs once new orc arrived at the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 38,492.

- Frankfort, KS, USA

problem #3

Aug 122010

Town & Country

  • 56,962 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the air bags independently deployed while the vehicle was sitting idle in the contact's garage. The dealer advised they were unable to repair the vehicle because there were four separate components of the air bag that worked together within the system and reads the module. The module was destroyed when the air bags deployed and the dealer was unable to properly diagnose the exact failure. The manufacturer was contacted and the dealer was awaiting a response before proceeding with any repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and current mileage was 56,962. Updated 11/16/10 updated 11/23/10

- Milaca, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 202008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,325 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that vehicle was stalling. The vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. The contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. The doors close and then open back up. The doors will only close manually. The contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. The brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. The first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. The rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. The rear lift gate broke in September 2009. The starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. The contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. The clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. The vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. The dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. Updated 11/05/10. Updated 1/25/11 updated 04/18/11

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
While driving down the street the airbag on my 2008 Chrysler Town and country minivan deployed. There were three occupants in the vehicle. My arm was bruised and cut during the accident. My daughter had her head shoved through the passenger side window by her airbag. My grandson was coughing and choking on the powder from the airbag. Unable to see, I managed to slow the vehicle to a stop without causing any further damage to my vehicle or any others. The police and insurance adjusters looked at the vehicle and could find no physical reason for the airbags to deploy.

- Hinckley, MN, USA

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