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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,030 miles

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 8 of 9)

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problem #23

Aug 222013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

2010 Chrysler Town and country my wife and I have been driving vehicle and multiple times over the last 6 months the vehicle stalls without warning. On one instance my wife was turning at an intersection when the car shut off unexpectedly and when this occurred the power steering stopped working and my wife nearly rolled into oncoming traffic. On another instance the vehicle stalled on me traveling down the freeway and I had to put the vehicle in neutral and start it again, when I did this it seemed like the car had to turn over for a few seconds before it would start up. We have 3 children and this is a very disturbing issue as it relates to safety. I would like to see Chrysler internal issue tracking on these items during launch of the vehicle because I have a relative a few years back who had a very similar issue with the Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee he owned. It seems to me that this is a bigger system issue with Chrysler as a whole. In addition to this safety I have multiple nuisance issues with my vehicle from door locks that buzz, sliding door seals that are cut up as a result of improper installation of door, window edge seals that appear to have been too long but installed anyway and air leak sound result from poor workmanship, rear power door that has stopped working.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #22

Mar 082014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The following lights came on: ABS, anti skid, check engine light. The engine started missing then the security indicator light came on and the alarm inside went off. I had no electrical controls. The windows wouldn't roll down, the door locks wouldn't work and then the engine shut off. The outside alarm then went off too. I had to disable the alarm by unhooking the battery cable. I had the car towed in to the dealer and they told me that the car was not communicating with the computer and they had no idea what the problem was. I then called Chrysler and checked to see if there had been a recall of any kind and sure enough my vehicle had the recall# L25. I have never received a recall notice but the gentlemen that I spoke with at Chrysler Corp. Said that according to their records the win module had been replaced on my van and that my vehicle had been repaired on 2-7-2012. That never happened!! it is currently being checked out by the Chrysler tech at our local dealer. They said they are only allowed to replace the rubber gasket inside the module and if the module itself is bad I will have to pay for the module. The gentlemen I spoke with at Chrysler corporation told me that the module would be covered at no charge. This is crazy!!! my two young grandsons were in the van when all this happened. Needless to say they were terrified. This problem needs immediate attention. The government needs to get involved here. This is definitely a safety issue!!

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #21

Oct 252012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that the vehicle was not able to be started and was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #20

Feb 232014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

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

Twice my vehicle shut off while driving on a city road at approximately 35 mph. There were no dash warnings other than the electronic stability control icon was lit the first episode. The radio was working, all other dash lighting appeared normal for a car in operation. I had been driving about 20 minutes, so the car was not "cold". the first time, I did not even realize the car had stalled until I noticed it was losing speed and then found the car was not responding to the gas pedal. I coasted into the right lane and turned onto a side street (that's when I realized I had no power steering, no brakes, and the car was truly stalled). I continued coasting to a stop. I then put the car in park and attempted to restart it. It restarted immediately, running smoothly, so I continued on my way home wondering what could have caused it to die like that? less than a mile later, it stalled again! this time I put the car in neutral and while cruising/coasting turned the ignition key to start to try and re-start the car. I then put the transmission back into drive to see if it had restarted, and sure enough I was on my way again. No other indicators of an issue on the dash. It has not happened since. I went out on an errand later that evening and the episode did not repeat. I am quite nervous to take it on the interstate. My gosh! what if I had been on the interstate (75 mph speed limit) turning a curve, no power steering, slowing to a coast and panicked as to what was wrong? I have an appointment with a mechanic day after tomorrow, but unless a code was thrown indicating an error, it seems to be a somewhat isolated event, or at least intermittent event. Definitely seems to be a safety issue.

- Kearney, NE, USA

problem #19

Nov 052013

Town & Country

  • 46,000 miles
The headlights dim, the radio stops, the four lights directly over the speedometer come on and off, the speedometer drops to zero when the dummy lights come on. Periodically the vehicle shuts of as it is moving. This all started happening after the NHTSA campaign #11V139000 recall on the ignition was replaced. It has been to three separate Chrysler dealers a total of seven times. It has been out of service for more than 30 days. Neither Chrysler nor the dealer wants to resolve this problem. They want to sell me a new car!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #18

Jan 272014

Town & Country

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact was driving 15 mph when the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The contact was informed that the egr valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Sparta , WI, USA

problem #17

Jun 012012

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning. The electronic stability control warning light illuminated after the failure occurred. Two independent dealers performed diagnostic testing but neither was able to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Suitland , MD, USA

problem #16

Nov 112013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 26,000 and the current mileage was 26,400. Updated 03/05/14 also, there was a problem with the interior lighting and the passenger window. Updated 03/18/14

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #15

Mar 242011

Town & Country

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the engine stalled as the esp warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Saginew, MI, USA

problem #14

Jan 012012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 119,000....updated 03/07/14 the motor mounts, and hub assemblies needed to be replaced. Also, the vehicle had an oil pan leak, and the heater hose failed. Updated 03/13/14

- Conroe , TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 132013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

Brakes shutter when applied. On 3 set of brakes. Engine quits at idle. Must put in park or neutral and restart. Engine cuts out while driving at various speeds then resumes. Took van to dealer with od code 1128 they could not find ant problem. Problem continued. I changed : spark plugs and wires O2 sensors map sensor problem getting more frequent.

- Ramona, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 012013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The van's engine has cut off multiple times over the last six months while driving. The van has to be put in neutral in order to coast it off the road. This has happened on city streets at 35 mph and on the highway at 65 mph. This is a very dangerous situation and we're fortunate no-one was hurt.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #11

Dec 272012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The car engine was running but I was stopped and the engine just shut off, I thought I hit the ignition key with my knee. I turned it back on and it shut off again, turned it back on and all ok. Early February the engine just stopped while wife was driving about 40 mph., it happened twice more to her and two time to me, each time shortly after leaving home and going about 40 mph. Dealer charged $536 to fix receiver, trasmtr, & trim ring. Car engine has stopped twice since, been back to dealer twice and they found nothing wrong. There was a recall on the win module deten ring issued 6-16-11 and my car's was replaced on 7-29-11. The systems of engine shutting off were same with recall as happening now with our car and involved the fob area which we paid to have fixed and it isn't. we were told the VIN will show car not fixed so I can't even trade it in and it is still a danger to drive. Found people with similar complaint on edmonds.com.

- Sneads Ferry, NC, USA

problem #10

Sep 262012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The vehicle had a complete loss of power. This has had on multiple occasions. I cannot steer or brake or do anything. I cannot start it from neutral. I have to put it in park turn it off and restart it. It has happened while going down the highway and pulling out into intersections. I'm really afraid it's going to cause an accident. This starting happening after my the key fob recall work was completed. This is a major safety hazard.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 012013

Town & Country

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the traction control warning indicator illuminated and the engine stalled. Upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normally. The failure occurred thirty times on separate occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000.

- Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #8

Feb 242013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
For the third time in the past month, the vehicle shutdown while traveling. In the most recent incident we were driving down an interstate when it shut off. The vehicle started back up after shifting to neutral and turning the ignition. There are numerous reports on the internet of this happening, but Chrysler says this particular VIN was not included in its 2011 recall for a faulty ignition (or any recall). We're concerned about the safety of a vehicle that shuts down for no reason while in motion.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 112012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The vehicle appears to be stalling while in motion. The steering wheel, brakes, and gas pedal all lock up leaving the driver unable to control the vehicle in any way. This has happened on at least 10 occasions. The local Chrysler dealership attempted to fix the vehicle, but was unable. Corporate was notified and sent out a corporate mechanic who was also unable to fix the vehicle. The vehicle has locked three additional times (since the last attempted repair) and both the dealership (who is now refusing to service the vehicle) and corporate (who have not returned calls or emails) have been notified. After conducting an internet search I see that this is not an isolated issue--it has been reported multiple times to the NHTSA as well as on other websites. This is a dangerous and defective vehicle. Chrysler has been notified of this defect on multiple occasions and is not doing enough to protect the safety of its consumers.

- Lusby, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 152012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The engine dies while the vehicle is in operation. It happened on both December 15 and December 17. The first time was I was driving in town at about 30 mph. The second time was on the highway at 55 mph. I was able to pull off the road both times with some difficulty since the power steering and brakes weren't working. After pulling over, I was able to start the car again. The local dealer in terre haute, in informed us that since their diagnostic software did not indicate a problem there is nothing they can do and any fixes that are not indicated as necessary by the software will not be covered by our warranty.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 042011

Town & Country

  • 30,470 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the traction control warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,470 and the current mileage was 45,000.

- La Grange, KY, USA

problem #4

Oct 282011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Van will just quit without warning while driving! this has occurred 5X now... last time we came approx. 20 feet from going off of the side of mountain! vehicle is still not repaired and almost 350 miles from home! Chrysler has been contacted and will not do anything about it! we are being forced to seek legal council at this time!

- Lagrange, KY, USA

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