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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,303 miles

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Oct 252016

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles

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

When our Town and country was driven at night the head lights shut off. They would turn on for a few seconds then would turn off and stay off. Even if the car is restarted or the lights turned off and back on, they stayed off.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #42

Jan 082016

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed without warning. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #41

Sep 052016

Town & Country

  • 131,271 miles
Headlights went out while driving. First during daylight; then at night while driving home. Dangerous and scary. Next days, the lights would work and then not work. Took van to dealership. Diagnosed as a faulty tipm that would cost $1275 to replace. What is sooo galling is reading about many, many, many, many other car owners who have had also been told to replace the tipm in a variety of Chrysler vehicles. Many of these stories are hair raising in the descriptions of danger--cars suddenly stopping on the highway, light going out on dark nights, wipers going nuts or quitting; horns blaring; terrified parents and children. Why no recall"??? is Chrysler waiting until people are killed?" sad, sad commentary on this american product. I feel violated and unprotected as a consumer. It is troubling to be told we need to pay $1275 for a part that has been complained about to Chrysler for years and feel relieved that we weren't in a terrible car crash. Something is so not right here.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #40

Sep 012016

Town & Country

  • 240,000 miles

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

Dash lights on instrument panel/cluster are not working. Can not see how fast I am going unless I hold a light to the panel. Took it to the dealer for diagnosis. Instructed that the instrument panel needed replaced. Part at the dealership is $500 plus 3 hours of labor. Vehicle can be in motion and stationary and I still have no dash lights.

- Great Bend, KS, USA

problem #39

Sep 012016

Town & Country

  • 79,000 miles
Headlights failed while on a drive in the country, at night, on a windy, mountainous road. Problem was traced to a faulty tipm at fairly low mileage. Very dangerous! my family was in the car, and we could've all been killed.

- Kirkwood, MO, USA

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problem #38

Aug 172016

Town & Country

  • 119,000 miles
We were driving at night on 8/13/2016 and the headlights shut off while the vehicle was in motion. They then began to flicker. We thought maybe if we switched on the high beams, the lights would work, but they did not. Turning the van off and on again did not work. This has happened two separate times, with the second time being more severe because the lights would not even flicker. The first time it happened, we were in motion on a residential street, about to turn into our driveway. The second time it happened on 8/17/2016, I was driving on curvy farm to market roads. Additionally, the first time, one light would turn on and the other would stay off at random moments - without touching switches. I have found that prior years' models had this issue, as well, but because mine is a 2010, Chrysler says mine is A-ok and they are not including mine in the recall. I did not feel A-ok the other night while I was driving home in the dark with only my hazards guiding my way.

- Forney, TX, USA

problem #37

Apr 222016

Town & Country

  • 54,000 miles

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

While driving at night on a four lane street, with no warning, both headlights went out. The brights did not work either. Turned the switch off & on, nothing. Turned car off for 10 minutes then back on, but headlights would not come back on. Had to drive home in the dark, and of course I got pulled over by the police! thankfully only received a warning! for the last 2 weeks the headlights & brights are working intermittently, no rhyme or reason as to when they'll work or not. They will work and then just go out while we're driving; or sometimes they won't switch on at all. Never know when it'll happen again! fuse & relays are fine. Very dangerous!

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #36

May 062016

Town & Country

  • 85,000 miles
Over the last year I have had at least 6 instances where, when I start the vehicle after dark, the headlights will flash a number of times but will not stay on. On several occasions I was forced to drive home in the dark with no headlights because of this issue. I have listed the most recent incident

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #35

Mar 012016

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The head lamps stopped working an evening. They turned on and off for awhile and now they just turn on for 1 second when I satrt the car and then go off.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #34

Mar 152016

Town & Country

  • 120,000 miles
Vehicle stalls while driving. Radio turns off while driving. Unintended acceleration. One occurrence of not shifting out of 2nd gear. Clicking noise heard from outside of vehicle when off for extended period of time.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #33

Mar 012015

Town & Country

  • 53,000 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 while driving at 5 mph, the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuse box on the driver side needed to be replaced however, the vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred.the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage 53,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 02/23/16

- Lewisville, NC, USA

problem #32

Aug 152015

Town & Country

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the headlights automatically failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlight switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred six weeks later. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000....updated 02/19/16

- Medway, ME, USA

problem #31

Sep 252015

Town & Country

  • 105,000 miles
While driving down the road my head lights flicker then go out, very dangerous. Have taken it to dealer and they dont know what causes this, they say they have never heard of this, we replaced switch, not fixed. Dealer is telling me to replace tipm, $800 to $1000. I bought this van 6 months ago. Wow any suggestions?

- Montague, MI, USA

problem #30

Aug 172015

Town & Country

  • 151,000 miles
While pulling out of a parking lot, with my foot on the brake, the vehicle began accelerating. This only lasted a brief second, but the vehicle jerked forward and drove over a parking block and off the curb. Soon thereafter, I began having issues with the headlights. I would turn the light switch to on. The lights flickered for a second, then shut off. I would toggle the light switch and would eventually would get the headlights to turn on. This issue became progressively worse to the point where they would shut off while I was driving. Needless to say, this presented a safety issue. Thankfully, I live only 10 minutes from where I work, and use the fog lights on well lit roadways to get back and forth, but obviously cannot drive the vehicle for long distances or on major highways and interstates during night time hours. While this issue got worse, the radio in the vehicle would unexplainable shut down. When this happens, I hear a sound like wires short circuiting from somewhere inside the dash. The same time the radio goes out, I noticed that the air conditioning, power windows, and door locks would also lose power. After researching all these issues through the internet and Chrysler forums, it seems the logical issue would be the T.I.P.M. ( total integrated power module). I am having the vehicle looked at in the next few days. My only concern is all the complaints regarding this module on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, and no safety recall had been issued. Thus is clearly a safety concern and should be addressed in a class action law suit.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #29

Oct 012013

Town & Country

  • 85,000 miles
The head lights no longer work, the car cuts off at random, radio windows are possessed. This has all be attributed to a faulty tipm.

- Forestville, MD, USA

problem #28

Aug 212015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
The head lights work intermittently. It only affects the head lights. We were driving home one night and the head lights went out. We had to drive the rest of the way with the fog lights only. This is very dangerous. I have read quite a few complaints for the same problem. I am going to take the vehicle to a dealer but feel that there should be a recall since it is such a safety issue. Having the lights go out at any given time could cause a serious accident. Thank you.

- Montrose, PA, USA

problem #27

Aug 122015

Town & Country

  • 66,300 miles
I noticed at night my headlights would not stay on. They would come on and sometimes flash. Other times they would not even come on at all. Dealer said it is the tipm and that other things could start shutting down since this is all electrical. Now I am afraid to drive anywhere. I drive children the majority time I am driving and fear that something will shut down at anytime. I have seen that this tipm seems to be a common problem and a very costly fix. Don't understand why something has not been done to recall something like this.

- Brooklyn, OH, USA

problem #26

Aug 142015

Town & Country

  • 71,000 miles
We have been advised by our mechanic that our total integrated power module (tipm) needs to be replaced. We took our car in for a diagnostic check after the headlights would not come on -- even after checking/replacing fuses, replacing headlight bulbs, and installing a new headlight switch. The mechanic advised us that their diagnostic check revealed an error code from the tipm. They reset the code, and the headlights became functional again, but they were uncertain how long the fix would last (it only lasted that afternoon). As a result, they recommended replacing the tipm. (expected repair costs: $1600, plus about $200 in replacement headlight bulb and switch costs.) the same evening (of the diagnostic service, above), the headlights failed again at nighttime. We were forced to drive home from a professional sporting event (about 6 miles) on city streets in the dark (no headlights), with only hazard lights flashing the whole way. Note: Prior to the headlight failure, the radio also died (following an audible electric "pop" (short?) while we were driving.) diagnostic and replacement fees on that electrical system-related fix cost us an additional $600.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #25

Aug 082015

Town & Country

  • 103,546 miles
While driving on a interstate 95 at approx 8:30 pm the headlights blinked then went out. I could not see I had to get off the road. I was over 2 hours from home. I had to drive with my hazards on until I could get a friend to meet me and I could follow them home with my hazards. I googled the issue many people have the same thing. My 2005 Town and country had the same issue which is why I ended up trading it in. I was told by the dealer they never heard of what has happened it would cost $90 to diagnose. I asked if I paid for what they think would fix it and it doesn't repair do I get the money back the answer was no. From what I have read many people have had this issue and some paid to get work done and it didn't resolve the issue. Driving a mini van with children without headlights is a major safety issue even during the day if it is raining. I drive with my headlights on all the time to make myself more visible to other drivers. My headlights failing could have caused a serious accident and death!

- Evergreen, NC, USA

problem #24

Feb 272015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
Upon starting the car, particularly on damp and/or cold mornings, the electrical system goes haywire. There is no power to the dash, the headlights blink on and off, the locks stop working, the wipers go on by themselves and remain on for the duration of the event. This happens whether the car is parked or in motion. It is not known whether this is impacting the air bags; the fuel gauge reads zero, so it's not known if this will impact the car's ability to continue running; it is also a major distraction if trying to drive. The duration varies, from one minute to 20 minutes. This youtube video shows the exact same thing happening on another 2010 Town and country; the owner in the video reports that it was brand new at the time: Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=otntkk0kx5Y.

- Westland, MI, USA

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