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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,440 miles

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 17)

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problem #310

Mar 232015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 09/29/16

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #309

Jul 211016

Town & Country

  • 107,208 miles
It was running fine no warring lights nothing was coming up but out of no where it started stalling and would crank and it still will not crank but when it wants and I got it cracked up one day and took my kid to the doctor and it shut off on me wile driving but ya it has trouble cranking and it is stalling and shuts off wile driving very unsafe I am now scared to put my kids in it to ride. Please hlep

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #308

Jul 182016

Town & Country

  • 82,000 miles
Electrical system malfunction. The back up sensors do not work, the safety backup video does not work, it says my tires have 0 pressure, it will not start after being shut off. Tipm problem? way too many people have complaints about the vehicles electric system related to the fuel system and engine not starting. This is clearly enough evidence to warrant a tipm recall. If you know what the problem is exactly, could you let me know because we are trying to find a solution.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #307

Jul 212016

Town & Country

  • 53,000 miles

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

Sitting still car will not start, however when you remove key fob from dash and put back ini it may start, had to garage they replaced battery and starter still doing it Chrysler said they don't know whats wrong had to garage 4 times no codes just had it towed to Chrysler got back still wont start some times only 53000 miles

- Mc Kees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #306

Jul 212016

Town & Country

  • 71,000 miles
7/21/2016 car started fine this morning went into store and would not start. Tried turning key about 8 times and then gave up for a minute or two. I tried again and it started. This happened about 1 month before while in my driveway. Same thing, I tried about 8 / 9 times then it started. I decided to call dealership today and have it taken in since I have a extended warranty. I also, did some research where a lot of people are saying that it is the tipm. I now noticed some of the other problems I have had with it tie into tipm, my driver window sometimes wont go up or down. The car will just lock even while running locking my keys inside. I can hear electrical things moving and shutting down after the vehicle is turned off, and about 2 weeks ago I was in park with the car running and I heard a loud pop and the whole car shut down. My check engine light also comes on and turns off whenever it feels like it for no apparent reason, I have 71,000 miles. When I bought the car I had to have the left head gasket replaced after having it towed from the ide of the road. I really think I bought a lemon, but will soon find out what the dealership says Tuesday which is the soonest they can get me in, hopefully I don't break down with my kids in it before then

- Garden Prairie, IL, USA

problem #305

Sep 142015

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at high speeds, the vehicle independently surged forward without warning. In addition, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate intermittently. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the contact was informed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred with additional electrical failures. The contact was informed by an independent mechanic that the tipm failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ferris, TX, USA

problem #304

Jun 152016

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normally. The failure recurred seven times. The failure also occurred when accelerating from a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing on four separate occasions. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure, but stated that the ignition key was faulty. The manufacturer issued NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) for certain 2008-2010 model vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Trenton, FL, USA

problem #303

Jan 052013

Town & Country

  • 45,000 miles
Blind spot indicator has stopped functioning around 45,500 miles. The cluster periodically chimes that the blind spot indicator system is not available and the indicator lights remain lit. So a safety feature has become a distraction and now is a safety risk. I called the dealer to inquire if this is a known problem and was told to call Chrysler since this failure is "happening left and right." He advised me the repair is roughly $2,800. Failure occurred when the vehicle was 28 months old. And was surprised it has not been recalled yet. I contacted Chrysler.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #302

Jun 112016

Town & Country

  • miles
Have had multiple issues with the electrical system on this van. Went through a stage where it would randomly not crank, seemed dead even though both the battery and alternator were tested by our mechanic and were fine. We finally tried replacing the starter relay in the tipm and that seemed to solve the problem. Now something in the electrical system is randomly draining the battery while the van is off and sitting, the seat belt sensor is not working correctly, constantly shows my seatbelt is unbuckled when it is and the airbag light is on even though all airbags show to be functional according to the dealership. We replaced the battery, as it was time anyway, and again had the alternator tested and it showed to be working perfectly but the issues prevail. We have taken it to multiple mechanics and the dealership and no one can give us a definitive answer. Everything will work fine for a day or two then I can go out to the van after it has been sitting for 2 hours and it will be completely dead, not even enough power for the doors to unlock, I have to pull out the key and manually unlock the door. It has been sitting at the shop for 4 days now, first night they had it hooked to the computer it drained in an hour and they didn't get any substantial data. They slow charged the battery all the way then hooked it back up and it hasn't drained at all since then. They have advised based on forums and contacts that have encountered similar issues that the tipm is the issue and needs to be replaced which is estimated to cost $1300. The mechanic has stated this is a known issue with the tipm and most of them have to be replaced.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #301

Jun 262016

Town & Country

  • 107,000 miles
Experiencing intermittent electrical problems. The van will crank fine one time and not just a few minutes later. It acts like the battery is dead but it's a brand new battery replaced by the dealer. It has been doing this off and on. The symptoms are a perfect fit for the tipm issues that other Chrysler vehicles have experienced and have been recalled for. It has plenty of voltage and amperage to crank, it just won't. also when it does crank it will stall out, although, not every time. Sometimes it will crank normally and others you need to press the accelerator pedal. This also appears to fit the tipm symptoms exactly. The van has worked perfectly until this issue. This is a design defect that Chrysler should pay to correct in all affected vehicles. The most recent occurrence was the evening of 6/26/16. I drove the vehicle approximately 4 hours earlier and it cranked and operated normally, however, this time it would not crank. The interior lights and A/C fan all appear to operate normally, however, when I tried to crank the van all of the lights flickered but the van does not crank. I do not receive a low batter warning either, because the batter is brand new, replaced by the dealer at the beginning of June 2016. I attempted several more times but the van never did crank. That is why I am here. I am fed up with having to drive a van with an obvious design flaw. I am seeking resolution in the form of the the dealer correcting the defect at the their own cost.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #300

May 122016

Town & Country

  • 63,496 miles

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

5-12-16 ignition failed could not start car. Ignition replaced @ Chrysler dealership in richmond, va. Haley charged $985.22. Ignition failed again replaced @ Chrysler dealership in bath, NY simmons - rockwell charged $292.04.

- Bath, NY, USA

problem #299

Jun 132015

Town & Country

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the tire pressure warning light indicated that one of the tires had 0 pressure. The failure recurred randomly. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the tire pressure monitor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also mentioned that on a different occasion the vehicle lost all power. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #298

May 042016

Town & Country

  • 49,000 miles
Problem with it starting

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #297

May 152016

Town & Country

  • 6 miles
It had an intermittent start frequently. It stalled once on route 6 I was driving and luckily no one was behind me. Two days after I had a tipm chip installed 1500 I went grocery shopping, the windows in the front were down (I did not do that).

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #296

Apr 112016

Town & Country

  • 42,000 miles
Tipm replaced for $1101.91. The car would stall in the middle of busy road (with children in the car) when driving, and would not start other times (would crank but not turn over). When we took it to the dealership, we had to wait 3 weeks to get the repair because we were number 23 on the list of people needing the part.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #295

May 022016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2011 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts to repair rear quarter vent window switch recall notice is still on back order.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #294

Apr 222016

Town & Country

  • 96,000 miles
Was leaving work when my check engine light came one, along with the traction control light and the brakes got hard. Car stopped, turned it off to turn it back on, and it would not start. All lights, radio, etc came on, but engine would not turn over or engage. Do not think fuel pump was engaging either. Tried numerous things, including the tipm bypass and it still will not start. 90% plus of my driving is highway. I got very lucky that this system failure happened when it did, as a few minutes later and I would have been on a very busy highway, as well as if it had happened on my way to work.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #293

Mar 222016

Town & Country

  • 57,398 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. While stopped at a traffic light, the contact's vehicle accelerated without warning and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a body shop and repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,398.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #292

Jan 292016

Town & Country

  • 77,465 miles
My car shuts off while driving and wont start right away. It gives no warning. It happens anywhere. It is unsafe in many ways.. I have taken it ot the dealer and the problem persist. I have no more warranty in the vehicle.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #291

Mar 182016

Town & Country

  • 33,000 miles
Blind spot sensing system fails. Message to service blind spot system.

- Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA

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