really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,706 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 012015

Town & Country

  • 155,000 miles


The left side handle with the auto shut pulled out on the back side. So now it hard to open and it will not shut unless I secure the back porting into the handle again. It happened when it froze. I pulled the handle and cracked off the back part.

- Harrisburg, SD, USA

problem #11

Jul 272015

Town & Country

  • 84,200 miles
The rear lift gate on my mini-van opened fully then came crashing down. It missed my head but hit my shoulder. It could have caused severe injury to an adult or small child. The lift gate now will open fully then come crashing down because of the defective part.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #10

Jul 152012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 41,595 miles
This vehicle drove straight into a stopped vehicle resulting in $8990 in damages to the front including destruction of the bumper, replacement of the hood, etc. The air bag did not deploy; something the manager at the repair facility couldn't believe. In the past year or so, the vehicle will "capture" the key when you attempt to shut the engine off and remove the key. You have to restart the engine and cycle the key back off to remove the key. It takes as many as five cycles of shutting off the engine and restarting the engine before the key can be removed. The problem is consistent but sporadic; I.e., it happens a few times then is fine for a few weeks and then the problem resurfaces.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #9

May 072014

Town & Country

  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town country. The contact stated that after the motorized rear hatch door lifted approximately 3/4 high, the door suddenly fell back down to the closed position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 062014

Town & Country

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver's side sliding door erroneously opened and closed independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the defect was caused by severed wires of the wiring harness that were inside the sliding door. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the vehicle would frequently fail to accelerate and the cruise control would independently activate. The vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Troy, MI, USA

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problem #7

Aug 302012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I was driving down the highway at 55 and the rear 3rd light brake assembly broke off and crashed on the road.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 152011

Town & Country

  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the chrome was peeling from the front driver and passenger side door handles, causing lacerations to the contact's hands when attempting to open the doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the door panel would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Aubrey, TX, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Sep 042012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 30,500 miles
The power lift gate opened while I was driving. This has happened twice in the last 2 weeks.

- Harrison Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 192012

Town & Country

  • 62,596 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked with the rear hatch opened while her son removed bags from the rear. The rear hatch suddenly closed and the contact's son was hit on the head. The rear hatch fell very rapidly and forcefully. The contact's son did not sustain any injuries during the failure. The contact was unable to keep the rear hatch open after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, where both rear hatch props were found as defective. The vehicle was repaired as the defective parts were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 62,596.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 032010

Town & Country

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that the brakes were prematurely wearing. The contact also mentioned that both of the power sliding doors would haphazardly open while the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 312007

Town & Country

  • 12,586 miles
Metal clang from catalytic converter shield since I had vehicle new. Dealer said nothing they can do. Never had this problem in any vehicle. Rattling from slider door, cannot isolate. I have let it go but now it bothering me about the clanging.

- Medford, MA, USA

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