really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,700 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

May 152013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


3 occasions driving my 3 children to school my Town and country became unresponsive. The steering failed, brakes and the car went unresponsive. The electric stability control warning light came on. To remedy, I had to put car in park, and restart vehicle. The last instance when this occurred I rolled into a four way stop as my breaks did not work. An online search has shown many other have experienced this issue with the Dodge Caravan and Town & Country both made by Chrysler. Took van to dealer who said diagnostic test showed nothing (other people report this same experience). They updated the PCM software. I find it hard to believe a software update would render my car safe to drive and be the factor that caused it's whole system, brakes included to shut down. This issue needs to be looked at. Mini van drivers carry children!

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 132012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
During the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. This has happened five or six times since Aug., having occurred four times in the past three weeks. It happens while the car is running and while it is not. With each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. Last week, I had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as I could not see where I was going. Yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and I had to disconnect the battery to stop it. The Chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524.12. Additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. They had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. When the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. Both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at Chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. Both issues could result in a serious accident.

- Shenandoah, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 122012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 51,430 miles
1. while driving the esp indicator light and engine comes on and wheels automatically go into slow mode (as if I were on ice). I manually shut off button. Took it to dealer and said the coil in my steering module is bad, needs replacing. I complained of van having hard shifting in accel and decel. Fault code C1210-steering angle sensor 2. the engine light reports that I have a bad egr valve, needs replacing. Found code P1404 & code P0404.

- Kulpmont, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 272012

Town & Country

  • 63,500 miles


Along with the hundreds of complaints, I too have a problem with horn, lighting, wipers and fluid, car running with no key in ignition etc. While out of town the car had these happen and brought to a certified Chrysler shop. They diagnosed as a bad battery connection after a mechanic driving to his home and back. I was sent on my way after paying $100. Not a large amount but silly when you have to bring the car to my local shop for the same problem three days later. This time it happened while driving at night in the middle of the road. I am appalled by how many complaints have been filed and there has not been a recall on this could be fatal defective part that is shutting down a car with no warning while driving. What do 90% of mini van drivers have in common? children!!! how unsafe and absurd. Fyi my car is going to be fixed under an extended warranty but this is a major safety concern for anyone that drives a Chrysler van.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #3

Apr 282012

Town & Country

  • 59,175 miles
My tipm module needs to be replaced but since there is a national shortage for this part. I like thousands of others have to wait 6-9 months before there will be any available. This part has been on back order for a very long time. Chrysler is very lucky that no one has been seriously hurt.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #2

Feb 012011

Town & Country

  • 37,381 miles
Dashboard warning light esp/bas illuminated. I brought the vehicle to the dealer to see what was wrong. The dealer diagnosed the problem and found that the "steering angle sensor" was bad. The steering "clock spring" was suggested to be replaced due to the fact that the "steering angle sensor" was part of a whole unit (the clock spring) and cannot be changed separately. My vehicle was just out of warranty at 36,000 miles and was no longer covered. I am concerned that the bad part is connected to the vehicle stability system and why it has failed so early in the life of the vehicle.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

May 162009

Town & Country

  • 22,000 miles
2008 Town and country touring. Driving with cruise control going about 65mph and all of sudden the engine accelerated and then slowed down and I had to turn off the cruise control and hit the gas peddle finally kicked in normally. Good thing I was not in city driving going 50mph and had this happen.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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