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 1 of 2)

problem #27

Dec 142016

Town & Country

  • 92,000 miles


There seems to be an issue with the clockspring mechanism in the steering column of the 2008 T&C vans. Mine went out and when the mechanic tried to get one from the local dealer he was told that it is backordered along with several hundred backordered. Obviously this is an issue that needs to be addressed as it affects many items.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #26

Nov 262016

Town & Country

  • 117,000 miles
My vehicle shuts off while driving making it very dangerous. The ignition switch clicks and the van shuts down at the same time consequence: If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the off or accessory position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. This is what I found out to be the issue in most cases. There was a recall back on June 2014; they fix that problem in my vehicle on June 2015; now is back again; they say there is no recall on this problem, but it continues resurfacing.this problem happened four ( 4 ) time in the month of November 2016 already during driving time ( vehicle in motion); also some times won't even start right away; back in 2014 it was call: Recall campaign id is: 14V373000 dated June 26, 2014. Could be recall L25 or R03. Not sure which one is the correct, they have told me R03.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #25

Jul 212016

Town & Country

  • 95,377 miles
While driving my car shuts off in the middle of driving wipers starts flashing dash board goes hey wire check engine light comes on and its very hard to steer and wont start. Then after a few hours it might star back up or days later.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #24

Sep 012015

Town & Country

  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system stability control) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #23

May 052015

Town & Country

  • miles
I bought a second hand 2008 chryshler van Town and country it stop at any time while driving dealer didn T send the recall only mention the air bag but the problem is more than that transmission is affected it won T shift changing speed.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #22

Feb 012015

Town & Country

  • 85,000 miles
The van randomly shuts off while driving down the road. The dash lights come on, sometimes the windshield wipers come on and the van loses all power. It makes it incredibly hard to steer and navigate safely. This has happened numerous times and at different speeds. It has happened on the highway at 60 mph as well as a main street going 25 mph.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #21

Jan 202016

Town & Country

  • 179,000 miles


While I was driving on the on-ramp to a highway my car hit a bump and lost control and I started sliding. Thankfully there happened to be no one coming. I noticed that when my van stopped halfway in a ditch and halfway on the left lane I went to move my vehicle it wouldn't move so I then noticed it was off but still in drive and the key was still on. So I put it in park and shut it off then turned it back on then was able to proceed driving but since then my esp/bas, and traction control light have been on. After having that happened I had the recall on my van fixed. Well the lights are still there and now the driving is worse. I cant control my steering and they say it is my steering angle sensor. They also say my catalytic converter needs fixed and a PCM flash. Which I don't understand how all these problems started since my ignition unwillingly shut off. I am thinking that caused a power surge, and now its going to cost me $2000 to fix it if not more. My problems now are: 1) misfire in cylinder 4 2) rough idle 3) accelerating slowly while RPM's are above 3000 4) stumbling while driving (shakes or vibrates really bad while in drive/ or putters) 5) esp/bas, traction control, and check engine light illuminated on dash 6) steering wheel shakes from left to right on its own 7) loud engine noise 8) motor shakes 9) ABS reader says to replace steering angle sensor (clockspring) 10) there is more I just cannot think of it right now. This is currently what I have fixed in the last two weeks to see if it helps the problem. 1) oil change (always up to date) 2) spark plugs 3) spark plug wires 4) battery 5) ignition coil pack 6) upstream O2 sensor 7) recall done on win module ignition switch fobik key I have contacted Chrysler to inform them of this and they tell me there is nothing they can do about it and its not a manufacture defect.

- Yarmouth, IA, USA

problem #20

Jan 132016

Town & Country

  • miles
Have been trying for over 6 months to get ignition recall RO3 replaced. Dealer claims never to get parts from Chrysler, I am still number 21 on waiting least and dealer gets 1 replacement part every 6 weeks.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #19

Nov 062015

Town & Country

  • 86,000 miles
Warning light comes on while driving. Will usually turn off after rebooting.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #18

May 162011

Town & Country

  • 128,000 miles
I received a recall notice 3 months ago. The dealer said they would order parts and call me when they come in. I have been waiting now for three months. I have contacted them to check on the parts and they continue to say it is still on order. If this was a safety issue as the recall explains you think someone would want this fixed sooner. No one seems in a rush to get it done.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #17

Jul 012015

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles


The car didnt start. I have had the starter abd battery replced within the past year. Each have been tested multiple time because this isnt and isolated incident. I go to turn the car on I have hed the fobik replaced but the problem still exists. The car eventually started after an hour.

- Camden, NJ, USA

problem #16

Jun 262015

Town & Country

  • miles
I made an appointment for the recall to be fixed. The dealer called me the night before and said the part was used for another customer. I made the second appointment for June 26, 2015. The dealer called the day before and confirmed. I got to the dealer at 8:10am. At 9:15am a sales associate came out and told me that the part was not there. I wasted my time and am very disappointed!! I do not have anything positive to say about Chrysler. Their customer service is the worst I have ever had to deal with as a consumer. This is one week later and not even the manager has called me. I will never ever purchase with Chrysler again!!

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #15

Jul 012014

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
Coasting or in a decelercation situation the cars stalls without warning, radio still on, the only notice that the engine has stalled is loss of power steering, the only light that comes on is the traction control light. This has happened over 20 times. Have taken to the dealer no less than 6 times but no codes set and unable to diagnose the problem.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #14

Jan 032015

Town & Country

  • 145,000 miles
The vehicle electrical system failed while the car was in use. There was no power to any system in the car except the rear wiper kept going even after the engine key was removed. Lights would randomly come on and off while the car was off until the battery ran down. The dealer said the tipm or (totally integrated power module) failed. I was lucky me or my family was not injured over this failure.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #13

Oct 312014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
Had to take my van on 11/10/14 tate dodege Chrysler Jeep.Inc.I place an call to Chrysler group recall assistance center. About the problems with on going issue with my van, pay $335.35 for clock spring which restore an not working horn, speed control, ele.stability control, air bag light stay on, radio control.what I just paid for was an recall starting 1998 until now, I am planning on sending in my paper work. I send into your offices paperwork about all the other issues and problems I am having with my van wireless module, vehicle started, key stuck in on position, remold start not working properly, wireless ignition node modue (L25 safety recall L25, csn 1).and more.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #12

Aug 022014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The problems I experienced included: 1. car stopping while driving 2. ignition sticks and turns for extended period, then starts 3. ignition does not start, just clicks, the starts after several tries. I put in new starter for $400 that did not fix it. Chrysler recommended replacement of the win module at my cost of $800 to fix this problem. Said repair should fix all of this issues. They said it was warranty repair and to send in payment receipts for reimbursement. It appears that this was a recall from 2011 under the same L25. This repair was done on 8/22/2014 and did not fix the problem. Have not been reimbursed. Chrysler then acknowledged another updated L25 recall and that the fix will permanently repair van and fix all issues. They sent official recall notice undated but received by me on 9/15/2014. Parts to permanently fix this defect are unavailable currently. I have not driven the vehicle since 9/5/2014 because I do not feel safe in it, as it has stopped on the road previously. The letter states that vehicle may stop, increasing the risk of crash and injury, but that I should go ahead and drive it anyways. What!! as a responsible and safe person, I choose not to drive this rather than take the risk. How can you issue recall but not have the parts to fix it" they do not even have a time frame. How can I expedite recall repairs? what legal recourse do I have? I don't want this car anymore. Will it be safe even when they finally get the proper parts and repair it? I am very upset with this issue, as well as the loss of use of my vehicle for an extended time, inconvenience, mental distress, and additional costs. This is totally irresponsible and lacking in care by Chrysler. This is the same problem GM had with many injuries and deaths. How many people must get hurt or die" I will not buy another product from them.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #11

Apr 172012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I bought a brand new 2008 Town and country in Dec. 2007. For four years it didn't have a problem except for the whirring sound. This problem of tipm probably appeared about two years ago when the van suddenly overheated along the freeway while driving just about 12 miles from my home. The service center said that there was a leaking hose in the cooling system but I told them that prior to that the wiper just started to move without turning it on. The service center apparently fixed it. But the same thing has been happening on and off. All the service center can say is it is drivable. About two months ago it overheated again, and my wife who was using the car had it towed to the Chrysler service center close to where the car stalled. That is the carpros in renton, Washington, who said that the problem again was the coolant system hose that was leaking, also something about the timing belt that needed to be changed, the cylinder head gasket that needed to be changed. While I have an extended warranty they were charging too much so I had it towed to the service center where I bought the car. This service center fixed the cylinder head, got the car back but still it has the same problem of windshield turning on, lights going on and off in the instrument panel, dinging sound going on and off even while driving, driver seat rocking back and forth. I sent it back to the service center where I bought it from and this time they finally said that it is the tipm that is causing the problem. They told me that the electronic board was changed totally and was reprogrammed. But the following day, it still has the same problem.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #10

Mar 142014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 6 miles
While I am driving my 2008 Chrysler Town and country it shuts off without warning. When this happens I am usually driving less than 35mph but it is very difficult to control the van due to a loss of power steering, electric, and gas control. I usually have to apply the brake, shift it in neutral, and wait for the engine to restart (which sometimes stalls for a few seconds). This is very concerning to me as a parent with 3 children who usually travel with me and it happens frequently--so far up to 6 times in 1 day.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #9

Jul 122014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 78,035 miles
Four lights on dash came on - ABS, traction control, esp and brake lights code is C 2200 code is for the ABS module lights remain on I feel this is a safety problem and should be Chrysler's job to fix on second day I had to get hard on the brakes to avoid someone who turned in front of me and I flat spotted the tires which were only 7 days old.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #8

Jun 082014

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
June 8 & 9 car was locked and going into store and was away from car. Horns went solid, both wipers went high speed. Windshield washer spayed, lights flashing, security alarm started. Tried remote buttons and finally stopped. June 12, car sitting in drive unlocked for a couple hours. Open door to lock the car. The horn went on solid, wipers both front and back went high speed, lights flashing. Tried to take keys and turn on the car and nothing. Intermittent door locks and unlocks. Soon the horn changed pitches and acted like security alarm on, . wiper fluid started running. Tried remote but did stop.fan was running on condenser. Finally unhooked battery to stop.

- Defiance, OH, USA

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