really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,079 miles

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 8 of 8)

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problem #12

Jan 012013

Town & Country

  • miles


My 2008 Town & Country is burning oil and I it started who knows when. I took it to the dealership and they replaced the valve cover 3 times now. It needs replaced again but they are waiting to hear from Chrysler. I think the whole van should be recalled. I bought a vehicle that was supposed to be safe and reliable not take it to get fixed every month. I shouldn't have to check the oil every 500 miles. My 1997 Chevy Blazer was never this much trouble. I don't think I will ever own another Chrysler again unless maybe it's free. Also the key is getting stuck in the ignition after being shut off. I have oil in my driveway and I'm stick of the repairs!

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #11

May 222012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Brakes wear out and stop working every 10K miles. Engine consumes 1 quart of oil every 800 miles with no visible leaking or dripping.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 152013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
This is more a drive-ability problem rather than a safety problem. My vehicles check engine light turned on. The code said the egr valve was bad and needed to be replaced. When I went looking for a part I found that there were so many of these failures that the part would be back ordered and I could not be told when the part would be in. This was a known problem back in 2005 and Chrysler never fixed it. Because of the egr failure the vehicle gets poorer gas mileage and produces more pollution.

- Stewartville, MN, USA

problem #9

Jan 072013

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles


Several issues. Once while driving 40 mph stopped and steering locked up coasted turned it off and back on, head lights dont always work, sometimes head lights and dash light up and then flicker on when closing doors, air works intermittendly. Sometimes stops and then starts back on. Wipers work sometimes wont stop. Interior lights turn on inside vehicle and don't turn off. So frustrating.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 172013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 to 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted after several seconds. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 61,000. Updated 04/03/13 updated 04/12/2013

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 312012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
2008 Town and country limited 64000 miles. While driving vehicle, engine stalls intermittently. I noticed this when my steering became hard to turn.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #6

Jan 312012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the vehicle independently decelerated to 25 mph. The slippery road warning icon illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was maneuvered to the roadside and the engine was turned off. Upon restarting, the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. Updated 2/25/13 the consumer stated the roads were dry. Updated 03/07/13

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 282012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 78,705 miles
Van stalled out and lost power steering and brakes while driving 43 mph down 4 lane boulevard. Hard to get it to the side of the road while avoiding other vehicles. 3 small children in the van with me. 2 nd occurrence.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #4

May 222011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,849 miles
Van stalled and lost all power steering and brakes. Esp light was the only light illuminated. Dealership could not duplicate. No codes show up.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 142012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Within a mile after first start up of the day the car will die while driving when you let off the gas. The only dash light that comes on is the yellow stability control. Loss of power brakes and power steering occur with the dead engine. Have almost gone through red light as a result. Has been to the dealer 3 times with no resolution. Chrysler complaint has been contacted with no resolution.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #2

Mar 062012

Town & Country

  • 25,900 miles
The contact owns 2008 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while going 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that she coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and waited for 5 minutes and then tried to restart. The vehicle restarted and was driven to the dealer for inspection. The dealer stated that the fuel injector and the fuel system was flushed. The contact did not know if the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 25,900.

- Delia, KS, USA

problem #1

Jun 082012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 41,763 miles
Reoccuring excessive oil consumption. Had 4 oil consumptions test done. Test on 6/8/12 failed. Burned 3 quarts of oil in 2589 miles. Filed lemon law in Feb 2012 for excessive oil consumption and other issues that have been repaired more than 3X. Chrysler has denied the lawsuit. Seeking further actions against Chrysler at this time. Van is currently at dealership undergoing oil compression and leak down test as advised by Chrysler. Dealership is not returning phone calls and will not tell me results of test. Dealership states they are waiting for further response from Chrysler. I have been provided a rental car per extended warranty coverage. Van has been repaired more than 30 times for multiple issues & recalls since possesion at 176 miles.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

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