really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,893 miles

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 38)

problem #749

Jan 062017

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles


Ignition switch regularly turns off when hitting bumps on the road, causing a complete loss of engine, power steering, and brakes. This has happened on several interstates.

- Glen Carbon, IL, USA

problem #748

Jul 022016

Town & Country

  • 76,000 miles
While in motion, the vehicle suddenly loses power. The engine, power steering, brakes and ac unit cut out. The radio and hazard lights continue to function, as if the vehicle has entered accessory mode. This happens both at slow speeds (20-25 mph) and in highway driving (60+ mph) and any speed in between. Sometimes the event is preceded by a bump or jar in the pavement, and other times it has no apparent cause. Turning the key to the off position and restarting the car resolves the issue, however this is difficult when in the middle of traffic. In addition, on occasion, the key fob seems to have difficulty starting the ignition. It might take 3 or 4 tries before the engine turns over, despite no battery or electrical loss. These things often coincide so that you are frantically trying to restart the car in the middle of a highway. This problem occurs infrequently, the worst case of this happening is dated below, but that is not the only time.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #747

Oct 022016

Town & Country

  • 95,000 miles
While driving vehicle headlights will randomly shut off. Vehicle must be turned off and I need to try to get the lights to turn back on. Most times the vehicle needs to be left for a little while to reset. The lights randomly shut off regardless of stationary or moving. Please help!

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #746

Dec 042016

Town & Country

  • 142,400 miles


While driving along, the vehicle shuts off. The key is in the still ignition, and I am able to put the vehicle in the neutral position and restart the vehicle. Between my wife and this event has occurred at least eight times since the vehicle was purchased. In each case the vehicle was in motion, and the shutoff has occurred on city streets as well as the highway. My 1st occurrence happened while I was turning right. I believe that the wireless ignition node(win) module is the cause of the shutoffs but it may be caused by a problem with the fuel system. Regardless of the cause, the engine shutting down while moving is a safety issue and dangerous. The appropriate recalls are: L02, L25 and R03.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #745

Nov 282016

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
During drivining (typically city speeds of ~30-45mph), without warning or notification the engine will shut off and you will lose all power stearing and braking is seriously deminished. It has happened once on the highway at ~65mph that I am aware of). When this happens the only indication you get is the red traction control light on the dashboard.it can happen while turning, driving straight, curves, etc. In order to gain engine power and the ability to stear, the only fix action is to place the vehicle in neutral and turn the key to restart. It will not just restart in "drive". we have taken this vehicle to the dealership 4+ times in order to diagnose and fix...to which we have been told "there is nothing showing up on diagnoses", "sounds like it could be X, but it's $1500 to replace and we can't guarentee it will fix it". we have made sure that it is not visably realated to the ignition issue noted on some other same year/model vehicles...although it cannot be 100% ruled out as somehow related. I have done research on Chrysler webforums and this issue has been noted by multiple other owners (ie. Https://www.cargurus.com/cars/discussion-T27257_ds557462 ) and one of the mechanics made an off the cuff remark about seeing this issue before as well. We have recently moved cities and I plan on taking this to a new dealer in an attempt to fix the issue. But this is a serious safety issue, if this was to occur while trying to make a left turn accross traffic, or at a time when the car in front is braking, it could be deadly. I used to happen about once a month, but it's starting to become more frequent (almost weekly, sometimes, 2-3 times/day).

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #744

May 172014

Town & Country

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled, the steering wheel seized, and the instrument panel illuminated. Prior to the failure, the front driver side seat independently shifted back and forth without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system), but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer two more times where the ignition valve and battery were replaced, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Fort Gordon, GA, USA

problem #743

Nov 282016

Town & Country

  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the traction control warning indicator illuminated. The contact maneuvered the vehicle to the side of the road to a complete stop. The vehicle was restarted, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the failure recurred at least twice per week for the past three weeks. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #742

Aug 012016

Town & Country

  • 5,900 miles
First problem the left sliding door stopped working which appears to be a very common problem. The other major issue which is very common with this vehicle is the van runs great until it doesn't then there seems to be no definite fix. It started a few months ago when my van wouldn't start. We have taken to multi ok E mechanics and have also had it tested with recommendations from auto stores. We have replaced three batteries, two starters, the alternator and still something is draining the battery. I can't even count the times I have been told well maybe it's this or that and we fix it only to drive it and find myself and kids stranded somewhere because it won't start again. I have a family member with the same issue and have seen many others online with the same issue spending tons of time and money into trying to solve the problem only to not be any closer than when started. I am now in the process of troubleshooting if the entertainment system is the problem and draining my battery. I charged the battery the nd pulled stereo fuse my van stated charged however did hesitate to start once I had to turn key sev er al times. But battery did stay charged. I put the fuse back in and checked a little later and it quickly drained. So I may have found the issue however we have thought that many times so not holding my breath but if that is the issue that still is a huge disappointment because it controls so much both dvd players bluetooth navigation stereo cd player and some other electric features definitely not cheap to replace and having this was a main reason we purchased this vehicle for our family very disappointed that there is not a recall already and we along with others are just left out on our own -my email cblevensky@yahoo.com or phone 7Y5-506-7755also the problems take place after vehicle turned of and you go to start

- Gas City, IN, USA

problem #741

Nov 072016

Town & Country

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. While driving, the headlights failed without warning. The dealer stated that the tipm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Hobart, NY, USA

problem #740

May 162015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Defuniak Springs, FL, USA

problem #739

Nov 132016

Town & Country

  • miles


Car was parked overnight in the garage. When I came out in the morning to leave my home car would not start. I thought it was the starter and had it replaced. Starter engages but engine does not start or crank. I tried two key fobs and still nothing. Every mechanic believes there is an issue with the immobilizer but unable to check at dealer because I cannot start the car. I believe there is a malfunction in the ignition.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #738

Sep 302016

Town & Country

  • 98,000 miles
My check engine light comes on and then my headlights and my brights will not work. They flicker on and then turn off. The error code says it is the tpim that needs to be replaced. Upon googling I have discovered this is an extremely common problem of Chrysler that they seem to just ignore. I was driving home at night with my 5 year old daughter, through the back roads of Michigan when my lights went off. I had to drive for almost 2 hours with no lights with my daughter in the car. The repair shop cleared the code and it worked, but then it came on again last week and now my lights aren't working again.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #737

Oct 252016

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
My Chrysler Town and country shuts off the engine with no warning. It has happened mostly at lower speeds and often while turning a corner in the first five minutes of operation, but this week it happened on interstate exit ramp after several hours of highway driving. Two years ago I had the whole integrated power module replaced at my expense. Checked with Chrysler customer service and no recall has ever been issued. I asked if others had reported similar problems and the lady said she personally had never received any report which made me think the company knows all about it. So far the vehicle has restarted without a problem, but when it fails and you lose power steering it is a hazard to get to safety. My wife is afraid to drive the car because she cannot steer it without the power assist. Dealer offered no suggestions beyond paying $150 for a diagnostic service. No warnings show on the dash. Date below is the most recent example. The car has 117,000 miles now.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #736

Jul 122016

Town & Country

  • 65,200 miles
The driver's side door side mirrors/window/lock switch got wet due to heavy rain. The locking part no longer worked, either in motion or standing. I brought it to gandrud in gb three times. They could not find a code to tell them what was wrong. They offered to tear apart the door to try to find the problem, possibly costing me $800. They didn't care that if I had to drive in milwaukee and intruder tried to get in my van I would not be safe.I finally decided to try to fix it myself. Found out there was a recall but my vehicle wasn't included (I called the Chrysler recall line). I bought the component and voila! it worked. Very disappointed with service and that my vehicle was not included in the recall..

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #735

Oct 062016

Town & Country

  • 85,003 miles
My Town and country's headlights were intermittently going out, of course a danger. Then they would not turn on, which did not let me drive at night. They would flicker 3 times upon startup. And now I've lost all power to the entire vehicle. This seems similar to people who have experienced tipm issues common to Chrysler/Dodge cars. They should be held accountable and be forced to fix and or reimburse owners with this problem. It is a safety hazard and a costly problem due to a flawed product.

- Dillsburg, PA, USA

problem #734

Sep 012016

Town & Country

  • 240,000 miles
Dash lights on instrument panel/cluster are not working. Can not see how fast I am going unless I hold a light to the panel. Took it to the dealer for diagnosis. Instructed that the instrument panel needed replaced. Part at the dealership is $500 plus 3 hours of labor. Vehicle can be in motion and stationary and I still have no dash lights.

- Great Bend, KS, USA

problem #733

Jun 152015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled several times without warning. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic at a repair shop more than three times, but they were unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 11V139000 (electrical system) and 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact was unable to determine if the vehicle would be repaired. The failure mileage was not available.

- Three Bridges, NJ, USA

problem #732

Sep 012016

Town & Country

  • 79,000 miles
Headlights failed while on a drive in the country, at night, on a windy, mountainous road. Problem was traced to a faulty tipm at fairly low mileage. Very dangerous! my family was in the car, and we could've all been killed.

- Kirkwood, MO, USA

problem #731

Sep 122016

Town & Country

  • miles
When ur going down the road the back doors open but there not suppose to sometimes I can't open them and sometimes I can't close them and it's not safe for the doors to open going down the road very upset I have only had the vehicle for 4 months

- Daisetta, TX, USA

problem #730

Aug 182016

Town & Country

  • 83,000 miles
All warning lights on dash board light up while driving. Wipers come on(won't shut off), if cruise control is on gears won't change. Happens on city street and highway. Purchased in 2014 has been checked 3 times. Temporary fix 2 times. Third time I was told the best guess would cost $1,000. Emphasized that this is a guess. When I stop the vehicle and take the key out and put it back in and restart the car it helps.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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