Dash Wiring problems of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

Six problems related to dash wiring have been reported for the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Dash Wiring problem 1
Failure Date: 07/20/2002

Driver side air bag warning lamp illuminated so probably not working, speed control will not engage, horn sounds when the steering wheel is turned to certain angles while driving, front windshiled wiper makes uncommanded start-up and shuts itself down, automatic seat and mirror adjustment settings become lost on a daily basis. Contacted dealer and they said they could fix it but we would be responsible for the charge and they were not sure it if would be the same problem as what is being investigated in the recall. We had a copy of the Nov. 6 press release about this problem. I spoke to the daimler Chrysler corporate office about this and they said that the recall is still pending. I felt that you needed to hear another report of this failure. I have safety concerns that the air bag is not working and I have no horn. The vehicle has not been repaired and the symptoms are present now. Thank you! dt.

car   Dash Wiring problem 2
Failure Date: 01/08/1999

Multi-function switch controls the wipers and turn signals. The malfunction causse the windshield wipers to come on occasionally when the turn signals are used. Usually after the turn is completed surprising the driver and causing a loss of attention by the driver as to what is happening. The manufacturer is aware of the problem but has not chsen to fix the problem until the consumer brings the vehicle in for repair. The manufacturer is aware that they have installed a faulty part as evidenced by the nhsta service bulletin number: 08-36-95reva, but will not replace the faulty part at no expense to the owner.

car   Dash Wiring problem 3

Transmission failed,a/c failed, wipers wouldn't shut off, sporadic electrical failures.

car   Dash Wiring problem 4

An electrical short circuit occurred within the instrument panel mechanism, causing the warning lights on the dash to illuminate. Also windshield wipers come on without manual operation ,cause unknown. Please give any further details.

car   Dash Wiring problem 5

Electrical fire after experiencing problems with the dashboard light.

car   Dash Wiring problem 6

Consumer brought vehicle in for repairs to the dashboard lights. The problem had fixed with no further difficulties. Two and a half weeks later on Aug 25 the vehicle burned up from a fire which originated from the dashboard area. This was an electrical fire that came about with out any warning. Consumer is requesting monetary reimbursement for expenses. The visor hooks were replaced prior to incident.

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