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Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country

Nine problems related to gas recirculation valve (egr valve) have been reported for the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 1
Failure Date: 04/10/2014

My wife was driving home late one night from work and the minivan just died while she was driving. When the van was taken to the repair shop, the motor was blown - valve seats all dropped in one of the heads and all of the main bearings in the crank case had disintegrated! since the day we bought this van used with 24,000 miles it had a problem of "using or eating" oil at about 1 quart for every 1,000 miles. When I contacted Chrysler, I was told that this was normal!! I was flabbergasted as I have never owned a car (I've had over 15) that used oil like this minivan did. It didn't burn it or leak, it was being used somehow. Needless to say, it was out of warranty and we were left with a $3,500 bill to replace the motor. When I contacted Chrysler, I got no response. Please check online for a website called repair pal - there are literally thousands more cases of this happening. I find it hard to believe that this is something normal. It seems Chrysler knew something as they came out with a new 3. 6 pentastar motor to replace these ailing motors in 2011-2012 and all newer models. Hopefully there are more people just like my wife and I here who have had the same problem.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 2
Failure Date: 03/15/2014

While driving in residential area, van would completely shut off (stall) without notice. Radio/dvd would continue. Major problem with the shut off is that there is no power steering and the breaks would not work! it's happened multiple times. The next day the engine light came on. Took to the dealership and the only code was egr valve code. Technician did not connect it to the engine failure. After discussing with chryler, they felt that the egr valve does contribute to the engine failure at low speed.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 3
Failure Date: 08/23/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while having the vehicle serviced, he was advised that the egr valve needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 75,417.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 4
Failure Date: 04/15/2013

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.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 5
Failure Date: 05/19/2012

Check engine light came on. Had vehicle diagnostics test done at local Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealer. Bad egr valve to blame. Found out through mechanic and online forums this is a common problem. Also, the egr valve replacement is on national back order by over 6000!!! definitely should be recalled!!!!!.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 6
Failure Date: 05/04/2012

Egr valve needs replacement after only 55,000 miles/ 88,000 km, check engine light came on. Dealership-only item, quantity 6000 on back-order. Why only dealership item? why 6000 on back order?? fuel economy in low double-digits, causing excessive fuel usage and pollution. Pls help.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 7
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

2008 Chrysler town and country. Consumer states writes in regards to safety recall lo1 according to the repair invoice, the check engine light was on. The dealer replaced the egr valve.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 8
Failure Date: 03/16/2012

The egr valve has failed resulting in the check engine light coming on. Now the right rear brake caliper has seized causing the brakes to smoke.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 9
Failure Date: 04/17/2009

Check engine light came on, took it to get the code determined. Code came up with the egr valve was bad, dealership stated I was to far outside of my 36000 warranty to get it covered. $225. 00 to replace. Egr valves are defective.