Horn Assembly problems of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country - part 1

90 problems related to horn assembly have been reported for the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country based on all problems reported for the 2008 Town & Country.

car   Horn Assembly problem 1
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

At intermittent times the horn goes off and the windshield wipers turn on and it squirts washer fluid. Sometimes while stationary and sometimes while driving. The vehicle will shut down on its own whether driving slow on a side street or at highway speeds. This started last spring (2016). I�ve read numerous reports of this happening and that it is the tipm module. I spoke to the dealer last year about it and they said there was no recall issued. I�ve also seen that this has not been considered a safety issue. How so? this is very much a safety issue and it needs to be a recall. Electrical systems are not a mechanical �wear and tear� item. I don�t have any documentation of an incident yet and I hope my wife and kids don�t have have one!.

car   Horn Assembly problem 2
Failure Date: 11/21/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While parking the vehicle, the engine failed to shut off. The contact also mentioned that various controls began to malfunction as the horn and windshield wipers independently activated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the tipm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 109,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 3
Failure Date: 10/29/2017

Vehicle shuts off while driving. How can this problem, addressed literally hundreds and thousands of times on multiple sites, be judged by your department as not a "safety issue"? I, along with my wife, have been driving down the road with my family at highway speeds and the van completely shuts down. I have been driving down my driveway at low speeds and the van completely shuts down. The van behaves as if possessed. The horn blares, front and rear wipers come on by themselves, flashers come on by themselves, doors lock by themselves, washer fluid sprays on its own at a high volume. I have decided, since NHTSA, Chrysler, and my local dealership can't/won't help, that I will call an exorcist. I believe the exorcist will be about as much help as the three of you combined. I assume if my beautiful wife and daughter are killed as a result of the engine shutting off at random speeds one of you three will pay the funeral expense? or at least send some flowers to the visitation? how nice of you. Or should I just contact the exorcist again and see if she has a friend that could hold a seance so I can tell them how much I loved them and that their safety was just not a priority for you? seriously. It is time to do something. I do not have the kind of money the dealership is asking me to pay for a widely known and accepted defect in the manufacturing process of their vehicle. The total integrated power module (tipm) is faulty. Everyone knows it. The company acknowledges it. Thousands have been replaced at the owner's expense. When is someone going to step up? how many people have to die before it becomes a "safety issue" to you? so for now I have a very expensive lawn ornament and my family has to bum rides. Unbelievable.

car   Horn Assembly problem 4
Failure Date: 10/22/2017

Horn suddenly starts blaring, wipers start wiping, door locks lock, if engine is running it might stop, when this first happened the car was shut off and sitting in drive.

car   Horn Assembly problem 5
Failure Date: 08/31/2017

While in motion, vehicle has turned on wipers, honked horn, dash light tun off. Instrument panel lights up and dings. While stopped and stoplight van has stalled,with no power for a few minutes. At one point,the van has restarted itself after turning off and exiting. I was told by a mechanic, that the tipm needs to be replaced.

car   Horn Assembly problem 6
Failure Date: 08/11/2017

I am having issues with my 2008 Chrysler town and country van. I recently had the dealership work on some recalls for this model. At that time, it wasn't showing any problems. Only after the recalls were addressed did the trouble begin. Now, it sporadically will not recognize either key fob. Wait a while and try to crank it and it starts back up. Today, 100 miles from home with 4 small children as passengers, it decided to have a fit at the gas pump and not start. Called road side assistance and waited for them to arrive just in time for van to decide it wanted to crank again. Cranked it up and tried to park it at a friends house close by. Detected what seemed like surges with the fuel pump while trying to get there. Finally got to a stopping point and turned the key off and the van kept running. The wipers went crazy and the horn started blowing all by itself. Is this vehicle possessed by the devil or what? it is not safe to drive and I have no other choice but to tow it back to the dealership. I don't know if anyone else has the same problem but I say this vehicle is unsafe! if there isnt a recall already issued, there certainly needs to be one.

car   Horn Assembly problem 7
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Was driving down the road and the horn started blowing and the wind shield wipers went full speed and the motor turned off in the middle of the highway. They told me it was the tipm was bad and they have a ton of these vehicles with this problem! it is a very expensive fix and should be a recall item due to it being a safety problem! the vehicle shuts down and you loose all power! I have seen online other issues where the air bags actually deployed. I am so scared to drive this vehicle because I don't know if it will malfunction again!! it has happen at least 3 times already.

car   Horn Assembly problem 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

Car gets totally possessed. It cuts off in the of driving one time on the highway. The lights wipers and horn goes on by itself and doesnt stop until the battery is disconnected. I came out the store and my wipers and horn was going off the keys were in my hand. While pumping gas the radio started playing and wipers going off. The keys were in my hand the doors unlock by themselves one they opened. While driving uphill. The car won't off when the key comes out. In the park and off position sometimes it doesn't start at all.

car   Horn Assembly problem 9
Failure Date: 10/24/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving at any speed, the exterior lighting and horn failed without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the light switch was replaced; however, the failure recurred. It was later diagnosed that the control module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 10
Failure Date: 10/23/2016

Was driving and the following electrical items starting on their own: ·door locks ¿ lock and unlock repeatedly ·windshield wipers ¿ highest setting non-stop ·windshield wiper fluid (used all the fluid) ·lights ¿ flashing on and off ·horn ¿ repeatedly going on and off stopped car in road and turned off car and took out the key and still the issue continued for 20 minutes until we were able to disconnect the cable to the battery at which time it all stopped. Thinking that maybe this would reset it all we tried to put the cable back on the battery and it all started again. Because we had to move it out of the road and could not get the car into neutral to push it, we started the car again and all the same issues continued as above. After driving about 100 feet to put the car in a driveway, it all stopped except a warning light for traction control. After 100 feet more, all lights were gone and the car seemed normal. Drove the car home and had no issues. Look to see if there were any trouble codes (have a code reader) and no codes are present looking internet, I found literally thousands of similar complaints and issues with this car and other Dodge (durango for example, caravan) and Jeep (cherokee for example). Almost all of them said that issue was tipm defective.

car   Horn Assembly problem 11
Failure Date: 09/02/2016

The day we bought our vehicle we started having issues. The car would crank and not start for several seconds. Would randomly (every few months) shut off while driving (leaving power brakes/steering unavailable) and randomly just not start at all. Now we are having many electrical failures daily for no less than 20 minutes at a time: horn on continuous honk, wipers going crazy, wiper fluid spraying out, car shutting down in very dangerous situations, locks going up and down, the front seat blower motor shutting off intermittently. Also randomly the car will not 'shut off' when I take the key out. It's fully driveable without the key and the key opening is in the 'off' position. All of these things happen for about 20 minutes and then the car goes back to normal. When it's shut off, the car will not turn back on for apx 20 minutes. I was most recently stuck in a very dangerous intersection just as I was merging onto another freeway at the top of a clover-leaf intersection during rush-hour. Unable to get out of the vehicle and unable to start or move the vehicle - praying I wouldn't get hit, but I couldn't see because my wiper fluid was spraying at a constant speed and my wipers would not turn on. They've now 'guessed' that many of our issues are tipm related, but they're not guaranteeing that it will solve the problem and will cost $1200. They've ordered the party but I can't afford it! pay the mortgage, or death by Chrysler? I have a copy of some codes that were pulled the first day of the 'daily' issues: u0141, p2533, c121c, b1a79, b10ec, p0691 - since then the list has more than doubled, but they did not provide me with a copy of the codes. I've contacted Chrysler explaining that this car is leaving us in horribly dangerous situations, but they have no interest in helping out. I made sure to say my 'goodbyes' on their recorded lines.

car   Horn Assembly problem 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

Windshield wipers, horn, washer fluid, and lights inside and outside of vehicle randomly go off and wont stop unless the battery is disconnected. This will also cause the car to start on its own and wont turn off if already running. Took to a mechanic and they said it was the clock spring but it only lasted for a couple of months and is now doing the same thing. Check engine light came on and is showing again a problem with the ecm. I have looked online and there are hundreds of other people reporting the same problem with no explanation from Chrysler and no recall issued.

car   Horn Assembly problem 13
Failure Date: 05/03/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While the vehicle was parked, the alarm horn and windshield wipers activated independently and various warning lights illuminated. In addition, the vehicle would not switch off once started and would continue to operate even with the key removed from the ignition. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 90,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 14
Failure Date: 03/10/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the horn sounded, the windshield wipers activated, and windshield fluid leaked into the vehicle. Also,the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tipm was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

car   Horn Assembly problem 15
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

The tipm is defective to my town and country model. The horn will blare, the front and back windshield wipers go on, the doors lock and unlock. And more importantly the transmission will not go past 30mph. This has happened to me more than once while going on the freeway at 60mph. It has also happened after I parked the car. When the car is parked, and this happens, it actually turns the engine on! something needs to be done as I am not the only person with this issue.

car   Horn Assembly problem 16
Failure Date: 12/11/2015

The tipm is a cause of the vehicle horn honking, wipers moving on their own, wiper fluid spraying, and the lights flashing by themselves. I have had the vehicle randomly stall by itself on the highway while my wife was driving it and this has happened several times. These issues seem to mysteriously go away when I try to diagnose the issue. Last week the battery died and because of it being a few years old and now being in the winter, I decided to replace it only to have it die again a day later. Took the vehicle to a mechanic who tested the charging system and said it was all good. Then proceeded to do a parasitic draw test where he determined that the tipm was causing the issues. I did some google searches and found that this is a wide stream problem with many owners of various Chrysler vehicles having the same issue. This is not safe especially when the vehicle shuts down while driving it and there are no power brakes or steering capabilities. A person could end up in a terrible accident or even be killed not to mention other drivers being at risk also. Doesn't seem to make much sense that Chrysler is dragging this on and not doing anything not to mention that I can't even order the part because it's on a national back order. This has happened several times in the last year and a few times last year but the tech was unable to correctly diagnose the issue.

car   Horn Assembly problem 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

We have had our van for seven years (bought new) and have always done regular maintenance on it. While driving down the highway with three of our children, the horn started blaring, wipers turned on, fluid started spraying all over the windows. We pulled off the highway as soon as possible and shut the van off. Everything continued! we popped the hood and heard a slight ticking coming from the "fuse box". We gave it a light tap and it finally stopped. We were able to get it home. The problems continued off and on for months with no one able to help and got worse since the locks started going up and down, dash lights start flashing, front and rear lights flash, and the car does not always shift gears. It even does some of these things while turned off. We took the fuse out of the horn but know it is still happening because sometimes in the morning the wipers are up from randomly turning on and off by themselves during the night. We took it to a transmission specialist to have to transmission rebuilt (twice) and the converter replaced. Everything else is still happening and no one has been able to diagnose the problem, especially since it doesn't always do it. Luckily I found this information on my own. I can't believe this is such a wipe spread problem and Chrysler has done nothing about it!! with a large family, we cant afford to keep putting money into something that was obviously built faulty.

car   Horn Assembly problem 18
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

Vehicle shuts off when driving, gauges start going crazy, horn beeps, flashers blink, car won't shift out of first gear. Sometimes car doesn't start at all, ticking noise under hood (from black box on driver side). Date of most recent occurrence listed below, has been going on intermittently for a couple years.

car   Horn Assembly problem 19
Failure Date: 09/24/2015

While driving in town, approximately 25 miles an hour, my engine shut off, and I lost power steering, and brakes due to the engine being off. The horn was blowing constantly, not honking or alarm sounding, but blaring. My wipers were on high, and windshield wash was spraying all over. My reverse lights were on, even though the vehicle was in park. I was able to restart the vehicle after this spell stopped. About 3-5 minutes. The next day, (today) the very same thing happened within a few minutes of starting the vehicle. And the spell lasted about 5 minutes. It has happened twice today. First the horn started blaring, then the wipers turned on high, and windshield wash started spraying, and the engin stalled. Even upon removing the key, and opening the door, the above listed problems continued for 5 or more minutes. Also, the fan, for the heat/ac isn't working right now either. It comes and goes.

car   Horn Assembly problem 20
Failure Date: 09/24/2015

Yesterday while driving in town my engine stalled, and the horn started blaring. Not honking or alarm sound, but solid blaring. My wipers turned on high, and the windshield wash started spraying all over. Front and rear wash and wipers. My reverse lights were on, even though the vehicle was in park. Also, the fan inside the van for the heater/ac isn't working. This spell lasted 3-5 minutes. Afterward, I was able to restart the van and continue on my way. Today, the same thing happened, shortly after starting the vehicle. 2 of the 3 times happened while I was driving on the street, approx 25-30 mph.

car   Horn Assembly problem 21
Failure Date: 08/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the horn started blowing, the windshield wipers went off, the wiper fluid started to spray uncontrollably and the seat belt warning indicator illuminated, however the contact stated that she was wearing the seat belt. The failure recurred on two other occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing but the dealer did not diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired under the recall number: 14v373000 (air bags , electrical system) however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 109,000. Sh.

car   Horn Assembly problem 22
Failure Date: 08/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle stalled. The horn started to sound, the door locks started to go up and down, the windshield whippers were in motion and washer fluid was rushing out of the reservoirs. The contact came to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the diagnosis was that the total integrated power module had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. Bp.

car   Horn Assembly problem 23
Failure Date: 07/20/2015

We bought our 2008 Chrysler town and country in may of 2014 used from kunes Ford antioch illinois. The first time I went to use my electric start, about 15 mins after car was going the van started going crazy windshield wipers/ fluid horn blaring doors lock can't use the fobik key to unlock the only way to stop it was to disconnect battery. Couple months past and it started acting to where I would go to start the car and it would just click and would t start. It has done all of the listed above numerous times but now it is getting more and more. About 3 weeks ago it did it 7 times in one week 4 of those times I had my 4 children in the vehicle. While I am driving down the street it will start to do this craziness and then it will stall. Yesterday August 4 2015 it did it twice the second time it started with wipers while driving when I got home I parked it took the key out of ignition and the van was still running and doing the wipers the doors locked and I could t get it unlocked to get my children out of the car. I have had it at a Chrysler dealer for service for 2 weeks where the service manager drove it personally he was able to get it to do the same thing to him. I had my vehicle returned after two weeks charged $235 dollars and was told good luck to you we have no clue what's causing it. I have been in contact and complaining to Chrysler which I now have a case manager who could only tell me to take it to dealership while its in process to have it ran for codes which I did yeaturday and was laughed at but the service guys. I am at my wits end. This is the car we purchased for our family to be safe in but instead I am driving a death trap and no one has an answer or wants to help. Someone needs to do something about this this is a serious problem. I just googled it and found tons of complaints about same thing. This is an issue for sure!! please help!!!.

car   Horn Assembly problem 24
Failure Date: 07/18/2015

2008 model year Chrysler Town & Country, approximately 138500 miles. Two separate incidents so far, one day apart. The first incident occurred while stopped at a stop light on July 18, 2015. The vehicle tried to lurch forward (foot firmly on brake pedal, no pressure on gas pedal) and the horn blared intermittently with no user input. The second incident occurred stopped in a parking lot on July 19, 2015. As the driver was exiting the vehicle, the horn began to fire in rapid, short bursts with no pressure on the steering wheel. The wipers activated, and the wiper fluid nozzles began spraying fluid. The air conditioning system also remained on with the key fully removed shortly before the incident, which is not intended behavior nor is it a feature of the vehicle in question. These problems are symptoms of tipm failure, and relate to the current NHTSA action number dp14004. I no longer feel safe driving my own car. I can't guarantee it will sit still in a parking lot, even without the key in the ignition.

car   Horn Assembly problem 25
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 20 mph, the horn began to activate, the windshield wiper fluid began to spray, and the front and rear windshield wipers engaged. The contact attempted to power off the vehicle, but it took approximately ten minutes before it powered off. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, 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 not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

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