Horn Assembly problems of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
40 problems associated with horn assembly have been reported for the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.
Horn Assembly problem #1
The car involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. We were exiting a parking lot and pulling out onto a main road when the horn started honking, the windshield wipers started full speed (both front and back with constant wiper fluid), the interior lights flashed, all the interior warning lights were on, and the headlights shut off. We pulled into the next parking lot & turned the van off, but the horn kept going off for at least 5 minutes along with the wiper, lights, etc. We started it up again with the same results. We were so thankful we were not on the highway yet as we could easily have been killed! we left the van in a nearby parking lot for the night and tried to take it to a dealership the next morning, but they didn't have any open appts till later this week. I'm not sure I could ever feel safe driving this vehicle again as I've read a lot of the same complaints about this make/model/year and it seems like it keeps happening without warning. This is very dangerous & I don't feel safe driving my children around in it!. It was September 28, 2013 when this horn assembly issue happened.
Horn Assembly problem #2
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. This is the same issue that a lot of other people are having with the windsheild wipers and fluid spraying and going off, horn honking and locks going all crazy. About a year ago this happened and I took my car in and was told it was the clock spring, then a week later same thing happened- happened first while I was driving and it went crazy, then also when I use the key faub to unlock the car it acted up. The second time I took it in they told me my battery was bad, but if I had it in a week before that why is that bad now when they should have noticed then? so put in around $700 to fix this issue. Now yesterday, exactly a year later, same thing happened. Driviing on my way to work, it did it for about 5 minutes, I pulled over and shut my car off and restarted it. Then when I left work I pushed my unlock on my key faub and did it for a minute or so, then when I got home and went down to my car to leave last night, used key faub and it started going again, bu tthis time would not stop so the battery is disconnected. I try to hook the battery up and it continues on still. This is dangerous for someone to drive and should be recalled immediately, also, my car would not shift and my abs light and traction control light turned on this time, and last year it did not. My car is possessed!! I commute to work and this is a very dangerous issue and these cars need to be recalled ASAP!. This horn assembly problem happened on Sep. 19, 2012.
Horn Assembly problem #3
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. My 2008 minivan started going electrically haywire while driving and I immediately drove to a nearby dealer. I pulled into service area with horns blowing, windsield wipers and fluid going full tilt constantly, with all switches in the off position. I had to keep my foot on the brake so the car wouldn't get away from me and plow into some one or thing! after I got into the service area everything stopped. On line and found hundreds of similar incidents from other owners. It was May. 15, 2013 when this horn assembly issue occurred.
Horn Assembly problem #4
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the horn and the windshield wipers activated independently. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 105,000. This horn assembly issue occurred 01/13/13.
Horn Assembly problem #5
The car involved was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. After driving approximately 10 miles home from work, I parked the van in my driveway, took the keys, and went inside. About five minutes later, my horn began to blow, windshield wipers rapidly moving and spraying windshield wiper fluid everywhere, all the doors locked, and this continued until battery was disabled. Hooked battery back up and began to drive. After a few miles, the headlights went out, the windshield wipers began rapidly wiping and spraying, the horn frantically blowing, and doors unlocked and locked several times. Had to again remove the battery to stop. Contacted Chrysler who claims they have never heard of such a thing. Come to find hundreds of similar complaints. This problem occurred on Dec. 3, 2012.
Horn Assembly problem #6
The vehicle was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. During the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. This has happened five or six times since Aug. , having occurred four times in the past three weeks. It happens while the car is running and while it is not. With each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. Last week, I had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as I could not see where I was going. Yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and I had to disconnect the battery to stop it. The Chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524. 12. Additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. They had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. When the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. Both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at Chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. Both issues could result in a serious accident. The failure date was 08/13/2012.
Horn Assembly problem #7
The car involved was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. When we used the remote key to unlock our van the alarm sounded, the horn keep beeping, the wipers - both front and back, started, wiper fluid sprayed from both the front and back, the doors would not unlock and the lights stayed on. Once I got in the car ( using a traditional key inside the remote ) I could not control any of the above. It eventually stopped only to start again when I used the remote to lock the car. The battery died and the car was towed to a shop. A new battery was replaced and the car computer reset. I drove it 5 miles home and parked it. 3 hours later I went to unlock the car and the entire process started again - both front and back wipers, lights on, wiper fluid spewing on both windows, car alarm and lights flashing. Again, I could not get in to the car as it remained locked. The battery had to be unwired for this all to stop. The car was towed back to the shop. This time we found out it was the tipm ( totally integrated power module ). The cost of this is over $700. Our car is only 4 years old and after researching this problem I am finding out this is a very common problem with the Chrysler town and country 2008 model. If this happened while I was driving it could be an extreme safety hazard on the road. I want Chrysler to issue a recall on this and issue mine and everyone elses money back - not only for the faulty part but for all the time and inconvenience this causes on car owners. Please don't want until a fatality happens. It was Oct. 6, 2012 when this horn assembly issue happened.
Horn Assembly problem #8
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While camping with the van off and the keys out of the vehicle. Horn started honking. Windshield wipers started going. Washer fluid started to spray. Hazards started to flash. Started and shut off the van to no avail of stopping all the commotion. Finally unhooked the battery to make it stop. Took it to the dealer 2 days later and they found nothing wrong. One week later while my wife was driving the van. All of the devices again turned on for no reason. She pulled over and shut off the vehicle. After 5 minutes it finally stopped. When she started driving it again and when she started to drive it would not shift out of 3 gear. She pulled over and shut it off. Started it up again and it worked fine. 3 days later my wife and kids took it and all the devices turned on again out in the parking lot with the van off and keys out of it. When she started the van it would only run for like 20 seconds and then quit running. Tried it numerous time to no avail. She wait 30 minutes while I was driving to pick them up. She started it again and it work fine. It still acts up about ever 2 to 3 days. Dealership says it cant fix the problem cause it cant find anything wrong and cant reproduce the problem. The failure date was Sep. 24, 2011.
Horn Assembly problem #9
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. Our 2008 town and country lx is experiencing problems with the windshield wipers, horn, dash board lights and radio. When the drivers side door is opened, all of the above items are happening. The dealership where we bought it (not a Chrysler dealer) suggested we take it to a Chrysler dealer to have the tipm (totally integrated power module) replaced as only the Chrysler dealers can do this. After reading so many posts, it appears there are close to 3,000 people having the same problem. I wanted to officially file the complaint but will conduct further research before shelling out $500-1000 to the dealership as thousands of others have. 50% of the problems I read about stated that the tipm didn't totally solve the problem. Thank you. It was September 1, 2012 when this horn assembly issue happened.
Horn Assembly problem #10
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving the car started honking, wipers turned on and wiper fluid ejected. Parked car and symptoms continued after the key was removed for several minutes more. Fan/ac system not working as well. Drove a bit more stopped car and while out of car all previously mentioned things occurred again. In addition the car unlocked and locked spontaneously. Turned car on and off but car did not turn off when key was removed. The car remained on for several minutes more before stopping. We removed the fuse for the horn and continued driving. With the car parked in our driveway the wipers continued turning on and off. We disconnected the battery and have scheduled an appointment with Chrysler. The car is unsafe to drive and will have to be towed to the dealership. The dealership will charge up to $120 to evaluate the problem. It was 08/25/12 when this horn assembly issue happened.
Horn Assembly problem #11
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. Consumer owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the horn and the windshield wipers activated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the dealer was unable to diagnose the problem. The failure mileage was 30,000. It was Monday, Jul. 2, 2012 when this horn assembly issue occurred.
Horn Assembly problem #12
The vehicle was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2A8HR54P08_. My car acts possessed. The horn honks, wipers are on at full speed with fluid spraying everywhere, the locks go crazy (locking and unlocking by themselves), if the car is in motion the motor dies in traffic. This has happened several times since July 14, 2012. (at least 5 times per week). Last night the fan motor came on by itself and ran the battery down. We had to unplug the fan motor to get it to stop. Hopefully we can find out what is causing this issue. The failure date was Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Horn Assembly problem #13
The car is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. General electrical malfunction that makes vehicle unsafe. While driving down the highway, the horn started honking uncontrollably and without provocation. Even worse, the front windshield wipers and washers also activated making forward visibility difficult especially given we were heading east early in the morning. And, the door locks also cycled up and down. The dealer ran some diagnostics and also communicated the problem to the factory. The dealer had said that the factory thought the electrical problem originated from the tipm but they were not sure and said the cost would be $500. Because of the high cost of the repair and the unsurety that the problem would be fixed, I did not have them replace the tipm. The problem occurred again soon after and so I pulled the two horn fuses. Of course, that stopped the horn problem, but it also seemed to stop the washer/wiper and door lock problem. In June of this year, there was a recall about the electrical system the involved water getting into some parts of the air bag system. It was thought that this might be the indirect cause of my problem after all and so I reinstalled the horn fuses. Not too long after, the original horn-blaring, washer/wiper activity and door locking and unlocking returned. This time, after pulling the horn fuses, I went to the dealer to see about getting this dangerous problem fixed. They said that the electrical part was backordered (by some 450 parts!) and that they would call me. That was a month ago and still no call. So, even after deciding to fix the problem, Chrysler is not supplying the parts to do so! it is dangerous to drive with no horn or wipers! does Chrysler have some 450 of these dangerous problems reported and not doing anything about it? with the inherent dangerous nature of the problems, I think there should be a recall. So this is why I am writing you. This horn assembly issue occurred Wed., Sep. 16, 2009.
Horn Assembly problem #14
The vehicle is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while stopped, the horn began to sound, the locks began to unlock and lock, and the windshield wipers activated. The contact maneuvered to a parking spot and shut the engine off. The engine continued to run while the key was removed from the ignition. The contact had to disconnect the battery in order to stop the engine from running. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred a few days later. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. The failure date was Jul. 18, 2012.
Horn Assembly problem #15
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The windshield wipers both front and back, the washer fluid and horn all turn on randomly while driving or parked with the ignition off, the doors refuse to unlock or lock, the headlights turn on and off randomly while driving or parked. The dashboard gauges stop working all together or all of the warning lights turn on and off and the radio/navigation will turn on and off. All of the mentioned symptoms occur regardless of whether the ignition is on or not and randomly with no notification or predictability. The dealer wants in excess of $1000 to repair but offers no guarantee that it will not reoccur. This problem occurred on 04/24/12.
Horn Assembly problem #16
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. On may 2, the van would not start after coming out from a restaurant. The interesting thing is that the wipers had been going and the wiper fluid was empty and wiper fluid was all over the windshield and car. The battery was jumped as a short-term fix, but within a few miles (while going approximately 65mph), the car started honking its horn and wipers were going while driving. I quickly exited the highway and pulled into a nearby gas station. At that time, I put the vehicle into park and took the key out. Even after the key was taken out, the vehicle continued to run, honk, and run the wipers. This continued for approximately 3 minutes before it quit by itself. The vehicle was towed to a nearby firestone center and the battery was replaced. This was unfortunately not the solution because another incident (same symptoms) occurred just 3 days later while driving. Again, my wife got the vehicle to a safe place, but this time, she could not even get the van into the ?park? position. She was able to get the key out, but the car continued to run. She had to hold her foot on the brake and finally inserted the metal part of the key to get the engine to turn off and allow her to move it to the ?park? position and safely exit the vehicle. . As you can imagine, this was an expensive incident, but more importantly, it presented a safety issue to me and my family because of the vehicle?s inability to stop and put into ?park? position. It also presented a safety concern driving with the car while it was not in an electronically stable condition and was hazardous to other drivers. I have researched this issue on the internet and see similar complaints. This horn assembly problem happened on May 2, 2012.
Horn Assembly problem #17
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the horn of the vehicle will sound independently and the windshield wiper would activate without command. In addition, windshield wiper fluid would spray out sporadically onto the windshield. The vehicle would also lock and could not be unlocked. The contact had to disconnect the battery to reset the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not yet diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 30,000. The VIN was not available. It was Friday, June 1, 2012 when this horn assembly issue occurred.
Horn Assembly problem #18
The car is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle was parked at the time of the incident, with doors unlocked. The vehicle suddenly locked the doors, began sounding the horn, front/back windshield wipers turned on, and lights began flashing. I initially believed the alarm system was going off, but the vehicle would not unlock with the use of the key. After about five minutes, it appeared that power was failing and the vehicle began leaking out all of the windshield wiper fluid in front/back. Soon after, the power seemed to die, but the front end of the vehicle (under the battery) continued to make a clicking noise. The vehicle will not power on with the use of the key, and the car had to be manually unlocked on the drivers side. When researching similar symptoms on the internet, it was found that this is a manufacturer defect and could have occurred while driving, with the loss of steering control and brakes. This problem occurred on Jun. 15, 2012.
Horn Assembly problem #19
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The VIN of this vehicle was 2A8HR54P78_. The reporting person owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the horn and the windshield washer activated independently. The doors locked automatically while the engine was off and the air condition also activated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the control module. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 58,000. It was 12/07/11 when this horn assembly issue occurred.
Horn Assembly problem #20
The car involved was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the headlights and the lights on the instrument panel shut off. The vehicle was stopped and shut off. Upon restart, the vehicle functioned normally. The contact also stated while the vehicle was not in motion the windshield wipers engaged, the horn began to blow, and the door locks engaged and disengaged involuntarily. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that an electrical system module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000. This horn assembly issue occurred December 16, 2011.
Horn Assembly problem #21
The car involved is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The wiper blades (both front and back window) turn on without warning. The windshield wiper fluid will spurt out. And the horn will honk. These items will act like this for a short time and up to 10 minutes and won't stop. The car has stopped while I have been driving and will not start for up to 15 minutes. The cars engine will be running even after turning the key to off and taking the key out of the ignition. I have not used the transponder for no other reason than to start the car. The wipers, fluid and horn do not happen all of the time but, it does happen frequently. The car stopping has occurred twice and while my mobility limited mother was in the car with me. This problem occurred on Friday, Sep. 9, 2011.
Horn Assembly problem #22
The vehicle is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The car will shut down will driving, locking the steering and braking system at random times. The cars wipers/wiper spray/horn all start going off at random. The car won't start leaving me stranded. It is almost as if the battery is dead, this is the 2nd replacement batter in 4 months. The battery has been tested, it is fine. The dealer cannot fix the car, they replaced the horn after the car went crazy and blew it out costing me $350. 00. . I still pay a hefty car payment on this lemon and no one can fix it. I am of course more worried about the safety issue, I transport children/grandparents. Do I want them to be a statistic because Chrysler won't stand behind their automobile. I have tried unsuccessfully to reach them and all I get is a generic form letter. I drive through the mountains and have had to replace (not turn) the rotors every time I go. This is not normal. This horn assembly issue occurred 05/26/2011.
Horn Assembly problem #23
The car is a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The VIN of this vehicle was 2A8HR54P38_. Vehicle in park with ignition on when horn began sounding constantly and windshield wipers (front and back) began to operate at high speed. Turned off ignition and removed key and the vehicle did not turn off. Continued for several minutes. Reinserted key and took it out again with no response. Vehicle was still running, all instrument guages flashing. Next incident vehicle was in motion at approximately 40 mph when same thing happened, vehicle stalled and power assist and brakes were not working. Blaring horn and wiper activity incontrolably has happened several times. Now afraid to drive on highway. Dealer states incident must be occuring at the time it is brought in for them to assess and fix. This is a clear safety hazard. A quick review of owner complaints on the internet shows this is a common problem. How can this not be a recall event? does a fatality need to occur first? I am not willing to risk my family,. This issue happened on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.
Horn Assembly problem #24
The car was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The windshield wipers and horn then began to repeatedly turn on and shut off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the official failure testing indicated that the vehicle needed a wireless control module. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 73,800 and the current mileage was 74,100. This horn assembly problem happened on 07/31/11.
Horn Assembly problem #25
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Chrysler town and country. Consumer has a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated while the transmission down shifted the windshield wipers, and the horn activated. The contact had to disconnect the battery in order to deactivate the horn and windshield wipers. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test but was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current miles were 45,000. The failure date was Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Horn Assembly problems||40|
|Electrical System problems||30|
|Ignition Module problems||5|
|Instrument Panel problems||4|
|Battery Cable problems||4|
|Electrical Failure problems||2|
|Ignition Switch problems||2|
|Car Will Not Start problems||2|
|Dashboard Failed problems||2|
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems||1|
|Camshaft Position Sensor problems||1|