Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 51 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).
Battery light came on, dash lights flashing, windows not working. Then everything working. Alternator tested at 14. 7 volts out of 15. Cranking amps on battery down but tested good. Replaced battery. Same issues. Has not stalled but rpm's dip. Loss of some power when travelling up hill. Not sure what to do next.
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This vehicle is a danger to families driving. The van just looses power while on freeway due to its electrical malfunctions. Totally integrated power module failure is so dangerous and should be taken care. My van died while I was driving on the highway and if my children were in the van at the time I would have been even more panicked! I was driving home after having my battery check per light had came on, battery tested good, and light went back off. While I was on my way back home the battery light came on again and then other lights started flashing on and the veh became very unstable. I took the first exit and the veh died. I had it towed to a shop that tested the alternator then pcm and said it is still not holding a charge. The van is on it's way to the dealer. This is not acceptable quality or safety for any minivan intended to carry children. Parents purchase these vehicles for size and safety!.
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Power window motor and regulator failure. The power window on the drivers door will not lift the window back up. I was told the motor and the regulator need to be replaced and that this is a common problem for these minivans.
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Car would crank but not turn over. Brought to dealer and they replaced alternator. Problem persisted, they replace battery. Problem worsened, random electrical issues when driving, car cutting off and stalling in intersections, still not turning over intermittently when parked. Was told my tipm module is bad. Apparently Chrysler is aware of the issue and is only replacing in some cars, but not all. It was very scary when the car was stalling while driving then not starting. Also was stranded on vacation due to car not turning over.
Driving on the highway started to lose power and was lucky enough to be able to pull into a repair garage where the vehicle died. Had to have a new alternator put in. Had no warning. .
Alternator went out at 86k. Known issue with exact same part # on other Chrysler products have been recalled. Van is in the shop now getting a $480 replacement installed plus 1. 2 hours of labor for a part that if on another vehicle would be covered under an existing recall.
Random stalling while driving and also while in park idling. Different systems are effected. Speedometer cuts out then a ding and it comes back. Also the indicators that tell you a car is next to you stay on. The information center stops working. Ac stops blowing then comes back. Radio does the same. When it stalls sometimes you have no power as if the battery has been disconnected. Then power comes back after while and you can start the van. The transmission sometimes will not shift. The charging system light, traction control light, abs light come on and the millage flickers dimly. A lot of strange things happening. The Chrysler dealer has replace the alternator saying it was causing high voltage. Did not fix the problem. Next they replaced the abs module saying it was shorting out. Did not fix the problem. I am bring it back to them. I suspect that the tipm is the issue. I am a retired ase certified technician in engine performance, steering and suspension, breaks and electrical.
See all problems of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country.
When driving through puddles, or large amounts of water on roads, the alternator belt falls off causing the loss of power steering, engine over heating, and the battery to die. Could be while turning or driving straight.
See all problems of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country.
July - drove the van down to myrtle beach and the check engine light came on and we lost all power to vehicle. Had it towed to a repair shop and they said we needed a new alternator and battery. Got it fixed to the tune of almost $1,000. Recently (late oct-current) my wife went out to start it last week and it wouldn't start. Just cranked and cranked, then after several tries, it started up like nothing was wrong. Took it to our mechanic and they said it was something electronic told us they couldn't replicate the problem, which I basically told them that they were crazy because it has done it every morning for the last week. Finally narrowed it down to the tipm, which by the way is on back order for god knows how long, and not only do we have to pay for it, . So. . . Now what? I have no vehicle and have no idea how long it will be. Chrysler is doing nothing to help even though there are hundreds of complaints about this issue- the have recalled the durangos and cherokees for the same problem but failed to do anything with the grand caravans and town and country. . . We bought a $25,000 vehicle so we didn't have issues like this. . . I've always been a Chrysler person myself but am having second thoughts about our next vehicle.
Van completely shut down while driving with no advance warning. Could not even put van in neutral to push it off the road. Needs alternator replaced. Van is only 2 1/2 years old, less than 50,000 miles on it. Other Chrysler models have recalls for alternator, but not the 2013 Town & Country yet dealer cannot get an alternator due to overwhelming problems the part is out of stock.
See all problems of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country.
Was driving through an intersection (after stopped at a red light) and vehicle shut off in the middle of intersection with no warning. Also, for months now, the lights and gauges in dashboard have flickered on and off while driving. . . We took it to dealer and they re-set the computer but it didn't resolve the light flickering issue. We have replaced the alternator and also had the battery checked.
See all problems of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country.
Yesterday I got in my van and as soon as I turned it on I noticed that my dash light were flashing. I put the van in reverse and my horn honked a couple times on its own, then the windshield washer fluid started spraying. I drove straight to auto zone to have them put it on their machine to check to see what the problem was. Auto zone showed no problems. I continued on to my destination with no more problems. Today the same thing happened only worse!! my horn started blaring and did not stop windshield wipers both front and back were going!!! and all of my lights were on (parking lights, headlights, reverse lights)!! I turned the van off and got out horn still blaring and wipers still going, opened hood and realized the damn van was also still running!!!!!! no key in the ignition!!! long story short I had to unplug the battery and alternator to stop the madness!!! now I find out it is the tipm and its going to cost over $1000!!!! I have to double check and see if my extended warranty is going to cover it but I'm almost sure it won't!!! I am going to be more than irrate if I have to come out of pocket to fix something that obviously is faulty and should be recalled!!!!!!!! Chrysler!!!!.
See all problems of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.
While driving on expressway at 70 mph, I pulled to the left to avoid a vehicle entering my lane and the car simple stall. No warning, all electrical system warning lights came on and after stopping in the center median, I attempted to restart the vehicle with no results. After having vehicle towed to the nearest facility, I was told that the fuel pump died and had a short. After replacing the fuel pump, the car would run for 9 minutes and would shut down. The mechanic informed me that one of the electrical control modules was faulty causing the alternator to over charge and shut off. I have had issues since we purchased this vehicle in 2007 with the gauges shutting down and the car shutting down. I have asked the dealer on several occasions about this problem and their response has always been that it doesn't happen when they have the vehicle. Now I find out that the Chrysler dealer stated to the pepboys mechanic that this is a common problem with the town and country.
I received a recall notice issued June 14, 2014 regarding the ignition switch problem. I have had multiple incidents in which the ignition switch would not work and had to call for help. Car battery, battery in key, and alternator were all fine. Was determined that the ignition switch is the problem. I am 82 years old and a widow. I am afraid to be stranded again. The dealer tells me that he can not secure the necessary repair part(s). I am very unhappy and worried about the risks involved. Can you help?.
See all problems of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country.
Keep finding the battery dead. Already replaced battery, alternator and radio and still find the car randomly dead. It can be 1 day or 1 month. Very scary during winter.
All electrical equipment shut off. Then alternator not working properly-van will not keep an electrical charge.
Driving down the road and the vehicle stalled. Vehicle had to be towed to the dealership where rockwall Dodge service department determined that the alternator failed and had to be replaced.
Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not restart. The vehicle had to be jumped to restart. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The failure had occurred on a daily basis. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a battery and alternator. The battery and alternator were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 115,000. Ddr.
See all problems of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country.
While traveling on an interstate highway, the check engine light lit-up on the dash. I pulled off the road and called my dealer which was located 15 miles away and was told that I may not make it back to them for service. The engine would quit. I did drive to the dealer without incident. The alternator was replaced by the dealer at a cost of $577. 35. The cause of the failure of the alternator was not identified, 14v-634 does not include the town and country but includes other Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles of the same year. I am requesting that this vehicle be considered for this recall.
I purchased the car in January of 2014, about 3 months after, the vehicle emergency light intermittently flashed and the alarm remained on, until the battery was disconnected. After reconnection, the problem seem to have gone away. But two months later the car battery died. I replaced the battery with a new one that the dealer recommended. Two weeks later, the battery was dead again and the dealer recommended we change the alternator. The old alternator was removed and replaced with a new one. A week later, the battery dead again and the battery was replaces again. A week later the battery was dead. And the dealer decided to do a complete diagnose of all electrical component. The dealer claimed the dash cluster have to be replace. I don't truth the replacement of the instrument cluster will solve the problem, I don't truth the car and I am frustrated. Chrysler group llc has been contacted but they have not return any call back.
2009 Chrysler Town & Country. Consumer states car been having mechanical problem since it was purchased. The consumer stated the engine would rev for no reason. The vehicle began to stall from the very beginning. The dealer could never find anything wrong. The battery and alternator were replaced, due to the vehicle stalling several times a day. However, the consumer continued to experience problems with the vehicle.
Purchased a used 2008 Chrysler t&c. Drove have had intermittent electrical issues in the past year (approx. 12 times) different electrical items would malfunction. Radio would not turn up or down but come on at a loud volume and stay there. Cabin lights would not work then work than not. Brought it to the dealership where they could not tell us what was wrong. Clock was not working for a while. Middle of the night the alarm, lights, and doors would open randomly. Returned to the vehicle with door open when no one had been in the rear of the vehicle. Brought it to an electrical specialist who could not diagnose. Replaced the battery and tested the alternator. Was not either as the problems persist. Replaced the 6 mos. Old battery on Thursday and it was dead by Sunday. Brought it to the garage but no one can tell us why currently we have no horn or steering wheel controls as well as all cabin lights are out.
When traveling to florida from buffalo, the battery light on the dash came on just outside of orlando,florida. It slowing started to affect the vehicle with the transmission not shifting and resulted in the engine running at 5000 rpm just to maintain 55 mph in a construction zone with no pull off to safely leave the highway. The battery finally died when we reached our destination and it was the alternator that had malfunctioned. The temperature that day was over 100 f. It could have caused an accident had I not overworked the engine.
My lights flicker on and off, replaced battery and alternator. . Not fixed. . Now I have been noticing that the panel behind my headlight switch gets very hot to to the touch. Afraid of a fire. . . Can't find any info on internet as to what can be the problem.
See all problems of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country.
Driving vehicle at appropriate speed in traffic, noticed a/c was blowing warm air, smell of something burning and smoke under hood from passenger side. Immediately turned off air and stopped vehicle as soon as it was safe to do so. Upon opening the hood found smoke coming from right front engine bay area around alternator and a/c compressor. Allowed engine to ventilate and cool, restarted vehicle but with hvac system off and drove to the nearest repair shop where the mechanic checked the vehicle. Mechanic changed the engine oil and recommended to charge the a/c system with refrigerant. Other mechanics suggested taking vehicle to a/c repair shop. Informed that t&c vehicles prone to have a/c compressor issues and known defect. Never received recall notice or offer by Chrysler to have known defect corrected.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Ignition Module problems||