Alternator/generator/regulator Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 67 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler Town & Country based on all problems reported for the Town & Country.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 11/26/2018

It began with the front wipers coming on (as if it was raining) on a sunny day. . And the switch wouldn't shut it off. Have to pull the fuse to get them to stop. Then this progressed into not cranking, as if dead battery. I believe my problem is in the keyless switch. . As the battery is new, and I've had both battery and alternator checked. Both ok!.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 11/01/2018

The contact owns a 2012 Chrysler town and country. After the vehicle was turned off, the battery power drained and the vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who replaced the battery and alternator, but the failure continued. It was later determined that the fuel pump relay remained activated even though the vehicle was turned off and the ignition key was removed from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer (east tennessee Dodge, 2774 n. Main st, crossville, TN) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 07/23/2018

Tipm module has been deemed defective by multiple mechanics. I was informed of an active investigation into this. Van refuses to start. Have not had van running in two months now. Replaced battery and alternator to eliminate those as the problem.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 04/13/2018

My side mirror was hit and replaced. Right after replacement, the side sensor didn't work. Shop was already closed, I had my whole family in the car on 295 when all the lights on the dash started lighting up including the battery, the ac went out, windows stopped working, back up cam flashed. Pulled off the road just in time for the van to shut down and leave us stranded. After towing it back and unerring home, the repair shop said they towed it to a dealership that said, sorry, you alternator went out, pay us $1375!.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 04/13/2018

I believe I have a faulty tipm, you know that part that many, many other drivers have dealt with but you refuse to do a recall on! I was driving and the traction control light turned on, my brake lights were flashing and my drivers side passenger power door said 'function not available' when I tried to open it. After driving around the corner I felt the car bog down (almost felt like it went into overdrive) so I pulled over and turned the car off. It would not turn back on. The engine would not turn over. The heat turned on by itself, the engine light, airbag light, electronic throttle control, and battery lights all came on and stayed on. My husband had to come jump me and I only made it a few blocks for it happened again. My husband thought it was the alternator due to the headlights and dash lights flashing so he took it out to get tested. Tested fine. Tried the battery and it was drained. Replaced the battery today and the battery light has stayed on. We drove somewhere and it bogged down and sensor lights turned on. It got to the point that it wouldn't even stay on when jumped, doors wouldn't open, I couldn't even lock/unlock it. My husband is beyond frustrated with this. I do not feel safe driving the car again even after we figure out what's going on and fix it. Thank goodness it never 'stalled' when I was on a major road/freeway with my 3 kids. This is completely unsafe and needs a recall and to be fixed! I shouldn't have to pay $1,200+ because of a faulty part my car was built with!.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 03/14/2018

The. Car had electrical failure started with the left frontbturn signal. Next mynradio would shut down and restart on its own. Then the radio shut down and I has to restart it. Next the dashboard would light up the abs system or engine light and then cut them off. Next it shut completely down while I was parked. It was cold that say and a boost started it up. Next it shut down whlle I was driving a car full of children home from school. It lit up each warning light and shut down. It would not start with a jump. I had the battery and alternator checked by a specialist who approved both. Now after owning this van after 9 months im ready to send it back. I should also mention that the right passenger door will refuse to open by switch.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 03/07/2018

I have had electrical issues since the beginning of buying our vehicle brand new. Most recently the engine stalled while driving 25mph, engine light came on and flashed before the engine stalled causing power steering to fail. I took it to the dealership and was told they could not find an issue. The following week, on 3/16/18 they did an oil change and air filter change, again did not find any issues. On 3/19/18, as I was driving my 3 kids to school, the battery light came on and I lost power steering. I almost crashed with the kids in the car due to this issue. I ended up driving it back to the dealership and was told the power belt was completely off and the alternator was not attached to the engine as it should be. The brackets that hold the alternator on, was gone. This was the 3rd time this month I have brought this vehicle in, was told multiple times there was no issue. Now we could possibly have to replace the engine block.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 02/17/2018

I was driving my family home from vacation in florida and while we were on the interstate in new york my town and country lost all power, almost causing an accident. The red battery light along with abs, traction control and engine light all came on and the vehicle would go any faster than 20 mile per hour. I was able to get off an exit and found a near by advanced auto and had the battery and alternator tested. Both tests came back ok. Started back for home and while driving again the car experienced the same issue.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 01/22/2018

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 10 mph, the alternator failed and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and produced a reverse voltage, which caused the ecu to be destroyed. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 10/28/2017

So me and my family we're heading to a birthday party on u. S. Highway 64 going to huntsville alabama and we was about ten minutes out from our city in winchester tennessee and all of the sudden the van turns its self off at approximately at 50 miles an hour and lost all power to vehicle and power steering was out then there was a simi truck behind us and I guess he thought we was slowing down on purpose and blowed his horn and passed by. We managed to get the van to the shoulder in the grass and called a tow truck. The tow truck driver tryed to boost the van up and it started then died again so we had to have it towed in. We called Chrysler and they didn't help at all but to tell us to take it to the dealership which they was closed so I fixed it my self and all it was is a bad alternator. There should be some kind of warning when this stuff is going to happen because it was a scary situation at a high speed with your family with you.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2017

I was driving with my three children in my 2013 Town & Country in September 2017. We were headed to the dealership because the battery light was illuminated, and the car gradually started losing electrical functions and would not accelerate past first gear. The van then died on a busy four-lane road (shelbyville road in louisville) and I had to get out and push it in the rain to a parking lot while my wife steered. I had the car towed and the dealership diagnosed the problem as a faulty alternator. My car had 48,000 miles at the time. Now at 58,000 and eight months later my alternator is starting to fail again and I will have to have it replaced. It is my understanding that the 160 amp town and country 3. 6l engine alternator has the same components as the alternators in 2010-2014 Chrysler 300, jeeps and other models that were part of a NHTSA recall. The town and country just has a different housing and orientation. I feel that these models also should be recalled.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 09/06/2017

The alternator failed and burned up and cooked the battery. There was a recall on the Chrysler 300 and other models with the same engine and alternator. I feel my vehicle should be recalled too. The cost was $1,000!.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 07/29/2017

Dash lights going on and off when brights are on. Chimes sounding. Vehicle has 44, 000 miles on it. Repair tech says tipm has to be replaced at $1300. At 33,000 miles alternator had to be replaced for similar symptoms.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 06/13/2017

Gauge cluster begins to flicker and guaguas begin to spazz out. Vehicle then shuts down while driving. No issues with battery or alternator.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 05/20/2017

The vehicle has an ongoing inability to start without any issues being found. The alternator was replaced, the battery was replaced, the radiator was repaired with the thought that was an issue. The doors open on their own, not just unlock but open. The stability control is always going on even after being repaired and repairing any possible causes. The incidents occur in both stationary and in motion the causes are still unknown.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 04/20/2017

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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 04/19/2017

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!.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 09/25/2016

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 image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 09/02/2016

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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 08/08/2016

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. .

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 08/02/2016

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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 12/10/2015

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.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 10/29/2015

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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

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.


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