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Automatic Transmission Control Module Problems of Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 22 problems related to automatic transmission control module (under the power train 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   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 09/08/2016

Had van at dealership 5 times for having to crank to start, rough running engine & loss of power. Crank sensor was replaced twice due to wiring harness being out of place, broken open on bottom & had corroded wires. Wires fixed & harness secured. Had same problems 2 weeks later. Some wiring fixed & pcm replaced. Just over 1 month later I was driving 75mph on expressway after having just passed a semi-truck when I felt a sudden "give" and my van began to decelerate rapidly. I pushed on the accelorator but there was no power or response. The engine was still running and no warning lights showed on the dash. I knew the power steering would be affected too (based on this previously happening at about 15 mph) and was luckily able to get pulled over on the side of the expressway. Turned van off & restarted. It seemed fine so I got off the expressway at the exit ramp that was in sight and took a secondary road back to the dealership. They had my van for a week and weren't getting any codes on their diagnostic tool and couldn't duplicate the power loss. I had to take my van back because the loaner vehicle authorized by Chrysler customer care had to be given back since they couldn't find a problem with my van! if the power loss I experienced at 75mph had happened while I was driving in heavy traffic I would've been in a serious accident. Since I was lucky enough to have not been in traffic I only have a dealership invoice to verify my complaint.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 03/14/2016

Transmission intermittently locks into 2nd gear and will not shift up or down until vehicle is restarted. This issue has happened approximately 45 times in the last 6 months with the cold months of December and January each having 10 instances. This problem happens just after starting vehicle and putting into drive. The vehicle may thunk or lurch forward just after starting motion which indicates the transmission has malfunctioned. There are no codes thrown to the tcm. If it does not happen in the 1st 30 seconds it will not happen. Manufacturer has not fixed the problem as they cannot duplicate but it is so intermittent that they will never be able to duplicate. Dealer seems unwilling to discover what the problem is. Dealer states manufacturer has no records of such an issue while there are many on the internet who have had the same of similar issues. Vehicle has been into the dealer multiple times with same result. First visit the dealer replaced a cylinder head for a known cylinder #2 misfire issue.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 01/20/2016

While I was driving on the on-ramp to a highway my car hit a bump and lost control and I started sliding. Thankfully there happened to be no one coming. I noticed that when my van stopped halfway in a ditch and halfway on the left lane I went to move my vehicle it wouldn't move so I then noticed it was off but still in drive and the key was still on. So I put it in park and shut it off then turned it back on then was able to proceed driving but since then my esp/bas, and traction control light have been on. After having that happened I had the recall on my van fixed. Well the lights are still there and now the driving is worse. I cant control my steering and they say it is my steering angle sensor. They also say my catalytic converter needs fixed and a pcm flash. Which I don't understand how all these problems started since my ignition unwillingly shut off. I am thinking that caused a power surge, and now its going to cost me $2000 to fix it if not more. My problems now are: 1) misfire in cylinder 4 2) rough idle 3) accelerating slowly while rpm's are above 3000 4) stumbling while driving (shakes or vibrates really bad while in drive/ or putters) 5) esp/bas, traction control, and check engine light illuminated on dash 6) steering wheel shakes from left to right on its own 7) loud engine noise 8) motor shakes 9) abs reader says to replace steering angle sensor (clockspring) 10) there is more I just cannot think of it right now. This is currently what I have fixed in the last two weeks to see if it helps the problem. 1) oil change (always up to date) 2) spark plugs 3) spark plug wires 4) battery 5) ignition coil pack 6) upstream O2 sensor 7) recall done on win module ignition switch fobik key I have contacted Chrysler to inform them of this and they tell me there is nothing they can do about it and its not a manufacture defect.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted and was able to be driven. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the pcm system needed to be placed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,405.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 09/26/2013

My Chrysler town and country 2010 van cuts off while I am driving it!!!! this has now happened 8 times! once while I was driving at 55mph!! another time I was pulling out onto the highway when my 2010 town and country van died! cars in two lanes were blaring their horns and had to swerve off the road to keep from hitting me! I took it to the Chrysler dealer where it stayed for 13 days. They could not figure out the problem but replaced the computer(pcm). Less than 48 hours later it had happened 2 more times! I returned it to the dealership where it remains now. Chrysler has given me a case number and I am hoping for answers soon. They have refused to rent me a car thus far. I cannot seem to get Chrysler to understand (or care) how dangerous this is. I don't want to die just so my husband can sue them! help.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

October 1, 2012 started with dead battery. After picking up "fixed" vehicle after two weeks and attempting to drive off lot, the van would not go out of park. After playing with it, it finally went into gear. Check engine light came on. Returned van - it would not go into park. Now December 13. Van still in repair. Have replaced tipm twice and pcm. $1,600. Chrysler says they have never heard of such a problem before.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 05/25/2012

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for a diagnostic. The technician stated that the pcm would have to be replaced. The failure continued after the replacement of the pcm. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four different times. The pcm was replaced three times. The technician stated that there was no guarantee the replacement of the pcm would repair the failure. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated that the pcm was not the cause of the failure. The mechanic stated that the power distribution box would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 141,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 03/29/2010

While driving and coming to a slow down and then accelerating again, the transmission jolted. I thought I did something wrong, so let it go a few hours later, the transmission did it again, I contacted the dealer immediately. They said bring it in now so I did they could not duplicate a problem, I was sent on my way. As I leave the dealer it started again this time as I called the dealer I was told make an appointment, so I did, like a month later when they had an opening, they were able to once again look at the vehicles transmission then they said after 4 hours we were able to duplicate the problem and fixed the issue we had to perform a pcm-software update, and it is now working fine the way it should be. I once again gained the same problem and had to bring it back 3 more times for them to only say we can not duplicate the problem, I till today have the same problem they refuse to fix it or ever say their is a problem. However they did admit there was a problem. My warranty is set to expire and they still tell me no problem exists, I wonder what they will tell me as soon as the warranty expires, most likely hay we found a problem and it will cost a rebuild.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 10/28/2008

Transmission control module, driving down the road and the check engine light came on then, I noticed that the rpms were at 4000 and the transmission wasn't shifting. My husband put it on the computer and it said it was the tcm failure this is a dealer only part at 336. 00 with a 125. 00 core charge and then it has to be programmed by the dealer. At a cost of 45. 00 if you get the part and install yourself . If the dealer does it, it runs between 700 and 800 dollars. We found a parts place that send them out to be rebuilt for 255. 00 plus shipping and handling . When I was looking for info on this part there was hundreds of complaints on forums on this same problem. This component is located in the driverside wheel well and when my husband removed it, it was very corroded with rust.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 03/28/2007

My 2001 t&c was parked in my driveway when I decided to crank it to ge the air conditioning going while I went to shut the gate to our yard. When I turned around the car was going down the driveway with the driver's side door still open. The van didn't stop until it ran over the neighbor's fence and got caught in it. When I got to the car I noticed it was in reverse (had it been in neutral it probably wouldn't have moved because the area is so flat). I don't know how it got into reverse because I didn't even get in the car, just my arm to crank it. The emergency brake wasn't on since it was such a flat place. Once I got the van loose I tried in vain to see if it would go into reverse without my foot on the brake, but I couldn't make it happen so that tells me I didn't accidentally cause it by hitting the gear shaft with my arm. I also tried repeatedly to turn the car off with it in gear (of all kinds) to see if it was possible that I had not left it in park, but again I couldn't do it. This tells me it is a vehicle defect. I have contacted my local dealership and all I was told was that they hadn't heard of anything like that. They didn't even suggest that I bring it in! I'm very nervous about my van now because I just don't know what to expect. Thank god my kids weren't in the car and there wasn't anyone playing behind it or in the yard to which it crashed. This could've been disastrous. It is a serious problem and needs to be looked into. My van only has 52,000 miles on it. We bought it new in Nov. 2001.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 11/20/2006

I had to pay $115. 88 to quinn Chrysler-Dodge in bartlesville, ok to receive a software correction for the "powertrain control module and transmission control module" on my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan . The dealer told me this repair was a known problem and resulted in the transmission shifting erratically. I believe this is a safety hazard and Chrysler should correct this problem without charge to owners.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 09/10/2006

2003 (30,741 miles) Chrysler Town & Country lost power without warning while traveling 30 mph.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 07/13/2006

My wife was driving the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country when she heard a noise. The check engine light went on. She immediately drove home cancelling the appointment she had, I took car to my mechanic. He placed the car on his computer and a code related to a transmission solenoid came up. He said the car was in "limp mode". This is something unique to Chrysler transmissions. (car can go into 2nd gear only) he cleared the code and suggested to see if light came back. It did. I took car to a transmission specialist the following day. His computer pulled up a different code but it was related to the transmission. His code said it was the transmission control module, which was located in the front wheel well. He opened the wheel well to inspect the module. He said the module was rusted through and cracked. The replacement cost is estimated to be in the $400. 00 range. The transmission mechanic said that he has seen a number of cases where the module becomes deteriorated primarily because of its location in the wheel well. It is an example of the engineers using "logic" in the placement of components. If this is a design flaw, I believe the replacement cost should be borne by the manufacturer. This is a potentially dangerous situation especially when on the highway at speeds above 35-40 mph.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 04/03/2005

I had just picked up my new vehicle from the dealer and had only 250 miles on it. I was simply driving down the road when the transmission seemed to shift into neutral and then back into gear. I quickly pulled over but everything seemed okay. I continued on and quickly discovered the transimission was not shifting out of low gear. I called the 800 number for Chrysler road service only to be told that there were no contracted service providers in the area where I was. I made other arrangements to have it towed to the nearest dealer (<10 miles away). The problem turned out to be a failed power train control module. It's been a week and they still have not fixed the problem because no parts are available. I've been given a promise date that is almost 3 weeks out.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 03/02/2005

Vehicle experienced sudden engine stalling while on the road. Vehicle was then no longer able to start, and was taken to a dealer. Result showed that the body and transmission control module needed to be replaced.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 03/10/2004

Input and output sensors failed in automatic transmission, causing limp home mode to be established. Repair completed with cost $423.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 07/29/2003

I purchased a new 2003 Chrysler town and country on 7/14/2003. The intent was to have a very reliable vehicle prior to going on two vacations. I left for the first vacation on cape cod in massachusetts on 7/26/2003 after owning the vehicle for 12 days. On July 29, 2003 the vehicle started but any attempt to idle up the vehicle would cause it to stall. (I owned the vehicle for 15 days!) it was towed to central cape Dodge in hyannis where it was diagnosed as having a faulty pcm. (power control module) the vehicle remains at the cape all but ruining one vacation, and the part apparently is on national backorder and remains out of service probably ruining my second vacation. On July 29.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 04/23/2003

While driving about 65 mph vehicle down shifted. It was later determined that the transmission control module failed.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 01/31/2003

On numerous occasions the vehicle will intermittently fail to shift into o/d. It may drive fine for days and then lock in second gear. Manually changing the gearshift does not override the failure. The onboard computer does not log the failure. It does capture the manual shifting event. The only way to correct the probelm is to turn off the van and start it back up. This could correct it for several days or it may recur withing minutes. Totally random. Occurs at any time, night or day. It often occurs during accellerations following turns. This situation is extremely dangerous especially when accellerating onto the freeway during rushhour traffic. We have to pulloff into the emergency lane, shut off the van, restart it up, and merge back into high speed traffic. It is extermrly frightening for my wife especially while transporting my two young boys. The Chrysler repair shop could not get it to fail and thus nothing was done. Aamco looked at the transmission and indicated the transmission and fluids were fine. They also could not get the transmission to fail.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 07/27/2002

My vehicle had broken down in columbia, tennessee then it was towed to harpeth Chrysler Jeep dealership for a new transmission, but dealership did not do a complete teardown required by extended warranty would not pay full claim because dealership did not follow extended warranty guidelines. Harpeth, flash tcm but did not indicated on my invoice. 10 days later van broke down again in sterling heights, and was able to drive it to golling Chrysler dealership for replacement of pcm. Part was covered under warranty. Harpeth never checked this problem and sold me a new transmission, and did not offered me a used one either. I believe now that I didn't need a new transmission at all. I am not disputing the bill at harpeth and they did not stick a label on the engine for the flash tcm. I believe this is an violation of federal laws as I was informed by my home dealership at ferman. Can you please investigate this claim? harpeth refuses to refund my money, my intention will be to sue them if I do not received my money back for the false sale of the transmission.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 12/15/2000

Car was running, the heat was on, the lights were on, and the car was in park. I doubled checked that the car was in park when I stepped out of the van. Andria said she too looked to see if the car was in park and it was. I shut my drivers side door and headed to the garage to go inside while andria got her purse and book out of the front passenger car seat, where she had been sitting. I went into the house and unpacked the breakfast out of the mcdonalds bag for my girls and set down the 3 orange juices on the counter, near our toaster. I threw some garbage out into the trash under the sink that I had put into the mcdonalds bag, which was madeleines banana peel that she had been eating on the way to get andria. I had been inside the house for about 30 seconds or more. I then went out the door that leads to our garage to head to the car. When I stepped outside the door, I saw andria had unbuckled madeleine from her car seat and had madeleine in her one arm, as she was picking up hanna with her other free arm to carry both girls inside the house. I said I was leaving now and waited for them to join me near the door, which led to the house. I kissed both girls on the cheek and said goodbye. Andria told me she hadnt shut the passenger side sliding door where she had gotten the kids out, as she had no free hands. (since she was carrying them both). So I started walking in a diagonal in the garage, to head outside the garage to the driveway to close the passenger side, sliding door, which was the only door, opened at that point. Just as I was almost 2 steps away from being outside of the garage, the car started moving toward me. I screamed OH my god, andria the car is moving.  andria had been standing on the step by the door that led to the house. I yelled for her to get the kids inside the house. I couldnt get outside the garage as the car had entered the garage now so I stepped back into the garage into my husbands garage space. My husband side.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 01/18/1999

Transmission slipping. Transmission control module and solenoid pack shorted. Replaced transmission control module and solenoid pack and flash programmed controller for updates.