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Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 28 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 04/22/2016

Was leaving work when my check engine light came one, along with the traction control light and the brakes got hard. Car stopped, turned it off to turn it back on, and it would not start. All lights, radio, etc came on, but engine would not turn over or engage. Do not think fuel pump was engaging either. Tried numerous things, including the tipm bypass and it still will not start. 90% plus of my driving is highway. I got very lucky that this system failure happened when it did, as a few minutes later and I would have been on a very busy highway, as well as if it had happened on my way to work.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 12/08/2015

While traveling in the midwest, cleveland, ohio, my check engine light came on while driving. I tried waiting a couple of gas tanks to see if it would turn off automatically. It did not. I was scheduled to leave cleveland, ohio and drive back to mobile, alabama with my grandson and daughter the weekend of Dec. 10, 2015, I felt it was prudent to have the van looked at for the check engine light problem. I took the van into washington and lee service on Dec. 8, 2015. They diagnosed the problem as a fouled ignition coil, and replaced the coil, all the spark plugs and a gasket. I retrieved my car on Dec. 10, 2015 in the early afternoon. That same evening, the check engine light came back on, so I returned the van to them. I received a call midafternoon that I needed to take the car to a dealer for service, which is when I found out about the service bulletin regarding the engine. I dropped the car off at deacon¿s Chrysler Jeep in cleveland, ohio on December 10, 2015 and picked it up on December 14, 2015 at approx. 6 pm. This necessitated finding a hotel room for the duration. In addition, I needed to secure transportation. I picked up the car too late to leave that day and had to stay until the morning of Dec. 15, 2015. Upon returning to mobile, alabama, the van began t shudder and shake when braking. This has happened before and our mechanic performed the repairs. My husband decided to check on the NHTSA site to see if there were any other defects in the van that consumers were not notified of. We took the van to the autonation Chrysler Dodge, where we originally purchased the vehicle. The dealer determined that the repair did not fall under the service bulletin. I dispute that, the service bulletin specifically states that the front rotor and pads are part of the problem.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Since the vehicle had been worked on for a bad intake gasket. Every time I cross any rail road crossings my check engine light illuminates and the car feels as it will stall. I am scared for my family of getting stuck, at least if anything does happen, I will have made this report for others.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 06/10/2015

This vehicle shuts down while driving - intermittently. There is some times a lurching that happens as though it's not getting gas and the rpm's struggle and then it will die. Pop it into neutral, turn the key and it starts right back. Most often this happens within 10mins of driving and at speeds anywhere from 10-35 - usually when the rpm's settling to around 1200-1800. It has happened at highway speeds and it has happened 45mins into a drive with no lurching indication at all. When it shuts down, the driver loses all power steering/brakes which makes for very dangerous situation. The dealer swapped out the ignition under recall in June 2015 - this did not fix the problem. The dealer has taken the car on several drives and has not been albe to experience the problem. Sometimes it happens 2-3 times in one drive, sometimes 2-3 times in one day for several days in a row and then it might not do it again for days or even weeks. The key is always in the on position - it never moved to acc or any other position - and this almost always happens when the car is settling into the rpm - meaning not while accelerating. Sometimes this will trigger the check engine light, sometimes it does not. Sometimes the check engine light comes on just before it dies, and other times it does not. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for why this happens but it happens often and again, is very dangerous and unsafe.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 05/04/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vent fans stopped working and the check engine light stayed on. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000. Pam.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 01/21/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The dealer informed the contact that the VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system) but the part needed was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

Tl - the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. The diagnosis was a airbag sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000. Bt.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The failure occurred on several occasions. In addition, the contact stated that the key failed to turn in order to start the vehicle intermittently. The contact stated that the part for NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system) was not available to repair the vehicle. The initial failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 06/15/2014

Vehicle check engine light turn on every so often. The code read p0302- misfired #2 cylinder. The lights turns on and after several days it turn off again. A few miles or days later it check engine light turn on again. Been to independent mechanic and have try several correction but no luck. The van runs decent but it has a lost some power as it take awhile to speed on on highways.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 03/08/2014

The following lights came abs, anti skid, check engine light. The engine started missing then the security indicator light came on and the alarm inside went off. I had no electrical controls. The windows wouldn't roll down, the door locks wouldn't work and then the engine shut off. The outside alarm then went off too. I had to disable the alarm by unhooking the battery cable. I had the car towed in to the dealer and they told me that the car was not communicating with the computer and they had no idea what the problem was. I then called Chrysler and checked to see if there had been a recall of any kind and sure enough my vehicle had the recall# l25. I have never received a recall notice but the gentlemen that I spoke with at Chrysler corp. Said that according to their records the win module had been replaced on my van and that my vehicle had been repaired on 2-7-2012. That never happened!! it is currently being checked out by the Chrysler tech at our local dealer. They said they are only allowed to replace the rubber gasket inside the module and if the module itself is bad I will have to pay for the module. The gentlemen I spoke with at Chrysler corporation told me that the module would be covered at no charge. This is crazy!!! my two young grandsons were in the van when all this happened. Needless to say they were terrified. This problem needs immediate attention. The government needs to get involved here. This is definitely a safety issue!!.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 07/14/2013

-vehicle operated normally, however rough idle at low speeds was noticed in June 2013. -check engine light came on shortly after, however would go out after a couple of driving cycles. -on July 14, 2013 while driving on the highway, the engine suddenly lost power and speed was reduced. -check engine light illuminated and has stayed on ever since. -took the vehicle to the local Chrysler dealership for diagnostics. Cylinder misfire code was the reason for the check engine light. -it has been diagnosed that the cylinder head needs to be replaced due to manufacturer's defect. -dealership and Chrysler have admitted that this is a known issue and a more robust cylinder head has been engineered to replace the faulty ones. -Chrysler has however refused to cover the replacement under the 5yr/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 07/02/2013

Check engine light is on and I tested it with my carmd and it showed 2 codes p0792 (intermediate shaft speed sensor a circuit range/performance) and p0734 (gear 4 incorrect ratio). We have also been told that the brakes need replacing and it only has 47,668 miles on the vehicle.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 05/02/2013

This vehicle turns off when driving and there is no power to the car at all, no brakes, steering, headlights and the car can not be restarted, you cant even unlock it too get out or get the windows down. The dash lights go out, check engine light cant be reset, fan and a/c controls never turn off if the car is running and dings and beeps went it wants to like its crying for help.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 08/23/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not restart. The contact also mentioned that the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact¿s residence. The contact was able to restart the vehicle the following day, but the failure recurred. The dealer could not duplicate the failure, but they replaced the oxygen sensor and battery. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v139000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 74,123.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 10/11/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler town and country. The contact was driving 40 mph when the vehicle stalled followed by the illumination of the check engine warning light. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle and the vehicle was towed to a dealer. The dealer diagnosed that the cam shaft was fractured . The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 153,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 09/06/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler town and country. While parked, the contact noticed the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic advised that the fuel exhaust recirculation sensor had failed and would need to be replaced. In addition, the dealer stated that the steering rack assembly also needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 08/21/2009

We are the original owner of a 2003 Chrysler t & c. In August, 2009, my wife began experiencing problems with the window motor suddenly becoming inoperable for a short period of time, then suddenly working again. One day, as I was driving the van, the check engine light came on. I immediately parked the vehicle. After a few days, the car restarted and the check engine light went off. However, on August 20, the check engine light came on while I was leaving a conference. After less than â½ mile, then van began shuddering, the lights began blinking then the vehicle died. I was traveling at approximately 40 mph when this occurred. The van would not restart, in fact the only thing I received was a click. I had the car towed home and again left alone. This time, the when I turned the key, the response was just a click. Also, there was an electrical drain that caused me to replace two batteries. In order to keep this from recurring, I disconnected the negative post. After checking and replacing the starter as well, I had it towed to a facility who confirmed the problem was a bad pcm. The cost to remedy this was $750.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 07/02/2009

I had the same problem with the engine light coming on. I was also told that battery acid was leaking on the wiring harness that cause the problem. Also Chrysler was aware of this problem and did not have a recall or let owners know. . They just redesigned newer model to correct this problem at the mercy of their dealers to charge thousands of dollars to make repairs.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 07/16/2007

The 2004 Chrysler town and country check engine light came on and the engine was running rough, especially in idle. The odometer reading was 37,500, the vehicle was 3. 5 years. Old, and it has a 3. 8 liter engine. A Chrysler dealer ran a diagnostic check and determined that new spark plugs and wires were needed. Also, some computer codes may need to be reset. Cost would be $350. I bought the parts and installed them myself. I replaced many spark plugs in the old days and these were the worst looking plugs I have ever seen. The tips of the electrodes were severely rounded off on all 6 plugs. I owned Chrysler/Plymouth minivans since 1984 and only remember replacing spark plugs once, and probably @ a high mileage. Champion warrants their platinum plugs for 5 years. Chrysler's maintenance schedule says to replace spark plugs and wires @ "100,000 miles". Something must be wrong with this engine.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 10/26/2005

(1) events leading up to the failure we have a 2002 Chrysler town and country with approximately 56,000 miles. On 26 October my malfunction/check engine light came on. All routine and recommend maintenance has been done. Due to concerns that it was transmission related, I had it towed to the dealer. They stated the problem was the upstream O2 sensor. The upstream O2 sensor was replaced, the engine controller was updated and the engine controller was updated with the latest software. The vehicle was returned to me on 28 October and the next day the malfunction/check engine light came on again. I returned to the dealer, and was told it was the catalytic converter , which was replaced with my vehicle being returned to me on 01 November. On Thursday 10 November, the malfunction/check engine light came on for a third time. (2) failure and its consequences, and the third time the malfunction/check engine light came on, I took it back to the dealer on 11 November. This time I was told it was a torque converter/ transmission issue. This time, I was told the torque converter failed. The transmission was removed and a broken low reverse accumulator snap ring was discovered. This required an overhaul of the transmission and replacement of all seals and clutches, and the replacement of the snap ring. (3) what was done to correct the failure; I. E, parts repaired or replaced (and if old part is available) overall in the last three weeks, on my a 2002 Chrysler town and country, the following has been done: 1-the upstream O2 sensor was replaced, the engine controller was updated and the engine controller was updated with the latest software. 2- the catalytic converter was replaced. 3- the transmission was overhauled and all seals and clutches were replaced and the replacement of the snap ring.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2003

Upon starting the vehicle. It will start however once consumer gets going, the vehicle will continuously cut off. The dash board lights illuminated, but the check engine light does not come on. Once it cut off the consumer lost the power steering. This problem happened once the weather changes and starts to get cold out. Please provide any further information.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 08/23/2003

Check engine light keeps coming on. It will turn-off later, and then return. Usually after driving in reverse. Had it repaired at a five-star dealer three times.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 05/09/2003

The check engine light constantly illuminated, and each time the dealer told the consumer the problem was fixed.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 02/01/2003

The check engine light illuminated and dealer could not diagnose why. The dealer first suggested that it was due to gas cap not being tightened enough, but that was not the case. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer six times but they could not determine the cause.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 11/05/2002

Van engine dies at any time without any sputtering or warning, like someone turned off the ignition. Will start right up again as soon as I put transmission in neutral and turn key. Often when driving the engine will jerk real hard like I just drove over a speed bump, but engine does not kill. The engine light flashes for a second. Dealer says nothing shows on computer so theres nothing he can do. Chrysler in detroit was called and said the same thing. They were no help at all. I have almost been hit from behind several times due to this problem. I see others have had the same problem posted also. Happens about once every two weeks or so. It seems if the dealers computer doesn't give them a code they are lost and can't do anything to help. It's a very frustrating and dangerous situation to be in!.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 26

Engine stalling and missing at different speeds, engine service light also comes on; no problem can be found.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 27

Engine stalling and missing, also engine service light comes on. Also rear brakes were grinding combined with surging when slowing to a stop.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country 28

When driving at approximately 35 mph and exiting off highway on dry pavement, engine shut off. Driver was able to coast to a safe place. No indication from engine check light. Oil pressure light came on. Unable to start the vehicle for 1/2 hour. Dealer contacted, and stated they are unable to duplicate the problem.


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