Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 97 problems related to headlight switch (under the exterior lighting category).
On Jan 16, 2017 was driving about 60 mph on a highway and it was dark and raining very hard. About 15 min. Into the drive, my headlights went off!!! nothing else in the car went dark, just the headlights! so dangerous on a busy highway! I flipped the headlight switch to off and then back on, and the lights came back on and stayed for another 10 min. On the return trip home, same night and conditions, about 15 min. Into drive, they went dark again! toggling the switch did help, and they came back on. Went to my mechanic today who tested the wiring and switches and could not come up with anything. Mentioned the "computer box" for lighting is possible, but were not definitive. What can I do?.
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My headlights turn off when driving intermittently. Turning the headlight switch on and off sometimes restores the lights, as does tapping the switch. None of these actions keep the lights on permanently. Minutes later, the lights will go off again. This is a huge safety issue driving at night. This problem was addressed by NHTSA action number: ea11010 for Town & Country models built between March 1, 2004 (mdh 0301xx) and November 30, 2005 (mdh 1130xx) but my vehicle was built in April, 2006 and it is exhibiting the same exact symptoms. I believe that the Chrysler headlight switch problem goes beyond the model build range addressed in ea11010 and there are many more vehicles affected by this than have been identified in the 2012 bulletin. I am going to have my car repaired at my own expense, and I will keep the defective part in case someone wants to investigate this problem, but I think that Chrysler's responsibility goes beyond the limited vehicle range in the previous bulletin and it is a serious safety hazard that should be investigated.
My headlights go off and on. Each morning the flash on and off about 3 times and then go off. I replaced the switch on the dash and the switch on the steering wheel column that is the dimmer switch for lights and wipers switch. I replaced each suggested thing except the tipm which is estimated over $800.
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We were driving at night on 8/13/2016 and the headlights shut off while the vehicle was in motion. They then began to flicker. We thought maybe if we switched on the high beams, the lights would work, but they did not. Turning the van off and on again did not work. This has happened two separate times, with the second time being more severe because the lights would not even flicker. The first time it happened, we were in motion on a residential street, about to turn into our driveway. The second time it happened on 8/17/2016, I was driving on curvy farm to market roads. Additionally, the first time, one light would turn on and the other would stay off at random moments - without touching switches. I have found that prior years' models had this issue, as well, but because mine is a 2010, Chrysler says mine is a-ok and they are not including mine in the recall. I did not feel a-ok the other night while I was driving home in the dark with only my hazards guiding my way.
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While driving at night, headlights would turn off while driving. The headlight switch went bad and my model was made after November 30, 2005 (see TSB 08-052-12 dated 8/25/12). Big safety concern. Neither Chrysler nor the dealer would honor the lifetime guarantee of fixing the headlight switch. Cost me $110 to fix.
Sometimes when I turn the headlight switch on, the headlights do not come on. I have noticed it happens stationary and in motion.
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While driving at night on a four lane street, with no warning, both headlights went out. The brights did not work either. Turned the switch off & on, nothing. Turned car off for 10 minutes then back on, but headlights would not come back on. Had to drive home in the dark, and of course I got pulled over by the police! thankfully only received a warning! for the last 2 weeks the headlights & brights are working intermittently, no rhyme or reason as to when they'll work or not. They will work and then just go out while we're driving; or sometimes they won't switch on at all. Never know when it'll happen again! fuse & relays are fine. Very dangerous!.
While driving on rural road at night, shortly after turning right and disabling windsheild wipers: the headlights and entire instrumental panel completely shut off working without warning. Pulling back on the blinker lever and holding it back activated the brights and those worked. After toggling headlight switch off and back on, instrument panel and headlights reactivated. This failure mode doesn't exactly match ea11010, which claims that the instrument panel remains in operation while only the headlights fail. However I am unclear on whether my van's problem could still be at least partly caused by the headlight switch, so I will replace it at my own cost. My Chrysler dealership tells me they will only replace the switch under warranty if they can reproduce the problem, and otherwise they will charge a $150 diagnostic fee. . . More than the cost of the switch! I'm not falling for that trick! I am very disappointed with the decision to not resolve ea11010 with a recall. Headlights failing without warning at any time is a real safety issue, and it is too intermittent to diagnose on demand. Thus a recall is the only appropriate response to ensure safety. Instead, in order to proactively protect my family, I am forced to spend my own money for replacement. I thought the NHTSA was here to help?.
Auto headlight switch (on)- auto switching from low beam to highbeam, headlights turn off 45219 mileage.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph the low beam headlights seized. The auto light switch does not work but the manual switch works. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. The contact stated that the failure occurs every day when the vehicle is driven at knight. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000. Bp.
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While driving headlights shut off. After turning the light switch on and off the lights will come back on although it can take several tries. I found you can put high beams on by pulling back the lever and holding it. The dashboard lights are not affected so it increases the danger because sometimes you don't know the lights are out.
Just bought a used 2006 Chrysler town and country minivan and have noticed a problem that has started up. The headlights don't want to come on when I turn the switch. It may take 3-5 times of turning them on, off, on before they stay on. This has happened both when starting the car in our parking lot, and when starting in a store parking lot. We've also noted that the lights turn themselves on and off by themselves sometimes with the car closed and untouched, often for some while before it happens.
Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact state that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the head lights automatically went out. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlight switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, after six weeks the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. Ak.
The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving 45 mph, the turn signals failed and the headlights failed to illuminate. In addition, when the vehicle was in park, the ignition switch failed to release the key. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect.
At first, passenger hid low beam headlight was not working. Swapped out light and module, still didn't work. Switched with working driver headlight assembly, did not work. Took into dealer and received a quote of over $1100 to replace tipm. Thought it was a ridiculous cost to fix a headlight. Removed connector and put back on the tipm and headlights worked fine for several days. Driving the vehicle shortly after, both headlights just shut off while driving on an unlight road. Quickly turn fog lamps on to see the road. Tried removing and reinstalling connector several times with always same result, both headlights work a couple of times, then both either don't come on or shut off after on. Running lights sometimes turn off as well. Drive the vehicle only in day time now.
The air bag warning light comes on and stays on for a few minutes, to over an hour, every few days or so, and, due to faulty air bad sensors being an NHTSA issue with 06 Chryslers this is cause for great concern for me and my family; for the 1 1/2 years I have owned this Town & Country I have continual problems with exterior and interior lights, blinking on and off, headlights and/or parking lights staying on after I've turned the lights off and then turn the car off. I continue replacing relay switches and parts. On, the parking lights are staying on after I've turned everything off, and; while driving off normally the transaxle whistles, screeches and bogs down when changing gears, even though transaxle fluid is changed regularly and filter is clean.
While driving at night with the headlight switch in the auto position, the headlights suddenly turned off leaving the road immediately in front dark. Speed of travel at time of the incident was 60 mph. There were cars in front and in the rear. To avoid a potential accident, I quickly turned to headlight switch to the manual on position and the headlights came back on again. Prior to this incident, there were numerous occasions where the headlights would not turn on when the switch was in the auto position. On all of these occasions the switch had to be turned to the manual on position for the headlights to turn on. Maybe unrelated but when the headlights are on, regardless of whether the switch is in the auto or manual on position, the low beam indicator never appears in the dashboard, only the park lights are indicated.
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The headlights randomly go out while the switch is in the on position. They may work fine for 10 minutes or an hour, then go dark. If I wiggle the headlight switch I can sometimes get them to come back on briefly, but it is truly hit and miss if they will stay on or not. There does not appear to be any particular 'sweet spot' on the switch and it does not appear to be affected by smooth or bumpy roads. It is quite scary and dangerous especially on the dark mountain roads I have to drive.
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Follow up to NHTSA id # 10648758 where we thought replacing the headlight control switch would stop the headlights from turning off while in use. Took only 3 days to discover that was not the route cause of the problem as the headlights went out again. No warning. They just went off. Back to the dealer where they now say it it the tipm. No parts available to fix the problem for at least a month. Not a safe car to drive.
While driving at night the left headlight flickered then both headlights went out. They stayed out long enough for me to alert my daughter, who was riding in the backseat to witness the blindness we were driving in. Seemed like minutes, but am sure it was probably only 30 seconds or so (either way a true hazard when driving at night). As this was the second time in about a month this happened we had researched the issue and learned that if you turn the switch on and off multiple times the lights will eventually come back on. While it worked this is beyond distracting and quite the feat of driving as one tries to stay on a road they can no longer see and hope they do not crash or get hit by other cars. Took it to the dealer where they confirmed it was in fact the headlight switch assembly (complete failure when they tested it). Part ordered. Part was replaced and so far so goo (been less than a week). We did learn of issues with this part on prior year models. The fix of adding more lubricant to the switch is temporary and does not completely fix the lights going out. This is a safety issue and Chrysler needs to address it. While we got a minor discount on the service it is still a known defect.
While driving int the dark going approximately 65 mph in the rocky mountains the headlights and all light in the car went out. It was raining and the windshield wipers were going. The lights were on automatic setting. The wiper setting was adjusted on the control and all the lights went out including the headlights and and all of the interior lights. Approximately 5 seconds later after moving the wiper switch around the lights came on. The lights all went out again approximately 1 minute later went the wiper switch was adjusted. We then tuned on the the lights on the light control and the headlights remained on. The problem was when the automatic light setting was on.
After starting car headlights flashed on then off 2 or 3 times then remained off. After turning headlight switch on and off several times lights came on. This has continued since the date of first incident. While driving on the evening of August 3,2014 the headlights went off, do not plan on driving at night again until I receive reply from Chrysler. Called Chrysler customer service to complain today at about 11:30a. M. And only was told there was no recall on this vehicle at this time. I asked to speak with supervisor to help resolve issue and was told that supervisor will call me by closing on August 5,2014. This is a serious safety issue tag apparently occurred in the 2005 and 2006 town and country minivans and is obviously still not resolved. The Chrysler dealer I went to today, university Dodge didn't seemed to concerned and offered no help.
During the driving, headlights went out at 55 mph and I made several attempts to toggle the switch and headlights came on. After a long period with this issue, it gets worse, it takes me at least 2-3 minutes toggling the swtich to turn it on. It is not safe to drive with this issue. Headlight switch is recalled by Chrysler but it doesn't apply on my vehicle.
First incident was in may 2014 -- when we turned on the headlights, they would almost immediately go off. Since we obviously couldn't drive without working headlights, we took the car to a dealership. After checking all of the wiring relating to the headlights, and the wiring to /from the tipm, the " probable" cause was a faulty tipm. While discussing this with the service manager, a mechanic kept fiddling with the light switch and apparently the system somehow reset. Since there was no way to know if this was a one-time incident or the start of more problems, even the dealership was reluctant to advise spending $1200 or more to replace the tipm, especially since they could offer no guarantee that a new module would work better. In September, we again experienced the same problem with the headlights, and once again the system seemed to re-set. In November, we used the key fob to unlock the doors -- and both front windows rolled down (obviously, there is no window control on the key fob). The vehicle seems to have a mind of it's own, and learning of the other problems that could occur, we no longer feel safe driving this minivan, especially with our grandchildren. Since may 2014, we've only driven this minivan 1200 miles, and even then have been very cautious -- only during the daytime and never on the interstate.
The headlights do not illuminate when the headlight switch assembly is turned on. Turning the headlights off/on sometimes restore headlight illumination. This has been getting worse and worse as the time goes on. We called the local Chrysler dealer in NJ and were told there were no recalls or issues with our VIN.
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|Headlight Switch problems||
|Exterior Lighting problems||
|Turn Signal problems||
|Turn Signal Switch problems||
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|Tail Light Switch problems||
|Headlight Concealment Device problems||
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