Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 133 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
While driving on a interstate 95 at approx 8:30 pm the headlights blinked then went out. I could not see I had to get off the road. I was over 2 hours from home. I had to drive with my hazards on until I could get a friend to meet me and I could follow them home with my hazards. I googled the issue many people have the same thing. My 2005 town and country had the same issue which is why I ended up trading it in. I was told by the dealer they never heard of what has happened it would cost $90 to diagnose. I asked if I paid for what they think would fix it and it doesn't repair do I get the money back the answer was no. From what I have read many people have had this issue and some paid to get work done and it didn't resolve the issue. Driving a Mini van with children without headlights is a major safety issue even during the day if it is raining. I drive with my headlights on all the time to make myself more visible to other drivers. My headlights failing could have caused a serious accident and death!.
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I have a 2010 Chrysler town and country minivan. I have no headlights in vehicle. When I drive at night I have to use my hazards for other vehicles to see me. I took it to my local mechanic and it was diagnosed as a bad fuse box or module as they call it (mechanic googled the problem for 2010 Chrysler town and country no headlights - read the responses!!). The part to fix my vehicle lists from Chrysler for $819. 05 but it is not available because it is backordered on the Chrysler parts system, it looks like other people are having this same problem. So now I have to drive my wife and 3 kids in a vehicle with no headlights because the vehicle I drive is a Ford e-250 cargo van with only 2 seats. What am I supposed to do?? I spent $40,000+ on a vehicle and this is another problem I have had with vehicle (radio, warped disc on brakes and of course the key issues everyone talks about). I talked to Chrysler and they said maybe they could expedite the part but I said why do I have to pay to fix their problems. Customer rep "was sorry I felt this way" and that there has been no reported issues regarding this (I find this hard to believe with backlog of parts). What should I do? not drive my vehicle at night anymore? who going to pay to fix this? no injury or fatality yet but what are my chances since I have to drive at night with no headlights and no way to fix them??.
Upon starting the car, particularly on damp and/or cold mornings, the electrical system goes haywire. There is no power to the dash, the headlights blink on and off, the locks stop working, the wipers go on by themselves and remain on for the duration of the event. This happens whether the car is parked or in motion. It is not known whether this is impacting the air bags; the fuel gauge reads zero, so it's not known if this will impact the car's ability to continue running; it is also a major distraction if trying to drive. The duration varies, from one minute to 20 minutes. . Read more...
Headlights go on and off unexpectedly while driving. Especially when there is moisture in the environment. Very unsafe to be hauling my family in.
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It was about 5:30 in the morning and was driving to work. Both headlights quit working. I had to pull over because I couldn't see anything. I had to wait till daylight before I could drive again. Didn't want to cause an accident. Both headlights finally came back on around 730am. I'm not comfortable driving the vehicle while it is dark, don't want the headlights to go out again.
As I was driving (at night) my headlights went completely off for approximately 3seconds--I slowed down because I couldn't see a thing. It was pretty scary, but I handled it.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the headlights failed to activate and the high beams had to be used instead. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the manufacturers recall. The failure mileage was 85,000.
We are experiencing the same problems as identified in the below investigation. Date investigation opened: Sep 25, 2014 date investigation closed: open NHTSA action number: dp14004 component(s): electrical system the car's headlights will either not turn on or will turn off while driving. We have brought it to the dealership numerous times and they weren't able to reproduce the problem(although they saw many tipm error codes. It finally occurred again last week and my wife rushed to the dealership and needed to let the car run for two hours since the technician was busy and we didn't want to risk them not seeing it occur. They have determined it to be a failing tipm module and the part is currently on backorder with no estimated delivery date. We can no longer use the car due to safety concerns and are feverously waiting on the replacement part. Driving on a highway at night and losing your lights, not a good thing.
Turned the lights on as it was getting dark while driving and even on high beams it was if headlights were barely on. Also the left front blinker failed although the back blinker did work but flashed extremely fast. Replaced both headlights and still have to use headlights on bright to see as if the lights are on dim. The left front blinker and side light failed within a month of relacement. When replaced again, there was no change. The blinker/side light failed to operate.
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Van has wireless ignition system problems. Van has intermittent shut off, van has intermittent no start issues. Van has intermittent warning cluster, wiper, gauges, and headlight shut off and on problems. Van is dangerous to my fam. And others!!!!!!! found recall l-25 but this is fraud recal; only installing rubber ring on win module. Chrysler must service all vehicles with these problems ASAP before they get in more lawsuits and kill more people. Chrysler has case number: s10008000021 release date: 9/7/10 involves wiper, gauge, lighting and cluster problems that is happening to thousands of their units. Also bulletin #: 08-025-11 5/27/11 involves problems with wireless ignition system that is happening to thousands of their units.
Automatic headlights turn off when driving. It has happened twice now. If driver doesn't react quickly and turn lights from automatic on to manual on there could be an accident.
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I was driving down the highway at 65 mph and my lights went out. I had both hands on the steering wheel so I didn't touch any button. I did have the automatic high beam feature turned on. Was extremely scary as I could not see anything when the lights went out as it was pitch dark outside. I braked hard and after several seconds the lights came back on. I was so lucky I did not go off the road as I could not see anything without the headlights. My family and I could have been killed. Very dangerous. Please issue a recall. I see on google that others have experienced the same issue.
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I was driving on john r rd. In troy, mi at approximately 5:45 p. M. On 12/19/13 when my headlights that were set on auto suddenly went out and stayed off. It was totally dark at that time. The lights did work manually. I have had multiple incidents since than including one at 70 mph on the expressway. Prior to this I have had a lot of irregular problems with the automatic lights turning on. I have taken the car to the dealer but they have been unable to determine the problem.
We purchased this 2011 Chrysler town and country as a new vehicle in Jan. Of 2012. Since the purchase there have been 5 incidents where the van has lost all electrical power making clicking noises, and leaving us stranded. The final incident happened on Dec. 26,2014 while traveling in the mountains of north carolina. It was 10:30 pm, no street lights and nothing but steep terrain on the sides. The vehicle completely shut down and was making the clicking noises. The power steering was lost, headlights off and all other electrical functions were unavailable. Once in complete darkness we noticed we had shifted into the oncoming lane of traffic. We noticed headlights coming at us in the distance, luckily quick thinking and use of a flashlight we were able to warn the oncoming vehicle of our position in their lane. They stopped in front of our vehicle and turned on their hazards to provide warning for other vehicles. Being that we were in imminent danger, I had to disconnect the battery and let the system reset. After taking it to the dealership they once again said they could not find a problem. The dealership only stated, " have it towed in when it happens". Being that the last 2 times this happened we were left stranded in traffic, during late hours with absolutely no electrical power and my children in the car, it was impossible to wait to be towed in. They were unsafe situations that potentially had fatal results. I had to make the best decision at the time to protect my family. I am beyond frustrated with Chrysler for allowing me to leave the shop every time with no solution to the problem. My kids are afraid to get in van for fear of breaking down yet again. Five incidents with no resolution, no one knows how to fix the problem! a recurrent problem that can happen at any point- while on a highway or getting through a busy intersection.
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The headlights dim, the radio stops, the four lights directly over the speedometer come on and off, the speedometer drops to zero when the dummy lights come on. Periodically the vehicle shuts of as it is moving. This all started happening after the NHTSA campaign #11v139000 recall on the ignition was replaced. It has been to three separate Chrysler dealers a total of seven times. It has been out of service for more than 30 days. Neither Chrysler nor the dealer wants to resolve this problem. They want to sell me a new car!.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph at night, the headlights suddenly failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.
We were exiting a parking lot and pulling out onto a main road when the horn started honking, the windshield wipers started full speed (both front and back with constant wiper fluid), the interior lights flashed, all the interior warning lights were on, and the headlights shut off. We pulled into the next parking lot & turned the van off, but the horn kept going off for at least 5 minutes along with the wiper, lights, etc. We started it up again with the same results. We were so thankful we were not on the highway yet as we could easily have been killed! we left the van in a nearby parking lot for the night and tried to take it to a dealership the next morning, but they didn't have any open appts till later this week. I'm not sure I could ever feel safe driving this vehicle again as I've read a lot of the same complaints about this make/model/year and it seems like it keeps happening without warning. This is very dangerous & I don't feel safe driving my children around in it!.
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Headlights shut off by themselves while driving. This happens very often while driving at any time of the day. This is a huge safety concern.
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the headlights malfunctioned intermittently. The contact mentioned that only the parking lights functioned whenever the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 172,508.
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Driving and lights turn on and off. The headlights even take turns going off on left and right side, I received ticket. New bulbs put in and still have dancing on and off headlights. Mechanic looked at and can't figure out. Car can't be driven at night.
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While driving 55 mph down a rural road at night the headlights went out. Nearly went off the roadway attempting to stop. After a few minutes one headlight came back on then went out again. After shutting off the engine and re-starting the vehicle the headlights came back on. This vehicle is not safe to drive at night.
Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds he noticed that the headlights and the interior lights would flicker on and off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised him that the failure was of the voltage regulator. The dealer repaired the vehicle by reprogramming the computer system. The contact stated that immediately after leaving the dealer, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 99,000. Kmj.
Headlights did not come on at night after starting engine. This has happened multiple times over the past several months. It is intermittent and the lights will be normal for a week or two or three and then the problem occurs again. Several hours or the next morning after a problem all is normal. Sometimes after starting the headlights flash on and off. We are afraid to be away from home at night in this van. After reading the numerous similar complaints and considering the safety implications with this problem I am amazed that there has been no recall.
Dash lights flickering, gauges jumping. Headlights turned off during driving at night. Transmission shortly disengaged. Dangerous situation! Chrysler can not find the problem. Nhtsa case ea11010 is open. Need urgent support.
Headlights turned off while driving at night.
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|Headlight Switch problems||
|Exterior Lighting problems||
|Turn Signal problems||
|Turn Signal Switch problems||
|Headlight Concealment Device problems||
|Fog Light Switch problems||
|Tail Light Switch problems||
|High/low Beam Switch problems||
|Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems||