Headlights Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 146 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Headlights failed while on a drive in the country, at night, on a windy, mountainous road. Problem was traced to a faulty tipm at fairly low mileage. Very dangerous! my family was in the car, and we could've all been killed.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 05/06/2016

Over the last year I have had at least 6 instances where, when I start the vehicle after dark, the headlights will flash a number of times but will not stay on. On several occasions I was forced to drive home in the dark with no headlights because of this issue. I have listed the most recent incident.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Chrysler town and country. While the contact's wife was driving 35 mph, the headlights and windshield wipers stopped working and the brake pedal was difficult to depress. The contact's wife pulled over and parked the vehicle. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired by the dealer, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 12/15/2015

Headlights turn off intermittently and unexpectedly while driving and take several attempts at toggling off/on to re-illuminate. No other interior or exterior lights are affected. Problem is occurring more frequently. Has happened numerous times forcing me to pull off the road until getting them to come back on.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 10/20/2015

Driving at nights whether on country, city, or major highways, whether driving straight or turning with the curve of the road, without warning the electrical system shuts off (headlights), leaving me in total darkness. I do have directionals. The system returns the headlights only after a series of quick on and off turning of the knob for the headlights . No low or high beams, simply no lights.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 09/16/2015

Backed out of the driveway, headlights flickered, would not stay on, high beam worked, low beams came on, went off several times, would not stay on. This is for the date today 9/16/15, the date field above doesn't accept numerals.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 08/12/2015

I noticed at night my headlights would not stay on. They would come on and sometimes flash. Other times they would not even come on at all. Dealer said it is the tipm and that other things could start shutting down since this is all electrical. Now I am afraid to drive anywhere. I drive children the majority time I am driving and fear that something will shut down at anytime. I have seen that this tipm seems to be a common problem and a very costly fix. Don't understand why something has not been done to recall something like this.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 08/08/2015

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!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 05/16/2015

Headlights & wipers started coming on at the same time and I had no control over them. The wipers would say on for about 3-5 minutes and headlights would stay on for about 15-20 minutes. Next the radio would freeze up. Then the push button start would not always work the first time, had to repeat it a few times to start. Next alarms would go off in the car, with no symbols on the dash. Then the power 3rd row seat would move forward and revers with my grandson sitting in the seat. Car was unsafe to drive, too many electrical problems going on!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

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??.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 02/27/2015

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...

car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 12/28/2014

We noticed on 12/28/2014, and currently still have, beads of water built up on the inside of one of the two plastic headlight lenses. This could be detrimental to being seen at night. Could the water also cause an electrical short which would disable the headlights?.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 12/15/2014

I have multiple issues with my 2006 Chrysler town and country. The first is that it cuts off unexpectedly. This has happened multiple times most luckily while stopped at an intersection or stop light but it has cut off on the interstate recently. It also has a light issue, the lights will cut on and off by themselves, I have woke up during the night to find the headlights shinning in the house when they do this there is no way to cut them off, they will eventually cut off by themselves. Another problem I have is the power steering whines when I drive it especially down the highway. I have checked the fluid and it is full.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 10/11/2014

Headlights go on and off unexpectedly while driving. Especially when there is moisture in the environment. Very unsafe to be hauling my family in.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 09/19/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 05/20/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 03/27/2014

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 02/27/2014

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 01/25/2014

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 12/19/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 11/16/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 11/05/2013

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!.

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