Headlights Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 156 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 07/22/2017

Tipm has gone bad. The horn started beeping on its own, then my headlights and stopped working while driving at night,nothing else yet.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While driving, the headlights failed without warning. The contact notified the dealer (gulf Chrysler, (251) 662-9586), but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact to call NHTSA. The failure mileage was 131,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 05/22/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While driving 35 mph, the high beam and low beam headlights failed to work without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 02/15/2017

Headlight stop working when driving at night and you can't get them to turn back on. It has happened 20 or more time to me. It has happened all ready on very dark roads in the country, on the highway other times, I was even pulled over from a police officer before telling me to put my lights on and I showed them they were on but weren't working again. But were working when I left my house. Then the next day they will work again with no problem and work for months then it does it again. You never know when it will happen, I'm afraid to take it out when it's dark out. But it's my only car and sometimes I have no choice but to go out at night and pray it won't happen again, it's very dangerous and a safety issue, and I have seen a lot of complaints for the same thing with other people as well so it's not just my van doing this. Something needs to be done before someone get seriously hurt or dies from this defect and the company ends up getting sued for not fixing this problem. If it was just my van doing it then I would think it was just a fluke thing, but when I have read it has happened to many other owners of the same kind of van then it is a defect that needs to be addressed and fixed before something awful happens to someone. And from what I have read some people said they were told it was something to do with the tipm which costs about $1200 or so to fix. Some people said they fixed that and it still continued to happen. . . I don't have $1200 to replace the tipm and the problem still doesn't get fixed or solve the problem. . . Ripoff having your headlights stop working on you on a dark road at night is not safe at all and is very dangerous.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While driving, the headlights failed without warning. The dealer stated that the tipm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 10/02/2016

While driving vehicle headlights will randomly shut off. Vehicle must be turned off and I need to try to get the lights to turn back on. Most times the vehicle needs to be left for a little while to reset. The lights randomly shut off regardless of stationary or moving. Please help!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving various speeds, the instrument cluster gauges suddenly flashed off and on, the headlights turned off and on, and the windshield wipers erroneously activated. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 09/05/2016

Headlights went out while driving. First during daylight; then at night while driving home. Dangerous and scary. Next days, the lights would work and then not work. Took van to dealership. Diagnosed as a faulty tipm that would cost $1275 to replace. What is sooo galling is reading about many, many, many, many other car owners who have had also been told to replace the tipm in a variety of Chrysler vehicles. Many of these stories are hair raising in the descriptions of danger--cars suddenly stopping on the highway, light going out on dark nights, wipers going nuts or quitting; horns blaring; terrified parents and children. Why no recall???? is Chrysler waiting until people are killed?? sad, sad commentary on this american product. I feel violated and unprotected as a consumer. It is troubling to be told we need to pay $1275 for a part that has been complained about to Chrysler for years and feel relieved that we weren't in a terrible car crash. Something is so not right here.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 9
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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 10
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 11
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 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 01/08/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed without warning. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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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