Horn Assembly Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 93 problems related to horn assembly (under the electrical system category).

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

While driving with the children to go home we were traveling at 25 mph and all of the sudden the horn was blaring then the windshields (front and back) start going and next windshield wiper fluid is pouring out non stop. I'm checking the controls and they are all on off. I pull over and turn the car off and take the keys out and the van still continues to have a fit. Time passes and it stops. We sit on the side with keys out of the car for about a half hour and the van continues to random spurts. I notice the lock on the open door is still in lock position, I press the key control for unlock and wiper fluid comes out. I wait longer and call the dealership. After 20 more minutes I start car. I turn off radio and drive home (5 min drive).

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

While out of town (200 miles from home) and stopping for a break, I exited the car. I retrieved some personal belongings and accidentally put my hand on the door lock switch. While closing the door, I noticed that the key fob was still on the console, but it was too late to stop the door from closing. Despite statements in the manual that with a keyless ignition system, it was not supposed to be possible to lock the door with the fob inside, the doors remained locked. The horn did not beep and the doors did not unlock in accordance with the manual. Eventually, I located the Chrysler service number through google on my cell phone and called for assistance. Chrysler called for a service truck to see whether it was possible to gain entry into the car. After about an hour from locking the door, a service truck arrived and the operator was able to unlock the door. If I had not had a cell phone, there would have been no way to either search or make a "help" call. More importantly, had our grandchildren been with us, they would have been locked in a relatively hot, vehicle and we would have had to break a window so they could escape. The person on the Chrysler line seemed to have no interest in the problem other than to call a service truck. This is not the first time I've had a problem with the electrical door locking system. Previously, I'd made 3 complaints to the dealer regarding a failure of the driver sliding door to lock. I even sent the dealer a video of the door lock failing to properly operate (I still have the video and emails to the dealer). Chrysler should be required to warn all purchasers that their system, on occasion, does not prevent the doors from locking while the fob remains in the car. They should also be required to inform all owners of any Smart phone application which would unlock the doors.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 08/29/2014

My car's electrical system goes crazy. The wipers go on at a very fast speed along with the fluid spewing out at a very fast rate. The horn goes off without being able to stop it. The screen where I see the radio channels and the back-up camera flashes uncontrollably. The rear wiper goes off and the fluid also just pours out. This has happened 3x's. The dealership couldn't find anything the time I brought it in. This last time it happened I was able to record it via my phone. I hope now by the dealership seeing it they will see what's wrong. I saw a report on cbs news on Aug. 27th. And saw that a woman who had the same issue also had a few items replaced because of this one being the fuel pump. My fuel pump has now been replaced, like her, I wonder if this is all due to tipm? thank you.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 07/19/2014

On 7/19 and 7/21 I put my van in park and removed the key. Upon doing so, the horn continued to blow and the front and rear wipers ran at high speed. On 7/19, after immediately opening the hood, it stopped. On 7/21, I started the van back up and it continued to honk/wipers on. Drove it across the street to have a mechanic look at it. Again, turned it off and took key out, but it still continued. We opened the hood and the mechanic opened the fuse box. It stopped. The mechanic ran a scan to see if anything would come up as a problem with the electrical system. Nothing showed up. My van was just recently added to the recall list for the ignition. Is this a result of the need for a new ignition switch? not sure what I will do if it doesn't shut off.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 06/16/2014

It started off horn blowing wipers going off and washer fluid squrting in the driveway no one in it. Then started doing that while driving at differnt speeds from standing still to 65 mph. Also has like lost transmission, it would shutter like losing power,then be ok. It has shutterd at red lights horn going wipers going water spuirting and stall out. I had a fairly new battery and it drained it and tested bad. The a. C. Goes off well the fan moter control does. My wife is afraid to drive the vehicle. It possessed. Thats what we call it. I can for see this could cause a serious accident. My teenage daughter drives it to some times and not being a experenced driver like an adult im afraid to let her drive it. Thank for litening. Im reading on line this is happening to a lot of other people.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 06/08/2014

June 8 & 9 car was locked and going into store and was away from car. Horns went solid, both wipers went high speed. Windshield washer spayed, lights flashing, security alarm started. Tried remote buttons and finally stopped. June 12, car sitting in drive unlocked for a couple hours. Open door to lock the car. The horn went on solid, wipers both front and back went high speed, lights flashing. Tried to take keys and turn on the car and nothing. Intermittent door locks and unlocks. Soon the horn changed pitches and acted like security alarm on,. Wiper fluid started running. Tried remote but did stop. Fan was running on condenser. Finally unhooked battery to stop.


car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 05/21/2014

Having problems with the electrical system as described by many others here. Car can be sitting still in driveway or driving when the horn will go off, dashboard lights go on, wipers starting going up and down, windshield fluid starts shooting out, electrical components in vehicle don't work, a/c doesn't work, and if driving, car will not shift into gear at higher speeds. Cannot turn off or stop any of this. I tried turning car on and off, hit buttons on remote, and this will continue for a few minutes until finally stopping on its on. Very scary when you are driving! almost got in multiple accidents so far and with my kids in the car!.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 05/19/2014

We have been having an ongoing issue with our 2008 Chrysler town and country. The horn will start blowing, the wipers will come on, fluid will start spraying, the a/c will come off and on, doorlocks will not work, and all this will happen while driving and when it is sitting in the garage with no key in the ignition. I have a 4 year old daughter and when this happens while driving we have come very close to being in an accident. The only way to stop the vehicle from doing this is to disconnect the battery. Not safe.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 04/16/2014

When I try to open the sliding door, it started freaking out. Lights flashing, wipers on, washer fluid dispersing, horn blowing etc. I thought I accidently pressed the panic button. I pressed the other buttons in the remote and it stopped after a while. It happend again while driving in a highway and stopped after a while. Took it to the dealer and they are saying that they can't find any fault codes in their diagnois. Call chrylser and asked them whether this a manufacturer error or recall. They are not helpful. Checked the internet and many people complained about the same about Chrysler vehicles. Dealer mechanic says it might be issue with total integrated power module. This is their best guess and not sure whether it's going to fix the issue. Their estimate is $1000 to fix it. I don't want to spend $1000 where the dealer is not even sure it's going to fix the issue. I'm wondering about why Chrysler is not taking responsibility of this issue and make a recall since I do see may complaints about the same issue with multiple Chrysler vehicles.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 03/19/2014

With the car sitting in the garage the key was placed in the vehicle and showed no signs of starting. After several attempts to start the vehicle with no success the alarm activated with the lights flashing and the horn blaring. In order to shut off the alarm I had to disconnect the battery. The vehicle was then towed to the nearest Chrysler dealership where upon inspection was told that the win module would need to be replaced. After 12 days I was finally informed that the part is on backorder and that they could not tell me when it would be available. I then contaced chryster customer service where I was given a case number and was informed that my case would be sent to the special parts division because this division can sometimes find parts faster than the dealership. I have been unable to get a loaner car from the dealership and Chrysler would not help me find a replacement car. There seems to be no end insight to this ordeal.


 
car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

Our vehicle has failed to start on 3 occasions. The first time we had it towed to the Chrysler dealership. It started right up for them and they could find anyhting wrong. If you google 1999 Chrysler Town & Country you will find many complaints and few solutions. One party has spent over $3000 at the dealership and still has the problem. I am not a mechanic but my guess would be there is a loose soldering joint on one of the boards. It has to do with the alarm. The car thinks its being stolen so it cuts the engine off. What has worked for us (believe it or not) is a good hard bang on the top of the dash. I am fearful of driving. I don't want to get stranded. This should definately be a recall and Chrysler needs to address this issue. The alarm set light comes on each time, sometimes even while driving! we shouldn't have to cross our fingers every time we get in the van! can you tell us how to disconnect the alarm system? I think that would be a band-aide fix to the problem but we have not been able to find any instrucitons. The problem first started with the horn blowing for the alarm sporadically and for no reason. We took out the horn fuse to prevent further instances which poses a safety hazard. Its old but low miles and should not have these issues.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 01/08/2014

Vehicle started remotely in my attached, closed garage. Apparently the remote key system was activated by some other object in my pocket, possibly my cell phone. I heard the car horn blow briefly, and the car start because I was in a room adjoining the garage. I immediately went into the garage and shut the engine off. This is the second time I experienced an unintentional engine start. The first time I was in the garage. I feel the remote should require 2 simultaneous button pushes to eliminate this problem. I'm glad I wasn't changing an engine belt when the engine started!.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 12/09/2013

The head lights go out intermittently or won't come on at all. The turn signals will not work as well as the horn. Sometimes everything works and sometimes it doesn't. This is extremely dangerous while driving at night and almost caused an accident as the head lights went out while driving. I did some research online and this is a problem that many Chrysler town and country owners have reported. The issue is believed to be the tipm.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 11/03/2013

Vehicle is having electrical problems. These electrical problems are causing the vehicle to shut off while operating, lights to turn on and off, horn to sound and windshield wipers and washers to operate randomly. This vehicle was purchased new from the dealer and had a similar problem when new. It was repaired and now is doing it again only more severely. There are many reports of similar problems with this vehicle experiencing this problem. In some cases the cruise control starts operating on its own and accelerating. This needs to be a recall.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 10/22/2013

Critical safety equipment has failed in my vehicle. Most importantly, the horn has stopped working and I am unable to alert other vehicles of possible dangers. Inoperative horn. Inoperative drivers side airbag, inoperative speed control system. These safety feature failures are due to airbag clockspring failure. Chrysler recall or notification code d17. The Chrysler d17 recall (clockspring failure) included Chrysler town and country vehicles from 1998 through 2000. Although the model year of my vehicle is 2001, the vehicle was manufactured in Aug. 2000. The horn does not work at all. The horn not working is a tremendous safety risk. I am very fearful for my safety and the safety of my family. The airbag not working also puts me and my family at great risk. I believe that my vehicle would be included in this recall because the part has failed and my vehicle was manufactured in 2000. My ultimate concern is the safety of my family and I wish that Chrysler would honor their customers by providing repair for this great safety failure. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification. Thank you.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 09/28/2013

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!.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 09/26/2013

I just left my work related training class around 4:45pm and it was raining on that day. I noticed that I turned on my wipers, the front light and I immediately noticed that my wiper, the front light, signal light, heater and air condition stopped working suddenly. I tried to adjust my wiper speed but could not do any thing, to even turn it off was not possible. My signal failed to work, my horn also failed. I parked to see what might be the problem but could not electronically unlock the doors, also I noticed that when I turn the ignition key to on position, the dash light on the board was off, wiper is moving without been turned on and the light was not on after I started the vehicle. This is a potential danger and this has happened seven to ten times and these only happened when it was raining or during cold weather.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 09/26/2013

My Chrysler town and country 2010 van cuts off while I am driving it!!!! this has now happened 8 times! once while I was driving at 55mph!! another time I was pulling out onto the highway when my 2010 town and country van died! cars in two lanes were blaring their horns and had to swerve off the road to keep from hitting me! I took it to the Chrysler dealer where it stayed for 13 days. They could not figure out the problem but replaced the computer(pcm). Less than 48 hours later it had happened 2 more times! I returned it to the dealership where it remains now. Chrysler has given me a case number and I am hoping for answers soon. They have refused to rent me a car thus far. I cannot seem to get Chrysler to understand (or care) how dangerous this is. I don't want to die just so my husband can sue them! help.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

My 2008 minivan started going electrically haywire while driving and I immediately drove to a nearby dealer. I pulled into service area with horns blowing, windsield wipers and fluid going full tilt constantly, with all switches in the off position. I had to keep my foot on the brake so the car wouldn't get away from me and plow into some one or thing! after I got into the service area everything stopped. On line and found hundreds of similar incidents from other owners.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 01/13/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the horn and the windshield wipers activated independently. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 105,000.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 12/03/2012

After driving approximately 10 miles home from work, I parked the van in my driveway, took the keys, and went inside. About five minutes later, my horn began to blow, windshield wipers rapidly moving and spraying windshield wiper fluid everywhere, all the doors locked, and this continued until battery was disabled. Hooked battery back up and began to drive. After a few miles, the headlights went out, the windshield wipers began rapidly wiping and spraying, the horn frantically blowing, and doors unlocked and locked several times. Had to again remove the battery to stop. Contacted Chrysler who claims they have never heard of such a thing. Come to find hundreds of similar complaints.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 10/06/2012

When we used the remote key to unlock our van the alarm sounded, the horn keep beeping, the wipers - both front and back, started, wiper fluid sprayed from both the front and back, the doors would not unlock and the lights stayed on. Once I got in the car ( using a traditional key inside the remote ) I could not control any of the above. It eventually stopped only to start again when I used the remote to lock the car. The battery died and the car was towed to a shop. A new battery was replaced and the car computer reset. I drove it 5 miles home and parked it. 3 hours later I went to unlock the car and the entire process started again - both front and back wipers, lights on, wiper fluid spewing on both windows, car alarm and lights flashing. Again, I could not get in to the car as it remained locked. The battery had to be unwired for this all to stop. The car was towed back to the shop. This time we found out it was the tipm ( totally integrated power module ). The cost of this is over $700. Our car is only 4 years old and after researching this problem I am finding out this is a very common problem with the Chrysler town and country 2008 model. If this happened while I was driving it could be an extreme safety hazard on the road. I want Chrysler to issue a recall on this and issue mine and everyone elses money back - not only for the faulty part but for all the time and inconvenience this causes on car owners. Please don't want until a fatality happens.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 09/19/2012

This is the same issue that a lot of other people are having with the windsheild wipers and fluid spraying and going off, horn honking and locks going all crazy. About a year ago this happened and I took my car in and was told it was the clock spring, then a week later same thing happened- happened first while I was driving and it went crazy, then also when I use the key faub to unlock the car it acted up. The second time I took it in they told me my battery was bad, but if I had it in a week before that why is that bad now when they should have noticed then? so put in around $700 to fix this issue. Now yesterday, exactly a year later, same thing happened. Driviing on my way to work, it did it for about 5 minutes, I pulled over and shut my car off and restarted it. Then when I left work I pushed my unlock on my key faub and did it for a minute or so, then when I got home and went down to my car to leave last night, used key faub and it started going again, bu tthis time would not stop so the battery is disconnected. I try to hook the battery up and it continues on still. This is dangerous for someone to drive and should be recalled immediately, also, my car would not shift and my abs light and traction control light turned on this time, and last year it did not. My car is possessed!! I commute to work and this is a very dangerous issue and these cars need to be recalled ASAP!.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

Our 2008 town and country lx is experiencing problems with the windshield wipers, horn, dash board lights and radio. When the drivers side door is opened, all of the above items are happening. The dealership where we bought it (not a Chrysler dealer) suggested we take it to a Chrysler dealer to have the tipm (totally integrated power module) replaced as only the Chrysler dealers can do this. After reading so many posts, it appears there are close to 3,000 people having the same problem. I wanted to officially file the complaint but will conduct further research before shelling out $500-1000 to the dealership as thousands of others have. 50% of the problems I read about stated that the tipm didn't totally solve the problem. Thank you.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 08/25/2012

While driving the car started honking, wipers turned on and wiper fluid ejected. Parked car and symptoms continued after the key was removed for several minutes more. Fan/ac system not working as well. Drove a bit more stopped car and while out of car all previously mentioned things occurred again. In addition the car unlocked and locked spontaneously. Turned car on and off but car did not turn off when key was removed. The car remained on for several minutes more before stopping. We removed the fuse for the horn and continued driving. With the car parked in our driveway the wipers continued turning on and off. We disconnected the battery and have scheduled an appointment with Chrysler. The car is unsafe to drive and will have to be towed to the dealership. The dealership will charge up to $120 to evaluate the problem.

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