Horn Assembly Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 99 problems related to horn assembly (under the electrical system category).

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 02/23/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Chrysler 300. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph the horn alarm suddenly activated, the windshield wipers and wiper fluid spray activated and the dashboard lights illuminated erroneously for approximately 1 minute before suddenly turning off. The contact indicated that the failure had occurred on multiple occasions. The contact also indicated that on one instance the vehicle would not accelerate out of 1st gear before the alarm suddenly activated and turned off erroneously. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 81,000. Jft.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 01/31/2015

On several occasions the following conditions occurred to my 2008 chrylser town and country Mini-van: both while car was running and with no key in the ignition. Horn activates, headlights flicker, windshield wiper both front and rear activate, windshield washer fluid ejects from vehicle also front and back. Door locks go up and down causing difficulty both entering and exiting the vehicle. Dash lights flicker and check engine light comes on.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 12/23/2014

While driving our van's horn began to go on and off by itself, the wiper blades began to run, and worst of all the dash was blinking on and off. This was a scary situation to be in on the road with my kids. It was very hard to concentrate and frustrating with no answers given.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

The airbag warning light came on when I was rounding a curve, and when I saw a deer ahead of me, I attempted to honk my horn, and it failed to honk.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 5
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).

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

Horn will not honk pushing horn button, it will honk pushing panic on key. Dealer said bad wering at air bag 1000+ to repair replacing air bag as it is faulty.

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car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 15
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 16
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 17
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!.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
Failure Date: 10/06/2013

On 10/06/2013 our 2008 Chrysler town and country touring edition (without alarm system) was parked under carport and for no reason the horn started honking (beep. . . Beep. . Beep. . Constantly), both front and rear wipers & washers started running, door locks started continuously locking/unlocking, and gauges in dash were showing random and unusual readings. On 12/18/2014 while on the road with cruise control set at 65m. P. H. The horn started honking in the same manner, wipers/washers started running, and dash gauges malfunctioned. In both instances the only way to shut it all off was to disconnect the battery for a few days. There have been a few occasions when the horn randomly starts honking in the same manner but stops after just a few seconds.

car image   Horn Assembly problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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