Ignition Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 44 problems related to ignition (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 08/06/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The contact also stated that on one occasion, the vehicle failed to start and the wireless ignition module was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

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car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 07/31/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. In addition, the ignition would turn to the off position independently. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,200.

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car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 07/13/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 55 mph on an uneven road surface, the engine stalled without warning. The contact noticed that the integrated ignition key independently turned in the accessory position. The vehicle operated normally when it was restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 25,109.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated the key became lodged in the ignition switch and failed to come out although the vehicle was in the park position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. However, no solution was offered. The approximate failure mileage was 89,775.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

The contact owns 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the key became lodged in the ignition. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the module kit needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,327.

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car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 12/12/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated while driving 6 mph, the vehicle shut down after driving over a small bump in the road. The contact removed the key from the ignition, restarted it and the vehicle began to function normally. The failure occurred on ten occasions. The warranty was still valid. The dealer stated that duplication of the failure was not possible, and therefore a diagnosis could not be completed. The manufacturer was contacted and did not offer a remedy. The contact left the vehicle at the dealership six months ago, and demanded that the vehicle be repaired under the warranty. After leaving the vehicle with the dealer for two months, they replaced the engine switch. The failure mileage was 85,086. The current mileage was 93,000.


car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that after receiving recall repairs under recall NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system:ignition) while attempting to make a right turn the vehicle stalled while driving approximately 40 mph. The contact mentioned that the failure had occurred while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000. Pmb.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

On 3 different occasions I experienced an engine shut down while easing foot off accelerator pedal to make a turn or slow down to stop. I experienced a bump and instrument dash lights came on. Once the sound of a bell rang as if the key is left in the ignition. However, when I depressed the accelerator while the vehicle was still moving the engine restarted. I have had a mechanic from a reputable repair shop test drive and run a computer diagnostic check and nothing appeared to be wrong. This problem is definitely a safety problem and need to be corrected by the Chrysler corp. I have read of other similar complaints/problems.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country terrain. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition). The repairs were made in January 2012. The contact stated that while driving, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted and was taken to the dealer. The dealer was unable to duplicate failure and the vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate current mileage was 42,500. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 12/26/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 ( electrical system:ignition) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. After completion of the recall, the contact stated she was unable to lock or unlock the vehicle using the key fob. The dealer had not been notified. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 47,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.


 
car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 12/01/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system:ignition). After the repairs, the contact noticed that the radio, heat, turn signals and interior lights had become inoperable. A local mechanic diagnosed that the wires were cut and wrapped around the face plate, causing the short. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,174 and the current mileage was 35,800.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 10/03/2011

My car has a "push button" electronic key sensing start system. I parked my car, radio running, took my key from car, locked car. Car keeps running indefinately even though key is not in proximity to ignition. If a driver takes his keys from the car and car is in "park", I think vehicle should shut down after an appropriate time delay such as 15minutes. If a person drives his car into a closed attached garage, leaves the car with the key but does not push the "off" button. . . The car will run until out of gas. This is a potential hazard to people in house as exhaust fumes will build up in closed garage. Chrysler can program the electronics to stop the engine after 15 min, if key has left proximity of ignition, and car is in park.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 09/25/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While the vehicle was parked the contact inserted the key into the ignition and it would not start. The contact stated the key was fractured on both sides near the panic button. The contact used the second key to start the vehicle and within a few days it fractured in the same manner. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the keys would have to be replaced. The key was not replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 09/21/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact experienced extreme difficulty in turning the ignition key to start the vehicle. The contact was able to start the vehicle after several attempts. The failure recurred after the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition). The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they were unable to provide a different remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 42,372.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 09/21/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition). After repairs, the key would not turn in the ignition. The manufacturer was contacted and a report was filed. They also advised that they would further investigate the remedy for the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 18,500. Updated 10/21/11 update 10/28/11.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 08/16/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. While driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The engine restarted and the contact resumed normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and they were unable to duplicate the failure or locate a trouble code. There was a recall on the 2010 model year related to the identical problem under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition). The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 07/21/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 chrylser town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired, but the failure recurred on the following day. The ignition would not automatically change from on to start and the contact had to do this manually. As a result, the radio, air conditioner, and windshield wipers would not function. The dealer was notified and informed the contact that they could not repair the failure. The manufacturer was then notified and informed the contact that they were unsure of how to inform the dealer to remedy the failure. The contact was also advised to continue driving the vehicle until they could find a solution. The failure mileage was 6,291. Sm.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 07/04/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaidn id number 11v139000 (electrical system:ignition). An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the parts were unavailable. According to the recall notice, the parts were supposed to be made available on July 15, 2011. The dealer also stated that the manufacturer only made available two sets of parts per dealer and that one hundred and twenty other vehicles were scheduled to have the same repairs performed. The contact expressed concern over the availability of the parts. The failure mileage was 20,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v139000 (electrical system:ignition). Two authorized dealers were notified and the contact was informed they were unsure when parts would be available to remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 14,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated after receiving a recall notice for 11v139000 (electrical system:ignition) the contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated they received two parts every week and the contact had to placed on a waiting list. The contact stated if the dealer only received two parts per dealer for the recall remedy, the vehicle would not be repaired until next year. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the recall and they confirmed that two parts were sent to each dealer every week. The contact stated the vehicle would not be repaired in a timely manner. The failure mileage was 13,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 06/10/2011

The ignition on our 2010 Chrysler town and country shuts off to the accessories mode for no apparent reason. It has done this when parked and and twice when I was exiting our driveway. We took it into the dealership but they can never replicate the situation and when they made a call to chryseler they stated it was made to work like that. This is a very unsafe issue that needs to be addressed before someone dies!!.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 04/29/2011

I was driving the van home going about 45 mph, when all of the lights on the dash flashed on and the gauges all shot up. I lost my power steering, and realized that the van was no longer running. I tried my best to pull it off of the road, but it was difficult without power steering. The dash lights were all still on at this point. Once I was semi-safely off the road, I put the car in park and shut the ignition off. I immediately turned the ignition back on, and it seemed fine. I continued home. This has happened to me on several different occasions. After about the 3rd time, I had a local store service it. We did not have a Chrysler dealership at the time. They could get no error code in the diagnostics, but told me the throttle plate sensor (?) needed to be cleaned, and perhaps that would help. It did not. It continues to do this, and there is never any warning. So far, it has only happened to me going 45 or so. I've contacted Chrysler about this, and of course they have no record of this type of problem. I told her all she had to do was google it. That's what I did. Their advice was to either hand it over to the dealership to see if they could get it to malfunction (but since it could be weeks or months before it happens, that's really not an option, is it?) or the next time it does that, document everything that happens (as I've done here and reported to them) and take it to the dealership. I stressed that the van always restarts, and the chances that they'd find a code to explain what had already happened and was now over was pretty minimal. It seems that they just don't care to dig deeper, or research possible causes, or even take a vehicle that's having this issue and study it under a microscope. Looks like they're just keeping their fingers crossed that no one actually dies as a result of this issue.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 03/27/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact was driving 50 mph when he drove over a road bump and the key moved from the on position to the accessory position, causing the vehicle to stall without warning. The contact shifted into neutral and was able to restart. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the contact was advised to have a diagnostic test performed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The dealer then referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition) and advised that the failure could be related but the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 03/19/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While the contact was driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. After waiting five minutes, the engine restarted. The identical failure recurred for the second time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to locate the problem. The dealer was performing a further investigation to determine the cause of failure. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v139000 (electrical system:ignition). The contact was waiting for a response from the dealer to find out if the VIN was included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 25,000.

car image   Ignition problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 02/17/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the key inadvertently turned into the accessory position. The contact was able to successfully turn the key back into the normal position after repeated attempts were made. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact also received the recall notice associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition), and planned to have the vehicle repaired when parts became available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

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