Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 40 problems related to radio/tape cd player (under the equipment category).
My vehicle almost daily will stall out and die while in motion on roadways. The traction control light comes on, the power steering fails and the car dies. This generally happens between 30-40 mph and often times multiple times a day. The radio and other components will remain on but I have to turn it off and pump it to get it to restart. I have seen hundreds of forums that list this as a current complaint with this year range of town and country's.
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We purchased our Town & Country new in 2012. We've put just over 51,000 miles on it. It's been a great vehicle. We've been to florida and back twice (21 hr drive), and all over the eastern half of the country. It was a great vehicle thus far so I expected it to last until well over 51,000 miles. All of a sudden a few months ago, while driving, the van would just shut off. Loss of power steering, radio off, nothing. You have to attempt to pull over to the side of the road with no power steering, put the vehicle in park, and turn it back on. It does this randomly. It's done it while I've been on a highway driving 65 mph and it's done it in town driving 25-30 mph. We never know when it will happen. It's extremely dangerous, could potentially kill my family, and it's amazing how many of the same story I've read about this vehicle. We've taken it to be diagnosed and looked at multiple times and no one can find anything wrong with it. It's paid off so it's going bye bye. Won't ever buy a Chrysler again.
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While driving down the road 2 times this week - my vans electrical system completely turned off for about 2-5 seconds and turned back on. This includes: tvs, driver dash, radio dash all interior lightening -both times happened during the day I am not sure about outside lights (I assume). The first time the van stalled completely losing power steering and had to restart engine. The 2nd time I could still gas the van with power steering before all electrical restarted itself. Both times I was driving on a busy road going straight (mph 30-45pmh).
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We had just filled up the gas tank and we're ready to get on the highway when the radio shut off. It came back on after 2 minutes without any interference. This alarmed us as lately we have had a hard time starting the car and also the steering wheel goes rigid sometimes and the car stops. Our dealer has checked and tells us there is no problem.
The vehicle repeatedly shuts down while driving. Instrument panel and radio will suddenly go irratic and the car will power completely down while in motion. Ignition recall was performed several times within a few months. Dealership is saying they can never duplicate problem while in their possession. Ignition still over cranks or starts when it wants. I can understand why dealership is unaware of this problem. I have come close several times of being rear ended. This problem is severely dangerous.
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Failed to stay shut off after being parked in the garage, evidently ran out of gas. I opened the garage door the next morning to over 120 degrees, the van steering wheel was to hot to touch, I pushed the start button and the screen said "system is hot" . I know I had shut the van off because the radio stops playing when you open the door after turning it off. Now the van won't run. I had it towed to a dealership for repair. It could have burned my home down! after checking complaints online could this be an issue with tipm? is there a recall for this yet?.
When exiting my vehicle Sunday, it would not shut off nor would the key come out. I was finally able to turn the engine off but not get the key out. This meant that the acc mode was allowing power to remain on. Because the dealership was closed on Sunday, the power remained on until I could call them Monday morning. I was told to jump the vehicle off and bring it in. When driving to the dealership, I realized the radio no longer was functioning because of the power failure caused by the ignition switch that was not working. They replaced the ignition switch free of charge but will not fix the radio. I am confident it was caused by the failure of the key and the subsequent power drain. All of this was caused by the failure of the ignition switch. I am not a mechanic but a teacher so I may not be using correct terminology. I hope you understand what I am trying to explain. Also, for over a year, I have been corresponding with Chrysler about an issue I have been having with the ignition switch. The same ignition switch that I am speaking of above will (numerous times) become disengaged and shut off. Because of this I never allowed my children to drive it. Chrysler on many occasions told me to "be very careful and take all precautions" because the parts were not available to complete this repair. I know that all of these problems are related.
Well I'am having electrical issues now I close my hood and my 4 ways start blinking, I turn on my van and the abs & and air bag light come on when I start it but never go off. The cv boot is bad and the half shalf on passenger side I think its making alot of sound when I go down the road ,I already brought brand new outter tie rod ends for both sides, and swag bar lings brand new for both sides springs and mounts, and struts the radio seems to fade in and out you can not see any station numbers or clock time on it so I figured its and elec issues and now in the last couple of day like about july29th, 2015 , I got back home and noticed my temperture light on dash came on and it said h it was it was hot, the day before I just paid for and oil change and thats because their was oil all over the engine and to find out the bolts were all loose but 1 which was striped, but anyways now my fans are not going around and its not keeping my van cool my husband has checked all fuses but can't find the relay for the radiator fan if that even has anything to do with it, I have put over 1,000 in this van now, I'am handid cap and I really need my van to get me around I also don't have the remote to open the doors or lock it so I have to do it with the key , it surely would be nice to have a remote that goes with this van , but it surely would be great if things would work right to, I can be driving it down the road and the automatic door locks will be locking and un locking while I'am driving all by their self also the window wipers wipe but the fluid will not come out on the front windows or the back windows, I hope you can help me out I walk with 1 to 2 canes and sometimes a walker, I have braces on my legs and have to help myself at putting my legs in , I really need a Mini van that will work for me, thank you.
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While driving the radio will shut off and the warning lights on the dash light up just for a few seconds. I am using the one key only with nothing else on the ring. I have been told that there is a recall for the ignition but have not been notified or been able to find out any further information. I am afraid to drive my van when this happens for fear it will shut down and cause an accident.
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This is my third complaint of this issue, and its 7th occurrence. First time at dealership they could not find problem, only tested battery and said it was good and sent me back on my way. Second time at dealership, they think they found the problem and put in an entire new wireless ignition module and two new sets of keys, go to pick it up tonight all *fixed* and its dead. . . Again. . . Same as before. . 7th time in two weeks, third time at Chrysler dealership. Car will not start, no power, no nothing, no attempt. Everything is turned off nightly, all interior lights, cabin lights, radio, nothing plugged in locked and checked and dead in the morning. Why must I keep going through this. How many times am I going to be stranded and sit and wait hours to be towed and go through this over and over again??? this is a safety issue, what if next time I am stranded with my young children? but Chrysler can't find anything/?.
This is the 5th time in less than two weeks!!! how many times is this going to happen? it has already been to Chrysler who somehow can't find anything wrong!! on its way getting towed again back to the dealership. 5 times the battery has died for no apparent cause. Of course I am not over paranoid and go through the trouble every single time I am done driving to turn off the interior lights, turn off the radio wait for every single light to turn off and take pictures of all lights off and guess what . . . Dead? but the battery tested fine according to dealership and found nothing on the scans. When they jump it, lasts for less than 24 hours, when they charge it, lasts for 4 days each time. Wont start, no electrical, nothing turns on, fob don't work. . . . Awesome! hope Chrysler is enjoying footing this bill for towing, labor and rentals every time cause I certainly am not enjoying missing work, endangering the welfare of my children in the middle of winter, being stranded at hospice and every minute so they can tell me they can't find a problem!!!!!.
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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I have had the van for three and a half years. First, when I got van, I took it back in for rear hatch opening on its own. It would just open. We could be at walmart or in the garage, and it would be open. We had issues with keys. Car would start beeping and say key not detected. If you opened a door, but didn't turn car off, car would say key not detected. We have to turn car off and restart. My husbands key set gas never worked. Then last year, I had to have the entire console replaced because radio and satellite and navigation would just shut down. Now, it just died Sunday. Had to jump van. Took to firestone, and they didn't know what was going on. Needless to say, I'm being told by the dealership that it's the tpim causing the fuel pump to not shut off. It's been there since Monday. In fact, we took it home Monday after paying for dealership to reconfigure the electrical. Car had to go back Tuesday. Received a call today that it was the tpim causing fuel pump to not shut down. Expensive repair.
After turning on ignition, windshield wipers turned on highest speed, although switch indicated they were turned off, there were no lights illuminated on the instrument panel, the speed, temperature and message center was not working, radio was working but had no lights, air and heat panel was working, turn signals were not working. Appeared to be electrical or computer malfunction. Turned the vehicle off and on twice to attempt to fix issue, but same issue occurred again both times. On the third attempt of turning off vehicle and re-starting, switched on and off the light switches, wiper switch, turn signal indicators a few times, and lights and messages came back on. Concerned that possible computer malfunction may override operator's ability to control lights, turn signals, windshield wipers, and other safety necessities while vehicle is in motion. Software update/recall had been performed approximately two months ago.
Our van has issues w/the key fob. We can no longer remove from the ignition,if we do,it may not start again & if it does it takes up to an hr. Many times while driving the electrical system shuts off,radio,wiper,lights. . . Everything. For it to work again we have 2 options,the unsafe jiggling of the fob hoping th electrical returns and thevan doesnt shut off,or the safer option of pulling over where ever we may be,turning off van and back on. I was driving down a skinny rd,no place on the side to stop. I had my infant with me,it was 83 degree,windows up ac on. The electric failed,ac off and I was unable to put windows down and had no place to pull over while going around a blind corner. I had to drive while the van was heating up fast inside until I found a driveway I could pull into,turn off van and back on so I could put windows down. Of,course when I stopped I I opened my door (unable to open the back doors because of electric failure) I went in the back to check on my baby who was sweating. This is unacceptable. My electric should never fail while driving. My key fob should not operate as it does. I have read many complaints similar ro mine. My husband actually came a cross a couple in the grocery store parking lot with the same key fob issue,they took it out and couldn't get their van to start agian. Chrysler should be responsible for this and should place a recall on the electric and key fob. It is very unsafe,I have contatced Chrysler and they just blew me off. I will be contacting them againa and againa and again until,hopefully something is done.
2009 Chrysler town and country. Consumer writes in regards to several problems with vehicle. The consumer experienced ongoing problems with the radio/dvd/ the consumer made several trips to the dealer, where they suggested a new battery. However, the new battery did not rectify the problem. Also, the driver side window, as well as the ignition would stick at times. The dealer lubricated the window. However, the problem continued.
While driving down a main road, the car suddenly shut down. Nothing worked. I could not break or steer as power steering went. The only thing that stayed on was the radio. Car slowly coasted and eventually stopped. My 2 young children were in the car, I have already told dealer about this and they said they could find nothing wrong but that it sounds like a key roll back issue. They told me if it happens while driving again I should turn key as it may have moved from on position to acc position due to a bump in the road. Turning the key did nothing. After the car stopped I attempted to restart car and everything worked except the malfunction indicator light stayed on. This is a serious issue and Chrysler service department did not seem to care when I called! then I begin researching and find that they recalled 2009 vehicles of the same make for the same problem!.
My van has shut off completely with no warning approximately 2-5 times a month since December 2013. I have taken it to the dealer 5 times and they have been unable to fix the issue. I have almost been hit several times with my children in the car. There is no warning I lose steering but the power like the radio stays on. The last time this happened 4/3/2013 I also lost my breaks. They say since they cant replicate the problem its not their concern. They have replaced my win module twice as well as my keys.
2008 Chrysler town and country limited minivan looses power shortly after take off. This generally occurs within 30 seconds of take off at <5 mph but has occurred at up to 15 mph once or twice. Warming up engine does not always seem to eliminate problem. Drive vehicle every day but power loss occurs randomly - meaning not set days such as every other day or once a week. Could occur more or less. Traction control light comes on. Almost complete loss of steering and breaking ability. Tachometer goes to 0. Can't rev engine but heater and radio remain on. Once car is turned off and key removed, then turned back on, problem goes away. Car also feels like it's running out of gas or is going to stall after take off at different times during the day. Often when I leave work for lunch or leave to return home. Car has yet to shut off completely in this situation. Occurs mostly between 20-40 mph but not exclusively. Remains between 1-5 minutes and then works normally again. Took it for inspection the week of March 17. Couldn't duplicate problem. Computer lights not on though abs sensor was found through diagnosis. Sensor was cleared. Drove again this week and car stalled yesterday, with "running out of gas" issue around noon and around 4:30 p. M. Relayed information back to mechanic. Currently keeping a running log before taking it back to mechanic for further diagnosis.
The head lights no longer work, the car cuts off at random, radio windows are possessed. This has all be attributed to a faulty tipm.
I attempted to start the car - there was power to the windows, radio, door locks, etc. When they key was turned, a "clicking" sound could be heard, but the car wouldn't turn over. Aaa responded, checked the battery and determined it to be sufficient for a "cold start" but still could not get the van to start. The car was towed to Chrysler and we were told to replace the battery. After replacing the battery, the dealership still couldn't get the vehicle to start. They "re-coded" the wireless ignition module, the car started. After starting, we experienced intermittent problems. The van randomly wouldn't start, but hours later would. One key would start the van, while the other wouldn't. After getting stranded with children, I took to carrying both key fobs with me. Several times, the key fob wouldn't release from the ignition even when the van was placed in park. We received a recall notice in July of 2014 for the wireless ignition node. I contacted the dealership and was told I'd be notified when the recall would be fixed. On January 30th of this year, the van stalled while I was driving. We couldn't restart it, nor could we depress the break, or the shift button to get the van into neutral to have it towed. We also couldn't get the key to release from the ignition. Aaa was again called, and the helpful operator was able to get the key out and release the shift to neutral. The dealership let me know that I needed to replace the defective wireless ignition module. After multiple calls to Chrysler's recall information line, we were told the repair would be reimbursed, along with the cost of the rental car. $669. 77 later, Chrysler is now stating they won't reimburse me for the repair because "the part numbers don't match" and "no fix for the recall has been authorized nor has a time line for fixing the recall been released".
My husband took my 2010 chrylser Town & Country van to the dealer for the ignition recall. When he arrived home he explained to me that when he left the dealer he had no electric in the vehicle. He returned to the dealer and they told him that he had to be careful not to turn the ignition too far to the left or this would happen. This was suppose to correct a problem not create a new one. I would have thought that NHTSA would have reviewed the fix of the ignition issue and insured that it did not create yet another problem. I returned to the dealer and told them to return my car to the original equipment since I felt the repair was much worse then the risk that resulted in the recall. When will NHTSA take these issues seriously enough to ensure that the supposedly correction of an issue does not cause a greater concern? I had no lights, no radio, no handsfree phone connection once the "recall parts" were installed.
We purchased our 2010 van in December 2011. A couple of months later we were just driving down the road and, at first, we thought the van shut off, but it was just the radio, a/c, power windows, etc. That stopped working. My husband jiggled the key and everything started back up again. Throughout the event, the engine continued running. The funny thing is we did not bump anything in the road. It just shut off. We were not aware of any recall until recently. Another issue is we have also had an issue with our key not working because we are told there is something wrong with the win module. We have actually been locked out of our vehicle, because we would have to replace the win module in order to get a new key that will actually work with the vehicle. I am not sure if this is linked to other faulty win modules that I have read about.
I purchased my 2008 t & c 4 months ago and it has 14,000 and it now has only 17,000 miles. I took it to the dealer today because it was making noises that sounded like there was something wrong with the brakes and also for the dvd player, and the outlet that wasn't working the back. They told me the brake pads and rotors would have to be replaced. I would have to fork out $400. This is obviously an ongoing problem that Chrysler needs to own up to and fix. They already got me for the cost of the van and now it seems every 5-10,000 they will be getting me for $400 because I am going to have to replace the brakes and rotors.
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler town and country. When the radio was activated, the contact noticed an electric light flashing. In addition, the battery would frequently fail. He took the vehicle to a repair shop and they stated that the radio caused the battery to drain. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04v531000 (equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. ); therefore, they would not assume financial responsibility for the repairs. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 109,759 and current mileage was 112,759.
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|Air Conditioner problems||
|Radio/tape Cd Player problems||
|Adaptive Equipment problems||
|Air Conditioner problems||
|Owners/service Manual problems||
|Mechanical Jack problems||
|Electrical Jack problems||
|Recreational Vehicle Lpg Tank Valve/gauge problems||