Starter Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1

Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 68 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler Town & Country based on all problems reported for the Town & Country.

car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2018

We started having issues with my van a couple months ago. Thought it was the fuel pump, so we replaced it. Still had problems. But much worse! van wouldn't start. And 3. 5 hours later my fuel pump was still running. Did some further looking into it. Come to find out the tipm needs replaced (or just the relay). So looking into the system more, the tipm has caused the starter to not start. It is sitting in my garage until we can get the tipm work done. Not very safe. Very mad! I still owe money on this car and now we dont have a car big enough for the family. I will never buy Chrysler cars again!!! this has been the worst 7 months with this car!!!!.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 08/28/2018

Takata recall I have been having an issue with my car not starting for over a year. I've replaced 2 starters and still having the same issue. I have taken my car to the Chrysler dealership in woodriver, IL and spent almost 400. 00 and the issue still isn't fixed. They are the dealership and they can't even give me an answer or resolve what the real issue is. I can't keep taking my vehicle in and having it worked on. I think they know its the tipm. I will never buy another Chrysler again. I have 2 children and I'm scared every time I have them in the car. We bought this van to accommodate our family and also for road trip. We can't even do that anymore because we can't trust the van to go long distances let alone the grocery store. How has this not been recalled or addressed?.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 05/18/2018

Vehicle failed to start while parked in our driveway. Had battery, starter, alternator relays tested and no problems found. Had vehicle towed to dealer, who just informed me that ignition module kit & key fobs must be replaced in order to start engine, cost $902. 00 + tax. We had this same problem in Aug. 2012, and again in June 2015 we had recall repair done. This will be the third tignition module & set of keys. Apparently Chryslers permanent solution lasts 3 years.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 05/07/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled with no warning several times and that the failure had continued to progress. The dealer atlanta west Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram (1251 thornton rd, lithia springs, GA 30122) had replaced the tipm, the starter and the repairs failed to correct the failure. The dealer had been unable to determine a repair diagnosis after the vehicle had been taken back to the dealer and the contact was inquiring about trading in the vehicle due to being uncertain if the dealer and the manufacturer may be able to provide a solution. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Dyd.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 05/05/2018

At first starting the van was intermittent you would have to wait till you heard the fuel pump turn on in order to start the vehicle because the fuel relay on the tipm board is going bad. Once you heard the fuel pump come on the van would start but there are times where the starter stays engaged and wants to keep trying to start when the van is running. Last weekend I was on the highway with my five year old daughter and the fuel pump shut off while driving( in motion), speed limit of 70,. I lost control of the steering, the van decelerated very quickly in heavy amount of traffic, I was nearly in a multi-car accident. When the van is shut off I am not sure the air bags will work if I had been involved in an accident. I have to unplug the fuse to the fuel pump every time I get out of the vehicle because the fuel pump keeps running draining my battery. I had to pay $200. 00 to replace my battery. This has been a problem with Dodge and Chrysler for 10 years they know about it but it will take someone dying in order for them to recall all vehicles affected. I am afraid to drive my van because I feel in this current state it is unsafe because it has shut down because of the fuel relay on the tipm board.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 01/08/2018

Vehicle started having issues in 2014. Vehicle just would not crank one morning. Got a jump start and took it to autozone and got a new battery. About 3 months later the same thing happened. Got a jump start, went to autozone and they found nothing wrong with battery, alternator or starter. Autozone gave me a new battery anyway. About 4 months later, happened again. Brought vehicle to Chrysler for win module recall fix and explained what was happening. They said handling the recall and a new battery should fix the problem. About 2 months later, had the same problem. Chrysler replace win module again and I got Chrysler to replace battery at this time as I explained that the battery was being affected due to the part that was being recalled. All was fine for about a year or so and then started happening again. Brought it back to Chrysler and they said battery had a dead cell. I explained that they had just put the battery in about a year ago and it should be under warranty. They told me, "we don't do warranty replacements on warranty replacements". So, I am just dealing with the battery right now. Most recently, about 3 months ago, dash board warning lights started all coming in at the same time. Then they would all go off and one side of the dash illumination would go out. Next start up, illumination would be fine again. This happened several times over a couple of months. Then, one day while driving, the power steering went out, the traction light came on and the vehicle shut off! was able to put vehicle in neutral and restart. This happened a few times in a month, but was always ok after one restart. Now, it keeps happening and only lasts a few minutes before needing to be restarted again. Afraid that this is going to happen while turning across oncoming traffic or in a situation where we can not pull over to safety and will get rear-ended.

car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

While driving, my van had an electrical meltdown starting with my seat warmers not staying on. It continued with gauges malfunctioning, headlights and stereo shut down. Followed by a complete shutdown of the vehicle. It was determined that the alternator went out but also fried the electrical system resulting in needing the tipm and ecm replaced. I suspected the tipm as a problem several months earlier when the van would not start regularly but if you continued to push the start button it would eventually start. It also completely shut down once while driving but then came back up after a couple seconds. My mechanic thought it was the starter. Chrysler has recalled the tipm for my make, model, and year but somehow has skipped my VIN. A lawsuit was also settled in 2015 with regards to the tipm and the vehicles not starting. I believe Chrysler should expand their VIN numbers to include all vehicles listed in the years included in the lawsuit. In addition, Chrysler should be financially liable for all repairs necessitated by the manufacturing/design defect that causes the electrical failures.

car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 11/06/2017

Hello, can you give me any information about the �totally integrated power module� (tipm) in my 2009 Chrysler town and country lx, 3. 3l minivan? how to diagnose a problem with it? are there known problems with it? my van exhibits the following random conditions� 1. ) horn stops working after repeated use. It will work again after a period of time. Recently, I have pushed on the horn and it will blow and then cut out after a couple of seconds. This happen whether the van is in motion or stationary. 2. ) starter will rotate the engine but engine will not fire. This is very infrequent but has gotten a little worse. Engine will eventually start and run fine. And the next time it needs to start it will without issue. Also, one time during the same day that this happened, the engine started but then immediately died. It started and ran fine after that. Van was always stationary. 3. )center mounted rear brake light will look very dim or not work at all one day, and then work the next. Van was in motion or stationary. 4. )cruise control will not engage and then it will. This was happening about a year ago but has not happened lately. Van was in motion. These situations have happened intermittently since we bought the van in 2012. Am I and my family in danger of the airbags not deploying when they should? thanks for your help.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 11/02/2017

Car will not start from "park" occasionally. Lights will work, gauges will work, starter will not crank to turn the engine over. This usually occurs when vehicle is at normal operating temperatures, after driving to the store and turning it off. Then trying to start car when leaving store. After two to seven tries, starter will work and engine starts.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 10/29/2017

For the last five years we have been dealing with a mysterious electrical issue. There are hundreds of complaints online of the same issue. The van will be fine and you get in to start it and when turning the key it will not start. Full charge, full battery. Starter is fine - everything checks out fine. With a jump it will usually start. Sometimes it will start on it's own if you wait a little while. People on boards have stated replacing dozens of things - to then have the same issue a couple days later. We are use to having to jump our vehicle about 1 out of 20 times. We have taken it to multiple mechanics and had multiple things checked and replaced. An example of a board with many others experiencing the same thing can be found here: https://forums. Edmunds. Com/discussion/12634/Chrysler/town-and-country/2008-t-c-ignition-switch-problem/p1 in addition - sometimes you will be driving and everything starts going off (wipers, lights, flashers, horn, entire dash lights up, etc - no resolve). This can happen while stationary or driving.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 08/30/2017

The vehicle will intermittently start/not start. We have replaced the battery, and the starter. But the problem still persists. We have towed the vehicle to the dealership and they are unable to diagnose the problem. We have been stranded numerous times by our vehicle that is temperamental when it is time to start. When turning the ignition the starter clicks once and then is silent. All electrical in the car still works, but the engine never turns over. The alternator, starter, and battery have all been diagnostically checked and are in working order. We have experienced this problem for over 1 1/2 years, however it has become more frequent in recent days.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 05/15/2017

Electrical system - tipm: starter fuse relay is malfunctioning causing the starter to intermediately not work. Problems when it malfunctions: the starter cranks but won�t start. Other times the starter will start to crank and the tipm sends a message to the starter causing it to short circuit. This has been going on off and on since 5/15/2017.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 11/13/2016

Car was parked overnight in the garage. When I came out in the morning to leave my home car would not start. I thought it was the starter and had it replaced. Starter engages but engine does not start or crank. I tried two key fobs and still nothing. Every mechanic believes there is an issue with the immobilizer but unable to check at dealer because I cannot start the car. I believe there is a malfunction in the ignition.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

First problem the left sliding door stopped working which appears to be a very common problem. The other major issue which is very common with this vehicle is the van runs great until it doesn't then there seems to be no definite fix. It started a few months ago when my van wouldn't start. We have taken to multi ok e mechanics and have also had it tested with recommendations from auto stores. We have replaced three batteries, two starters, the alternator and still something is draining the battery. I can't even count the times I have been told well maybe it's this or that and we fix it only to drive it and find myself and kids stranded somewhere because it won't start again. I have a family member with the same issue and have seen many others online with the same issue spending tons of time and money into trying to solve the problem only to not be any closer than when started. I am now in the process of troubleshooting if the entertainment system is the problem and draining my battery. I charged the battery th end pulled stereo fuse my van stated charged however did hesitate to start once I had to turn key sev er al times. But battery did stay charged. I put the fuse back in and checked a little later and it quickly drained. So I may have found the issue however we have thought that many times so not holding my breath but if that is the issue that still is a huge disappointment because it controls so much both dvd players bluetooth navigation stereo cd player and some other electric features definitely not cheap to replace and having this was a main reason we purchased this vehicle for our family very disappointed that there is not a recall already and we along with others are just left out on our own -my email cblevensky@yahoo. Com or phone 7y5-506-7755also the problems take place after vehicle turned of and you go to start.

car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 07/21/2016

Sitting still car will not start,however when you remove key fob from dash and put back ini it may start,had to garage they replaced battery and starter still doing it Chrysler said they don't know whats wrong had to garage 4 times no codes just had it towed to Chrysler got back still wont start some times only 53000 miles.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 06/30/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. On several occasions, the vehicle became difficult to start. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the repair failed to remedy the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the starter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 31,444.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

My van will sometimes not start the first time I turn the key, I may have to move the gear shift, or just turn it off and back on. It has stalled on me 4 times over the last 3 months, once going 65 mph, I suddenly lost power. I took it to our mechanic, they said the starter connections were a little corroded so they cleaned them and he changed the spark plugs. The first time I tried starting it after getting it home it wouldn't start without turning the key off and on and it stalled in my driveway. I contacted the service center again, they replaced the relay, but wasn't sure that would fix the not starting problem. It didn't fix it. I have not had it stall again, but the stalling did not re- occur as often. I feel like the stalling is a real safety issue, I have very little confidence in the safety of my vehicle.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

I have 2010 town and country that has a intermittent cranking problem. I have taken it to two Chrysler dealers and they have kept it for several days and then they tell me they can't find the problem, the dealers say when they have the van hooked up to their diagnosed machine the test does not duplicate. All cranking issues are happening at home and when we are out and about, the van does shut off sometimes after cranking. We have taken van to dealer for a recall that we received pertaining to wireless ignition nod. The fix did not resolve the cranking problem. This cranking issue happens when engine is cold or hot, no lights come on instrument and no codes are stored to help find the problem. The two dealers have checked battery, starter, all grounds,fuel pump relay, fues, any thing they could think of, still no fix. This has been going for two years, please help, mr ceo of Chrysler please help your owners of your vehicles.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

The incidents below are related to the tipm. 11-22-13, 80000 miles, I have video. (I'm guessing on mileage. ) in my garage. I hit my unlock button on my fob. I do not have a starter, but my van began running, the lights,wipers & horn came on, the doors locked. I manually unlocked the door. Entering the vehicle, I tried to turn on/off the van, wipers & lights to no avail. After 1/2 hour, it stopped. I started the car. It was working. 3-17-15, 100000 miles (I'm guessing on mileage. ) in the parking lot, I tried to start my van. No response. Figured my battery died. As soon as we started a jump, van's horn started blaring, wipers, lights & motor began. Could not turn anything on/off with my key. We removed/replaced a fuse, which stopped the horn, wipers, etc. I drove home. 1-28-16, 122487 miles I left work, hit my fob's unlock button, the wipers started going, etc. (the horn's had burned out from a previous incident). I drove 4 miles. The van stalled dangerously in traffic. I was able to pull over. After 5 mins, the wipers stopped. I drove it home. The engine light came on. I made it home. Next morning, while driving, the washer fluid started shooting! I barely got the van pulled over before it stalled. I couldn't stop the wipers. It started again. I drove to about 2 miles from the dealership before it died - the wipers were still going. My tow bill was $77. When I tell service the symptoms, she said, "do you have a town and country?" I had the ignition module (recall) replaced. I went home. 2-3-16, 122600 miles driving to work. Wipers begin, wiper fluid shooting out again! 5 days prior, they said it was a recall for the ignition module. Today, it has nothing to do with the ignition module replacement. I must pay $966 to get a new tipm if I want to be safe. It is not covered under recall or warranty. I called Chrysler customer service. They said the same.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 01/11/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the wireless key malfunctioned. When the contact placed the key into the ignition, it would not start. The contact needed to activate the wireless starter using both keys. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 10/14/2015

Van was running, starting, and driving fine. Then one day it would not start, when my husband went to leave work. He thought maybe he left the lights on in the van, and asked someone to jump his car. As soon as the cables were hooked up, it started. It ran the 20 minute drive home. He went out to start the car again that evening- and it started right up. The next morning when he went to leave for work it would not start again. The lights and radio came on. The starter clicked, but it would not turn over. It is intermittently leaving us stranded. Each time it has happened the vehicle was stationary, parked on a flat surface.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 08/16/2015

The car will not start - all electrical is operative. Battery and starter are functional. Then after multiple tries, the car will start. Also noted, with the key in the ignition and door open, no warning bell until you jiggle the plastic fob and then the door open chime comes on. There are thousands of complaints on-line of this issue and the manufacturer fanes ignorance and performs needless replacements of other parts and then charges $1,000+ for a repair that is still unproven to take care of the problem. There have been other recalls with the ignition switch/fob and are only on certain vehicles, this seems to be related but ignored.

car image   Starter problem of the 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 07/11/2015

Huge safety issue. I had a horrible experience this past Saturday. Had my arms full; grandchild, 2 diaper bags, purse, keys. Van was locked. Started van with auto starter. Opened both back doors of t and c with key faub. Set bags in back. Put key on front seat. Put baby in car seat. Closed door with button on van. Went to get in car and car was still locked. Thank god I started the car. It was 89 degrees out. Son had to drive to my house and get spare key. Car shut off, (runs for 15 minutes when started with the car starter), before my son got back, baby was inside. Thank god my son came 30 seconds later. This is a feature that needs to be changed. I still can't shake the feeling that I almost caused irreversible harm to my grandson. Front doors should unlock when you open the back doors. I take ownership for my mistake. Please make Chrysler take ownership for your design flaw.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

The car didnt start. I have had the starter abd battery replced within the past year. Each have been tested multiple time because this isnt and isolated incident. I go to turn the car on I have hed the fobik replaced but the problem still exists. The car eventually started after an hour.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 06/23/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. While driving 55 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact maneuvered to the median and restarted the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the issue as starter failure. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts needed for repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. . . . Updated 08/25/15.

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