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Vehicle Speed Control Problems of Chrysler Town & Country - part 1



Chrysler Town & Country owners have reported 44 problems related to vehicle speed control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 1
Failure Date: 03/13/2014

As I was driving down the highway at approximately 70mph, my vehicle lost all power. It was so abrupt that it felt as if I had been rear ended. I had no power steering, and all electrical components of my van shut off. I attempted to steer towards the shoulder, and my van regained power. The dash lights flashed twice and then I had full power. The van then again had all lights shut off and it shut off. This second occurrence was quicker than the first, and the power flashed back on after a few seconds. I exited with the van off the highway and had it towed. The dealership drove the vehicle, but was unable to replicate the problem so they could not repair it. They do not know why it happened or if/when it will happen again, but they are unwilling to purchase the car back from me.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 2
Failure Date: 12/27/2013

While driving on the freeway, going uphill at about 55mph, my engine suddenly began revving and the van sped up, then, I was unable to get it to accelerate. I pushed the gas pedal, but it wasn't engaging the engine. The rpm's would go up, but there was no affect on the van speed. The terrain changed, so then I began going downhill and I continued trying to get the van to accelerate to avoid being rear-ended. Finally, the engine engaged and I was able to speed up. This happened one more time during that trip. It has happened a couple of other times since then, briefly, but yesterday, it happened, and I again, was nearly rear-ended, and I had to coast into a parking lot to get out of the way of traffic. (the "check engine" light has never come on while this was happening. ) I went to a mechanic who then test-drove the van, but was "unable to duplicate the problem. " I drove the van home and the problem happened throughout my trip (speeds ranging from 30-45 mph. ) it wasn't until I finally made it home and was parking the van in front of my house that the "check engine" light finally came on. I then took the van to a local auto parts store that will run codes after the engine light comes on. It gave a code for several possible causes, which included electrical issues. Unfortunately, the guy cleared the code, and I am not able to drive the van in order to see if the engine light will come back on. (he did, however, write down what the code could be an indication of - 4 different issues to choose from. ) this is a very dangerous issue, and I have read of numerous other complaints similar to this. Please, look into this matter and do a recall of these vehicles before tragedy strikes!.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 3
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle accelerated independently. As a result, the contact crashed into a concrete bearer. A police report was filed. The passenger sustained bruising from the seat belt that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4
Failure Date: 11/30/2013

I was driving to the store at approx. 40 mph when all of a sudden I noticed my dashboard and my fuel gage went down , my speed dropped I didnt know what was happening . My car was slowing down but since I was going downhill I coasted. I realized my engine had shut off. I panicked but thankfully thought to turn the ignition switch and the car turned back on. I thought it was a fluke. But this issue has occurred several times while driving. The same scenario. I realized by just bumping the key it turns off the engine. If I turn my ignition and if I don't hold it long enough, it will move back to off position. I mean I barely bump it and it can turn off. It has happened while driving at least 4 times. I have not gone to my Chrysler dealership because I didnt want to pay an out of pocket expense and I no longer have the warranty on it.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

1 week after I bought my van the car started vibrating when the vehicle was stopped (waiting at the light). I went to the dealer to ask them if there was a recall for this problem they first say that there was no problem and then I read that there was a recall for some vehicles having debris on the engines, so they replaced half of the heads in the engine. The vehicle stopped vibrating, but then I notice that when speeding or slowing down the vehicle does not responds to the change in gears or isn’t accelerating like it should. Also while coming to a stop the transmission would not downshift causing the car to lunge forward. It would vibrate when coming to stop.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 6
Failure Date: 07/06/2013

In order to pass a vehicle, pressure was applied to the gas pedal. The car continued to accelerate with very high rpms and the break pedal was pumped very firmly. The racing acceleration resolved. A second incident occurred on 7/9/13 on a 75 mph highway. A pass around a slow vehicle was attempted starting at 70 mph. The vehicle began accelerating with very high rpms. The driver applied heavy break pressure (virtually standing on the breaks) and was able to move two lanes to the shoulder in dense traffic. A "brake" notification came on while the brakes were applied and stayed on. Placing the car in park did not stop the racing engine. The vehicle was turned off, restarted, and the racing engine resumed. The brake notice was still on. The driver turned the vehicle off again and restarted the engine one minute later to attempt to move the van further off the highway. The engine was no longer revving, but the brake light remained. The car was driven slowly home and the brake light turned off after a few seconds of driving. Also of note, this vehicle has had two break replacements and regular tire replacements in two years of the current ownership (having just missed break recall coverage by a month and 1,000 miles. ) this vehicle is often carrying four children and driven by a teenage driver.


car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 7
Failure Date: 06/09/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that one minute after parking the vehicle, it independently engaged into reverse rolled away, crashing into a house. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was scheduled to be taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 58,000. Kmj.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 8
Failure Date: 03/14/2013

At low driving speed the engine did not maintain idle and stalled. Due to the engine stall, the brakes, and power steering were disabled and the car continued in motion moving forward at approximately 8 to 10 mph. Driver was able to maneuver to the shoulder of the road and coast to a stop with only the very limited steering and breaking power remaining. Once at a full stop the car was able to restart once the shift lever was placed in the park position. Since this initial incident, the same stall problem has reoccurred about twenty times in total for two different drivers. Each time the car has been in motion at low speed and usually with the driver backing off the accelerator with the driver's foot moving off the gas pedal and onto the brake pedal. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer more than once and it was stated by the service manager that the issue could not be duplicated when test driven. Also it was stated that no fault was recorded by the standard computerized test of the car.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country 9
Failure Date: 02/25/2013

Think Toyota . I was accelerating from a light and let up on the gas but car kept accelerating . Next I put it in neutral motor kept racing. Got car stopped. In the middle of the road. Restarted car-still raceing. Next atempted to pull over so put my foot on brake and put it in gear van shook and shook til about 35 miles per hour{with brakes on} then a big thunk and it returned to normal. Xxxx in August it did smething similar. When aproaching a stop let up on gas {30 mph} van kept going pushed harder on brakes car shaking but slowing till the big thunk and then it stoped,part way into intersection. Not for the week of heart.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 10
Failure Date: 01/02/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a complete stop, the vehicle would not respond until repeated force was applied to the accelerator pedal. The failure recurred ten times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they informed the contact that there was not a recall available that was related to the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 11
Failure Date: 10/20/2012

Car starting accelerating on its own. I wasn't able to slow down as the brakes didn't respond (they seamen stuck). This has happen at least twice in a 3 weeks period. I have to push the accelerator harder in order to somehow made the car responsive. The second time this happened, a brake signal came up, once I was able to take control of the car, I parked on side of the road, turned the car off and then turned on again and signal went off. Both times I was driving in the freeway at 65 mph trying to pass another car with my 2 kids under the age of 5!!!. Second time I almost hit the car infront of me.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country 12
Failure Date: 04/28/2012

The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler town and country. The contact was driving 45 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated to 70 mph. The vehicle started to decelerate but abnormally accelerated again until the brake was depressed and by the contact. The steering wheel also started to shake and bounce as the vehicle was merged onto the shoulder. The contact exited the vehicle and discovered that the front passenger side tire was on fire. The fire was extinguished and the police were notified. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test but could not determine the cause of the failure. The dealer replaced the brake pads and the tire. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 13
Failure Date: 02/10/2012

Our 2008 Town & Country touring has begun shutting down while moving without warning. It has happened six times in 3 months at both lower speeds, and once going 60+ mph on a busy interstate. When it loses power, we lose steering and breaking power making it very difficult to control the vehicle. This is a very dangerous situation, particularly for a car normally filled with children. It also occasionally will stall every time you start it. Ours will throw no codes and no warning lights come on, so no one has been able to find the problem. The dealership claims no knowledge. This problem is discussed on multiple forums and going back only one year there are at least 7 other complaints of the same issue (odi id numbers: 10453837, 10452564, 10450629, 10441113, 10438800, 10428568 & 10422766) and many more dating past that. I know you all are probably very busy reviewing complaints, but Chrysler and NHTSA should not be waiting for some one to get in a serious accident before figuring this out becomes a priority.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 14
Failure Date: 09/11/2011

While I am driving down the road, the van looses steering, brakes and acceleration. It's as if it completely shuts down. I put the car in park, turn it off and restart it and it seems to be ok. This has happened 4 times with the van, once with my husband, twice with me and once with the dealership. The last time it happened to me I had 5 children in the car and was traveling 35 mph in the left hand lane of a busy street. Luckily, I was not rear ended! the dealership had "fixed" the van a week earlier by replacing the wireless ignition module. I immediately returned it the the dealership after the last incident. They have had it for 3 weeks and can't duplicate the event again. Chrysler called us on Friday and stated that we have to pick up the car because the can not find anything wrong with it. I'm terrified to drive the car, especially with my children. I drive the car multiple times each week on a highway and can only imagine the outcome if this happened on a highway as opposed to a city street.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country 15
Failure Date: 03/19/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle would surge while in reverse. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times where they stated that the surging was a normal occurrence of the vehicle. The contact stated that the surging was a serious safety issue that could possibly result in a crash. The failure mileage was 33,500.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 16
Failure Date: 10/12/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle became unresponsive to the contacts attempts to accelerate. The tps warning light was illuminated on the instrumental panel prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who informed the contact that she would need to replace the full body throttle lamp and pcv valve. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 52,600.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 17
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

Town & country, 2006, sticky gas pedal, dangerous situation.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 18
Failure Date: 07/12/2010

While driving on a major thoroughfare, I accelerated and then the car would not decelerate when I released my foot from the accelerator. I braked but the car was now revving at about 4,000 rpms without my foot on the gas pedal (but on the brake). I put the car into neutral and coasted to a stop and turned the car off. Tried turning it on again but car still racing. While waiting for help with the car turned off, after a few minutes I heard a pop from the area of the gas pedal. I started the car and it ran normally. Carefully drove home and brought car to dealership the next day.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 19
Failure Date: 07/01/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler town and country. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the accelerator pedal abnormally dropped to the floorboard. The contact applied the brakes and coasted to the shoulder. The failure recurred intermittently while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 20
Failure Date: 05/31/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town & Country. While driving 58 mph the contact noticed that the vehicle began to accelerate without warning, the brakes would not stop the vehicle. In order to stop the vehicle it had to be shifted into neutral gear. The failure was being diagnosed when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were 22,000.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Chrysler Town & Country 21
Failure Date: 02/14/2010

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated that when driving approximately 70 mph attempting to pass another vehicle, the vehicle became stuck in gear and continued to accelerate. The driver had to apply extreme continuous pressure to the accelerator pedal since the brakes would not slow the vehicle down. At that point, the vehicle began to decelerate. She took the vehicle to the dealer and the computer was updated. In April 2010, while driving approximately 50 mph accelerating and attempting to pass another vehicle, the vehicle became stuck in gear and started surging. Again, the driver was forced to apply pressure to the accelerator pedal and then turn the vehicle off in order to stop the acceleration. The contact had scheduled to take the vehicle to the dealer on April 26, 2010. The current mileage was 21,831. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 22
Failure Date: 09/30/2009

Sticky gas pedal, as described on Dodge caliber, getting worse.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2009

In my 2008 Chrysler town and country which now has about 70,000 miles on it I have changed the front brakes and rotors 6 diffrent times. When going down a hill and braking the steering wheel shakes so bad and I dont feel like I have a full petal. Have taken back several times to ask about the problem and all I get is a run around from a chrsler garage.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country 24
Failure Date: 07/28/2008

I purchased a 2008 Chrysler town and country van, I was told it was a trade in from an old couple that needed a 4 wheel drive, I later found out it was a former rental. The problem is that when you take your foot off the gas the vehicle does not slow down, it continues to go what ever speed you were traveling, I have to drive with my foot on the brake to go the speed limit. I have had it back to the dealer and they tell me that there is nothing from Chrysler for this problem, I feel this is a major safety issue and I am afraid to have my wife and grandchildren in the vehicle. We are going to get a speeding ticket because you can't make the vehicle go the speed limit without having your foot on the brake. Or we are going to wind up rear ending someone, because you expect the vehicle to slow down when you take your foot off of the gas, but it doesn't. The problem is consistent over 40 miles per hour. And it has been duplicated by the dealer. The vehicle in question is a 2008, Chrysler town and country van with a 3. 3l engine.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country 25
Failure Date: 02/16/2007

The contact owns a 2006 chrsyler town and country minivan. The driver was traveling on an interstate, and according to witnesses, as the driver drove down a bridge the vehicle accelerated for approximately 4 miles. The contact was driving in and out of traffic to avoid hitting other vehicles. The contact's vehicle crashed into the back of an 18 wheeler. The speed was 90 mph ,and according to the investigation the brakes were not applied. The driver of the vehicle was killed. A police report was filed. The contact has pictures of the vehicle. The airbags deployed.

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