chrysler town and country Problems

chrysler town and country 2008 Complaints

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

events leading to failure are just standard driving conditions in traffic or interstate. van completely loses power momentarily causing the transmission to slam back into gear and abruptly halt forward motion. all headlights go out causing zero vision. dealers has serviced 4 times w/ absolutely no resolution. this is a serious injury or death situation just waiting to happen.

Reported in: FINCASTLE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

tl*the contact was in a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was not the owner of the vehicle. while attempting to recline the captain seats on the second row, the seat belt struck him in the top of the head. he experienced nerve problems in his face and there is also discoloration in his arm. he sustained a severe injury that could not be prevented due to how fast the seats reclined. the nerve that struck him is connected with his mouth, his eyes and he has trouble with his arms. he has also had symptoms of a possible stroke. he has a probably bicep tear. he also has extreme muscle spasms. he also taking pain medication and anti seizure medicine. he has physical therapy three times a week. the recliner seat belt is a very hard plastic and the seats also comes down with extreme force. the contact is aware of the safety risk involved. the seats are designed with the seat belts located in the inside on the shoulder of the seats. there are no warning labels present. updated 03/05/08. *lj the consumer is a salesmen and does nt own the vehicle. there was some type of hard metal or plastic behind the sseat belt.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA MS || Crash: N || VIN #:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the racks on the luggage rack were sharp. he stated that one could cut their finger by grabbing the rack incorrectly. the contact had to saw the rack down with sand paper in order to smooth out the rough edges. the manufacturer has not offered any assistance. the failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 1,000. updated 01/29/08 *bf the third row seats did not have sufficient leg room, the outside mirrors were too small, the windshield sun screen is too short, the owners manual was not properly edited. the radio did not adjust properly at highway speeds, the key fobs lock and unlock inadvertently. the power locks activated at 15 mph. updated

Reported in: CHEEKATOWUGA NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

EQUIPMENT

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the racks on the luggage rack were sharp. he stated that one could cut their finger by grabbing the rack incorrectly. the contact had to saw the rack down with sand paper in order to smooth out the rough edges. the manufacturer has not offered any assistance. the failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 1,000. updated 01/29/08 *bf the third row seats did not have sufficient leg room, the outside mirrors were too small, the windshield sun screen is too short, the owners manual was not properly edited. the radio did not adjust properly at highway speeds, the key fobs lock and unlock inadvertently. the power locks activated at 15 mph. updated

Reported in: CHEEKATOWUGA NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

VISIBILITY

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the racks on the luggage rack were sharp. he stated that one could cut their finger by grabbing the rack incorrectly. the contact had to saw the rack down with sand paper in order to smooth out the rough edges. the manufacturer has not offered any assistance. the failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 1,000. updated 01/29/08 *bf the third row seats did not have sufficient leg room, the outside mirrors were too small, the windshield sun screen is too short, the owners manual was not properly edited. the radio did not adjust properly at highway speeds, the key fobs lock and unlock inadvertently. the power locks activated at 15 mph. updated

Reported in: CHEEKATOWUGA NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

ren multimedia system (controls radio/ cd / dvd / satellite ect is defective & chrysler does not have any remedy. i have called many dealers & they all have customers waiting for the solution. i have been waiting almost two months & they are still selling these vehicles to the general public.

Reported in: BOSTON MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

STEERING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. while driving at any speed, the vehicle tends to pull to the right. the vehicle has been diagnosed by the dealer, but the failure still occurs. updated 06/17/08. *lj

Reported in: HAMLIN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SUSPENSION

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. while driving at any speed, the vehicle tends to pull to the right. the vehicle has been diagnosed by the dealer, but the failure still occurs. updated 06/17/08. *lj

Reported in: HAMLIN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

the sliding doors on my new mini van don't close properly plus the doors can be open and it lets you drive away. it gives one sound at the beginning. the company does not recognize a problem with one side (even though the other does the same thing and it recognized it-however even after fixed it still does it). they do not recognize the open doors while you drive away thing. when doors are closed, they will not open until car is in park. they should make it so when cars are open, you can not take it out of park.

Reported in: SANTA ROSA CA || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

i have a 2008 chrysler town and county that i have had problems with the doors about a month after i purchased it. i had just parked it was christmas eve and the side passenger door opened by itself and my puppy got out in a very busy shopping center. i have gone out to go to work in the morning and the door is open. on monday, may 21 i came out of work and the back hatch was open. i have made a number of trips to the dealer. they really are not much help. i was told they are having to reprogram the doors and in some cased even put in new rails. chrysler really has a safety issue with this van.

Reported in: CLAWSON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SEAT BELTS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. he stated that the rear passenger side detached from the structure of the vehicle when he attempted to install a child seat. as of june 5, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 300.

Reported in: CLINTON MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

we have had nothing but problems since we bought this vehicle in september 2007. first, the doors reopen by themselves - that took 8 trips to the service department before it was finally fixed in may 2008. another issue that has not been resolved is that the starter sticks when you start the vehicle. this is an occasional problem and difficult for the service department to duplicate. yesterday, june 8, the van completely lost power while i was driving. i lost all power steering, brakes, lights - everything! i have taken it to the dealer and they can't figure it out and daimlerchrysler has not been any help. in fact, when i called to inquire about a repurchase of the vehicle - i asked 4 times to speak to a supervisor and then the agent hung up on me when i insisted that i speak with a supervisor! i'm extremely worried about the safety of this vehicle. i will not allow my children to ride in this vehicle again.

Reported in: FT. HOOD TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

we have had nothing but problems since we bought this vehicle in september 2007. first, the doors reopen by themselves - that took 8 trips to the service department before it was finally fixed in may 2008. another issue that has not been resolved is that the starter sticks when you start the vehicle. this is an occasional problem and difficult for the service department to duplicate. yesterday, june 8, the van completely lost power while i was driving. i lost all power steering, brakes, lights - everything! i have taken it to the dealer and they can't figure it out and daimlerchrysler has not been any help. in fact, when i called to inquire about a repurchase of the vehicle - i asked 4 times to speak to a supervisor and then the agent hung up on me when i insisted that i speak with a supervisor! i'm extremely worried about the safety of this vehicle. i will not allow my children to ride in this vehicle again.

Reported in: FT. HOOD TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

we have had nothing but problems since we bought this vehicle in september 2007. first, the doors reopen by themselves - that took 8 trips to the service department before it was finally fixed in may 2008. another issue that has not been resolved is that the starter sticks when you start the vehicle. this is an occasional problem and difficult for the service department to duplicate. yesterday, june 8, the van completely lost power while i was driving. i lost all power steering, brakes, lights - everything! i have taken it to the dealer and they can't figure it out and daimlerchrysler has not been any help. in fact, when i called to inquire about a repurchase of the vehicle - i asked 4 times to speak to a supervisor and then the agent hung up on me when i insisted that i speak with a supervisor! i'm extremely worried about the safety of this vehicle. i will not allow my children to ride in this vehicle again.

Reported in: FT. HOOD TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

electrical failure the car dealer cant find the problem it is a town country 2008 they have changed many modules wiring alternator starter and cant find what's the causing the problem basically the problem is sometimes it starts the engine and sometimes it just doesn't start. the chief tech at the dealer is everardo ramirez rodriguez please contact him in regards of detailed information.

Reported in: PIEDRAS NEGRA, COAHUILA 00 || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

cruise control will shut off without warning. vehicle must be restarted, which may or may not resolve the problem.

Reported in: CROOKED RIVER RANCH OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

rear hatch will not open due to rubber sheeting on bumper warping and blocking door.

Reported in: CROOKED RIVER RANCH OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

STRUCTURE

rear hatch will not open due to rubber sheeting on bumper warping and blocking door.

Reported in: CROOKED RIVER RANCH OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

STRUCTURE

2008 chrysler town & country limited --- the automatic sliding side door came open while the car was in motion going forward at about 30 mph with children in the vehicle. the doors had have previous problems with not shutting all the way. we had been shutting them by hand. we did take the van to the dealership to have it fixed. the van was returned and we were told it was a electronic problem. less than one week later the van doors will not shut automatically again.

Reported in: WILDWOOD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. on may 1, 10, and 16, 2008, the vehicle stalled while driving between 20-50 mph. the vehicle lost power steering and all the components in the passenger compartment shut off. the contact pulled over to the shoulder and the vehicle restarted on its own. he was able to drive the vehicle as normal. on may 19, 2008, the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. he was informed to drive the vehicle until the failure recurred. the vehicle loses power when driving around corners, but does not shut off completely. the vehicle fails to immediately accelerate for up to five seconds, and then operates normally. on occasion, the radio will not turn on for at least 45 minutes before operating normally again. in addition, the sliding driver's side door has a history of opening when the contact is away from the vehicle. the current mileage was 2,100 and failure mileage was 1,638.

Reported in: WILMER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. on may 1, 10, and 16, 2008, the vehicle stalled while driving between 20-50 mph. the vehicle lost power steering and all the components in the passenger compartment shut off. the contact pulled over to the shoulder and the vehicle restarted on its own. he was able to drive the vehicle as normal. on may 19, 2008, the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. he was informed to drive the vehicle until the failure recurred. the vehicle loses power when driving around corners, but does not shut off completely. the vehicle fails to immediately accelerate for up to five seconds, and then operates normally. on occasion, the radio will not turn on for at least 45 minutes before operating normally again. in addition, the sliding driver's side door has a history of opening when the contact is away from the vehicle. the current mileage was 2,100 and failure mileage was 1,638.

Reported in: WILMER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

STEERING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. on may 1, 10, and 16, 2008, the vehicle stalled while driving between 20-50 mph. the vehicle lost power steering and all the components in the passenger compartment shut off. the contact pulled over to the shoulder and the vehicle restarted on its own. he was able to drive the vehicle as normal. on may 19, 2008, the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. he was informed to drive the vehicle until the failure recurred. the vehicle loses power when driving around corners, but does not shut off completely. the vehicle fails to immediately accelerate for up to five seconds, and then operates normally. on occasion, the radio will not turn on for at least 45 minutes before operating normally again. in addition, the sliding driver's side door has a history of opening when the contact is away from the vehicle. the current mileage was 2,100 and failure mileage was 1,638.

Reported in: WILMER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. on may 1, 10, and 16, 2008, the vehicle stalled while driving between 20-50 mph. the vehicle lost power steering and all the components in the passenger compartment shut off. the contact pulled over to the shoulder and the vehicle restarted on its own. he was able to drive the vehicle as normal. on may 19, 2008, the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. he was informed to drive the vehicle until the failure recurred. the vehicle loses power when driving around corners, but does not shut off completely. the vehicle fails to immediately accelerate for up to five seconds, and then operates normally. on occasion, the radio will not turn on for at least 45 minutes before operating normally again. in addition, the sliding driver's side door has a history of opening when the contact is away from the vehicle. the current mileage was 2,100 and failure mileage was 1,638.

Reported in: WILMER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i wrote a few weeks ago about the doors on my 2008 town & country that the opened on there own and then would not always respond to the remote. chrysler has updated the computer in my van. recently i had more problems of the doors not responding so the van went back to the dealership for that and a new radio with wiring from the radio to the antenna, had to have the seats on the middle row reupholstered and because of heat coming out from under the dashboard. which is the other reason i am writing. they can not find the problem and it is not all the time but there is a tremendous amount of heat that comes out. because of this problem with the heat coming out and still a problem with the doors i feel that my chrysler town & country is really unsafe.

Reported in: CLAWSON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SEATS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact noticed that there were no overloads or safety stops for the power folding rear seat. he was concerned that if a child were to sit in the seat and use the power option, they may be injured due to the lack of safety stops on the seat. the mounting brackets on the seat were dented because the motors were holding up the seat. the contact planned to speak with the dealer when he was there for a routine oil change. the manufacturer has not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 7,000.

Reported in: OAK HARBOR OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1. electrical failure and motor problems. 2.several times while driving. doors, windows, seatbelts will not unlock.. doors open while vehicle is moving. goes into reverse while driving down mountains. 3.taken to dealership nine (9) times for same problems not able to fix. 3. (related vehicle information: model year=2008, make=chrysler, model=town and country).

Reported in: TANNERSVILLE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SEATS

on second row swivel and go seat...seatbelt retractor failed, we only had the car 10 days before this happened...we have been having other problems with this seat. armrest becoming so loose that it falls to the floor, trim problems. the van only had 493 miles.

Reported in: AMBLER PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

STRUCTURE

on second row swivel and go seat...seatbelt retractor failed, we only had the car 10 days before this happened...we have been having other problems with this seat. armrest becoming so loose that it falls to the floor, trim problems. the van only had 493 miles.

Reported in: AMBLER PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SEAT BELTS

on second row swivel and go seat...seatbelt retractor failed, we only had the car 10 days before this happened...we have been having other problems with this seat. armrest becoming so loose that it falls to the floor, trim problems. the van only had 493 miles.

Reported in: AMBLER PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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.

Reported in: JAMESTOWN RI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i purchased a 2008 chrysler town and country in may had no problems with the vehicle until august 13th 2008 while driving down the road the vehicle just shut down and lost all power steering and brakes (all control of the electrical abilities). i had it towed to the dealer ship it would not stay running. they said that the computer needed to be reset and i was good. well i went to leave with my children and i had no fan for the a/c i took it back up to the mechanic and it just started working again, they said that sometimes it just has to register with the computer and i went to the store. went to leave and the a/c wasn't working again went to the dealer couldn't figure out what went wrong ordered a part then it magically started working again. so i took my children home and the next time we left to go to the store i was driving on the interstate going 70 mph and the car just shut down again losing all control of the car electrical abilities. it is a very dangerous occurrence and the dealership doesn't seem to be a bit concerned that my family could have been in a serious accident due to the car failures.

Reported in: RIVESVILLE WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

STRUCTURE

automatic doors and tailgate do not stop if something is in their path. my wife received a serious bump on her head when the tailgate closed on her, her hand was caught in the door as it was sliding closed and my 2 year old son had his fingers closed in the sliding passenger door. there does not seem to be any or accurate sensors to prevent this and it could result in a very serious injury. i do not need to tell you the consequence of a child's head or torso being crushed. i am truly disturbed by this and i hope you will investigate it fully and find a satisfactory resolve, before there are any other injuries. the dealer simply stated they would reprogram the sensors. they picked the vehicle up and later called to say there was really nothing wrong, that although the door did close on their hand and it did hurt, it eventually stopped and i should tell my 2 year old not to put his hand in the way of the closing doors. i don't even know how to respond to their reply.

Reported in: HAZLET NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SEATS

2008 chrysler town & country touring van, bought in january of 2008. since i bought the van the radio had to be replaced twice, the dvd player and monitors had to be replace, and the back shock or strut leaked all the fluid out on my garage floor. the sliding doors both operate when they want, they will start to close and then just reopen, if you try to close they don't want to, the back hatch has done the same thing. the driver's window had to be fix twice because it wouldn't open or close and they told me it was the sound barrier that had fallen off of the door and it need to be reattached. the drivers seat has a broken track on it and all of this has been happening since 190 miles and on, now have 10089 miles on the van and still having problems with the sliding doors.

Reported in: PORTAGE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

EQUIPMENT

2008 chrysler town & country touring van, bought in january of 2008. since i bought the van the radio had to be replaced twice, the dvd player and monitors had to be replace, and the back shock or strut leaked all the fluid out on my garage floor. the sliding doors both operate when they want, they will start to close and then just reopen, if you try to close they don't want to, the back hatch has done the same thing. the driver's window had to be fix twice because it wouldn't open or close and they told me it was the sound barrier that had fallen off of the door and it need to be reattached. the drivers seat has a broken track on it and all of this has been happening since 190 miles and on, now have 10089 miles on the van and still having problems with the sliding doors.

Reported in: PORTAGE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2008 chrysler town & country touring van, bought in january of 2008. since i bought the van the radio had to be replaced twice, the dvd player and monitors had to be replace, and the back shock or strut leaked all the fluid out on my garage floor. the sliding doors both operate when they want, they will start to close and then just reopen, if you try to close they don't want to, the back hatch has done the same thing. the driver's window had to be fix twice because it wouldn't open or close and they told me it was the sound barrier that had fallen off of the door and it need to be reattached. the drivers seat has a broken track on it and all of this has been happening since 190 miles and on, now have 10089 miles on the van and still having problems with the sliding doors.

Reported in: PORTAGE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the first day the vehicle was driven the instrumental panel failed. thereafter, the instrumental panel works intermittently. on october 4, 2008, the power windows and doors failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer a total of three times for the failures. no parts were replaced. on october 21, 2008, while driving 55 mph, a vehicle suddenly merged into traffic without warning. the contact was unable to give warning because the horn failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer took a report and stated that they would call the dealer. the failure mileage was 82 and current mileage was 7,000.

Reported in: JACKSON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

while driving down the interstate i set the cruise control which broke from the steering column. it was hanging by the wires inside the steering column. after exiting the interstate i made a left turn. the cruise control stalk got entangled with the turn signal causing the steering wheel to become inoperable. my quick fix was to tape the cruise control stalk to the steering column until a new part could be ordered from the dealer. it was replaced in a timely manner by chrysler.

Reported in: FORT MILL SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

beginning within weeks of purchase, cruise control will randomly not turn on; must restart engine to fix the problem. also, when on, the cruise control may suddenly turn off, usually need to restart engine to get it to work again. all the above occurs on a regular basis, even after "repairs" by the dealership.

Reported in: CROOKED RIVER RANCH OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

keyless remote (peanut) would not open vehicle; needed to use 'emergency key' to access vehicle; was able to start vehicle with peanut key. changed battery, still does not function properly. within one week, second keyless remote had same problem. dealer repaired one peanut and ordered one new peanut. within 2 hours of "repair" remote has same problem, again. returned to dealership, got new remote that had been ordered, and another new remote was ordered. at this time we are waiting for second new remote. service manager has treated us very well and compensated us, at least partially, for well over 500 miles of trips to/from dealership.

Reported in: CROOKED RIVER RANCH OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

keyless remote (peanut) would not open vehicle; needed to use 'emergency key' to access vehicle; was able to start vehicle with peanut key. changed battery, still does not function properly. within one week, second keyless remote had same problem. dealer repaired one peanut and ordered one new peanut. within 2 hours of "repair" remote has same problem, again. returned to dealership, got new remote that had been ordered, and another new remote was ordered. at this time we are waiting for second new remote. service manager has treated us very well and compensated us, at least partially, for well over 500 miles of trips to/from dealership.

Reported in: CROOKED RIVER RANCH OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

consumer states that the defroster on the windshield will freeze the window and wipers from the bottom of the windshield. *nj the consumer was informed the vehicle was performing as designed and there was no defrost around the bottom of the windshield. the dealer told the consumer a heat wire could be installed with a separate switch, but it would be expensive. *jb

Reported in: CONNEAUTVILLE PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY

windshield starting to delaminate.

Reported in: MACUNGIE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. while driving various speeds, all of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. in addition, the headlights failed and the sliding door spontaneously opened. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer on several occasions and they replaced the entire wiring system, the totally integrated power module, and the win module. as of december 8, 2008, all of the remedies have been unsuccessful in repairing the failures. the failure mileage was 3,402 and current mileage was 8,700.

Reported in: TRINITY FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. while driving various speeds, all of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. in addition, the headlights failed and the sliding door spontaneously opened. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer on several occasions and they replaced the entire wiring system, the totally integrated power module, and the win module. as of december 8, 2008, all of the remedies have been unsuccessful in repairing the failures. the failure mileage was 3,402 and current mileage was 8,700.

Reported in: TRINITY FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

we was having problems with our headlights going out on our 2008 town and country van we took it to the dealership to have it looked at and they said it was the headlamp switch so we ordered one and went back up to replace it and they had the wrong switch so they had to order another on and we had to return to put the right headlamp switch in. that did not fix the problem, so we took it back to the dealership and they replaced the tipm module and returned the van we went on a family vacation just for the day and came home that evening when we figured out that they did not fix the problem. so once again we returned to the dealership and they gave us a loaner car if that's what you want to call it and they had it for several days and they replaced a censor that controls the headlights. i just got it back and not sure if they are fixed or not but they said that they are fixed. if it turns out that they are not fixed we will not return to the dealership to fix the headlights again we will find another dealership to take it to. i was not treated to best and i got none of my fuel replaced from the dealership after it took them this many times to fix it and they drove it around we gave them permission but out of the courtesy of the dealership they could of replaced my fuel considering the loaner car they gave me they said that i had to return it with the same amount of gas that i left the lot with. now that doesn't seem fair to me does it you.

Reported in: EMERSON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

we was having problems with our headlights going out on our 2008 town and country van we took it to the dealership to have it looked at and they said it was the headlamp switch so we ordered one and went back up to replace it and they had the wrong switch so they had to order another on and we had to return to put the right headlamp switch in. that did not fix the problem, so we took it back to the dealership and they replaced the tipm module and returned the van we went on a family vacation just for the day and came home that evening when we figured out that they did not fix the problem. so once again we returned to the dealership and they gave us a loaner car if that's what you want to call it and they had it for several days and they replaced a censor that controls the headlights. i just got it back and not sure if they are fixed or not but they said that they are fixed. if it turns out that they are not fixed we will not return to the dealership to fix the headlights again we will find another dealership to take it to. i was not treated to best and i got none of my fuel replaced from the dealership after it took them this many times to fix it and they drove it around we gave them permission but out of the courtesy of the dealership they could of replaced my fuel considering the loaner car they gave me they said that i had to return it with the same amount of gas that i left the lot with. now that doesn't seem fair to me does it you.

Reported in: EMERSON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my gig system, inclusive of radio, navigation, hands free (bluetooth) phone, rear back-up camera, and video system, continues to lock-up, re-boot itself, and generally creates unsafe driving conditions due to its inability to properly function. the system has been replaced twice, but the issues continue. there are several technical service bulletins regarding this problem. chrysler agreed to a collateral exchange of the vehicle in august 2008, but is now refusing to follow through (many other problems also exist with the vehicle like the power sliding doors don't properly shut and open by themselves, transmission issues, radiator issues, etc.)

Reported in: SAN CLEMENTE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

my gig system, inclusive of radio, navigation, hands free (bluetooth) phone, rear back-up camera, and video system, continues to lock-up, re-boot itself, and generally creates unsafe driving conditions due to its inability to properly function. the system has been replaced twice, but the issues continue. there are several technical service bulletins regarding this problem. chrysler agreed to a collateral exchange of the vehicle in august 2008, but is now refusing to follow through (many other problems also exist with the vehicle like the power sliding doors don't properly shut and open by themselves, transmission issues, radiator issues, etc.)

Reported in: SAN CLEMENTE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

my gig system, inclusive of radio, navigation, hands free (bluetooth) phone, rear back-up camera, and video system, continues to lock-up, re-boot itself, and generally creates unsafe driving conditions due to its inability to properly function. the system has been replaced twice, but the issues continue. there are several technical service bulletins regarding this problem. chrysler agreed to a collateral exchange of the vehicle in august 2008, but is now refusing to follow through (many other problems also exist with the vehicle like the power sliding doors don't properly shut and open by themselves, transmission issues, radiator issues, etc.)

Reported in: SAN CLEMENTE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SEAT BELTS

i was sitting in stopped traffic on the highway, when my 2008 chrysler t&c was rear ended by a vehicle at approx. 75 mph and then i rear ended the vehicle stopped infront of me, airbags did not go off. there were 4 passengers in the vehicle; driver, front passenger, two second row passengers. none of the passengers felt their seat belt lock on impact. the driver's face was forced into the steering wheel twice and was able to pull the seat belt away from chest after impact. no one had any visual bruising or pain where the seat belts laid across the torso. the vehicle was totaled and is currently at a salvage yard being held by my auto insurance company.

Reported in: NORTHVILLE MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

following a front end deer strike on the highway, our auto body shop completed the repairs to this auto - a 2008 chrysler town and country. our concern after we struck the deer was that the hood flew up "blinding" us as we attempted to get to the side of the road. i originally felt that the hood lock must have failed. the auto body shop said that the issue was that the "upper tie bar" broke free. this in turn [in ways that i don't completely understand] took the hood lock with it. the radiator support also was involved somehow in this failure. apparently, while the hood lock was metal, some of these other pieces are plastic and could not withstand the front end impact without failing. i believe that this is tremendously dangerous and that the manufacturers should be aware that, while the airbags functioned properly, we could have died because of the loss of vision caused by the hood. i notified chrysler but they said that since the vehicle has been repaired, there is nothing that they will do about this.

Reported in: FAIRFIELD CT || Crash: Y || VIN #:

SEATS

during a recent family vacation, we loaded our 2008 chrysler town and country for the first time with a lot of luggage. the third row has power folding seats with the wider side having a car seat and the smaller side unoccupied. while trying to retrieve items from the rear during a rest stop, the luggage shifted and activated the power folding seat. thankfully, the seat my child was in didn?t fold because of the car seat. the other seat proceeded to fold and crush everything on it. three more times we accidentally enabled this when the luggage shifted and the car seat and luggage had to be completely removed each time to allow the seats to go back. there should be a trap door over these buttons or a lockout switch to prevent this from happening! not only is it very dangerous but also very frustrating. we have to always make sure now that we don't load up anything on the left side of our van and it's only a matter of time before a child is injured by a seat accidentally being folded.

Reported in: DEPTFORD NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2008 chrysler town & country does not start. from thursday 01/22/2009 to monday 01/26/2009, this occurred on three occasions. it was verified the battery was holding a charge, the second time, the battery was replaced. we have owned this vehicle for 3 days and it is in the shop for the third time.

Reported in: SLINGER WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

the automatic sliding door of my 2008 town and country chrysler mini van closed on the fingers of my 4 year old child while he was sitting, strapped into his booster seat. i did not realize until i opened the drivers side door and was then able to open the sliding door to release his fingers.

Reported in: MONSEY NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

the automatic sliding door of my 2008 town and country chrysler mini van closed on the fingers of my 4 year old child while he was sitting, strapped into his booster seat. i did not realize until i opened the drivers side door and was then able to open the sliding door to release his fingers.

Reported in: MONSEY NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. while driving approximately 10 mph on normal road conditions, the air conditioning control switch was activated. hot air was felt coming through the vents. the air conditioning system was deactivated due to the malfunction. the contact pulled into a parking lot and inspected underneath the hood. the compressor failed to operate and there was no refrigerant in the air conditioning system. the failure occurred without warning. in addition, refrigerant oil was leaking and produced a strong odor. the vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure was due to a lack of refrigerant in the air conditioning system. the vehicle was not repaired and the leak was not detected by the technician. the contact is in the process of taking the vehicle back to the authorized dealer for repair. the failure mileage was 17,000 and current mileage was 19,000.

Reported in: GREENBRIER AR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my new 2008 chrysler town & country stalled out while cruising along (50-60mph) on the verazzanno bridge in new york. resulting in vehicle damage.

Reported in: HUNTINGTON NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1. safety defect in the wireless ignition module (ignition) in 2008 town & country (touring model). vehicle will run but most electrical components will not work, including turn signals, windows, remote mirrors, lights, horn seat, door locks, window locks, clock, ac radio and wipers. the result of the defect includes inability to safely operate the vehicle once in motion. driver is not necessarily aware of the problem until they go to use the horn, lights, or turn signal. chrysler denied the existence of the problem until i made them come to my home during an episode. 2. defective fuel pump. vehicle idles extremely high and the entire vehicle vibrates violently. chrysler replaced the fuel pump yet the safety defect continues. chrysler denied rearing or feeling the vibration until a chrysler factory rep was called to thomasville in response to a state of georgia office of consumer affairs lemon law claim. chrysler replace the pump yet the safety defect continues. 3. severe grinding/scraping noise coming from the rear tenter of the vehicle. to-date, chrysler denies the noise and has not repaired the problem. i fee the issue os one of a possible fire hazard due to its proximity to the fuel system and unknown defect in the fuel pump.

Reported in: THOMASVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

POWER TRAIN

1. safety defect in the wireless ignition module (ignition) in 2008 town & country (touring model). vehicle will run but most electrical components will not work, including turn signals, windows, remote mirrors, lights, horn seat, door locks, window locks, clock, ac radio and wipers. the result of the defect includes inability to safely operate the vehicle once in motion. driver is not necessarily aware of the problem until they go to use the horn, lights, or turn signal. chrysler denied the existence of the problem until i made them come to my home during an episode. 2. defective fuel pump. vehicle idles extremely high and the entire vehicle vibrates violently. chrysler replaced the fuel pump yet the safety defect continues. chrysler denied rearing or feeling the vibration until a chrysler factory rep was called to thomasville in response to a state of georgia office of consumer affairs lemon law claim. chrysler replace the pump yet the safety defect continues. 3. severe grinding/scraping noise coming from the rear tenter of the vehicle. to-date, chrysler denies the noise and has not repaired the problem. i fee the issue os one of a possible fire hazard due to its proximity to the fuel system and unknown defect in the fuel pump.

Reported in: THOMASVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

1. safety defect in the wireless ignition module (ignition) in 2008 town & country (touring model). vehicle will run but most electrical components will not work, including turn signals, windows, remote mirrors, lights, horn seat, door locks, window locks, clock, ac radio and wipers. the result of the defect includes inability to safely operate the vehicle once in motion. driver is not necessarily aware of the problem until they go to use the horn, lights, or turn signal. chrysler denied the existence of the problem until i made them come to my home during an episode. 2. defective fuel pump. vehicle idles extremely high and the entire vehicle vibrates violently. chrysler replaced the fuel pump yet the safety defect continues. chrysler denied rearing or feeling the vibration until a chrysler factory rep was called to thomasville in response to a state of georgia office of consumer affairs lemon law claim. chrysler replace the pump yet the safety defect continues. 3. severe grinding/scraping noise coming from the rear tenter of the vehicle. to-date, chrysler denies the noise and has not repaired the problem. i fee the issue os one of a possible fire hazard due to its proximity to the fuel system and unknown defect in the fuel pump.

Reported in: THOMASVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1. safety defect in the wireless ignition module (ignition) in 2008 town & country (touring model). vehicle will run but most electrical components will not work, including turn signals, windows, remote mirrors, lights, horn seat, door locks, window locks, clock, ac radio and wipers. the result of the defect includes inability to safely operate the vehicle once in motion. driver is not necessarily aware of the problem until they go to use the horn, lights, or turn signal. chrysler denied the existence of the problem until i made them come to my home during an episode. 2. defective fuel pump. vehicle idles extremely high and the entire vehicle vibrates violently. chrysler replaced the fuel pump yet the safety defect continues. chrysler denied rearing or feeling the vibration until a chrysler factory rep was called to thomasville in response to a state of georgia office of consumer affairs lemon law claim. chrysler replace the pump yet the safety defect continues. 3. severe grinding/scraping noise coming from the rear tenter of the vehicle. to-date, chrysler denies the noise and has not repaired the problem. i fee the issue os one of a possible fire hazard due to its proximity to the fuel system and unknown defect in the fuel pump.

Reported in: THOMASVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

vehicle information: 2008 chrysler town and country limited minivan, owned since june, 2008. other than the chief complaint described below, this has been the best vehicle we have ever owned so far. however, ... the key fob for this vehicle can lead to serious safety and security issues. all the buttons on the fob are raised, making them too easily pushed. several times per month, while in the kitchen or bathroom with the fob in my pocket, i have leaned against a counter only to have the vehicles' engine start while in the garage. sometimes this has even happened when simply squatting down to pick something up. the same thing has happened when my wife has rummaged through her purse looking for something other than the fob. at other times when the fob is inadvertently bumped, 1 or more of the 3 automatic doors will open without us knowing it and stay open all night, or perhaps just the driver's door may be unknowingly unlocked all night long. the first of these is a safety issue because it could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning from having the vehicle running in the closed attached garage. the second of these is a security and safety issue. if we are away from home where the vehicle happens to be parked outside and this happens, it leaves our vehicle totally open to theft and vandalism, or poses a safety hazard for small children who may enter and operate the opened doors. the fobs for other vehicles we own (or are familiar with) have recessed buttons, making them much less likely to be accidentally pushed. chrysler needs to redesign the fob for this vehicle to recess the buttons and/or reprogram them such that it takes a specific sequence of multiple button presses to activate the function. or perhaps a mechanical slide switch could be added to disable the fob buttons while in one's pocket or purse. in any case, a redesign and recall is vital to mitigate these safety and security issues.

Reported in: ROCHESTER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. while driving approximately 10 mph on normal road conditions, the brake pedal extended to the floor without resistance when it was depressed. the vehicle failed to slow down after several attempts and there was a loss of brake line pressure. immediately, the driver swerved and mounted the vehicle on the curbside. the vehicle came to a complete stop. in addition, the engine warning indicator illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. there were no injuries, but the front bumper and both headlight bulbs were damaged. the vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's residence. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for inspection, but they could not duplicate the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 15,000. updated 06/12/09.*jb

Reported in: GRANDVIEW IL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact noticed an egg smell coming from the vehicle. she also observed that the vehicle was emitting hydrogen sulfate into the atmosphere. the dealer recommended placing a different type of gasoline in the vehicle. she also stated that occupants in the rear of the vehicle would experience stomach aches and headaches while traveling. the dealer also stated that there may be an issue with the catalytic converter. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were less than 26,000.

Reported in: DAVENPORT IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2008 town and country touring. driving with cruise control going about 65mph and all of sudden the engine accelerated and then slowed down and i had to turn off the cruise control and hit the gas peddle finally kicked in normally. good thing i was not in city driving going 50mph and had this happen.

Reported in: ALBUQUERQUE NM || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

2008 town and country touring. driving with cruise control going about 65mph and all of sudden the engine accelerated and then slowed down and i had to turn off the cruise control and hit the gas peddle finally kicked in normally. good thing i was not in city driving going 50mph and had this happen.

Reported in: ALBUQUERQUE NM || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. when the contact started the ignition, the passenger compartment suddenly smelled like rotten eggs. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they could not duplicate the odor. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer four times, but there were no resolutions. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 1,403 and current mileage was 26,000.

Reported in: DAVENPORT IA || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i was driving on the h-1 freeway in honolulu, friday afternoon about 1:20 and my 2008 chrysler town and country lost power actually the engine turned off. i was in a middle lane and traffic was not good. i almost caused a crash because i wasn't prepared for my power steering to go out just before a curve. thankfully, i was able to stop safely. i called a local dealer, and they could get to it eventually.

Reported in: WAHIAWA HI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

on my 2008 chrysler town & country while driving or parked: horn comes on and stays on, lights flashing, windshield wipers going half way up, wiper fluid spewing on the windshield, doors lock. have to disconnect the battery for it to stop.

Reported in: WAXHAW NC || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my 2008 chrysler town & country, which i love, does have a problem, seemingly electrical. when driving or parked my horn goes off full blast, the lights flash and windshield wiper fluid spurts out like a geyser and the wipers try to wipe yet stop at the 12 o'clock position. the back wiper has wiped, too. seems to happen right after driving and the car is parked, but it has happened while driving which was quite dangerous.

Reported in: WAXHAW NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

i own a 2008 chrysler town & country touring van which was purchased in sept of 2008. i have 10,000 miles on the van, and had put on 1300 miles during this trip. while traveling through the rolling hills of wyoming, i stopped at a scenic overlook. the 6 passengers got out of the car and the right front tire deflated in a matter of seconds. after inspecting the tire, we noticed the cap was not on the valve stem. in fact the inner workings of the stem were gone. the repairman confirmed our suspicion and replaced the valve stem. we are in possession of the defective valve stem. had we been moving at the time of the incident, there could have been a fatal accident. we are concerned that the remaining valve stems may also have a defect.

Reported in: EVERGREEN PARK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brake rotors warped -- 2008 chrysler town and country limited. with less than 6,000 miles on the vehicle, when applying normal pressure to the brake pedal to stop the vehicle, the peddle would pulsate and the vehicle would shimmy slightly. i surmised and it was confirmed that the rotors were out of round (warping). the dealer replaced the rear rotors and resurfaced the front rotors. with such limited mileage on the vehicle, i would suspect the rotors are inadequate for this vehicle. the dealer indicated the replacement of the rear rotors was with not only new rotors but with an upgraded part. i'm still concerned that the front rotors may be inadequate. generally, when you feel a shimmy in the break peddle and steering wheel it occurs due to an issue in the front of the vehicle. i'm going to continue to monitor the status of this situation and if it occurs again, will request replacement of the front rotors. have there been other reports of this nature with 2008 chrysler made minivans. i have the 4 liter engine with 6 speed auto transmission.

Reported in: DAMASCUS MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my 2008 chrysler town and country, which i used to love, just stopped working last night. drove it around all day and it was fine. went in to work, and when i came out that night to go home, the lights were all working, and the power doors and windows worked. however, the radio stopped working, the power windows no longer work, and the car will not start. it will not try to turn over. you can turn the key and nothing happens. the starter does not click, the motor doesn't do anything at all. we replaced the ignition/accessory fuse because ours had blown, and it still did not resolve the issue. since we can't put it in gear due to the security lockout, we have been unsuccessful in towing it to a repair shop. this is a major issue considering it is the only vehicle my family has, and now we have no way to get our kids to the doctor or to school.

Reported in: IMPERIAL MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

excessive front brake wear. the front brakes are worn out, both the pads and rotors have failed at 17,000 miles. in contacting chrysler, i am told that this is a know issue but that they are not willing to do anything to fix this problem until a recall is mandated. i have had this vehicle for 16 months and do what i call normal driving around town and highway. i have hauled a trailer once, for 80 miles, other than nothing out of the ordinary. the brakes are in my opinion not properly sized for the car and could cause serious damage as most people would not expect brake failure after such a short time period.

Reported in: EASTON PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

tl*-the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the gears in the transmission have unwarrantly failed.the vehicle was taken to a dealer, and a technician concluded that the transmission needed to be replaced. he then added that because the warranty expired, he had to bear the expense. the manufacturer was notified. no repairs have been made. the failure and current mileages were 66,000

Reported in: CHRISTOPHER IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

regarding the 2008 chrysler town & country van and the sub standard rotors the vehicle comes with. the car is only 1 1/2 years old and the rotors have to be replaced. three months ago the dealer turned and resurfaced the rotors and replaced the pads ($270), the cost would have been more but they priced the quote incorrectly and then honored it. this week i took the car back to the dealer because of vibration and they are advising the rotors must be replaced costing more than $700 to repair. i have read multiple complaints from other owners with the same issue with this vehicle. i have been driving for more than 20 years and have never had an issue like this with any of my other vehicles and find the rotors installed in the 2008 chrysler town & country unacceptable. these cars are expensive and they parts used to make it should be of quality. the dealerships should extend the warranty on the brake rotors or recall them and put acceptable ones on them.

Reported in: PALM HARBOR FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

excessive brake wear and e-brake caliper sticking. i have a 2008 chrysler town and country with 28,000 miles on it. so far i have had to replace the brake pads twice and have the rotors turned once. the abs also pulses at times when i am braking at normal levels and it should not be kicking in. i am also getting substantially lower fuel mileage than advertised for both highway and city driving and suspect that the braking system is keeping some braking pressure on at all times. i have also had extremely hot brakes at times so much so that they have nearly caught fire. fortunately i have not had any fires to date from the brakes.

Reported in: SAN CARLOS CA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that when he engaged the brakes there was a squeaking noise. the brakes and rotors should not have worn out as soon as they have. the contact paid $346 to repair the brakes and rotors. the dealer stated that the brake failure was premature. the dealer also stated that there was no recall or warranty related to the failure. the failure mileage was 30,000.

Reported in: BROKEN ARROW OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

STEERING

vehicle brought in several times to dealer because the vehicle pulls away from the crest of the road, no matter how slight the angle. alignment is reportedly ok, vehicle still pulls. dangerous situation in a curve causing me to steer in the opposite direction of the turn. there have been multiple attempts to align the vehicle but no attempt to inspect the suspension or steering components.

Reported in: LEAGUE CITY TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes wear at low mileage. must be replaced at high cost.

Reported in: MAYNARD MA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

unsat brakes & rotors on 2008 chrysler town & country minivan. at approximately 6,9,12 & 15k miles, while getting the manufacturers recommended oil changes, we stated the van had a high pitched squeal. on each occurrence the dealer said nothing was wrong with the brakes, but we should bring it back if it is still a problem. after the warranty expired @ 18k, now... we do have a problem and it will cost $341.87 for new rotors and pads for the front. the dealer stated the rotors were made to be thrown out at 15k miles and made so they could not be turned in an effort to save on vehicle weight. we were ┐lucky┐ to get that much use out of them. the dealer also said the rear breaks were good. we brought it in 4 more times for squealing & were told the breaks were fine each time. however, i just spent another $97.38 on totally ruined rear brakes @ 23,445 miles. the vehicle was last into the shop @ 22,015 & 22,990 miles with no problems found. my original bill was another $400.00, but after disputing the bill we got it lowered down to only the cost of the pads & did not pay for the labor or the rotors. after less than 24k miles, the front & rear brakes pads along with rotors have been replaced. i previously owned two high top conversion vans that weighed about twice what a town and country weighs & the worst i ever got from brakes and rotors is 35k miles. even then, it was only the front brakes and the rear lasted over 50k. please research this @ www.edmunds.com, www.cars.com, or motor trend magazine & you will find many customers with the exact same story. we have had problems with the air conditioner, power sliding side door, extreme front tire wear & an intermittent electrical problem that makes all accessories inoperable until you shut off the van & restart. i know it is the first year after a total redesign & the company filed for bankruptcy protection, but a vehicle that costs $38k should have quality materials used in its construction. please investigate. thanks.

Reported in: CHESAPEAKE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

faulty brake pads on 2008 chyrsler town & country.

Reported in: BENBROOK TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

PARKING BRAKE

faulty brake pads on 2008 chyrsler town & country.

Reported in: BENBROOK TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

STEERING

we lease a 2008 chrysler town and country. at around 15,000 miles the front brake pads needed replaced and i was told that "i must be a heavy braker." at 22,000 miles we had our brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced to the tune of $334.63. less than one month later, we were getting the now familiar grinding sound upon braking so i took it back to our mechanic who said that he should have just replaced the rotors in the first place so he replaced the brake pads and rotors and only charged us for the rotors and ate the cost of the pads and labor. a week and a half later i had to return the car to the mechanic for a horrible squealing whenever i braked. he fixed it and charged me nothing. now 4 months and 5,000 miles later, my brakes are again grinding horribly like they were in may (22,000 mi) and the brakes and possibly rotors need replaced again. i have owned dodge caravans, a 2005 town and country and now this one and have never had brake problems like this so i don't think that my braking habits are to blame. also, after one year, the ignition switch started to "stick" in the wrong position upon starting the car and would leave me with no electronic power in the car. no lights, radio, locks, dash display, etc. which is very dangerous because if i try to correct it while driving and the car turns off, i am moving with no power steering or brakes.

Reported in: SHREWSBURY PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we lease a 2008 chrysler town and country. at around 15,000 miles the front brake pads needed replaced and i was told that "i must be a heavy braker." at 22,000 miles we had our brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced to the tune of $334.63. less than one month later, we were getting the now familiar grinding sound upon braking so i took it back to our mechanic who said that he should have just replaced the rotors in the first place so he replaced the brake pads and rotors and only charged us for the rotors and ate the cost of the pads and labor. a week and a half later i had to return the car to the mechanic for a horrible squealing whenever i braked. he fixed it and charged me nothing. now 4 months and 5,000 miles later, my brakes are again grinding horribly like they were in may (22,000 mi) and the brakes and possibly rotors need replaced again. i have owned dodge caravans, a 2005 town and country and now this one and have never had brake problems like this so i don't think that my braking habits are to blame. also, after one year, the ignition switch started to "stick" in the wrong position upon starting the car and would leave me with no electronic power in the car. no lights, radio, locks, dash display, etc. which is very dangerous because if i try to correct it while driving and the car turns off, i am moving with no power steering or brakes.

Reported in: SHREWSBURY PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. she experienced premature wear on the brake pads. the brakes are being replaced at her expense. the failure and current mileages were 20,000.

Reported in: GARY IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

we have a 2008 town and country. on the first cool rainy day of the fall, the vehicle's electrical system failed completely. the vehicle drove fine, but without lights, wipers, heat, radio, etc. the dealer stated that they could only fix while systems are down. this seems very dangerous and i feel unsafe in the vehicle.

Reported in: TROY MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i purchased a new 2008 chrysler town and country minivan. after only 25,000 miles the front and rear brakes and rotors have failed, costing thousands of dollars in repair work.

Reported in: SOUTH KENT CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

problem : heard squealing noise at 13,000 miles. undiagnosed at the dealer. raised issue again at dealer at 16,500km miles. diagnosis was completely worn (and inadequate) rear brakes. dealer tech agreed this is a flaw and safety issue, and quite common among newly designed 2008 town & country and should be a recall event. remedy : parts replaced at owners expense. complaint : inadequate brakes for a vehicle this size and weight, premature failure at 11-15k miles without warning is unacceptable and dangerous.

Reported in: STAMFORD CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town and county. i purchased this in dec 2008. at 15k in feb 2009 i had to have the front brake pads replaced. i was informed then that my rear brakes had approx 30% wear left. it is now oct 2009 and i have to replace my rear brake pads i have 26k miles on my vehicle. my last vehicle was also a town and country and i had to replace the front bakes at 20k. previously i owned a oldsmobile silhouette i turned this vehicle in with 60k and never had to replace my brakes. chrysler needs to held accountable for this brake problem. i have seen countless blogs concerning this issue. i turn my car in march 2010, i will not be replacing this with a chrysler vehicle.

Reported in: FARMINGTON HILLS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

at just over 16k miles i had to get the front brake pads and disc brakes replaced as they had worn down to metal on metal. the screeching noise had started about 3 months before this - assumed it was dirt from a new england winter. never would have thought it was the brakes wearing down to nothing at around 12 - 13k miles. this is unheard of for brake life. the line i was given by the dealer, was that is normal based on how mom's drive the cars around town all the time. ┐!@#$% if you ask me. did the same driving with my maxima and never had this problem. told my dealer to keep the car, i did not want it anymore. that got them to deal with me a bit, but i still ended up paying over a hundred dollars. now, 4 months and ~ 3,500 miles later, the rear brakes are squeaking. i am sure those will need to be replaced. at only 20k miles, this seems ungodly. can't wait to see the bill chrysler is going to hit me with for this one. they clearly know there is a problem and are just not willing to deal with it. am simply waiting for the front ones to wear out again. have never had such a problem on a car before. luckily the horrible squeaking and massive amounts of brake dust alert one to a problem prior to the brakes failing totally causing a major and potentially fatal accident. please, please, please get chrysler to issue a recall and fix the brake problems on the 2008 t&c before it becomes fatal.

Reported in: NORWALK CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that his front brakes were completely worn out. the brake pads and rotors on the front and back of his vehicle were replaced. the dealer stated that it was a common problem with his year, make and model vehicle. the manufacturer stated that since there were no existing recalls or warranties, the contact would be responsible for the repair cost. the failure mileage was 24,395.

Reported in: JACKSON TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

faulty brakes on my 2008 chrysler town & country limited. my van has 49,897 miles on it and it needs a 5th set of front pads. the 4th set of pads were replaced on 7-9-09 when the vehicle had 39,525 miles on it. at that time the front pads, front rotors, rear pads and rear rotors had to be replaced. three months later on 10-10-09 i was informed that the front pads needed to be replaced again with 49,897 miles on the vehicle. each time the brakes were oem parts replaced by the dealer. this is a very dangerous situation because the brakes are not making any noises, but could give out at any moment causing a very serious accident. there is obviously something wrong with the braking system and i am requesting a recall from chrysler.

Reported in: ATLANTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country. took car to dealership because brake light was coming on & brakes not working properly. dealer said front brakes were down to metal on metal. $495 to replace pads and rotors. only 23,500 miles on the garage kept vehicle. not covered under warranty. rotors are badly grooved with shredded metal hanging off. dealership service department says the brakes are only lasting 20-25,000 miles on the minivans. at a minimum, the rotors should be covered under warranty, but pads and rotors should last longer than 23,500 miles.

Reported in: VIRGINIA BEACH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

we have had to replace the brakes and rotors 3 times in our 2008 chrysler town and country van. the first at about 15,000 miles at a cost of 400.00, the second at a cost of 300.00 at 24,000, and now at 34500 miles another set of brakes. the brakes are defective and need to be recalled and replacement vehicles given. dealership admits problem, but no recourse against chrysler.

Reported in: DELBARTON WV || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

my 2008 chrysler town and country's brakes have failed at 16,000 miles. fortunately, there wasn't an accident, but this is a serious safety concern. ewald (milwaukee) my dealer has to completely replace my front and rear brakes. from my internet research, there seems to be thousands of people with the same problem. i have contacted chrysler.

Reported in: GREENFIELD WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country front brakes have worn out at 21,00 miles. we have purchased or leased 13 new cars in the past 15 years. brakes have never worn out this quickly before. chrysler will not fix this problem.

Reported in: TRAVERSE CITY MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town and county 2008 limited, brakes and rotors need to be replace at 21,000 miles. normal highway and city driving. having to replace brakes at 21,000 miles is unheard of for other manufacturers.

Reported in: SWANSEA IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a chrysler town and country which i bought new. it has 21,000 miles and have just replaced the brake pads. i have driven many different makes of vehicles and have never had to replace brake pads at such a low mileage. i am not a driver that 'rides the brakes'. i was told at the dealership that they have had to replace most town and country brake pads at about 20,000. obviously this is a faulty part. i suppose the rear brake pads will be next. i have seen many letters on internet forums complaining of the same problem. i think these brakes should be recalled before someone is killed. please investigate the life of these brake pads.

Reported in: ELKHORN NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country mini van. the vehicle was taken to a local shop and he was advised that the rotors and brake pads on all four wheels needed to be replaced at an expense of $950.00. he filed a complaint with the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 16,000. the vehicle identification number was unavailable.

Reported in: WINFIELD IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country mini van. the vehicle was taken to a local shop and he was advised that the rotors and brake pads on all four wheels needed to be replaced at an expense of $950.00. he filed a complaint with the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 16,000. the vehicle identification number was unavailable.

Reported in: WINFIELD IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i recently had to replace the front brakes on my 2008 chrysler town and country....the vehicle only has 24748 miles on it and is 18 months old, at a cost of several hundred dollars. after researching blogs, etc., i have discovered that many other owners have experienced the same problem and i believe it's a serious issue that requires chrysler to cover the costs we (the consumers) have incurred because of this defect. there was another vehicle, a 2008 dodge caravan, in the shop at the exact same time as my vehicle. it had approximately the same amount of miles on it and was being serviced for the exact same problem. that should be enough to raise a red flag, but i know we are not the only consumers with this problem.

Reported in: SLINGER WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

new 2008 chrysler town and country in april 2008. october 2009, with 18,600 miles, noise was coming from front end when brakes applied. dealer had to replace front pads and rotors. pads wore to metal without any warnings and gouged the rotor. rear brakes were worn to 35% and were replaced also. dealer blamed it on a heavier van and our type of driving and to expect to have to do brake work again in 15,000 to 20,000 miles. we have had many cars/vans, have not changed our type of driving and never replaced brakes with this low mileage. this is a safety issue and should be investigated and recalled.

Reported in: CHERRY HILL NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

have brake failure at 17,000 miles. brakes were making noise starting at about 3,000 to 4,000 miles had brakes checked at dealership at about 9,000 miles, pads were inspected to be ok and they turned the rotors. however, they continued to make noise. took vehicle into dealership at 17,000 miles and they informed me that it was unsafe to drive. pads and rotors needed to be replaced as it was metal on metal and chrysler was not going to cover it under warranty.

Reported in: LINCOLN NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

needs new front pads and rotors at 14,000 miles. i made the mistake of waiting to long to report problem because the warranty is 12,000 miles and problem started well before 12,000 miles.

Reported in: COSTA MESA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

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.

Reported in: ST PETERSBURG FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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.

Reported in: ST PETERSBURG FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

electrical system problem. multiple can/bus errors. all dashboard functions go out. all dash light trouble lights come on. windshield wipers come on. head lights flash.

Reported in: SUWANEE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

the front brakes on my 2008 chrysler town and country needs to be replaced....the vehicle only has 26000 miles on it, at a cost of several hundred dollars. after researching blogs, etc., i have discovered that many other owners have experienced the same problem (including the dodge caravans) and i believe it's a serious issue that requires chrysler to cover the costs we (the consumers) have incurred because of this defect. that should be enough to raise a red flag, but i know we are not the only consumers with this problem. chrysler/dodge has even acknowledged the issue with tsb #05-006-08 issued 12-08-2009. but it is not cover by the warranty.

Reported in: REMLAP AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

7/31/09 - 21,897 vehicle miles - brakes began squeaking - dealer rep. recommended we wash any brake dust out of the wheels to see if that resolved the problem. 8/5/09 - brought the vehicle back to the dealer as this did not resolve the problem. it was squeaking and making a crunching sound when braking, like metal to metal. believe it was unsafe to drive - had the vehicle towed to the dealer. vehicle had 22,009 miles. we were told the front brake pads were at 26.97 and minimum specs are 26.4. the dealer replaced the front brake pads and front rotors were turned. we were told the rotors did not need replacing at that time. 8/25/09 - we were still experiencing a pulsation when braking. took the vehicle to our personal mechanic. they replaced and resurfaced the front rotors that were warped. the brakes felt better but we still noticed an unusual shuddering and heard a deep creaking sound at the tail end while braking. our personal mechanic advised the rear pads needed replacing and the rear rotors had 45% wear. fearing we would have to replace the rear rotors in the near future, we opted to save labor charges later and have both the rear pads and rotors replaced. the brakes are performing wonderfully now and are very smooth. we feel they are safe. we are concerned though that we will have to replace pads and rotors every 20,000 miles and believe this is unsafe and unreasonable. we have owned many chrysler & dodge vehicles in the past and specifically bought this based on our past positive experiences with these vehicles. i am the principal driver of the vehicle and have never had this problem with any vehicles i have owned in the past. my driving conditions and style have not changed either.

Reported in: PEORIA AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes on 2008 chrysler town and country prematurely worn at 23,000 miles. brakes were inspected by an authorized dealer at 19,200 miles during a routine tire rotation and no notification of worn brake pads was given. at approximately 22,000 miles we began to hear a light grinding in the front right wheel during braking. we took the vehicle into an authorized dealer at 23,600 miles for inspection of the grinding, which had gotten significantly worse. i was notified that the brakes were down to metal on metal and the rotors were too far gone to resurface. authorized dealer replaced the rotors, brake pads, and flushed and replaced the brake fluid at the owner's expense of $575. this appears to be premature for pads to go to metal on metal at only 23,600 miles with no prior notification. there was no warning of worn brake pads such as a wear sensor or indicator which causes a squealing in the brakes on most vehicles. first indication that the pads were worn was when the metal on metal sound was heard.

Reported in: CAMERON NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

after only 3000 miles i took it to the dealership (jan09) because i noticed that the front left rotor had abnormal grooves on it- i know a smooth rotor, and that one was not! right front rotor was smooth. dealership returned vehicle saying all conditions normal- they didn't tell me about this huge problem- i had to find out about it myself! later, at 16,000 miles brakes squeaked under all braking conditions. later, at 21,000 miles of normal city & highway driving & not harsh braking, i read about these multiple complaints and went to my local service station- yup, replace front pads & rotors for $350. rotors were 1.075 and 1.079 (min spec 1.040); pads were 90% worn. i then called chrysler customer service rep and senior resolution team- no luck. i went to a different dealership- no luck. luckily for me based on my own intuition and research, i found out about the problem before my wife & kids were harmed by unsafe brakes. 21k miles for new brakes- you've got to be kidding me! i currently hold the failed parts. pls help me & others.

Reported in: WHITE LAKE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town- and-country. all of the gauges on the instrument control panel were inoperative. also all of the warning lights would illuminate on the instrument control without warrant. also the vehicle would intermittently go into lymph mode, which would cause the vehicle to down-shift. the vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times, and the clock-spring, wiring-plug, and pvc valve were repaired. none of the repairs remedied the failure. finally the dealer insulated the wiring cable, which remedied the failure. the failure mileage was 22,000. the current mileage was 29,000. updated 2/22/10 *cn updated 06/01/10

Reported in: SUWANEE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 town & country chrysler mini-van needed complete front brake replacement including rotors. shop repairing brakes said they had seen this on several other vans of the same year and with similar low mileage. i owned a toyota highlander for over 3 years and never needed to do any brake work. why would the brakes need to be completely replaced in little over a year of use and with less than 24k miles?

Reported in: JACKSONVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

at 16,000 had to replace front brake pads dealer said possibly rotors as well 2008 chrysler t&c touring van. rotors did not need changed but 16,000 miles are ridiculous for a brake pad change. dealer said this is normal and had seen pad changes as early as 12,000 miles...you've got to be kidding!

Reported in: JACKSONVILLE FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

had to replace my brake pads and rotors on my 2008 town & country at only 18000 miles. that is unacceptable!!!!!

Reported in: LASALLE 00 || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 town and country mini van - complete transmission rebuilt at 13,000 miles, had to replace front brakes at 20,000 miles, shifter cable damaged and had to replace.

Reported in: EVANS GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

2008 town and country mini van - complete transmission rebuilt at 13,000 miles, had to replace front brakes at 20,000 miles, shifter cable damaged and had to replace.

Reported in: EVANS GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

1. brakes/rotors on 2008 chrysler town & country need to be replaced at 12,000 miles; 2. had to replace front brakes again at 20,000 miles and rear at 27,000 which is unheard of (i have been driving a dozen different vehicles since 1983). 3. chrysler covered the first job since the vehicle had under 12,000 miles on it. i have since spent over $600 and based on this frequency, will be spending again soon. keep in mind this is a $42,000 vehicle - this should not be happening. i called chrysler (both the dealer and the main corporate office) and they informed me that they will not cover this item.

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country.

Reported in: CLAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town & country with 21,000 miles only presents excessive wear of brake pads. symptoms of the problem were noise, vibration and lately difficulty in braking: car did not stop with brake pedal full down. dealer service reports states that front brake pads have only 5% life remaining and pads and rotors had to be replaced for a total cost of $335 at owner expense. chrysler has issued a service bulletin no. 05-006-08 on 12.09.2008 stating that "front brake pads may exhibit excessive noise, squeal/shudder/vibration and/or lining life complaints." but has not issued a recall even if this is a major safety issue. chrysler customer service did not refund the expense for pads and rotors replacement stating that brakes are a wear component and wear out in different ways. an internet search shows that this is a major problem of this vehicle and many customers have filed complaints: http://www.edmunds.com/chrysler/townandcountry/2008/consumerreview.html , http://www.fixya.com/cars/t2122925-early_wear_front_brakes_rotors_2008_town , etc. according to many customers, pads and rotors have to be replaced in this van every 15,000 miles to ensure the safety of the occupants.

Reported in: LOUISVILLE KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brake replacement - 2008 chrysler town & country at 20,789 miles.

Reported in: FARMINGTON HILLS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country - front brake pads needed replacing after only 16,700 miles and 1 1/2 years. left front brake pad had gone slightly askew and made a groove in the rotor, which needed replacement. dealer attributed it to "normal wear and tear" and would not cover it under warranty. never have i had to replace brakes on a brand new car!

Reported in: APEX NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

faulty brake components, rotors and pads needing replacement after 12,000 miles on a new vehicle. i complained to the dealer, and notice that there seems to be a large number of people complaining online about front and rear brakes needing replacement on 2008 chrysler town & country vans under 20,000 miles.

Reported in: CLARENCE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i purchased a 2008 chrysler town & county and had to have brake pads replaced at 15000 miles. the dealership and chrysler seems to think this is normal for this vehicle. i believe the brake system installed on these vehicle is not safe. no one buying this vehicle would expect to have to replace brakes at 15000 miles thus creating a safety conditions for those who do purchase them. i feel they should be recalled and replaced with proper pads and rotor.

Reported in: WICKLIFFE KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes worn down to metal in less than 16,000 miles.

Reported in: LEONIA NJ || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

this complaint involves a 2008 chrysler town and country mini van. the vehicle was returned to the dealer to inspect brake system. mileage was 27, 904. i was informed that the front disc pads and rotors needed replacement and the rear brakes were in good shape. this concerned me since i have never had to replace this early on a new vehicle. my previous vehicle was a 2001 town and country, which was traded for the 2008. the 2001 had over 95,000 miles and i was told after inspection of the brakes that there was approximately 25% of the pads left. i also own a 1995 dodge ram pickup and had the pads replaced at 75,000 miles and still had pads left. i had the pads replaced on the 2008. less than 1,000 miles later i had to replace the rear pads and rotors after being told they were ok. something is wrong with this scenerio. this condition could have lead to a serious accident since the dealership gave me sense of assurance that the brake system was in good condition and i should have been able to gotten more mileage on the rear pads than a 1,000 miles. i feel that there may be a design flaw in the brake system since my driving habits have not changed in the last 50 years.

Reported in: BULVERDE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have had major brake problems with my town and country 2008 van. i first need new rotors and pads at 11,000. chrysler covered that under warranty. then again at about 23,000 miles my pads needed to be replaced and rotors refinished. the second job i had done at midas, they had to replace the front brake pads and resurface the rotors two more times (in the last two months) because they keep glazing. bottom line in conversations that i have had, it sounds like the rotors they put on this vehicle are not large enough to handle the weight of the van. i am concerned about this issue and it is creating much anxiety in me. i am always listening to the brakes and wonder how soon i am going to have to take them to be repaired again. i also worry that this can be a dangerous issue. i found forums on-line where thousands of people are having the same issue.

Reported in: LA QUINTA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SUSPENSION:FRONT

i have a 2008 chrysler town & country van with just 22,000 miles on it and have been told i need new brakes and rotors. i have never had to replace brake pads at this low of mileage. i have heard from others that this is a problem with these vans due to the rotors and brake pads being to small. i feel that chrysler should be made to recall these vehicles and put adequate brakes on them.

Reported in: OLATHE KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town & country van with just 22,000 miles on it and have been told i need new brakes and rotors. i have never had to replace brake pads at this low of mileage. i have heard from others that this is a problem with these vans due to the rotors and brake pads being to small. i feel that chrysler should be made to recall these vehicles and put adequate brakes on them.

Reported in: OLATHE KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my wife purchased a 2008 chrysler town and country in may 2008.this van was in need of new front rotors and brakes at 13000 miles ( which was out of warranty and we had to pay for) the repair was completed by the chrysler dealership where the van was purchased. the an now has 19000 miles and is in need of another front brake job. it is also pulsating from the rear which means that the rotors and brakes are gone on the rear as well. in 30 years of owning vehicles i have never seen brakes and rotors that will be worn out at such low mileage. i have a friend and a sister in law who are experiencing similar problems with their 2008 t&c's. something must be done.

Reported in: RIVERSIDE PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

july 2009 i took the car in for an oil change and check up before leaving town for vacation. brakes were squeaking so i asked to have those checked as well. i didn't expect anything much to come of the brakes since the car only had about 12,000 miles on it at the time. they said i had to have the brakes done which i did. brakes started squeaking the next day while on the trip and the car would shake when braking (not subtly but enough to spill drinks and to feel like we were riding a bucking bronco). called the dealership who said it was safe to drive until we returned to town and could take it back to the dealership. i took the car back in immediately when we returned and had the problem repaired. that lasted a few days and the brakes started to squeak and then grind. car has been in again and still no relief from the problem. this is the 4th chrysler town and country i have had and the first time i have had any problems. i am going back to the dealership again which will make it at least 5 times in as many months. i am concerned that the vehicle is unsafe to drive.

Reported in: SALINE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

purchased a 2008 chrysler town and country touring brand new in may 2008. within the first 12,000 miles we've had multiple problems with this van. as far as the safety problems specifically, the brake system has been a nightmare. the parking brake cable snapped in two and became dangerous when i couldn't park on a hill without it. this was fixed under warranty through the dealership. the next safety related issue was that the brakes on the van started to squeal and were quickly metal on metal. i brought the van into our local tire place to have a regular brake job done and was told that the rotors and pads were completely shot and cost over $300 to have replaced. the manager said i was one of 12 other customers in the last few months with 2008 dodge/chrysler minivans having this problem. he said that he spoke with someone from chrysler to see about having this repair covered under warranty and said that the person at chrysler that he spoke with casually mentioned that "of course this happened, they used cheap parts" on these vans. i still have the original rotors and pads if anyone needs them for investigation. an entire chunk of metal had chipped off of one rotor!! the tech. at the repair shop said they were the cheapest made things they've seen on a new vehicle. no vehicle driven under normal, carpooling circumstances should ever have rotors and pads wear out at 12,000 miles. i would like to see this looked into as to why this is happening with this year van through this make. thanks.

Reported in: LAWRENCEVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

PARKING BRAKE

purchased a 2008 chrysler town and country touring brand new in may 2008. within the first 12,000 miles we've had multiple problems with this van. as far as the safety problems specifically, the brake system has been a nightmare. the parking brake cable snapped in two and became dangerous when i couldn't park on a hill without it. this was fixed under warranty through the dealership. the next safety related issue was that the brakes on the van started to squeal and were quickly metal on metal. i brought the van into our local tire place to have a regular brake job done and was told that the rotors and pads were completely shot and cost over $300 to have replaced. the manager said i was one of 12 other customers in the last few months with 2008 dodge/chrysler minivans having this problem. he said that he spoke with someone from chrysler to see about having this repair covered under warranty and said that the person at chrysler that he spoke with casually mentioned that "of course this happened, they used cheap parts" on these vans. i still have the original rotors and pads if anyone needs them for investigation. an entire chunk of metal had chipped off of one rotor!! the tech. at the repair shop said they were the cheapest made things they've seen on a new vehicle. no vehicle driven under normal, carpooling circumstances should ever have rotors and pads wear out at 12,000 miles. i would like to see this looked into as to why this is happening with this year van through this make. thanks.

Reported in: LAWRENCEVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have owned a 2008 chrysler town & country minivan since new and it currently has 27,200 miles on it. almost all (approx. 20000) are highway / coast to coast miles. the front brakes and rotors are bad and need replacing. i have two other vehicles with over 60,000 miles on them and the brakes are still okay. 2008 chrysler town & country factory brakes are defective in my opinion and many believe are too small for the vehicle. this should be investigated.

Reported in: WINDCREST TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 towncountry touring van 3.8 v6, excessive brake wear and wheel pad dust.my wife has driven the same rout to work for past 22 years 90%of miles put on highway miles ,70miles daily round trip three stop lights,6 stop signs one way. on all previous vehicles 2 isuzu rodeos and last one was ford taurus all 3 had 200.000+ miles when sold . all of them required only 2 sets of brake pads on front wheels ,one set on rear ,and did not have to resurface any rotors on any of my vehicles i do most of servicework after warranty ex as well as 2 trucks 1 1992 chv 4x4 ex cab 227,000 is on its third set from factory, 1 04 ford crew cab 55,000 and brakes are half worn.(( now our problem chy van 22,000 mile brake dust that was a thick film, like the color of the used oil, the dust was thick after the first 5-600 miles i called the service dep and was told that is a problem with most 08 dodge, chy veh and they have not come out with any new brake pads or rotors to remedy this,but said they have made a spray that you spray on rims so dust will not accumulate as much buildup on wheels . i told the service manager that we did not spend 36,000 on a vehicle to wipe wheels off every 3-400 miles or buy a can of their spray for i think it was around 16-18 dollars. the service manager said there was nothing he could do about it .and i said yes you can i will have my wife come by here every fri after noon so he could wipe the brake dust off !! he didn't think that was to funny,so each time i had the 3 oil changes done i had them wipe off wheels on there time. so here we are today 12-14 2009 22,000 miles on van with ex brake pad,rotor wear and uneven pad wear front l outside face fine, with about 3/16 pad rem, inside front pad metal to metal on lower half of rotor ,upper half has 1/8 left on pad .passfront pads have 3/16 left with both front rotors having a good 3/16 wear grove indent lip at top of rotor. leaving not enough face to resurface . parts only 400 no labor,no one helps!!

Reported in: FOUR OAKS NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

2008 chrysler t&c limited w/ 4 liter engine. since the vehicle was new it periodically produces large plumes of smoke when starting the vehicle. several trips to two dealerships resulted in no diagnostic action because the problem was not reproducible at the dealership. after several calls to chrysler and trips to two dealerships, the problem finally surfaced at the original dealership. the diagnosis was a bad pcv valve and it was replaced. however, when picking up the vehicle after the repair, the vehicle again smoked while in the presence of the service manager. the problem still remains at 27,000 miles. the vehicle consumes twice the amount of oil as the owner's 2000 chrysler t&c with 160,000 miles and three times as much oil as the owner's 1998 buick century with 135,000 miles. a consumption test was conducted at the 2nd dealership and they reported that the oil consumption was within chrysler's specifications.

Reported in: EAST NASSAU NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

leased 2008 chrysler town & country in march 2008. at 12,000 miles we experienced loss of braking, screeching, grinding and had dealer inspect brakes - was told pads were completely worn to metal and had to have brake pads replaced and rotors machined. at 21000 loss of braking again, grinding, pulling and dealer reports that rotors are below machine tolerance, pads are worn to metal and rotors have to be replaced. dealer reports this is "normal" for this van. clearly the brake materials/system are inadequate for this van and present a significant safety issue - as no driver has an expectation of brake wear and failure at 12,000 mile intervals.

Reported in: AURORA CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

after 13k miles had to have the front brakes and rotors replaced. then at about 21k the rear brakes replaced. this is unacceptable and expensive.

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i had my town and country for just over 20,000 miles and i need to replace the rear brakes pads on my vacation. lucky i am a mechanic and could do it myself. i called the dealer down in florida and asked if there was any problems with that model they said no. i asked for price on pads and if they had them. i called the parts store and they had the front but not he backs that would be a day. the dealer told me 4 to 5 days for the back and fronts. i asked the price and they where less then 1/2 the price. i ordered and did the brake job. i had to call a dealer to find out how to compress the calibers they did not know. i remember that volkswagen had calibers like this and is turned in. i did the brakes and needed to do them 3 months later and rotors this time. i feel there is a factory problem here.

Reported in: MILTON VT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my 2008 chrysler town and country started making front brake noise at 25,000 miles. when removing the front wheels for tire rotation, noticed the pads were worn down and the rotors had a deep ridge on the outside.

Reported in: OMAHA NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

2008 chrysler town and country brakes were replaced at 20,000 miles and factory warranty was for 10,000 miles. i had to replace both break pads and rotors on a new vehicle.

Reported in: ARCHBOLD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town & country minivan - year = 2008, brakes and rotors do not hold up, need replacing after only 15,000 miles, many consumers having same issue.

Reported in: OMAHA NE || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i lease a 2008 chrysler town and country minivan. we have complained about brake noises since taking possession of the vehicle. now, at 18,000miles, i am told that the brake pads and rotors need to be replaced. i was also told by chrysler that this is a common problem with this model. chrysler refuses to do anything about this other than give me a 20% discount on the repair.

Reported in: ANN ARBOR MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my 2008 town and country had to replace brake pads and rotors due to heavy noise and wear out at 12,750 miles. my mechanic suggested the caliper is defective and it causes the problem. but the dealer won't agree. so they replaced just the pads and rotor. now at 28,000 miles, that is another 15000 miles, the same problem arises. the rotors and pads are fully gone and it has a huge noise when braking with no brake in effect.

Reported in: AIRMONT NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my 2008 t&c was purchased in may of '08 and has 14k miles on it. with no prior warning, the brakes were metal on metal when we come upon traffic at 70 mph. we were able to avoid a collision (thankfully) using the lower transmission gears. now, the dealership has informed me that it is my responsibility because the warranty is only for 1 year/12k miles, even though it was their oversight for not informing me that the pads were low at my 12k service. now, i need new pads and the rotors re-surfaced. i find it amazing that a vehicle that costs over $45k has such poor quality materials that could endanger lives. how is this possible.

Reported in: WESTCHESTER CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

premature brake wear/failure on 2008 chrysler town and country.

Reported in: PICKERINGTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

my 2008 chrysler town & country needs new brakes and the front and rear rotors resurfaced after only 12,000 miles. it does not seem reasonable that the brakes would wear down so quickly.

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

rear brake failure at low miles, excessive wearing, noise, etc.

Reported in: PINE ISLAND NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

unusually fast wear of front brake pads and rotors on 2008 chrysler town and country. needed new pads and rotors at 15490 miles and had to put on heavy duty ceramic pads mechanic has never seen pads and rotors wear so fast in thirty years.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

i wish to file a complaint about the 2008 chrysler town and country vans. these vans were produced with sub standard brake pads and rotors that wear out very prematurely and risk causing serious injury. most people do not expect their vehicles brake pads and rotors to wear out at 18,000 miles and as such could ignore important signs that a problem is ahead. at some point a brake failure is going to occur and someone will get injured or killed due to loss of brakes. this is an issue that chrysler needs to issue a recall on immediately. there are literally thousands of blogs on the internet of people that have had to change their brake pads and rotors at very low miles on brand new vans. thank you! gregg henricks

Reported in: HUNTERTOWN IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town & country needing new brake pads and rotors after on 20,000 miles.

Reported in: TOLEDO OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

our 2008 chrysler town & country minivan needed all new brakes and rotors and has been driven under a year and half (with normal wear and tear - not excessive). evidently this is a known issue as i've found in talking with another t&c owner that bought the same minivan at about the same time we did (fall 2009). he bought the extended warranty for $2000 and was alerted to this defect by the dealer (tsb because of his extended warranty) and the repair was made for free and now he knows to check the brakes every 12-20 thousand miles. unfortunately without purchasing the $2000 extended warranty other consumers will not be aware of the short lived brakes and rotors and may not bother going into the dealer to get their brakes replaced every 20,000 miles (who would think that you would need to replace your brakes and rotors this frequently!). from the research i've done thus far, i should expect to continue to have this problem for the lifetime of the vehicle with no recourse other than to sell the vehicle to another unsuspecting consumer or to continue to pay >$500/ 1-2 years to replace the brakes in this vehicle. i would greatly appreciate a recall on this known defect or at the very least a notification to t&c owners to this issue for their own personal safety (and that of their family and everyone else out on the road). generally i've only replaced my brakes after 50k miles on other vehicles and never would have suspected there was an issue with so few miles on the car. please notify other consumers of this product before this results in serious injury (i'm sure there has already been huge monetary losses from the consumers of this vehicle).

Reported in: DEFIANCE MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the right passenger sliding door opened and closed randomly. the door latch has also malfunctioned. a local mechanic reset the computer and stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. she plans to have the vehicle diagnosed by an authorized dealer and notify the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 39,300.

Reported in: SHARON HILL PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

PARKING BRAKE

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving 45 mph she heard a humming noise; however, when she put her foot on the brake pedal she heard the noise again. she stopped to check the vehicle and found that the left rear tire was smoking. she allowed the brakes to cool down. the dealer stated that the vehicle needed new brake pads, rotors, and calipers and confirmed that the warranty only covered the caliper. the brake pads, rotors, and calipers were replaced. the repair cost was $615.00. a report 19213709 was filed with the manufacturer. the manufacturer believes that she left the emergency brake on and that caused the rear brakes to fail. the vehicle has exceeded the 12,000 mile warranty; therefore her request for reimbursement was denied. the failure mileage was 31,000 and the current mileage 36,000.

Reported in: BOWDOIN ME || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

VISIBILITY

the bottom 1/3 of the windshield does not defrost this creates a very dangerous situation. during winter conditions, the wipers drag across the icy area and smear the clear area with ice and you are required to stop up to every 4-5 minutes to scrape the windshield when you are during snowy conditions in the winter.

Reported in: TEMPERANCE MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country van. the front defrost mechanism for her front windshield failed to operate normally. while driving approximately 45 mph and trying to utilize the defrost mechanism in snowy weather, it failed to engage. the ice continued to build up on the front windshield and wipers; however, the defrost mechanism would not help with getting the precipitation off of the front windshield. on a separate occasion, the incident occurred while driving in freezing cold weather. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there was a design flaw in the defrost mechanism of her year, make and model vehicle. the current and failure mileages were under 15,000.

Reported in: TEMPERANCE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

i own a 2008 town & country that has been in the shop for a number of things, the latest being the slipping of the transmission that started at 2000 miles and there was a burning smell, i took it to the shop 3 times, and at 35000 miles on 1-7-2010 i took the van in and they found a leak and the fluid was burnt, so they had to rebuild the transmission this time because of a defective part that was put in the van when it was being built. we also had problems with the mygig entertainment system, the sliding doors, the back hatch, the electrical, and the brakes that had to be replaced at 25000 miles. but chrysler said that i don"t have a lemon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reported in: PORTAGE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town&country, own car for 13 months; 16,500 miles, front brake pads gone. dealership states that brakes covered only for 12 months; 12,000 miles. dealership states that this is not the first of these vehicles to report the same issue. may be related to tsb 05-006-08.

Reported in: ABINGTON MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

needed brake replacement on a 2008 chrysler town & country after only 14k miles - was told by the dealer this seems to be happening on all t&c between 15-18k miles, which seems like a recall is needed if that is the case.

Reported in: COLLEGEVILLE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country. 18 months, 22k miles. front rotors and pads need replacement. typically i get 40-60k before my first brake service on any vehicle i have owned /leased. i have found many similar complaints here and in internet forums. there are rumors of a tsb but i cannot find a record here. please investigate.

Reported in: MACOMB MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

needed to replace brakes & 1 rotor after the 20,000 mile mark on a 2008 chrysler town & country lx. we bought the van from the dealer with 14,000 miles on it. the vehicle was a demo so when we bought it, we were considered the "first" owners. one of our friends just replaced the brake pads for the first time on their kia after 75,000 miles.

Reported in: KISSIMMEE FM || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

i have a 2008 town and country and have had nothing but problems for the last 27 months. my doors closed in on me while putting my 2 year old into the car seat. the la time was jan.2 2010 and i am pregnant could not turn around to force the door open my husband had to get out of the car and manually open the door. if that would have been my2 year old she would of been hurt. chrysler doesn't seem to care this car is a lemon.

Reported in: MIDDLEBURG HTS OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes failed at 15,000 miles needing complete replacement. dealer claimed out-of-warranty. have driven a chrysler minivan for over 14 years and have never had to replace brakes this frequently before.

Reported in: STRATFORD CT || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i own a chrysler town & country 2008, after 20,800 miles the front brake system had to be replaced, including discs and pads, and the rear had to be resurfaced. i complain to the dealership, bakersfield chrysler. they said it was wear and tear, but i argued that there was something wrong if they had to be replaced so fast for no reason. the agreed after much arguing to cover half the cost of the total repairs ($800). then, 2 months later , 8/17/09, i start hearing a noise coming from the bottom of the car around where the exhaust is located. i take it to the dealership and they tell me that the exhaust is hanging due to structural failure of the main bracket holding the exhaust. a couple more days in the shop at the dealer till the vehicle is repaired. i expressed my concern about such a new car with hardly any miles on it and having so many problems, the dealership blew me off. now, around 10/9/09 and 30000 miles, i hear the brakes starting to make a little noise again, they tell me they need to replace the front pads and discs and resurface or replace the rear brakes again. the person that help us at bakersfield chrysler told my wife that the reason for the brakes failing again is because we don't know how to drive. i paid for the brakes to be fixed so i didn't have to wait and waste more time on chryslers poor excuses. i have perform every single maintenance procedure recommended by chrysler at the chrysler dealership but i feel the car has a manufacturing problem with the brakes. i am extremely concern with the situation since this is my family vehicle and my two babies and my wife drive it everywhere. the only feedback we have received from chrysler is that we don't know how to drive the car, this is frustrating! in the mean time, i don't know who else to recur to, i have place several complaints with chrysler customer relations and nobody has had the courtesy to call me back. please help me!

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving 60 mph the accelerated pedal was stuck. as the vehicle accelerated he had to use his left foot to release the accelerator pedal from the stuck position to slow the vehicle down.. the dealer or the manufacturer have not been contacted. the failure mileage was 53,000. updated 02/17/10. *lj the next day the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated nothing was wrong. updated 02/17/10.*jb

Reported in: OREM UT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact noticed premature wear on the brake pads and rotors. she cited a squeaking noise when she applied the brakes. a dealer confirmed that new brakes and one rotor were needed. the vehicle had not been repaired to-date. she called the manufacturer and was currently awaiting a response. the current mileage was approximately 29,400. the failure mileage was approximately 29,200.

Reported in: PALM COAST FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact noticed premature wear on the brake pads and rotors. she cited a squeaking noise when she applied the brakes. a dealer confirmed that new brakes and one rotor were needed. the vehicle had not been repaired to-date. she called the manufacturer and was currently awaiting a response. the current mileage was approximately 29,400. the failure mileage was approximately 29,200.

Reported in: PALM COAST FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country with anti lock brakes. she stated that the vehicle was making a squealing noise while driving approximately 25 mph when depressing the brake pedal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the brake shoes and brakes. two months later, the vehicle was taken to a local tire shop for regular tire maintenance where they found the brake shoes were worn out and the vehicle was in need of new brakes yet again. no further repairs were made to the vehicle to correct the premature wear of the brakes. the failure mileage was 13,000 and the current was 34,000.

Reported in: FLORENCE SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that she had to replace the right and the left wheel bearing due to a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the wheel bearings were replaced. the contact can hear the noise in the front of her vehicle when she accelerates. the manufacturer has not been notified. the failure mileage was 30,000.

Reported in: HOUMER LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

brake replacement on my 2008 chrysler town and country.first incident bought used in 2009 with 18,000 miles and front brakes were replaced upon purchase. in jan 2010 agrinding noise was coming from left rear brakes. took into dealer for insp.and was told i needed new brakes and rotors at 26,000k. refused service because of the 400.00 charge spoke to service man.and he said they have done at least 40 to 50 brake jobs on the same vehicle in the last 6 months. they admitted problem but no fix or recall in site. looked on numerous forums and haves seen thousand of the same complaints. chrysler needs to recall these vehicles, because no noe should be replacing brakes on a 40,000 vehicle every 10 to 15,000 miles.

Reported in: CARLETON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town and country - worn rotors and bad brakes - just like everyone else. cost me $350 to fix - only 19k miles on vehicle. grinding noise started about five days ago. one completely trashed rotor, one severely grooved, had back brakes 'cleaned' - shouldn't have to replace brakes on a 1.5 year old vehicle with so few miles on it. tahoe doesn't need them at 50k!

Reported in: TROY MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country brakes system. just passed 25000 and required all four brakes and pads to be replaced. we were told that we were really lucky to have even made it that far on the initial set. this vehicle was bought brand new and when we took it in for burning smell and squeaks on the brakes this issue was discovered and was not covered under warranty. pleading with chrysler corp and the dealership resulted in nothing other than an acknowledgement that this is a known issue and had we not driven so gently they should have failed 10k miles earlier. my only hope is to file a complaint and have these brake pads recalled as improper for the vehicle. the real issue is that the replacement pads will last upwards of 40k miles.

Reported in: SANTA MARIA CA || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

at approx. 34,000 miles - while driving the engine would shut off (no power steering/no power brakes), horn would sound constantly, instrument panel would turn off, windshield wipers would turn on and sometimes the brakes would partially activate. it took 3 trips to dealer to resolve the problem. the dealer replaced the ignition keys we had and this seemed to resolve the problem. 35,000 miles - same symptoms as above. the only way to re-start the vehicle was to dis-connect the battery. after reconnecting the battery and restarting the engine the vehicle would operate properly for approximately 20 miles, then we had to repeat the process. **important to note** the dealer stated they could not resolve the issue unless they could get the vehicle to repeat the problem. they reportedly could not get the vehicle to repeat the problem. they did not consider customer report of the problem to be sufficient.

Reported in: SUNRISE BEACH TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

at approx. 34,000 miles - while driving the engine would shut off (no power steering/no power brakes), horn would sound constantly, instrument panel would turn off, windshield wipers would turn on and sometimes the brakes would partially activate. it took 3 trips to dealer to resolve the problem. the dealer replaced the ignition keys we had and this seemed to resolve the problem. 35,000 miles - same symptoms as above. the only way to re-start the vehicle was to dis-connect the battery. after reconnecting the battery and restarting the engine the vehicle would operate properly for approximately 20 miles, then we had to repeat the process. eventually the dealer replaced a computer card which so far has rectified the problem. **important to note** the dealer stated they could not resolve the issue unless they could get the vehicle to repeat the problem. they reportedly could not get the vehicle to repeat the problem. they did not consider customer report of the problem to be sufficient.

Reported in: SUNRISE BEACH TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes- like everyone else- my front brakes failed at 20,000 miles- i complained to chrysler but they had no interest in dealing with the problem. $650 to fix- when repairing the front, the mechanic discovered that the back were worn by 95%. i drive to and from work (highway) and to sporting events for the kids on weekends- no excessive driving or starting and stopping.

Reported in: KENNESAW GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

on 9/16/09, with 19849 miles,i took my 2008 chrysler town and country to the dealer complaining about my van squeaking while driving and that the squeaking would stop when i applied the brakes. i was told by the dealer they could not duplicate the problem and they did nothing. i took it back in on 10/9/09 with the same issue, only this time there was a very strong odor coming from the rear passenger tire. again, i was told there was nothing wrong with the brakes and the brakes and rotors were wearing evenly and the calipers are working properly. on 1/14/10 i was driving and the noise was so loud, i drove it right to the dealer who had a mechanic ride with me. he confirmed that it was the brakes and thought it was the calipers locking up. once he looked at the brakes he told me that i needed new pads and rotors at 24000 miles!! i asked about the calipers and they did say they would grease those for me at no charge to see if it would help, but they again stated to correct the problem i would need new pads and rotors. i have never owned a vehicle that needed new rear pads and rotors on a vehicle with less than 50,000 miles! i called chrysler and put in a complaint and was just told today that there was nothing they could do, the brakes are a wear and tear item and it was out of warranty. i am waiting for a call back from a supervisor in the next day to take my complaint higher. i am very worried about the safety of driving this vehicle and am afraid the brakes will eventually go out.

Reported in: CHARDON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

the brakes on my 2008 chrysler town and country required replacement (brakes and rotors) with 22,000 miles on the vehicle. the brakes were checked in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations, but were worn to the point they were unsafe three months later. this is a common problem with the 2008 chryslers town and country's and should be fixed because there have been accidents caused by the brake failures and this is due to the poor quality and negligence of chrysler.

Reported in: GONZALES LA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. she stated that the rear brakes were grinding very loud while driving approximately 35 mph. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised her that the rear brakes needed to be replaced at her expense. no repairs were made to the vehicle. there were no recalls. the failure mileage and current mileages were under 21,500.

Reported in: HEMMIT CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country---brakes. front and rear brakes wear out under normal operations within 11,000 miles of operations. 1st set of pad and rotors were replaced at 11,000 miles and now the van has 22,000 miles and the brake squeaks are upon us again. took it in and brakes are almost ready 15% left on rear brakes pads. poor design and manufacture of 2008 brakes. chrysler should be made to upgrade the rotors and pads as this is a safety concern.

Reported in: SAN PEDRO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town and country 2008 is on its second replacement of brakes at 30,000 miles. the brakes have prematurely worn out with no apparent reason. van is inspected routinely every oil change at around 3000 miles and brakes are checked. however, this failure appears to be more than routine wear and tear and occurs suddenly. *cw

Reported in: SNOHOMISH WA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

i purchased the vehicle in may of 2009. after 3 weeks i noticed noise that sounded like the brakes were bad. i had the vehicle checked on 6/2009, 8/2009, and 12/2009 was told they were fine. and that it was the type of material that is used. 1/27/2010 was told i need new brakes and rotors at 25432 miles. called dealer/chrysler to find out about warrenty and was told that is not covered. i thought it had a bumper tp bumper warrenty till 36,000 miles. dealer lied to me. it is going to cost $650.00 to fix it. i have done research and found out this is a common problem with the chrysler products. i also can not get the tire-pressure monitoring system to turn off. i was told the tires are fine. cn

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

i purchased the vehicle in may of 2009. after 3 weeks i noticed noise that sounded like the brakes were bad. i had the vehicle checked on 6/2009, 8/2009, and 12/2009 was told they were fine. and that it was the type of material that is used. 1/27/2010 was told i need new brakes and rotors at 25432 miles. called dealer/chrysler to find out about warrenty and was told that is not covered. i thought it had a bumper tp bumper warrenty till 36,000 miles. dealer lied to me. it is going to cost $650.00 to fix it. i have done research and found out this is a common problem with the chrysler products. i also can not get the tire-pressure monitoring system to turn off. i was told the tires are fine. cn

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country brake pads had to be replaced at 15,800 miles. the brake system (rotors & pads) on the 2008 town & country are inadequate for this van and should be recalled.

Reported in: GREENVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brake rotors and pads on 2008 chrysler town & country needed to be replaced at 23,324 miles at a cost of $735.20. dealer wouldn't even consider resurfacing the rotors because they have had so many problems with them warping. vehicle was purchased new on 11/10/07. brakes have always squeaked but they said that was normal for this vehicle. have since learned that many owners with this year of this vehicle are having similar (or worse) longevity out of their brakes. have owned 2 previous chrysler town & country's prior to this and didn't have to replace brakes until 50,000 + miles.

Reported in: INDIANAPOLIS IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i own a 2008 chrysler town & country lx. my brake pads were replaced and rotors turned at 13,300 in oct.08. later started feeling vibration in steering wheel when applying brakes. this occurred in early oct.09 with around 17,000 miles on van. took it to dealer in jan 2010 because vibrations got so severe. was told front rotors are glazed and worn and need replacing and pads replaced. rear rotors need turning and pads replaced. the van has a little over 18,000 miles on it. to many problems with brakes for so few miles on van.

Reported in: ALBUQUERQUE NM || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler minivan purchased 09/08. currently has 13370 miles. front brakes and rotors replace at 8887 miles. currently in service for brakes again. when i expressed my displeasure to the service rep., his response was "we see this everyday". chrysler find this acceptable? there needs to be a recall on these sub-standard breaks that were/are being installed.

Reported in: MACOMB MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

while driving my 2008 chrysler town and country at approximately 5 miles per hour in a shopping center parking lot the side air curtains deployed without any other vehicle or object hitting the vehicle. the vehicle is at greenway chrysler, orlando, florida waiting for engineers to inspect the vehicle to determine the cause of the aircurtains deployment.

Reported in: ORLANDO FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes and rotors were so shot by 11,000 miles that the pad rivots were rubbing against the rotors and squealing while driving.

Reported in: WHITEHALL PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

premature failure on front brake pads and rotors. the front brake pads had to be replaced at 18,000 miles. then the front rotors had to be replaced at 23,000 miles. chrysler would not cover any of the repairs because the front brake pads were not replaced at a chrysler dealer with chrysler pads. chrysler customer service said they would have paid to replace the rotors and pads had the pads not been replaced with aftermarket pads. the reason they were replaced with aftermarket pads is because at 18,000 miles when the pads wore out, i took it to a chrysler dealer and they said they couldn't do anything about it and that it was normal wear. obviously it's not normal. chrysler should fix this problem by putting correct sized rotors on the vehicle. customer service is horrible.

Reported in: HUMMELSTOWN PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 town and country minivan brakes are insufficient. i have to change front brake pads at 14, 000 miles. not good . looks like brakes were not designed to take van weight.

Reported in: CANTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes and rotors needing to be replaced at 15,000 miles.

Reported in: BERKLEY MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i purchased a 2008 chrysler t&c in september of 2008. the van first had a problem with front breaks at 18k miles. i had them replaced at 23k miles, then had those replaced under warranty at 34k miles. i went back to the dealer for front brakes again at 39k miles and they turned down the rotors and replaced the pads. at the same time my rear brakes needed to be done, and i had previously been told i would be taken care of due to all these issues, but a new tech tried to hit me for a full cost, so i, with some help, did the job by myself. i'm now back to needing new front brakes, at 47k miles. i'll do the job myself, but the lack of concern from the dealer has been disappointing. i've been told previously from the dealer tech that chrysler knows about the problem of undersizing the brakes, but isn't doing anything about it. some might argue due to poor sales from 2009, but i believe it would mean a large recall and cost to the company, which is now owned by the government. i've owned 2 previous chrysler mini vans, a '1999 model, and 2005 model, the best of them was the '99 for service and repairs. unless something changes for chrysler this will be the last product i own from them. i'm sure you've seen similar complaints from other chrysler minivan owners. *cn

Reported in: LANCASTER PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

extreme brake wear and fade; complete falure and diagnostic failure codes at 35,588 miles.chrysler t&c brake concern: (brake system blog response 02/06/2010) tayers having been in the industry as well as being a fse (field service engineer) for the big 3, i am really upset!! believe it or not i returned from a 2005 bullet proof t&c only to buy a new 2008 loaded. expecting the same, if not improved experience, the brake design and metering is totally unacceptable. having changed the front brake pads at 23,000 miles only as a pm preventive maintenance move, at 35,388 the whole front system will now have to be replaced. the industry did go through major brake redesigns when asbestos was removed back in 1995 causing the entire industry to re-think and re-design brake systems. dvp (design verification & prove out) is required, someone blew it and should be fired! having owned and serviced over two hundred and fifty cars, i have never seen such a deplorable release to the general public. it's really a shame but daimler chrysler should step up to this issue or take the t&c out of production all together. just reading all these blogs will convince nhtsa eventually that they need to react. while you and i may find the t&c a great vehicle in the market segment, the brake system is not, nor should not have been released! whoever designed this system and says they tested and proved it out had to be smoking !@#$% this van had the ability to stand above any foreign competition and to have this put a black mark on what should be a best seller is a crime. *cn

Reported in: NORTHVILLE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i took my 2008 town and country to chrysler to get inspection at my dealer and come to find out the front brakes just past inspection. they were completly worn out at 27,000 miles and needs replacing. the service said it was normal. i told them the are all interatate miles and 2 trips from va to ark. i could see if i lived where there was stop and go traffic but i do not. i called chrysler and filed a complaint and they said they would contact my dealer and see if they could help me out financially to fix this problem. i have searched the internet and found out that people have even got less miles on theres. some as low as 11,000 miles. i believe they have a major braking problem with the 2008 model and it really needs some attention from you all to make them fix this problem. i am sure i am not the first to complain. *cn

Reported in: WEST POINT VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

POWER TRAIN

chrysler town and country with 27,000 miles female daily driver...front wheel bearing failure. dealer first claimed front bearing on one side of vehicle failed which led them to replacing bearings on both sides of vehicle. dealer also first claimed brakes and rotors on one side of vehicle have failed then changed story to brakes on both sides of vehicle needing to be replaced. *cn

Reported in: NEW BALTIMORE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

chrysler town and country with 27,000 miles female daily driver...front wheel bearing failure. dealer first claimed front bearing on one side of vehicle failed which led them to replacing bearings on both sides of vehicle. dealer also first claimed brakes and rotors on one side of vehicle have failed then changed story to brakes on both sides of vehicle needing to be replaced. *cn

Reported in: NEW BALTIMORE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i had to have the brakes and rotors changed on my t & c at 28,000 miles. within 24 hours of the initial brake noise, the brakes were making a grinding noise. when the mechanic looked the brake pads disintegrated in his hand. the rotors had a groove in them so they had to be replaced. i have now been told that brakes and rotors on this model will need to be changes every 15 to 20k miles. obviously this not an acceptable length on time for the pads must less the rotors to last. *cn

Reported in: SNELLVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i bought a brand new 2008 chrysler town and country van in nov 2008. after about a year, dec 2009 my van started shaking badly during braking. it had 17,050 mi (mostly highway miles). i brought the van into a chrysler dealership for inspection. they told me the brakes were 100% shot and i needed a complete brake replacement (rotors, pads, flush, etc.) which cost me $650. i called chrysler complaining that brakes on a new vehicle should not wear out on a vehicle with less than 17k miles (especially the rear brakes). chrysler told me this was normal but would look into it. after a month i've not heard back. i've owned a 1992 and 1999 chrysler vans and never had these brake problems. the front brakes on my older vans lasted over 35k miles and the rear lasted over 50k miles. my neighbor owns a 2006 town & country and has had only 2 brake jobs in 80k miles. apparently he brake design did not change much from the 2007 model however the 2008 gained a lot of weight (new model) which contributed to the premature brake failure. minimally, chrysler should have notified me of the premature brake failures but never did. i've checked safety complaints on your odi website and saw 85 complaints for brakes on the 2008 t&c. i also checked complaints for earlier years and only saw only a very few brake complaints. i've checked the internet and found hundreds upon hundreds of complaints related to brake problems on the 08 t&c. so here's my summary: 1) i never expected the brakes to go at such low mileage so if i needed to do an emergency stop i probably would have had an accident. 2) apparently there was a design flaw but chrysler refuses to admit it 3) chrysler is silently reimbursing owners who file the loudest complaints. odi: you have all these brake complaints for the 08 t&c so how is it that toyota is getting bashed for their brakes but chrysler continues to produce their vans with defective brakes??????

Reported in: SAN DIEGO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country needs new brakes and rotors at 24k miles. was told it was normal wear and tear, but after researching online, i have found this is a major problem with this year's model. people are being told brakes are getting an average of 12k miles - outrageous.

Reported in: BOWIE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

while driving in normal traffic on a level six lane ( three lanes on each side) road, proceeded to pass another vehicle using normal acceleration. throttle stuck and car continued to accelerate. placed shift lever in neutral. tachometer indicated 4000rpm. brought vehicle to stop and turned off ignition. vehicle was a 2008 chrysler town & country. 3.8 liter engine 33262 miles, engine temperature normal (warm ). ambient temperature 44degrees f, dewpoint 31 degrees f restarted engine and engine performed normal. brought to dealer and the most likely problem was carbon buildup in throttle body.

Reported in: PORT ORANGE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

saturday, feb. 13th i noticed a small squeaking in my front brakes. sunday, feb 14th, there started a grinding noise that would come and go. took it to the shop this morning and was informed @ 28,000 miles my vehicle needed new rotors and brake pads. i had them replaced at cost but i did voice my displeasure, made a complaint with the company. i am not sure if the parts are available but i had the work done feb. 15, 2010 @ 9:00 am. problem is not with dealership but with the fact that after doing some research that this is a common problem and the car company is not willing to resolve this issue. there is a known tsb out there about the wear of the rotors (05-006-08).

Reported in: LIVONIA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 t&c touring with 16,000 miles on it. front brakes shot due to caliper failure. dealer fixed under warranty. dealer replaced calipers, rotors, pads and any other damaged component. noticed a noise from back brakes a week later. took back to dealer and they turned the back rotors. hope they last more than 16,000 miles this time.

Reported in: SHELBY OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes failing after only 13,000 miles on new car.

Reported in: NORTH AUGUSTA SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

premature wearout of front brake pads on 2008 town & country; pads are wearing out between 12,000 miles and 20,000 miles.

Reported in: SCOTTSDALE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler t&c brake issues: i had the brakes replaced at 23,000 miles and now at 30,000 the brakes are squeaking again. i was told by the dealer that it is normal wear and tear. my other vehicle has 130,000 mile and the brakes have only been replaced once. i have read many complaints about this and i am nervous to have my family drive in the vehicle. i have read about the calipers locking up as well, this could cause a very dangerous situation on the highway as well as defeat the abs feature. this needs to be investigated by nhtsa if chrysler is failing to recognize and correct the issue.

Reported in: WATKINSVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

problem started in july 2009 with 20,630 miles. all warning lights on dash flash, wipers run, warning chime sounds. problem has persisted intermittently since then. local chrysler dealer has looked at it several times but problem cannot be duplicated. initially codes were stored in the obdii but not on most recent occurrences. problem seems related to outside temperature (hasn't occurred when temperature is below 30) and vehicle body movement (90% of occurrences were when turning left). problem was a nuisance but i believe yesterday's events escalated it to a potential safety issue. on february 20, mileage 26,500, temperature in 40s problem reappeared; only now it was constant. we were about 30 miles from home and had to drive home, at night, with dash warning lights constantly flashing, all instruments intermittently going to zero, windshield wipers intermittently running, and head lights and fog lights flashing. this repeated about every 10 seconds for the whole trip home. most of the trip was on a four lane divided highway. i was driving about 50 mph but can┐t be sure because speedometer kept going to zero. i stopped near the beginning of the trip and removed the wiper fuse to prevent damage to the windshield.

Reported in: JOHNSON CITY TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler grand caravan front brakes fail @ 25,000 miles.

Reported in: COMMERCE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

premature brake wear on 2008 chrysler town and country mini-van. brakes need replacement with less than 17k miles on car.

Reported in: PLAINFIELD IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

after taking my family on a 3,000 + mile trip to florida and back to michigan through the mountains, i took my 2008 chrysler town and country mini-van into meade dodge in grosse pointe, mi in for an oil change, tire rotation and warranty work to address issues that arose with the air conditioning and automatic sliding door during the trip. during the 23 point inspection that the dealership performs with the oil change, the service rep contacted me about a known frequent issue with pre-mature wear of the rotors and breaking pads on the town and country mini-vans. the service representative mentioned it being a known problem that they see frequently on these vehicles and that chrysler authorized the work being completed with a $100 consumer co-pay to have the work completed. my concern is that the public or owners of the vans were not notified. i took a long trip with my family in the vehicle that contained parts with a known defect that could have resulted in an accident if the breaking system failed. my van currently has approximately 21,000 miles on it. i want to make your department aware that this may be an issue affecting all new town and country vans sold. in discussing this incident with a co-worker, he mentioned a similar issue with his 1998 town and country van.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE FARMS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

car stalls at highway speed combined with electrical freak out. has happened four times since august of 09 with two additional partial incidents for a total of six tows to the dealer. car will completely lose power and cut off while driving. at the same time, everything in the electrical system goes haywire. horn blasts, wipers fly, washer fluid sprays, bells ring. one additional full electrical freak out while in the garage. additional instance of car refusing to come out of park or start one day home from the shop. this amounts to six times since august o 2009, with chrysler continually putting my family back into this vehicle which then stalls again on the highway at great risk to life and limb.

Reported in: CHANTILLY VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

my 2008 chrysler town and country needs new front brake pads and routers at 20k and chrysler will not pay for any of the repairs and told me to expect to replace these every 12k-20k in the future.

Reported in: AMBLER PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country had to have brakes pads and rotors replaced at 22700 miles.

Reported in: PROSPECT KY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes and rotors had to be replaced at 18k miles. the garage who replaced it showed it to my husband and told him they were cheap parts. two tires had to be replaced as well at the same mileage. tires put on by chrysler are yokohama tires and are junk! i can also feel a movement under my drivers side car mat in the floor when i stop at a stop sign and make a left turn, something moves underneath as i am turning the steering wheel, i need to contact dealer for this to see what the problem is.

Reported in: KULPMONT PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

TIRES

brakes and rotors had to be replaced at 18k miles. the garage who replaced it showed it to my husband and told him they were cheap parts. two tires had to be replaced as well at the same mileage. tires put on by chrysler are yokohama tires and are junk! i can also feel a movement under my drivers side car mat in the floor when i stop at a stop sign and make a left turn, something moves underneath as i am turning the steering wheel, i need to contact dealer for this to see what the problem is.

Reported in: KULPMONT PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country brakes. i called about brakes before factory warranty, i was told warranty did not cover brakes. had front rotors and brakes repaired. two weeks later back brakes and rotors replaced. two weeks later, brakes started squealing again.

Reported in: ATLANTA GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

a 2008 chrysler t&c touring (top of the line) has had premature brake wear. after 17,000 miles the brakes are down to less then 5 % of useful life, according to many internet posts this has been a recurring problem for many owners. the current repair is estimated to be around $400 us. the fear is that this failure will re-occur since the brakes seem to be undersized fro the vehicle weight and size. the chrysler dealer is unwilling to fix this under warranty.

Reported in: GEORGETOWN MA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes on 2008 chrysler town and country worn at 20,000 miles. the dealer informed me this is normal wear and tear but i have had several vehicles that the brakes have lasted more than 40,000 miles. i now need new pads at 20,000 miles and possibly new rotors.

Reported in: SAINT ROBERT MS || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we have a 2008 chrysler town and country minivan. the brake pads are already shot. reading through edmonds.com shows this is an amazingly common problem. apparently there are 1000s upon 1000s of other owners similarly affected by these junk components. we literally have owned this vehicle for only 17 months and have to replace the brakes, on what is still a brand new car.

Reported in: BRANSON MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

while driving at 65 mph, the drivers side rear brake calipers locked on, and made a loud noise. i exited the freeway, stopped the car and noticed the rear wheel was very hot and had a strong burning smell. the fenton, mi chrysler dealer immediately and accurately guessed that my car was a 2008 town & country minivan, and he even knew it affected the drivers side rear wheel. he had seen this many times with early 2008 t& c's. why has chrysler not yet issued a recall? this is a severe safety issue. the dealer fixed the problem at no charge, since, at 31,000 miles, my car is still under warranty. however, my concern is for other drivers of this vehicle. i believe there should be an investigation to determine if a recall would be appropriate.

Reported in: NOVI MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we took our van into the dealership for our routine oil change. they did a 27 point inspection and said everything looked great. yesterday the brakes started grinding so we took it in this morning... the rotors and brakes all have to replaced. this is an occurring problem with this van. the tie between the oil change and the brakes was less than the time we needed to go back for another oil change. the van is a chrysler town and country. our van has 37,000 miles on it. there is no reason that brakes should go out this early in a car!

Reported in: ARLINGTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance and it was discovered that rocks had gotten in between the brake pads and rotors. as a result, the brake pads disintegrated and made deep grooves in the rotors. the manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure. the contact was awaiting to hear back from the manufacturer. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint and the failure mileage was unknown. the approximate current mileage was 23,423.

Reported in: WHITE BEAR LAKE MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we took our 2008 town & country in for a regular maintenance visit at the local chrysler dealership. we were told that the brakes all need to be replaced due to normal wear & tear and that with this particular model the brakes go every 12,000-20,000 miles, and that this will be a recurring problem for the life of the van. our van has less than 18,000 miles on it, and is a lease that we are thinking of turning in november. when we leased the brand new van, we felt confident that issues such as brakes going during the lease period would not be a concern (knowing that we only were able to use 31,500 total miles over the 3 yr lease.) i feel that based on the exorbitant amount of consumer complaints about this exact issue with this year & model of van that there should be a recall issued to owners of this van. there do not seem to be similar problems with the 2007 & 2009 models. it is unfair to 2008 buyers to have to ┐deal┐ with this problem for the life of the van. clearly, the life expectancy of brakes on a brand new van should exceed 18,000 miles by at least double, if not triple or quadruple that mileage.

Reported in: AVON LAKE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

metal clang from catalytic converter shield since i had vehicle new. dealer said nothing they can do. never had this problem in any vehicle. rattling from slider door, cannot isolate. i have let it go but now it bothering me about the clanging.

Reported in: MEDFORD MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

STRUCTURE:BODY

metal clang from catalytic converter shield since i had vehicle new. dealer said nothing they can do. never had this problem in any vehicle. rattling from slider door, cannot isolate. i have let it go but now it bothering me about the clanging.

Reported in: MEDFORD MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

unacceptable brake wear. front pads needed replacing at 17,000 miles. i have owned 6 chrysler mini vans starting at 1985. i have always got 35k to 50k on front pads and more on the rears. irate and will take action if chrysler,daimler or fiat does not react.

Reported in: TRUMBULL CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

1. took my 2008 chrysler town & country in to service squeaky brakes. the mechanic showed me that the pads were between 95 and 100% gone. the rotors were grooved beyond repair. he said they were having a lot of trouble with t&c's having faulty calipers, which in turn caused the brakes to wear out prematurely. 2. mechanic's write-up said "verified customer complaint and found the rear brake calipers to be seized and not working properly. replaced calipers and everything is ok." the warranty only covers the calipers. my van has 30,000 miles when this came to our attention, and the brakes are worn well beyond a safe amount. the mechanic has seen multiple identical problems. 3. calipers were replaced under warranty, new rotors and pads installed at a cost to the owner of $500.

Reported in: CARLISLE IA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

new front brake pads were needed at 15k miles. at 30k miles, rear pads were down to 10% and needed to be replaced. also at 30k miles, the front pads had 40% left, but the front rotors where damaged beyond repair. replaced front rotors and front/rear pads at an expense of $500. mechanic and chrysler customer service reps (two csrs so far) acknowledge this is a repeating and known issue. no recalls or resolution from chrysler to date.

Reported in: MURFREESBORO TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town and country van. at about 23,000 miles i have had the brakes and rotors replaced now less than one oil change the brakes are squeaky and grinding one more time and i can not pay for brakes and rotors at $500 or more each oil change it is time for a recall before there is injuries or death.

Reported in: CROSSVILLE TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

leasing a 2008 chrysler town and country minivan. with 17800 miles heard a noise from rear of vehicle. took to chrysler dealer and said rear brakes were down to metal. had to have both rotors and pads replaced. they warrantied the rotors but paid for labor and pads. they also recommended that i replace front at my own cost about $400. i didn't have the fronts replaced. i have driven new and used cars and never have had to replace brakes at that low mileage. most of the time it would be the front brakes first then the rear. the service manager said that they have had alot of problems with this model. some customers have had to replace brakes at 10,000 miles. this something that nhtsa should look into.

Reported in: ONEIDA NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my 2008 t&c minivan was in for service, but no known brake problem was present. the technician noted that the brake pads were "90 % worn". they recommended that they replace the pads & rotors. the mileage on the vehicle was 24,689. my issue is that seems very premature.

Reported in: WEYMOUTH MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

bought a 2008 chrysler town and country with 12,000 miles on it within 2 weeks of owning had to take back to dealer to have new pads on the front and rotors turned front and rear. at 16,000 miles front and rear pads and rear rotors were replaced and front rotors resurfaced again which put them below specs and at 20,000 miles front rotors were replaced due to dealer error in machining the rotors below specs and replaced front pads. brakes have a very loud squeal that is ear piercing and not normal but i was told by a 3rd dealer that this is a common issue that i just have to live with due to poor design on brakes of these vehicles. very unhappy with my purchase. i have only had the vehicle for 1 1/2 years and only put 9,000 miles on it so far and i am not interested in replacing brakes to line the pockets of a struggling vehicle manufacturer by purchasing their parts. aftermarket pads and rotors are more expensive than oem because the model is newer and because they sell so many.

Reported in: WHITE MARSH MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

EQUIPMENT

automatic car doors in the chrysler town & country 2008. 99% of the time i will press the button and it will close half way and then open. there is nothing at all obstructing the closure, but it still says there is and opens again. today however, my daughter who is 2.5 years old pressed the button and then put her hand in the van, i looked away for 2 seconds. well the door that rarely ever closes when there is no obstruction closed on her hand. it's happened that it's closed on me before hit me in the hip etc and didn't want to stop closing. thankfully i am strong enough to not get hurt. these doors are a safety hazzard and should not be allowed in automobiles that children are going to be in. no matter how diligently you watch your kids, you can't be everywhere at once. i hate to think what could have happened if her head was in the way instead of her hand. she could have died.

Reported in: SELDEN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph. there was a grinding noise outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician stated that the front brake pads and rotors required replacement. the manufacturer was notified and stated that due to the vehicle exceeding over 12,000 miles there was uncertainty in covering the repair cost expense. the vehicle had not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 20,480. the current mileage was 20,500.

Reported in: MOUNT CLEMENS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph. there was a grinding noise outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician stated that the front brake pads and rotors required replacement. the manufacturer was notified and stated that due to the vehicle exceeding over 12,000 miles there was uncertainty in covering the repair cost expense. the vehicle had not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 20,480. the current mileage was 20,500.

Reported in: MOUNT CLEMENS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my 2008 chrysler town & country limited suddenly made a grinding noise at 12,200 miles. there was no break squealing/notification, and without warning the brakes were metal to metal. the van needed front brake pads and rotors replaced. i called the dealership and was told that these vehicles don't go very long without needing brakes and that the pads on this van do not squeal. i asked how i was supposed to know that i would need new brakes at such low mileage if they don't squeal, and the dealer said that i would have known if i had my tires rotated every 6k miles. i had him check my history and it was less than 6k since last rotation so he told me to complain to chrysler. i did, they opened a case and told me to take the van to the dealer. the dealer inspected the van and told me that it needed front brake pads and both rotors replaced and that because of the condition of the brakes, it was not safe for me to drive and they could not let me leave in that condition. they reported this back to the case manager at chrysler. after 4 days and numerous phone calls from both the service manager and myself, chrysler agreed to do a "one-time goodwill" repair for me, and i was to asked to pay $50.

Reported in: WARRINGTON PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i leased a 2008 chrysler town & country in feb. 2008. today is march 26, 2010. i have roughly 26,000 miles on the vehicle and have taken it to several mechanic, including chrysler service shop at local dealership, and the consensus is that all rotors and brake pads must be replaced, none can be turned/machined/lathed, and nothing is covered under warranty, even though there is a 36,000, 3 year bumper-to-bumper warranty still in effect. the rotors and brake pads put on this vehicle at assembly were sub-par. chrysler has received thousands of complaints regarding this problem from 2008 t&c owners and refuses to cover the rotor replacement or repair and rountinely puts the blame on the owner.

Reported in: HIGH POINT NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

PARKING BRAKE

i have already filed a complaint with reference to the recurring brake problem on this vehicle (complaint #10300223). this week the brakes are again making noises and vibrating specially in the highway. this will be the third time we experience it, they already repaired, replaced and rebuilt the front and rear brakes twice. i am concern about the safety of my family. at this point, i want to recur to the california lemon law but chrysler is not helping me. i beg you help me with this issue please. i do all the required maintenance at the chrysler dealership. we also experience a steering fluid hose failure, "not under warranty" at the same time, cost $250. also we needed to replace the rubber cover for the parking brake so your foot don't slip, they said they don't sale that part, we had to buy the whole parking brake lever, another $200. this is an abuse to the consumer. [xxx]

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have already filed a complaint with reference to the recurring brake problem on this vehicle (complaint #10300223). this week the brakes are again making noises and vibrating specially in the highway. this will be the third time we experience it, they already repaired, replaced and rebuilt the front and rear brakes twice. i am concern about the safety of my family. at this point, i want to recur to the california lemon law but chrysler is not helping me. i beg you help me with this issue please. i do all the required maintenance at the chrysler dealership. we also experience a steering fluid hose failure, "not under warranty" at the same time, cost $250. also we needed to replace the rubber cover for the parking brake so your foot don't slip, they said they don't sale that part, we had to buy the whole parking brake lever, another $200. this is an abuse to the consumer. [xxx]

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

STEERING

i have already filed a complaint with reference to the recurring brake problem on this vehicle (complaint #10300223). this week the brakes are again making noises and vibrating specially in the highway. this will be the third time we experience it, they already repaired, replaced and rebuilt the front and rear brakes twice. i am concern about the safety of my family. at this point, i want to recur to the california lemon law but chrysler is not helping me. i beg you help me with this issue please. i do all the required maintenance at the chrysler dealership. we also experience a steering fluid hose failure, "not under warranty" at the same time, cost $250. also we needed to replace the rubber cover for the parking brake so your foot don't slip, they said they don't sale that part, we had to buy the whole parking brake lever, another $200. this is an abuse to the consumer. [xxx]

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

TIRES

every time when the weather is either too cold or hot i get a low air pressure in my tires. to fix the every day problem of the lost of air i bought an air pump to fill my tires, chrysler town & country touring warranty 2008 does not cover the manufacturer defect. i took my car to get it fix and they were charging fort he sensor for the tires close to $200 dollars. it's already my second sensor that the expense comes out of my pocket and an every day problem.

Reported in: HICKSVILLE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact leased a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact had taken the vehicle to an authorized dealer for routine maintenance. the technician detected during the brake inspection that 20% life was available. the contact stated that the original brakes in the vehicle had not been replaced. the failure and current mileages were 19,877.

Reported in: WASHINGTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

owner of a 2008 chrysler town & country touring mini van. presently vehicle has just under 25,000 miles and brakes are completely shot and squealing. not sure that i should continue to drive in this condition. expected repair costs are around $300-400. service center is telling me that many chrysler t&c vans are experiencing same problem. rotors are undersized for vehicle and experience premature wear and failure.

Reported in: HOLLAND OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

front brakes (pad and rotors) completely worn out by 20,000 miles. rear brake rotors in need of turning.

Reported in: MECHANICSBURG PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

i am contacting you in reference to my chrysler town & country. we bought this new oct. 2008. we have this van in atleast seven times for the sliding doors. the problem is when you close the doors with the power shut the door starts to close but when it gets to where it starts to latch it will click two or three times and re-open you then have to manually open the door all the way to reset the door and at times you do not know if the door has shut. my wife actually had one door open while she was moving! we contacted chrysler on 3/26/2010 i was told at this time since the vehicle was already at the dealer ship for the problem at hand and since we were so close to warranty expiring to leave it there and i was given a case # 19426494 and told a case manager would call either that day or for sure the next day and i never heard back from them. i contacted the dealer (sleepy hollow chrysler/dodge) 1-877-899-4023 and told this of the situation. i did then receive a voice message from william whom is the case manager with chrysler on 3/29/2010 i then called back and was told he was busy and would call back and again no call back. i called back again on 4/01/2010 and again got no call. i called again on 4/05/2010 and spoke with a don and he confirmed this was an active case # and was concerned since it was so old and nothing had been done with this, he indicated he would forward the info to william and he would contact me and it is now the second day 4/06/2010 and still no call. this is why i am contacting you! this is a safety issue but since they can not get a code or it to reproduce when the dealer has it they do not know what to fix however one dealer did get a code and replaced a faulty latch but it still malfunctions. my wife after leaving the dealer ship could not open the door at all and she did finally get it to open. this a issue we would like resolved and i feel i have given chrysler ample time to fix this! we wanted to try and keep this between us and chrysler.

Reported in: SPARTA WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i own 2008 chrysler town & country van and last week when i took my van for regular oil change to the dealer(gurnee dodge), the technician told me that i have to replace my front brake pads and rotors as they are worn out at only 15,000 miles. i have never had to replace brake pads and rotors at such a low mileage on any vehicle i have owned. i have been driving for 20 years, have owned many vehicles and am not driving any differently than i have driven in the past. the dealer did not give me the vehicle as he said it is a safety issue and i was forced or tricked into changing my pads for $300.00 (parts and labor) and they said they could resurface the rotor instead of replacing it after seeing my frustration. later i came to know that there a tsb issued on 2008 chrysler and dodge vehicles tsb# 05-006-08 issued dec.8th. 2008 regarding the brake pads and rotors and i called the dealer and told him about this, he says he has never heard about this and not ready to honor this tsb.

Reported in: GURNEE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i had my 2008 chrysler t&c checked for squeal in front tire area, and they found that i had 5% remaining on my brake pads. now i wonder why they didn't notice this at my last tire rotation? now it is costing me over $300 to fix. i then read online that this has happened to many people and there is no recall or notice from chrysler.

Reported in: SUMTER SC || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

i have a 2008 chrysler town and country with a sliding door problem. i sporadically have a problem with the door (has happened to both sliding doors but especially the driver's side) closing part way and then opening. seems like some kind of sensor problem. it will also at times open of itself after it has been closed and i have walked away from it or gone into the house. have complained to the chrysler dealer. they said is was a computer problem and said it was fixed. it is not. i don't have much faith in the dealer as i have read about many others who have experienced the same thing and with no permanent fix. this has happened multiple times, not just the date cited.

Reported in: KINGMAN AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i have a 2008 chrysler town and country with a sliding door problem. i sporadically have a problem with the door (has happened to both sliding doors but especially the driver's side) closing part way and then opening. seems like some kind of sensor problem. it will also at times open of itself after it has been closed and i have walked away from it or gone into the house. have complained to the chrysler dealer. they said is was a computer problem and said it was fixed. it is not. i don't have much faith in the dealer as i have read about many others who have experienced the same thing and with no permanent fix. this has happened multiple times, not just the date cited.

Reported in: KINGMAN AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

my brake pads and rotors had to be replaced on my 2008 chrysler town and country van when i had barely 19000 miles on the vehicle. brakes were tested as fine during a safety inspection in january, and suddenly 3 months later they had worn down to metal to metal contact which then also ruined the rotors. no accident resulted from this, however, i see through research on the internet that this seems to be a trend for this make/model of car.

Reported in: WOODBRIDGE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

STEERING

two problems: 1. while driving very slowly around a curvy road, the engine just stopped ( 2 times) making me hit the curb. the dealership re flashed the computer software and the problem went away. 2. while going up on a small hill, the steering wheel just locked and i could not steer it at all. i turned the engine off and the problem went away. the dealer states that nothing can be done. it is a safety concern especially if it happens on busy highway.

Reported in: VESTAL NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

two problems: 1. while driving very slowly around a curvy road, the engine just stopped ( 2 times) making me hit the curb. the dealership re flashed the computer software and the problem went away. 2. while going up on a small hill, the steering wheel just locked and i could not steer it at all. i turned the engine off and the problem went away. the dealer states that nothing can be done. it is a safety concern especially if it happens on busy highway.

Reported in: VESTAL NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

consumer states that the rear brakes became hot, made a noise, and gave off a burning smell. *gr the dealer found the pads binding in the caliper bracket and the calipers had seized.. *jb

Reported in: PARISHVILLE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer expresses comments regarding brakes problems *tgw

Reported in: MACUNGIE PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the driver's and passenger's side sliding doors, and the rear door intermittently failed. when the contact would use the keyless remote to shut the doors, they would only close partially and she would have to manually close the doors. the vehicle was taken to the dealer several times but was not repaired. the manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a different dealer. the case was escalated and the contact was awaiting a response from the manufacturer. the vehicle was not yet repaired. the failure and current mileages were approximately 13,000.

Reported in: VERONA NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer states problems with front and rear brakes *tgw the consumer stated the brakes have been replaced three times. the consumer stated there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle. the consumer immediately pulled over and discovered the front brakes were extremely hot and the rear brakes were smoking. the service manager indicated there was a problem with the brakes and they could not seem to fix them. also, the air vent was not working properly, a fuse had to be replaced, as well as the starter. the driver side mirror had to be replaced, the handle on the sliding door was replaced, the driver side rear door did open properly and the bumper fell apart. *jb the consumer stated the front and rear brakes had to be replaced for a fourth time. updated 07/12/10*jb

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer states problems with front and rear brakes *tgw the consumer stated the brakes have been replaced three times. the consumer stated there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle. the consumer immediately pulled over and discovered the front brakes were extremely hot and the rear brakes were smoking. the service manager indicated there was a problem with the brakes and they could not seem to fix them. also, the air vent was not working properly, a fuse had to be replaced, as well as the starter. the driver side mirror had to be replaced, the handle on the sliding door was replaced, the driver side rear door did open properly and the bumper fell apart. *jb the consumer stated the front and rear brakes had to be replaced for a fourth time. updated 07/12/10*jb

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

VISIBILITY

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer states problems with front and rear brakes *tgw the consumer stated the brakes have been replaced three times. the consumer stated there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle. the consumer immediately pulled over and discovered the front brakes were extremely hot and the rear brakes were smoking. the service manager indicated there was a problem with the brakes and they could not seem to fix them. also, the air vent was not working properly, a fuse had to be replaced, as well as the starter. the driver side mirror had to be replaced, the handle on the sliding door was replaced, the driver side rear door did open properly and the bumper fell apart. *jb the consumer stated the front and rear brakes had to be replaced for a fourth time. updated 07/12/10*jb

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer states problems with front and rear brakes *tgw the consumer stated the brakes have been replaced three times. the consumer stated there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle. the consumer immediately pulled over and discovered the front brakes were extremely hot and the rear brakes were smoking. the service manager indicated there was a problem with the brakes and they could not seem to fix them. also, the air vent was not working properly, a fuse had to be replaced, as well as the starter. the driver side mirror had to be replaced, the handle on the sliding door was replaced, the driver side rear door did open properly and the bumper fell apart. *jb the consumer stated the front and rear brakes had to be replaced for a fourth time. updated 07/12/10*jb

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer states problems with front and rear brakes *tgw the consumer stated the brakes have been replaced three times. the consumer stated there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle. the consumer immediately pulled over and discovered the front brakes were extremely hot and the rear brakes were smoking. the service manager indicated there was a problem with the brakes and they could not seem to fix them. also, the air vent was not working properly, a fuse had to be replaced, as well as the starter. the driver side mirror had to be replaced, the handle on the sliding door was replaced, the driver side rear door did open properly and the bumper fell apart. *jb the consumer stated the front and rear brakes had to be replaced for a fourth time. updated 07/12/10*jb

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

AIR BAGS

while driving down the street the airbag on my 2008 chrysler town and country minivan deployed. there were three occupants in the vehicle. my arm was bruised and cut during the accident. my daughter had her head shoved through the passenger side window by her airbag. my grandson was coughing and choking on the powder from the airbag. unable to see, i managed to slow the vehicle to a stop without causing any further damage to my vehicle or any others. the police and insurance adjusters looked at the vehicle and could find no physical reason for the airbags to deploy.

Reported in: HINCKLEY MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving downhill at an unknown speed and depressing the brakes, the vehicle began to shake and vibrate excessively. the contact stated there were several repairs made to the brakes previously including a replacement of the front brake pads and rotors in november 2009. the rear rotors were replaced may 2010 and the front rotors were replaced again in july 2010. the contact stated the failure would cease for a limited time before recurring. the manufacturer advised that the contact would be reimbursed for the repair costs but could not provide a permanent remedy to the failure. the failure mileage was 17,002 and the current mileage was 31,000.

Reported in: HAYESVILLE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 town and country van. rear brakes pads and rotors replaced at 12,000 miles. left rear caliper froze shortly after, smoking and very hot. fire hazard. front brake pads replaced at 14,000 miles. brakes have major issues, undersized for this vehicle? reports online indicate they need replacing as soon as every 10,000 miles. no longer think that my wife was the problem. can someone force chrysler into recalling this vehicle and replacing with larger braking system? must an entire family with kids perish? now wheel bearings are noisy - many online reports - related to brakes?

Reported in: EAST HAMPTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while the contact was driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes were engaged, followed by a stutter. the failure occurred at any speed. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician informed that the four brake rotors were warped. the contact received a manufacturer notice pertaining to the replacement of the front brake components. however, the authorized dealer would not honor the remedy repair due to the brake pads specs not meeting the manufacturer requirements. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was approximately 23,800.

Reported in: WILLIAMSBURG PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town&country with brake issues. *kb the consumer stated within a day or two of washing the vehicle, all four wheels again became covered with black brake dust. the consumer stated the issue should be treated as a recall not as a warranty extension. *jb

Reported in: TOPEKA KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country. s10 appropriate handling-letter from regarding chrysler problems *tgw the consumer was informed the vehicle needed new brake pads and rotors. the technician stated the pads had cut into the metal of both rotors. the consumer received a recall notice after having the brakes and rotors replaced by a third party. chrysler denied the consumers requested for reimbursement because the consumer did not have the repairs done at a chrysler dealership. the consumer stated the dealer didn't have the parts readily available. *jb

Reported in: FITCHBURG MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that vehicle was stalling. the vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. the contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. the doors close and then open back up. the doors will only close manually. the contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. the brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. the first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. the rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. the rear lift gate broke in september 2009. the starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. the contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. the clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. the vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. the dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. updated 11/05/10. *lj updated 1/25/11 *cn updated 04/18/11

Reported in: WESTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

AIR BAGS

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that vehicle was stalling. the vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. the contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. the doors close and then open back up. the doors will only close manually. the contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. the brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. the first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. the rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. the rear lift gate broke in september 2009. the starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. the contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. the clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. the vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. the dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. updated 11/05/10. *lj updated 1/25/11 *cn updated 04/18/11

Reported in: WESTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that vehicle was stalling. the vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. the contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. the doors close and then open back up. the doors will only close manually. the contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. the brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. the first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. the rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. the rear lift gate broke in september 2009. the starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. the contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. the clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. the vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. the dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. updated 11/05/10. *lj updated 1/25/11 *cn updated 04/18/11

Reported in: WESTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that vehicle was stalling. the vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. the contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. the doors close and then open back up. the doors will only close manually. the contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. the brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. the first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. the rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. the rear lift gate broke in september 2009. the starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. the contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. the clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. the vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. the dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. updated 11/05/10. *lj updated 1/25/11 *cn updated 04/18/11

Reported in: WESTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that vehicle was stalling. the vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. the contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. the doors close and then open back up. the doors will only close manually. the contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. the brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. the first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. the rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. the rear lift gate broke in september 2009. the starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. the contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. the clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. the vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. the dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. updated 11/05/10. *lj updated 1/25/11 *cn updated 04/18/11

Reported in: WESTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that vehicle was stalling. the vehicle does not give any warning before it shut down; however, it does not occur while sitting idle. the contact stated that the sliding doors do not close automatically. the doors close and then open back up. the doors will only close manually. the contact also stated that the engine light came on and the dealer had to replace the etesian indicator sensor. the brakes had to be replaced twice within the first 37603 miles. the first time they were replaced at 21000 miles. the rear brakes had to be replaced at 29781. the rear lift gate broke in september 2009. the starter failure caused the air conditioner to fail and the windows from opening and closing. the contact stated that they also had a problem with the air bag light coming on. the clock spring steering angle sensor was replaced. the vehicle will start and the gear shift selector would move, but when the gas pedal was engaged the vehicle would not accelerate. the dealer replaced the transmission, but the contact was not sure why. updated 11/05/10. *lj updated 1/25/11 *cn updated 04/18/11

Reported in: WESTON FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated the vehicle would stall without warning intermittently on at least six occasions. the contact stated that right before the failure would occur, the air conditioner and radio would fail. the contact was able to restart the vehicle after each failure. the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 18,000.

Reported in: BALDWIN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the air bags independently deployed while the vehicle was sitting idle in the contact's garage. the dealer advised they were unable to repair the vehicle because there were four separate components of the air bag that worked together within the system and reads the module. the module was destroyed when the air bags deployed and the dealer was unable to properly diagnose the exact failure. the manufacturer was contacted and the dealer was awaiting a response before proceeding with any repairs. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage and current mileage was 56,962. updated 11/16/10 *bf updated 11/23/10*jb

Reported in: MILACA MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving approximately 45 mph, the brakes began to sequel abnormally. the noise would cease once the brakes were depressed. in addition, there was a burning odor coming from the vehicle. the failure continued to recur intermittently. the dealer discovered that the rear brake pads and rotors were destroyed and would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. approximately 4 months later, the failure recurred. on one occasion, the contact noticed smoke coming from the rear passenger tire. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where she was informed that there was a failure within the calipers. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 37,000.

Reported in: ADAMS NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was braking from approximately 55 mph and there was an abnormal vibration in the steering wheel. the failure recurred whenever the brakes were applied when driving at highway speeds. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the rear rotors were worn and would need to be resurfaced. the vehicle was repaired by the authorized dealer. the failure did not recur. the failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 16,025.

Reported in: CITRUS HEIGHTS CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

TIRES

2008 chrysler town&country, left front tire blew out and driver lost control of the vehicle. drove off the right side of the roadway striking the right of way fence.* bf (ohio traffic crash report # 10-0440-90)*jb updated 09/13/10*bf updated 01/04/11*lj the consumer suffered a minor shoulder injury. the consumer also stated the air b a did not deploy. updated voq 01/10/11

Reported in: SMITHS CREEK MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brake issues - having to replace brake pads and rotors, we are on our third set for our 2008 chry town and country mini van. present mileage 39884. on two occasions the brakes over heated with smoke, lots of smoke. once in dec.2009 and the other 2010. we used snow to cool off the brakes. we were concerned that a fire would start. we had taken our vehicle back to the dealer for the brakes and we were told they were fine this prior to the smoking incident in 2009. later in october 2009 we went to firestone to get the tires rotated they advised the brakes need to be replaced at 22,324 miles. they called the dealer and reported the brakes, the dealer advised brakes were not covered. we had the brake pads and rotors replaced a couple days later on own. then in july 2010 the brakes over heated and smoked again. on sept 2010 the brake pads and front rotors had to be replaced. upon looking into this issue on the internet there seems to be a lot of complaints with the 2008 chry town and country having brake issues. we did get a notice from chry. but there seem to be a bigger issue.

Reported in: PORT ORANGE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

front brakes and rotors needed to be replaced at 16,000; now rear brakes and rotors need to be replaced at 25,000; chrysler has subsequently covered the front brakes under warranty but will not cover rear brakes even though same issue is occurring.

Reported in: CATHEDRAL CITY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country vans need brakes well before they should. my first set of brakes only lasted approximately 15000 miles and the van has needed new brakes every 3000 miles since. according to chrysler this is "normal maintenance." however many other toyota and honda mini van owners that i have spoken with have had their brakes last for 35k to 40k miles. if you research chrysler van brakes online, many people have posted in forums that their brakes also wear down at an alarming rate. chrysler acknowledges that there is a problem but as of yet has not provided a fix besides replacing the pads and rotors a ridiculous amount of times (although they are footing the bill minus a deductible up until 36,000 miles at which point it becomes the owner's problem). chrysler should be held responsible for making a product which does not perform properly and poses a safety hazard as many people have said online they did not realize they even had a problem with the brakes until they brought it in for other service and were told that the brakes were completely worn down after being replaced only a couple of thousand miles ago. my brakes pulsate violently on the highway and going downhill, but there is nothing chrysler can do about it short of replacing the rotors when the pulsation gets unbearable. in 30k miles i am currently on my 6th set of rotors and i have spent countless hours on the phone with chrysler but they will do nothing for me. chrysler has taken a lot of money from a lot of people and has not provided a safe product. they should have to fix the problem or take back the vehicles.

Reported in: NEWTOWN CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal roaring noise when driving at various speeds. the dealer advised that the front wheel bearings were defective. the dealer also advised that the parts needed to make repairs were not available and could not provide an estimated time of availability. the vehicle was not repaired. the current and failure mileages were approximately 65,000.

Reported in: LINCOLN NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the vehicle shakes and the brake pedal pulsates when he applies the brake while driving at any speed. the consumer also experiences an increased stopping distance. he has had the brakes replaced four times at either an authorized dealer or independent repair shop. the contact declined to provide any further details. the failure mileage was 24,500 and the current mileage was 59,700. updated 02/09/11

Reported in: PEORIA AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2008 chrysler town and country van has been stalling while driving since 45k miles. it stalled once every other month at first, now it is every day. it stalls while driving 15mph or 60mph. the dealership has seen it two times in the service department and have been unable to determine what the cause is. when it stalls the breaks and gas are not functioning, the steering wheel locks, and the vehicle must coast to a stop. there is no warning when it will stall other than the rpm gauge suddenly drops from 1-2 to 0 rapidly. in that time it is possible to prevent the stall if the vehicle can accelerate quickly, but it is dangerous to watch the rpm gauge while simultaneously watching the road. the engine does not change sound at all.

Reported in: PONTE VEDRA BEACH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

front and rear brake pads and rotors on 2008 chrysler town and country vehicles are inferior and wear out prematurely; and in some cases the pad material separates from the steel backing plate. rotors are also inferior and warp. all of this occurs usually in under 15,000 miles. chrysler is aware of this problem, and knows that it extends into may other vehicle lines. new rotors and pads have been installed to correct this issue on my vehicle which now stops properly. the brakes on this vehicle can become ineffective due to loss of friction material, or heating caused by inferior rotor materials.

Reported in: OAKLAND GARDENS NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was driving 45 mph when suddenly, without warning the headlights failed. the high beam headlights were engaged and the vehicle continued in operation. the failure occurred intermittently. there were two occasions when the low and high beam headlights failed to function upon activation. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 37,000.

Reported in: DAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town and country minivan with 44,000 miles, mostly used for city driving. we have had to replace the front brakes 3 times now and the rear once. the rotors have to be replaced all the way around this time, which is excessive for a vehicle with this many miles.

Reported in: COON RAPIDS MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40-45 mph on numerous occasions, the brake system suddenly activated; there was no prior warning before the failure. the vehicle was taken to two authorized dealers but the failure could not be diagnosed. the contact called the manufacturer who took his complaint. the failure mileage was approximately 11,000 and the current mileage was 14,500.

Reported in: VANCOUVER WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

my 2008 chrysler town & country minivan turned off while driving 65-70 mph on the highway. i was driving a consistent speed for minutes when it felt like my car was slowing down despite pushing the gas pedal. i looked at the instruments and the speedometer and rpm gauge both read "zero." i coasted in heavy traffic until i could pull over to a safe shoulder on the highway. it was a scary experience that my car would not respond to pushing the gas pedal. also, it felt like the power brakes were not working while stopping. this is the third time this has happened in the last 3 months. on two of those occasions the transmission downshifted into 2nd gear for no known reason while driving highway speeds. in all cases i pulled over, turned the car off, took the key out and the vehicle worked fine for 2-4 weeks. i took the vehicle to the dealership and they could not find any problems with it. they said there were no error codes for the engine or transmission.

Reported in: BOGART GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my 2008 chrysler town & country minivan turned off while driving 65-70 mph on the highway. i was driving a consistent speed for minutes when it felt like my car was slowing down despite pushing the gas pedal. i looked at the instruments and the speedometer and rpm gauge both read "zero." i coasted in heavy traffic until i could pull over to a safe shoulder on the highway. it was a scary experience that my car would not respond to pushing the gas pedal. also, it felt like the power brakes were not working while stopping. this is the third time this has happened in the last 3 months. on two of those occasions the transmission downshifted into 2nd gear for no known reason while driving highway speeds. in all cases i pulled over, turned the car off, took the key out and the vehicle worked fine for 2-4 weeks. i took the vehicle to the dealership and they could not find any problems with it. they said there were no error codes for the engine or transmission.

Reported in: BOGART GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer writes regarding complaint against chrysler *tgw the consumer stated the key fobs have been rendered inoperable as a result of the sliding doors not working properly. chrysler informed the failure was due to abuse. however, the consumer believed it was due to a design flaw. *jb

Reported in: LOCKPORT NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION:FRONT

2008 chrysler town and country, dealer replaced left and right front wheel bearings at 55,000 miles due to loud noise. six months and 12,600 later dealer again replaced l and r front wheel bearings due to loud noise.

Reported in: HARTLAND MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

STEERING

we bought this van used in march 2010. it has been the worst vehicle we have ever purchased. prior to this 2008 model, we had a 2005. we really liked it so we figured we'd upgrade so to speak. that was the most expensive mistake ever. since then we have replaced the brakes and rotors twice and now it needs rear brake rotors. when i am braking at any speed the van shakes. the van feels completely unbalanced for some reason. we had an alignment done on it, new tires, a/c line broke, radio would stop working, and once while i was driving the van had this weird white smoke coming out of the vents. the steering is absolutely horrible and it either pulls to the left or right. when i brake, i have to push the brake all the way down before it finally starts to slow. i have 5 young children and i feel extremely unsafe in this van. unfortunately not only are we wasting money on repairs, but we're wasting precious time in dealerships/mechanics that could be spent together as a family. i refuse to drive higher speeds in fear that the brakes will fail. in no way do i handle this vehicle in an aggressive manner. i follow all speed limits and do not ride the brakes. this is not i repeat not normal wear on tear for any kind of vehicle! the dealership has been no help to us. we have a bumper to bumper extended warranty and it's doing no good since it's not even covered. we will never ever purchase a chrysler vehicle again and go out of our way to discourage others from buying them as well. i find it very disgusting that chrysler is not doing anything to rectify this problem. i have very precious cargo as i'm sure many others do as well. how many people have to be injured or perish before they take action???? absolutely ridiculous!

Reported in: WILLIAMSTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we bought this van used in march 2010. it has been the worst vehicle we have ever purchased. prior to this 2008 model, we had a 2005. we really liked it so we figured we'd upgrade so to speak. that was the most expensive mistake ever. since then we have replaced the brakes and rotors twice and now it needs rear brake rotors. when i am braking at any speed the van shakes. the van feels completely unbalanced for some reason. we had an alignment done on it, new tires, a/c line broke, radio would stop working, and once while i was driving the van had this weird white smoke coming out of the vents. the steering is absolutely horrible and it either pulls to the left or right. when i brake, i have to push the brake all the way down before it finally starts to slow. i have 5 young children and i feel extremely unsafe in this van. unfortunately not only are we wasting money on repairs, but we're wasting precious time in dealerships/mechanics that could be spent together as a family. i refuse to drive higher speeds in fear that the brakes will fail. in no way do i handle this vehicle in an aggressive manner. i follow all speed limits and do not ride the brakes. this is not i repeat not normal wear on tear for any kind of vehicle! the dealership has been no help to us. we have a bumper to bumper extended warranty and it's doing no good since it's not even covered. we will never ever purchase a chrysler vehicle again and go out of our way to discourage others from buying them as well. i find it very disgusting that chrysler is not doing anything to rectify this problem. i have very precious cargo as i'm sure many others do as well. how many people have to be injured or perish before they take action???? absolutely ridiculous!

Reported in: WILLIAMSTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler t & c brakes failing & need to be replaced @ 20000 miles & 12 mo. of ownership. had replaced by dealer & needs to be replaced again after just 13 mos. & 20000 miles more. chrysler admits to a flaw- the brakes too small for size & weight of vehicle. brakes need to be recalled & chrysler needs to fix flaw.

Reported in: SKIPPACK PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

vehicle stalled on slow right hand turns. happened 5 or 6 times. electrical system appeared to be dead, no dashboard lights and the indicators stopped blinking. vehicle restarted every time after stopping and putting the transmission into park position. chrysler 5 star dealer in ellington ct could not find a problem. the vehicle had the ignition key module replaced under warranty prior to this because it died. the dealer didn't think the new module could be the problem.

Reported in: BOLTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

vehicle stalled on slow right hand turns. happened 5 or 6 times. electrical system appeared to be dead, no dashboard lights and the indicators stopped blinking. vehicle restarted every time after stopping and putting the transmission into park position. chrysler 5 star dealer in ellington ct could not find a problem. the vehicle had the ignition key module replaced under warranty prior to this because it died. the dealer didn't think the new module could be the problem.

Reported in: BOLTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

vehicle stalled on slow right hand turns. happened 5 or 6 times. electrical system appeared to be dead, no dashboard lights and the indicators stopped blinking. vehicle restarted every time after stopping and putting the transmission into park position. chrysler 5 star dealer in ellington ct could not find a problem. the vehicle had the ignition key module replaced under warranty prior to this because it died. the dealer didn't think the new module could be the problem.

Reported in: BOLTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

tl* 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.

Reported in: ADAMSVILLE AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated the driver side automatic side door would release without assistance. in addition, the passenger and driver side automatic doors failed to open and close properly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis three times pertaining to the same failure. the vehicle was repaired yet the problem persisted. most recently, the contact received a recall notification associated with the nhtsa campaign id number 10v235000 (electrical system: wiring) but the vehicle had not yet been repaired. the failure mileage was 30,000.

Reported in: CLEVELAND HEIGHTS OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

had chrysler 2008 town & country from 4/24/08 to 7/25/10.had 3 repairs done, and in aug2010 signed for ownership. had recall on front brakes, took to dealer, who checked front and back brakes. told dealer there was a "howling" in rear and right rear tire was very hot. dealer said front brakes appeared ok, but mfg. did not lubricate rear brakes as they were dry and completely shot. had to replace rear brakes , rotors and calipers pads for $324.00. car had only 16,497 miles and was 2 1/2 years old. called chrysler and they said would issue one time refund. called later and they said would not replace as this was "normal wear and tear". checked on line there were 111 complaints for same car...then they are replaced many times! i would not buy another chrysler although i had a 2004 for a few years with no problem.

Reported in: BROOKPARK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrylser town and country. after parking the vehicle about 2 feet from the curb and shifting the gear into park, the gear shifted out of park and into reverse trapping her foot under the wheel. the contact stated that as she was getting out of the vehicle it knocked her to the ground. she sustained injuries to her ankle. the passenger had to move the vehicle off of her foot. the ambulance and the police were notified. she was transported to the hospital. a police was not filed. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was called and someone disconnected her call. she will attempt to contact the manufacturer again. the failure mileage was 24,000.

Reported in: PITMAN NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town and country, i have several abs problems. not only the abs warning light comes on but the slippery when wet light comes on a dry surface and i can't get past 20 mph and the brakes feel like their are not working properly even though i have new brakes. also the esp light comes on all of the time and the dealer told it is not covered under any type of warranty.

Reported in: SUN CITY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

brake pads and rotors need to be replaced every 8k to 14k miles, recall j29 radiator capand k04 discharge hose - parts ordered july 26,2010. vehicle brought in for service again on sept 27 2010 dealership "ordered the parts again because they never replaced them. brought the vehicle to another dealership on nov 18 2010 and these recalled were corrected along with k14 for power door possibly causing a fire.

Reported in: OAK RIDGE NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

brake pads and rotors need to be replaced every 8k to 14k miles, recall j29 radiator capand k04 discharge hose - parts ordered july 26,2010. vehicle brought in for service again on sept 27 2010 dealership "ordered the parts again because they never replaced them. brought the vehicle to another dealership on nov 18 2010 and these recalled were corrected along with k14 for power door possibly causing a fire.

Reported in: OAK RIDGE NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

brake pads and rotors need to be replaced every 8k to 14k miles, recall j29 radiator capand k04 discharge hose - parts ordered july 26,2010. vehicle brought in for service again on sept 27 2010 dealership "ordered the parts again because they never replaced them. brought the vehicle to another dealership on nov 18 2010 and these recalled were corrected along with k14 for power door possibly causing a fire.

Reported in: OAK RIDGE NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

brake pads and rotors need to be replaced every 8k to 14k miles, recall j29 radiator capand k04 discharge hose - parts ordered july 26,2010. vehicle brought in for service again on sept 27 2010 dealership "ordered the parts again because they never replaced them. brought the vehicle to another dealership on nov 18 2010 and these recalled were corrected along with k14 for power door possibly causing a fire.

Reported in: OAK RIDGE NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes on 2008 chrysler town and country are too small for the vehicle weight. i have replaced all brake pads and rotors three times in 37000 miles. safety recall required.

Reported in: WOODBRIDGE VA || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i wish to complain about my 2008 chrysler town and country's constant brake problems. i have both front and rear brakes fully replaced at 30,000 mile only to fail inspection less than 12,000 miles later that the pads as well as the rotors need to be replaced again at my expense because although it was under 12,000 miles(the warranty) i was 39 days over 12 months. my research has shown multiple complaint on this vehicle for this exact problem resulting is a prorated authorized reimbursement from chrysler back in july. this is happening again after the "one time reimbursement" and the dealership wants over 400 for the repair or they will not pass the inspection. please look into this and the 1000's of other complaints about the town and country 2008 for costly cheap factory and replacement brakes. a recall is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reported in: MEDFORD NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION:FRONT

when accelerating, my 2008 chrysler town and country sounds like a jet taking off. took it to my dealer and he said that the wheel bearings are no good. also told me that there is a recall on wheel bearings for my model year but my van was produced three months after the recall date. how do i convince chrysler that this is a defect in my car as well and should be included in the recall? this is according to my local chrysler service manager.

Reported in: UNION GROVE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving at any speed the contact would applied pressure to the brake pedal and heard a grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the front rotors and brake pads were replaced. the failure continued and was taken back to the dealer where the front and back rotors and brake pads were replaced; however, the grinding noise continued to occur. a technician advised that the front and back rotors and brake pads would need to be replaced. the contact stated they have owned the vehicle for approximately two years and have had these repairs made three times. the manufacturer was not contacted. the approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

Reported in: BRENTWOOD NH || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

recalls k14, k04, k15 received three recalls on this vehicle indicating approx. 3.5 hours to repair. chrysler dealership told me i may loose my car for two days. i can't afford to be without a car for two days so i asked about a replacement vehicle. i was informed i would only get a replacement vehicle if i had a service contract. first there is total disconnect between what chrysler is saying on the time to repair these defects 3 1/2 hours to 2 days quoted by the dealer. second i should not be treated differently on being provided a replacement vehicle under a safety recall.

Reported in: WATERFORD MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SUSPENSION:FRONT

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving approximately 40 mph, the contact heard a noise from the front end. the failure had been occurring since may 2010 and was becoming louder with time. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 79,000.

Reported in: GLEN CARBON IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

STEERING

dashboard warning light esp/bas illuminated. i brought the vehicle to the dealer to see what was wrong. the dealer diagnosed the problem and found that the "steering angle sensor" was bad. the steering "clock spring" was suggested to be replaced due to the fact that the "steering angle sensor" was part of a whole unit (the clock spring) and cannot be changed separately. my vehicle was just out of warranty at 36,000 miles and was no longer covered. i am concerned that the bad part is connected to the vehicle stability system and why it has failed so early in the life of the vehicle.

Reported in: LAKE WORTH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

dashboard warning light esp/bas illuminated. i brought the vehicle to the dealer to see what was wrong. the dealer diagnosed the problem and found that the "steering angle sensor" was bad. the steering "clock spring" was suggested to be replaced due to the fact that the "steering angle sensor" was part of a whole unit (the clock spring) and cannot be changed separately. my vehicle was just out of warranty at 36,000 miles and was no longer covered. i am concerned that the bad part is connected to the vehicle stability system and why it has failed so early in the life of the vehicle.

Reported in: LAKE WORTH FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl*the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 to 30 mph another driver warned him that there was smoke coming from underneath the vehicle. the vehicle was then taken to a dealer who advised him that he needed to replace the front brakes and rotors. the vehicle was repaired. the failure recurred within eight months. the vehicle was taken to the dealer again and the failure was not diagnosed since corporate had to approve the diagnostic test. the failure mileage was approximately 100. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: BEL AIR MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

recurring failure of brake calipers in left rear wheel of 2008 chrysler town & country van. there were two failures in 38000 miles within three years.

Reported in: LAWRENCE MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a local repair facility for routine repairs when he was advised that the brakes were wearing prematurely. the mechanic advised replacing the brakes and rotors. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage was 39,502.

Reported in: HATBORO PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

flaw in designed or manufacturing of passenger door handle(interior) causing minor to major cuts on hand and fingers. the design of manufacturing of part is flaw and cause hazardous condition to passenger occupant. the flaw it at the seam of handle decor. the seam it located on top where the palm and figure rest. when the seam fail and peels off, it cause injuries to palm and fingers. cut ranging from small skin cut to major open cuts.

Reported in: SAN JOSE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town and country van..i have 64,602 miles on it..my van started squealing at the stop signs and now it makes all kinds of noise with i put my vehicle in gear..my brakes and rotors are out in my van..i talked to the dealership and it will cost close to 500 to fix..and they also stated this is an ongoing issue with those vans and chrysler is aware of this problem and does nothing to fix the issue..i am driving an unsafe van with 3 kids in my vehicle...

Reported in: OTTUMWA IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the air bag sensor was illuminated, he then received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 10v611000 (equipment: electrical: air conditioner) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. the contact stated that as it was stated in the recall summary, a leak at the heating and air conditioner drain could cause the air bag light to illuminate and because his air bag warning light was illuminated, the technician stated that the contact would have to have the vehicle diagnosed before repairs and the costs would not be covered under the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: SHADY SIDE MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the air bag sensor was illuminated, he then received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 10v611000 (equipment: electrical: air conditioner) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. the contact stated that as it was stated in the recall summary, a leak at the heating and air conditioner drain could cause the air bag light to illuminate and because his air bag warning light was illuminated, the technician stated that the contact would have to have the vehicle diagnosed before repairs and the costs would not be covered under the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: SHADY SIDE MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

VISIBILITY

stuck calipers and smoking rear wheels at approximately 2500 miles. complained to dealership which has taken several times to fix the problem. after new brakes and calipers again and bearings replaced, again this was done in november 2010 customer complained of rear noises as brakes sticking or some problem with bearings that were replaced. dealer found "no problem". 3/11/2011 however the car is still making noises and concern for safety is the issue for the customer. also, the defroster do not always work and customer has to scrape the inside of the window to see out. dealer could not re-create. also when it rains or slush the underneath of the car bangs as if something is loose. customer asked dealership to check also on 3/11/2011 and still the same answer "could not re-create" and found nothing. customer asked to check brakes, bearings, converter and differential on 3/11/2011 for the 4th time and again nothing was found. car has had numerous problems from day one including the gear shift coming off in hand. hot wheel syndrome in 2009 fixed but is back. customer going on trip and wants this documented.

Reported in: BOLINGBROOK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

stuck calipers and smoking rear wheels at approximately 2500 miles. complained to dealership which has taken several times to fix the problem. after new brakes and calipers again and bearings replaced, again this was done in november 2010 customer complained of rear noises as brakes sticking or some problem with bearings that were replaced. dealer found "no problem". 3/11/2011 however the car is still making noises and concern for safety is the issue for the customer. also, the defroster do not always work and customer has to scrape the inside of the window to see out. dealer could not re-create. also when it rains or slush the underneath of the car bangs as if something is loose. customer asked dealership to check also on 3/11/2011 and still the same answer "could not re-create" and found nothing. customer asked to check brakes, bearings, converter and differential on 3/11/2011 for the 4th time and again nothing was found. car has had numerous problems from day one including the gear shift coming off in hand. hot wheel syndrome in 2009 fixed but is back. customer going on trip and wants this documented.

Reported in: BOLINGBROOK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

stuck calipers and smoking rear wheels at approximately 2500 miles. complained to dealership which has taken several times to fix the problem. after new brakes and calipers again and bearings replaced, again this was done in november 2010 customer complained of rear noises as brakes sticking or some problem with bearings that were replaced. dealer found "no problem". 3/11/2011 however the car is still making noises and concern for safety is the issue for the customer. also, the defroster do not always work and customer has to scrape the inside of the window to see out. dealer could not re-create. also when it rains or slush the underneath of the car bangs as if something is loose. customer asked dealership to check also on 3/11/2011 and still the same answer "could not re-create" and found nothing. customer asked to check brakes, bearings, converter and differential on 3/11/2011 for the 4th time and again nothing was found. car has had numerous problems from day one including the gear shift coming off in hand. hot wheel syndrome in 2009 fixed but is back. customer going on trip and wants this documented.

Reported in: BOLINGBROOK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the drainage hose from the compressor to the air conditioner was fractured and causing the freon to leak from the vehicle abnormally. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where freon was added to the vehicle but immediately leaked out. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 10v611000 (equipment: electrical: air conditioner) but was advised by the dealer that her vin was not included in the recall and the contact would be liable for the $299 repair. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 65,000.

Reported in: GRIFFIN GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44828R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

the right rear power sliding door on the 2008 chrysler town & country fails to latch properly and does not notify the operator of the malfunction. the door will fail to operate in the closing operation with the power sliding option and requires operator intervention to manually close the door. in many instances when the door fails to close properly, iit is impossible to manually close the door to get the latch mechanism to engage. the failure of the door to latch constitutes a safety concern. the fact that there is no warning indicator to notify the operator that the door has not latched poses a severe safety risk to the occupants. the only notification the operator receives during this malfunction is increased road noise due to poor sealing between the door and door frame. occupants could be ejected from the unlatched door. the manufacturers representative has been made aware of the concern and has failed to properly address the concern or shown any interest in resolving the issue. other owners of chrysler town & country vehicles has stated that they have experienced similar concerns with their power sliding rear doors.

Reported in: SHELBY TOWNSHIP MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

the right rear power sliding door on the 2008 chrysler town & country fails to latch properly and does not notify the operator of the malfunction. the door will fail to operate in the closing operation with the power sliding option and requires operator intervention to manually close the door. in many instances when the door fails to close properly, iit is impossible to manually close the door to get the latch mechanism to engage. the failure of the door to latch constitutes a safety concern. the fact that there is no warning indicator to notify the operator that the door has not latched poses a severe safety risk to the occupants. the only notification the operator receives during this malfunction is increased road noise due to poor sealing between the door and door frame. occupants could be ejected from the unlatched door. the manufacturers representative has been made aware of the concern and has failed to properly address the concern or shown any interest in resolving the issue. other owners of chrysler town & country vehicles has stated that they have experienced similar concerns with their power sliding rear doors.

Reported in: SHELBY TOWNSHIP MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

TIRES

the tires that came with my 08 chrysler town and country are failing and have been told by the dealer that they need to be replaced with only 27,000 miles on them.

Reported in: ABSECON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

i believe the tire pressure monitoring system components are badly constructed. i have just had my 2nd one bust while trying to put air in the tire. i am lucky that both times they broke i was at a place that could immediately put in a regular valve stem so that i could still use my car.....both times my tires deflated because the top where the air is put in broke completely off the stem.....made with aluminum????? why???? now i am worried about the other ones left on my car to break......car is only 3 yrs old (2008 chrysler town n country) the 1st one that broke was just a few months before the 2nd one which prompted this complaint.......these need to be examined for a possible recall....they need to be made to last. i am in the process of trying to get chrysler zone to do something about this......i would hate to be driving and for one to break.....i foresee major lawsuits if this happens.

Reported in: INVERNESS IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i own a 2008 chrysler town & country mini van and yesterday when i was driving on the highway, i heard a weird sound from the outside and could smell something burning. i pulled over and checked around to see smoke coming out from my left rear wheel. i put some water on it and had to tow it to the dealer as i did not want to take any chance. the dealer (gurnee dodge) told me that i have to replace my rear brake pads and the rotors as they are worn out and at only 21,000 miles. i have never had to replace brake pads and rotors at such a low mileage on any vehicle i have owned. i have been driving for 20 years, have owned many vehicles and am not driving any differently than i have driven in the past. the dealer did not give me the vehicle as he said it is a safety issue and i was forced into changing my pads for $300.00. please note, i had already replaced my front brake pads and the rotors as they are worn out at only 15,961 miles in apr-2010. but fortunately, there was a recall on the front brake and rotors , so i got this reimbursed. i filed a complaint with chrysler and was told "too bad" and no recalls on rear brakes and rotors and they would only cover until 12,000 miles. i browsed and saw many having this same problem with brake pads and rotors. i think chrysler has some inferior quality on these parts on these vehicles. this is very dangerous as the vehicle could catch fire and should be subjected to recall.

Reported in: GURNEE IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

CHILD SEAT

our sunshine kids radian xtsl is not holding at the point of superlatch as it should. after confirming we have a tight install, just a touch, knock, nick, anything to the release tab will loosen the strap to the point of the seat tipping. several times i have gone to take my son out of his seat and his seat is completely loose (even though i check his seat weekly and know it is tightly installed). (related vehicle information: model year=2008, make=town and country, model=chrysler).

Reported in: ENGLEWOOD CO || Crash: N || VIN #:

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

the protective lenses covering the mirror mounted turn signals falls off as it was only lightly glued on at the factory. this leads to rain and other items coming in contact with the bare circuit board the controls the led turn signals. this can lead to malfunction where the mirror mounted turn signals will not properly activate especially when raining. chrysler has fixed the design issue in the newer replacement leds however the dealer charges $80s per side for parts only. i was quoted several hundred for installing the new parts.

Reported in: THORNTON CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the protective lenses covering the mirror mounted turn signals falls off as it was only lightly glued on at the factory. this leads to rain and other items coming in contact with the bare circuit board the controls the led turn signals. this can lead to malfunction where the mirror mounted turn signals will not properly activate especially when raining. chrysler has fixed the design issue in the newer replacement leds however the dealer charges $80s per side for parts only. i was quoted several hundred for installing the new parts.

Reported in: THORNTON CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

failure of 3 tpms valve stems.(tire pressure monitor sensor) tpms is mounted to the wheel with a aluminum valve stem and aluminum nut. the nuts and stems are corroding and the nut is cracking. the sensor and stem is held in place by air pressure in the tire but it begins leaking air after the nut cracks. tire leaks 1-2 psi per mile at 65mph. can not add air to tire because when you push on the valve stem it pushes into the rim. 2008 chrysler town and country with 30 thousand miles. the tires on the van haven't even been replaced yet. valve stems on the sensors are bare aluminum with no corrosion protection. tpms appear to be made by siemens vdo and are not made by chrysler. stems need to made from a more corrosion resistant metal or need to be anodized. chrysler has repaired under warranty so far but valve stems/sensor don't last 3 years.

Reported in: MERCER PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph and approaching a traffic stop. when the brakes were engaged, a loud grinding noise emitted outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they determined the front and rear brakes, as well as the rotors were defective and would need replacing. in addition, the rear brakes would need resurfacing. the vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 29,215. updated 07/08/11*lj the rear rotors were machined. updated 07/28/11

Reported in: ROCHESTER HILLS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

3rd replacement of front rotors on 2008 town and country limited. last rotor replacement was sept 2010 not even a year ago. total miles on vehicle 51,000. 1st replacement occurred at approximately 13,000 miles 1 year after purchase. if not caught during inspection could have led to severe accident.

Reported in: CALIFORNIA MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2T1BR12E1XC

SUSPENSION:FRONT

front end noise and vibration at highway speed. *tt

Reported in: SPRINGFIELD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

while driving down the interstate at speed the warning indicator sounded and all the gauges zeroed out and the van temporarily lost power this has happened on three occasions it only last a second and the van seems normal afterwards. not sure if its a computer glitch or something else.

Reported in: STOCKBRIDGE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving down the interstate at speed the warning indicator sounded and all the gauges zeroed out and the van temporarily lost power this has happened on three occasions it only last a second and the van seems normal afterwards. not sure if its a computer glitch or something else.

Reported in: STOCKBRIDGE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

problem 1 - the van vibrates violently when braking downhill. changing brake pads, rotors and calipers does not repair the problem. problem 2 - during warm weather (80 degrees and above) the wipers run continually, the powered drivers seat goes back and forth, the gauges do not work, all of the warning lights come on, the headlights come on, the stereo/nav will not work, the a/c quits cooling but the fan continues to blow, the power window will not work and the lift gate will not open.

Reported in: MOUNTAIN HOUSE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

problem 1 - the van vibrates violently when braking downhill. changing brake pads, rotors and calipers does not repair the problem. problem 2 - during warm weather (80 degrees and above) the wipers run continually, the powered drivers seat goes back and forth, the gauges do not work, all of the warning lights come on, the headlights come on, the stereo/nav will not work, the a/c quits cooling but the fan continues to blow, the power window will not work and the lift gate will not open.

Reported in: MOUNTAIN HOUSE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have a 2008 chrysler town & country that i purchased new with currently 13,000 miles on it. within a year we began experiencing loud squealing noises while driving from the rear of the car. in 2010 the dealer had to replace the front and rear brakes pads and rotors. the loud squealing noise from the rear never really was resolved. most recently we have noticed a burning odor and smell from the rear tire area and the rear wheel rims are very hot to the touch when we stop the car to inspect. we have researched this on-line and notice that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar complaints. i contacted the service manager at my dealer in chicago and they informed me that they have seen and are experiencing this issue frequently with brake type issues for chrysler town & country 2008 models and the standard remedy is to change the brake pads and rotors. many people have reported doing this several times with very low mileage. this does not resolve the issue. there is obviously a problem here, the root cause has not been addressed, and chrysler needs to take ownership and responsibility for this issue. i and others should not have to continuously pay or invest time to address these problems especially at very low mileage.

Reported in: CHICAGO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the windshield wipers would turn on involuntarily and all the lights would illuminate on the instrument panel. this failure also causes all the of the gauges on the instrument panel to fail. the contact stated that the last light to illuminate was the (no bus) light, which causes the headlights and brake lights to flash. as a result, vehicle would stall. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on several occassions in which a wiring harness was replaced. the failure continued. the failure mileage was 54,000.

Reported in: SOUTHERN MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i purchased my 2008 t/c van in 2010 from eastgate chrysler jeep in indianapolis, in. the van had less than $30k miles. from the time i purchased it, i have had problems with the van ┐turning itself off┐ while i am driving. i have reported this to the dealership more than once and since they cannot duplicate the problem or find anything on the computer they can┐t fix it. i do a lot of highway driving and it has happened while i am going 60 mph. it has even done it while going 30 mpr. there is never a warning. you just realize the car is slowing down with your foot on the accelerator, the radio turns off, and everything else electrical stops. it may do this twice a month or twice a week. i have had this happen twice in 1 day. the dealership did replace the key, but that did not help. i've had 1 instance where the van continued to run, but i had no power to the wipers, windows, radio, air conditioning/heater or lights. i drove straight to the dealership and showed them nothing was working. it was only until i touched my keys that everything came on. i didn't turn the key┐i only touched the key chain. the man at chrysler saw this happen and was just as confused as i was. i have posted this problem on a website called www.edmunds.com looking for other people with similar problems. i have received several emails from people having the same issue with their t/c vans. the problem is not limited to just the 2008 models. this is definitely a safety issue. please look into this as i don┐t feel safe while i drive this van.

Reported in: INDIANAPOLIS IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the air conditioner suddenly stopped functioning when the vehicle was parked. the vehicle was then inspected by an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the high side air conditioner hose failed and blew out. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 65,000. updated 09/02/11*lj updated 10/31/11

Reported in: BUCYRUS KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my 2008 chrysler town and country sporadically acts up. the wipers go nuts, the washer fluid empties, the horn goes off, and the last time the car shut down, and i had no power steering and no brakes. i had my 2 children in the car and it was very scary. thankfully i was able to get off the road and bump into the curb to stop. if i were on a highway or busy road it would have ended in an accident and could kill my family or someone else. the service dept thought they fixed it by reflashing some modules but it happened a few more times after that and now they say they can't replicate the problem again so they want me to take the car until it happens again. i think that is poor service for a problem that is definitely a safety issue and can cause a death. this issue is not new as i have read about it online i am just trying to find someone who has had it fixed so i can tell the service dept. what they need to do and i can drive my car safely with my family. this should be an issue chrysler needs to address!

Reported in: JACKSON NJ || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

for second time in two years at 30,000 miles i had to replace my front brakes and grind rotors. on 6/29/2011 2008 chrysler t&c touring 3.8l went to wolbert auto body in pittsburgh, pa for brake warning squeelers and a tire rotation. upon paying for front brakes, machining of front rotors and rotating tires my mechanic indicated on my invoice that both front vave stems bad. took car to micks odge chrysler in robinson twp., pa on 7/7/2011 (note this was scheduled and it was made clear to chrysler that the two valve stems were corroded and cracked). car picked up from frank stifter where he indicated only one valve stem was bad. i asked that he show me what he saw and shared with frank that our mechanic warned and documented two front stems bad. he insisted only one and showed me. after leaving i went back to wolbert auto who specifically showed me that not only were the front two corroded and cracked (nut and valve) but that the back two were already corroding and could soon crack. same day 07/07/11 called chrysler and indicated they may want to replace all four and that it is a safety issue. later on 07/07/11 took two daughters to movies and tire fails on exit. patron took me to theater, 911 call made, tow requested, husband notified to resuce us. all in one day. thank goodness i was on a ramp and not 79 s at a much higher speed. my children were devistated. note also i told frank that i had concern for safety with three kids and played out a senario over the phone. within 90 min. of our converstaion the scenario became a fearful reality. frank said i needed to contact chrysler and that it is not the job of micks job to do so. i feel that micks dodge is at fault for not being prepared to correct the problem for which it was scheduled in their maintenance dept. and chrysler responsible for the numerous complaints found all over the internet. something must be done to protect our t&c driving citizens. lives matter in the case of a very poor design!!!

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph he applied the brakes and the vehicle experienced an increased stopping distance. the contact also heard a grinding noise during the failure. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that all of the brakes were completely worn down and needed to be replaced. the brakes were replaced. approximately one year later the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they offered no assistance. the vehicle was then taken to an independent repair shop where the brakes were again replaced. the failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

Reported in: MACOMB TOWNSHIP MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

van stalled unexpectedly on a highway almost causing an accident, resulting in a traffic jam. the electrical system goes haywire unexpectedly while driving, resulting in the horn going off for minutes, front and rear wiper blades and windshield washer fluid going off, head lights and interior lights going on and off. van will not turn off when ignition switch is put on off and key removed. the van has been taken to the deal several times, but the problem has not been resolved. the dealer has been unable to identify the problem. both children and myself have been in the car exposing us to potential safety risk and life threatening situations.

Reported in: SANDY HOOK CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

problem is the tire valve stems on the tire pressure monitoring system broke off. this occurred without warning after a 20 mile drive and had been setting in a parking lot for 10 min. the end of the valve stem just blew off. good thing we were not going down the road at 70 mph. i saw on the internet hundreds of these have been occurring. this could cause loss of control and safety from being stranded or worse. these need to be recalled and replaced with ones that do not corrode. i put new tires on this vehicle a couple of months ago to be safe and now i can not trust a simple valve stem !!!!!!!!!

Reported in: LOWRY CITY MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2B4GP45G5XR

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

for the second time, the valve stem on my 2008 town and country broke. this time it resulted in a tire going flat while going about 15 miles an hour. fortunately we could get off the road and aaa came to put on the spare tire. we replaced the stem but will need an expensive sensor to be replaced. chrysler will not fix this part as part of the extended warranty. we are concerned that the next two stems could go and cause a very serious accident.

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after arriving at work and entering my office, i heard a horn continuously going off and realized it was coming from my 2008 chrysler town and country. when i went outside, i also noticed that the front and rear windshield wipers were on at a high speed, as well as my lights. the instrument panel inside was flashing and the hazard lights were flashing. i then realized that the van was actually on and running... without the key in the ignition! somehow it had started itself up (mine does not have that feature). i tried everything i could think of to get it to stop by turning on the ignition with the key, pressing and holding the brake - nothing worked. after about 5 minutes, a coworker came to help me disconnect the battery but just before we disconnected it the van stopped and it was quiet again. i cranked the car up with the key and everything seemed to be normal. i have yet to drive it so i will see in a few hours if anything is affected. i plan on calling my dealership today about this problem! *kb

Reported in: WARE SHOALS SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

early brake wear - i bought a 2008 chrysler t&c in december 2010 with approximately 26,500 miles. the service history indicates that it had the brakes replaced when it was only a year old and had 11,996 miles. we have since had to replace the front pads at 27,000 miles and at 28,500 we are now having to replace the rear brake pads which are wearing unevenly and all four rotors. *kb

Reported in: DAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

early brake wear - i bought a 2008 chrysler t&c in december 2010 with approximately 26,500 miles. the service history indicates that it had the brakes replaced when it was only a year old and had 11,996 miles. we have since had to replace the front pads at 27,000 miles and at 28,500 we are now having to replace the rear brake pads which are wearing unevenly and all four rotors. *kb

Reported in: DAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

early brake wear - i bought a 2008 chrysler t&c in december 2010 with approximately 26,500 miles. the service history indicates that it had the brakes replaced when it was only a year old and had 11,996 miles. we have since had to replace the front pads at 27,000 miles and at 28,500 we are now having to replace the rear brake pads which are wearing unevenly and all four rotors. *kb

Reported in: DAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

rear shocks (oem self leveling) both leaking at 20,000 miles. 2008 chrysler town and country limited. very hard to control vehicle on turns. *kb

Reported in: MACUNGIE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SUSPENSION:REAR

rear shocks (oem self leveling) both leaking at 20,000 miles. 2008 chrysler town and country limited. very hard to control vehicle on turns. *kb

Reported in: MACUNGIE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

AIR BAGS

i received mailed information on safety recall k25 for a 2008 chrysler town & country, which stated that an hvac drain tube and grommet could leak and, in part, cause the airbag warning light to come on. shortly after i receved this notice, the light did come on, so i took the van in for repairs. the recall work was supposedly done but the light is still on and now the dealership is asking for $100 to look at it. based on previous dealings with them i know this garage is dishonest and i question whether the work was even completed. is there a way i can get this repaired properly? *tt

Reported in: ATHENS OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town and country mini-van: consistently need to replace brakes and rotors every 10-12k miles, at significant cost.

Reported in: AKRON NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while stopped at a traffic light, the spare tire detached from underneath the vehicle. the contact inspected the vehicle and stated that the plastic harness, which held the spare tire in place, was fractured. the contact also stated that the method of removing the spare tire was very dangerous because the tire would have had to have been dragged out from underneath the front end of the vehicle, positioning oneself very close to oncoming traffic. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 79,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: BLAINE WA || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

when driving the vehicle will suddenly loose power, lights, washers, washer fluid and horn will start blaring and goes crazy, will have to pull over stop the car, wait few minutes and restart the car, will then honk and wipers/fluids will go for a brief second and then stop, happens at least 2-3 times a month, will even happen as locking or unlocking the car with the remote key= took to dealer, nothing wrong, charged $200 for new key, still doing the same thing, owe too much to trade in.

Reported in: NEWBERG OR || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

ignition failed while driving on interstate 40 in raleigh, nc. had just cross over bridge and noticed a bump in the road when going from bridge to road. ignition shut off completely, had to move to shoulder, place in park and to re-start vehicle. on 07/27/2011, ignition failed while making left hand turn across divided highway (with green traffic light arrow). both incidents came without warning, and although the first incident occurred after experiencing a bump in the road, the second incident occurred on smooth surface. autopark chrysler jeep (cary, nc) service the vehicle on 07/28/2011 and replaced the "win" module, stating they believed the keyless ignition was not maintaining connection with the key fob. they also noted this has happened before, and it is a recall item on similar dodge grand caravan models (2010 and 2009) with identical ignition and key fob design. please take action as our family narrowly escaped potentially tragic accidents and although our dealership felt compelled to fix the problem, it could happen to anyone else at anytime without any warning, and the results could be fatal.

Reported in: APEX NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after dropping off passenger after lunch the horn blew intermittently and wipers came on for a few seconds and stopped on my 2008 chrysler town and country that i bought a year ago as a certified preowned. drove across parking lot and horn blew once or twice and decided to head to dealership (40 min away) for diagnosis. was driving down highway 20 mintues later and horn blew continuously, wipers going, washer fluid spraying, vehicle shut off, lost power steering and power brakes. had to coast to side of the road and call tow truck while waiting in 95 degree heat with no air. thank god i was in the right lane and traffic was light. dealership found 11 codes that had to be reset and drove it around and didn't come back on. they didn't know cause of problem but suggested a tip module but said that wasn't for sure the issue. excellent dealership service department that didn't want to just throw needless parts and money at a potentially fatal problem had it happened on a busy interstate. so now we're waiting to see if it happens again. *kb

Reported in: MILLERS CREEK NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

brakes on the 2008 model town and country limited are very poor. i have had them replaced twice now. once at 8000 and now at 26000 miles. we were on our way for a family outing 5 of us in the van. driving to great america. when all of a sudden the rear brakes started squealing again. then to make matters worse the highway was having construction done so the right lane was closed as we passed an area. so i pulled over to the far right side. well after we passed that area of highway the workers deemed that the right lane had nobody pulled over so they switched the signs to make the left lane closed. thus sending all of the traffic cars trucks what ever directly into my path as i lay under my van looking to see what had happened.luckily other people had noticed and directed themaround me.so no one got hurt this time. but another very costly replacement.. i believe a recall is in order there has been 227 brake complaints when filed 8-4-11.

Reported in: SHEBOYGAN WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, a burning smell was emitted into the vehicle and the passenger door caught on fire. the fire department was notified and no injuries were reported. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 16,000. the vin was not available.

Reported in: BROOKLYN CENTER MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SEAT BELTS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the middle rows passenger seat belt would not latch into its buckle. an authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the failure was not covered by any warranty or recall. the failure and current mileages were 32,000.

Reported in: PALM HARBOR FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

2008 chrysler town and country lost power- stalled when accelerating on highway ramp. the stalls have happened several other times but nothing like in this dangerous situation. the power steering was lost and it wouldn't restart until it was back in park.

Reported in: PINCKNEY MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

chrysler recalled 2008 town and country but did not include our vin number. we use our vehicle with 2 children in van. it said the airbag may deploy at any time while driving. updated ivoq 08/29/11

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

chrysler recalled 2008 town and country but did not include our vin number. we use our vehicle with 2 children in van. it said the airbag may deploy at any time while driving. updated ivoq 08/29/11

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was restarted within a minute however, the steering wheel had become very difficult to steer. a certified mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that both the condenser and compressor had seized. the vehicle was driven to a repair shop where the rec, air conditioner line, compressor, oil and oil filter were replaced at the contacts expense. the dealer was contacted who confirmed there were no recalls. the manufacturer was contacted who advised that because the vehicle was not taken to the dealer, they were unwilling to assist. the failure mileage was 65,403.

Reported in: SPARTA KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. the windshield wipers and horn then began to repeatedly turn on and shut off. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the official failure testing indicated that the vehicle needed a wireless control module. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 73,800 and the current mileage was 74,100.

Reported in: SMITH STATION AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

told by dealer we need new front pads and rotors after 24,000 miles.

Reported in: SAN ANTONIO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the air conditioning discharge hose was fractured and began leaking air conditioning coolant. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 10v611000 (equipment: electrical: air conditioner) however, the contacts vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer was contacted who confirmed that the vin was not included. they offered no other assistance. the failure mileage was 85,000.

Reported in: DULUTH MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

at 22,998 i had to replace the front brakes because they were metal to metal. rear brake calipers were rusted shut and weren't working either. had new pads and rotors replaced front and back. since having them replaced (2000 miles ago) the new front brakes are warped!

Reported in: ST ALBANS VT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated while the transmission down shifted the windshield wipers, and the horn activated. the contact had to disconnect the battery in order to deactivate the horn and windshield wipers. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test but was unable to duplicate the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and the current miles were 45,000.

Reported in: PORT JERVIS NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

while driving my 2008 town and country van i smell something burning: please tell me if this is a safety issue with these vans..... this has been going on for a couple days and the smell is getting stronger , i cant see anything but the smell is bad!!!

Reported in: HARVEST AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced 3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles 6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles 12/4/2009- steering checked for noise; bleed air from system 16,650 miles 12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200 2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800 rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450 3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off 3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem 3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced 3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on 9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200 11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally. doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** i was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube..oil leaking needs a pcv valve which i refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a the consumer also stated the vehicle was in the repair shop for a week, due transmission problems. updated 09/15/11

Reported in: LEVITTOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced 3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles 6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles 12/4/2009- steering checked for noise; bleed air from system 16,650 miles 12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200 2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800 rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450 3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off 3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem 3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced 3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on 9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200 11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally. doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** i was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube..oil leaking needs a pcv valve which i refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a the consumer also stated the vehicle was in the repair shop for a week, due transmission problems. updated 09/15/11

Reported in: LEVITTOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced 3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles 6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles 12/4/2009- steering checked for noise; bleed air from system 16,650 miles 12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200 2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800 rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450 3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off 3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem 3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced 3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on 9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200 11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally. doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** i was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube..oil leaking needs a pcv valve which i refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a the consumer also stated the vehicle was in the repair shop for a week, due transmission problems. updated 09/15/11

Reported in: LEVITTOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

STEERING

4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced 3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles 6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles 12/4/2009- steering checked for noise; bleed air from system 16,650 miles 12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200 2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800 rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450 3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off 3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem 3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced 3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on 9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200 11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally. doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** i was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube..oil leaking needs a pcv valve which i refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a the consumer also stated the vehicle was in the repair shop for a week, due transmission problems. updated 09/15/11

Reported in: LEVITTOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

4/30/2008- spark plugs replaced 3/6/2009- recall power steering hose- brakes replaced- 8,000 miles 6/24-2009 air conditioner fixed blowing hot air- 11,200 miles 12/4/2009- steering checked for noise; bleed air from system 16,650 miles 12/26/2009-got car back 12/30/09 towed in - doors opening by themselves while driving, windshield wiper go on by self, trunk opening while driving, alarm going off car running without key in ignition- computer reprogrammed, sop parts, reprogram mtc, reprogram tipm module- mileage 17,200 2/9/2010 - same issue car towed in to shop- 17,800 rent a car from 3/17/10 to 3/26/103/12/2010 same issue car died in the road- towed in- internal fault with intergrated power module- replaced and tipm reconfigured in module- 18,450 3/15/2010 go to pick up car and the engine light is back on- they had to hook up the computer to turn it off 3/17/2010 engine light comes back on have to drive it back to dealer and they can not figure out the problem 3/19/2010 same issue car revving high pdc/ tipm power module replaced 3/25/2010 tech brings car home and he was having problems engine light on 9/10/10- recall radiator cap & air conditioner blowing warm air ? hose replaced & recharged miles=25,200 11//20/10 got car back 12/3/2010 towed in engine light stopped on the expressway, revving over 7,000 towed in pcm replaced tipm shortened internally. doors opening while driving needed new software = mileage 26,000- had to fight with chrysler to get a rental after 4 days of them having car*** i was driving on the expressway with my children and the boy scouts to a camping trip when the vehicle stops on the expressway a car could have hit us from behind! -/4/2011 ?recall- front wheel bearings/recall hvac drain and tube..oil leaking needs a pcv valve which i refuse to pay for 4/28/2011- car back 4/29/11 engine light on egr fail- 8/1/11 tipm a the consumer also stated the vehicle was in the repair shop for a week, due transmission problems. updated 09/15/11

Reported in: LEVITTOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* 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.

Reported in: MEQUON WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

no initial sign were noticed, the failure occurred once and it left the vehicle disabled nothing at this time has been repaired the issue is the electronic throttle control.

Reported in: LOWELL IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while depressing the brakes, the vehicle would shake violently. a local mechanic diagnosed that the rotors were defective. the contact made repairs prior to the failure but to no avail. the contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer but no assistance was offered. the failure mileage was 16,948 and the current mileage was 33,249.

Reported in: WILLISTON PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the air bag module was sending a mass amount of electrical current to one of the air bags. as a result, the module would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign id number: 11v394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 67,000.

Reported in: KENLY NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the rear brakes were exhibiting a loud noise. a local mechanic diagnosed that the calibers, brake pads and rotors would need replacing. the manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. the failure mileage was 26,000 and the current mileage was 28,000.

Reported in: MEDINA OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the tire pressure sensor fractured and as a result, the tire continued to go flat. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 34,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

Reported in: ELIZABETHTOWN KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

vehicle ignition switch will occasionally revert from on to off postion with an audible click and car will immediately die. this has happened with the vehicle at rest, but has also commonly occured when making left hand turns at low speed. the vehicle is left coasting in whichever direction it was pointed as power steering assist is immediately lost. i have not been killed, but its obviously a dangerous situation. apparently a recall exists for 2010 model chrysler town and country minivans. it should be extended to include the 2008 that i have. its likely the same ignition part.

Reported in: SUGAR LAND TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving at low speeds, all of the warning lights suddenly illuminated and then the side curtain air bags deployed without reason. the driver was not injured. the vehicle was taken to chrysler so they could investigate the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was approximately 81,000.

Reported in: SARTELL MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

the wiper blades (both front and back window) turn on without warning. the windshield wiper fluid will spurt out. and the horn will honk. these items will act like this for a short time and up to 10 minutes and won't stop. the car has stopped while i have been driving and will not start for up to 15 minutes. the cars engine will be running even after turning the key to off and taking the key out of the ignition. i have not used the transponder for no other reason than to start the car. the wipers, fluid and horn do not happen all of the time but, it does happen frequently. the car stopping has occurred twice and while my mobility limited mother was in the car with me.

Reported in: LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the wiper blades (both front and back window) turn on without warning. the windshield wiper fluid will spurt out. and the horn will honk. these items will act like this for a short time and up to 10 minutes and won't stop. the car has stopped while i have been driving and will not start for up to 15 minutes. the cars engine will be running even after turning the key to off and taking the key out of the ignition. i have not used the transponder for no other reason than to start the car. the wipers, fluid and horn do not happen all of the time but, it does happen frequently. the car stopping has occurred twice and while my mobility limited mother was in the car with me.

Reported in: LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

first set of brakes at 21,000 miles 2nd set at 32,000 2nd set of rotors at same time as 2nd set of pads. since then i'm on the 6th set of pads and third set of rotors at 62,000 miles.when is chrysler going to take responsibility and retrofit all of these vans with upgraded brakes?

Reported in: TOPEKA KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

STRUCTURE

cpsc#i1180667a. 2008 chrylser town & country mini van. consumer stated he received a head injury from the overhead console. also stated that the compartment is very sharp on the edge. *ln the consumer stated when the sliding was open, he leaned inside the vehicle slightly and the top of his head came in contact with the open door of the overhead compartment. *jb

Reported in: RIVERSIDE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

poor engineering on the hoses already had 4 hoses leak at crimps on cooling system and power steering system this should be a warranty recall with only 70,000 miles never seen anything like this. *tt

Reported in: SLATINGTON PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

poor engineering on the hoses already had 4 hoses leak at crimps on cooling system and power steering system this should be a warranty recall with only 70,000 miles never seen anything like this. *tt

Reported in: SLATINGTON PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

AIR BAGS

vehicle recalled nov 2009 to replace grommet for a/c drain which could cause air bag malfunction k-25 completed 2/2010. air bag light came on in july 2010 when vehicle is running. chrysler recall l-01 to replace module caused by leaking a/c only for vehicles manufactured after july 30, 2008. if recall is for some 300,000 vehicles, when did they start manufacturing 2009 vehicles? did they build this many vehicles before the 09 models came out? they say i am responsible for the replacement cost!!!

Reported in: LATROBE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: X8R631961

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

right rear caliper hanging up. needed rear calipers, pads,and rotors . front wheel brakes ok.

Reported in: BATTLE CREEK MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

tl* 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.

Reported in: WORDEN IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

while driving along at approximately 45 mph on highway 158 in north carolina, the tire pressure warning light came on. by the time the van could be safely pulled over to the side of the road and stopped, the left front tire was almost completely flat. the spare tire was installed and when the failed tire was laid on it's side the valve stem/tpm sensor fell inside the tire. the next day the van was taken to the nearest chrysler dealer for repair. the dealer stated that the retaining nut that holds the sensor in place must have cracked and allowed the air to escape from the tire. the mechanic said that he has seen many of these failures where the aluminum retaining nut cracks. he inspected the other three sensors and recommended that they be replaced before they also fail. the dealer did not have the necessary part to install a new sensor and would have to order it. because we were on vacation at the time and could not wait the time to get the part, the dealer installed a standard valve stem to get us home. he advised us that the warning light would remain on constantly until a proper sensor was installed. the dealer also advised us to get the proper sensor as soon as we returned home. this failure is a serious safety issue. we were fortunate that we were not traveling at interstate speeds or the outcome could have resulted in an accident. chrysler should be required to recall these sensors before someone is seriously injured.

Reported in: NORTH RIDGEVILLE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the car will shut down will driving, locking the steering and braking system at random times. the cars wipers/wiper spray/horn all start going off at random. the car won't start leaving me stranded. it is almost as if the battery is dead, this is the 2nd replacement batter in 4 months. the battery has been tested, it is fine. the dealer cannot fix the car, they replaced the horn after the car went crazy and blew it out costing me $350.00.. i still pay a hefty car payment on this lemon and no one can fix it. i am of course more worried about the safety issue, i transport children/grandparents. do i want them to be a statistic because chrysler won't stand behind their automobile. i have tried unsuccessfully to reach them and all i get is a generic form letter. i drive through the mountains and have had to replace (not turn) the rotors every time i go. this is not normal.

Reported in: SARASOTA FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

the car will shut down will driving, locking the steering and braking system at random times. the cars wipers/wiper spray/horn all start going off at random. the car won't start leaving me stranded. it is almost as if the battery is dead, this is the 2nd replacement batter in 4 months. the battery has been tested, it is fine. the dealer cannot fix the car, they replaced the horn after the car went crazy and blew it out costing me $350.00.. i still pay a hefty car payment on this lemon and no one can fix it. i am of course more worried about the safety issue, i transport children/grandparents. do i want them to be a statistic because chrysler won't stand behind their automobile. i have tried unsuccessfully to reach them and all i get is a generic form letter. i drive through the mountains and have had to replace (not turn) the rotors every time i go. this is not normal.

Reported in: SARASOTA FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we started hearing squeaking noises in our wheels approximately 9 months after we purchased the new vehicle and both front and rear brakes and rotors needed to be replaced at only 10,000 miles. this was due to severe overheating causing the brakes to prematurely wear. one year later we started hearing the same squeaking noise again and took it back to the dealership and the rear brakes locked again causing severe overheating and premature wearing. it was only 6,000 miles since the last brakes were replaced. our van only has 18,000 miles on it total and the brakes and rotors have been replaced twice. chrysler corp knows of this defect and is unwilling to do anything to rectify the situation. unless the entire brake system is replaced the pads and rotors will continue to wear prematurely. this is a major safety hazard for anyone owning a 2008 chrysler town and country and anyone driving on the road with a 2008 chrysler town and country. if a recall is not initiated someone will die.

Reported in: OLMSTED FALLS OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country touring. the contact stated that the abs failure sensor illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was contacted who confirmed that the vin did not qualify for repairs under nhtsa campaign id number:11v394000(air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 56,300.

Reported in: PHENIX CITY AL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

this car has been nothing but problems since the moment i bought it. it is so aggravating that chrysler won't own up to the issues with these cars. aside from the multiple recalls this car has had in three years, the break system is awful. i had replaced the front breaks and rotors around 28000 miles (maybe earlier i can't remember). now the back breaks are shot and once again, i will need breaks and rotors that will cost me $375 according to the dealer. my car has 38,000 miles on it. i have owned mini vans in the past and many cars and never have i had to replace both front and rear break pads/rotors this soon. my tires are so bald that all four need replacing. again, i have never had to replace tires this soon on any of my vehicles over the years. the radio sometimes will not come on or will go black. the factory battery needed replacing at 30,000 miles which was extremely unusual as well. the side doors need to manually be closed when exiting vehicle because if i use the automatic switch, they bounce back. i have come out of stores with my doors wide open. when using the cruise control on the highway, the car with suddenly accelerate with rpms going into the red zone. only way to stop it is to turn off cruise control. this morning on my way to work pulling out of my neighborhood i heard a grinding sound as the car began breaking on its own. meanwhile the ebs and abs lights came on. i pulled over, shut off the car and turned it back on. drove up the road and lights are still on. this car is junk all around. i have only had it for three years, still have a car payment. ridiculous. i may just lease next time. that way chrysler can pay for repairs.

Reported in: BALLWIN MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

this car has been nothing but problems since the moment i bought it. it is so aggravating that chrysler won't own up to the issues with these cars. aside from the multiple recalls this car has had in three years, the break system is awful. i had replaced the front breaks and rotors around 28000 miles (maybe earlier i can't remember). now the back breaks are shot and once again, i will need breaks and rotors that will cost me $375 according to the dealer. my car has 38,000 miles on it. i have owned mini vans in the past and many cars and never have i had to replace both front and rear break pads/rotors this soon. my tires are so bald that all four need replacing. again, i have never had to replace tires this soon on any of my vehicles over the years. the radio sometimes will not come on or will go black. the factory battery needed replacing at 30,000 miles which was extremely unusual as well. the side doors need to manually be closed when exiting vehicle because if i use the automatic switch, they bounce back. i have come out of stores with my doors wide open. when using the cruise control on the highway, the car with suddenly accelerate with rpms going into the red zone. only way to stop it is to turn off cruise control. this morning on my way to work pulling out of my neighborhood i heard a grinding sound as the car began breaking on its own. meanwhile the ebs and abs lights came on. i pulled over, shut off the car and turned it back on. drove up the road and lights are still on. this car is junk all around. i have only had it for three years, still have a car payment. ridiculous. i may just lease next time. that way chrysler can pay for repairs.

Reported in: BALLWIN MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

this car has been nothing but problems since the moment i bought it. it is so aggravating that chrysler won't own up to the issues with these cars. aside from the multiple recalls this car has had in three years, the break system is awful. i had replaced the front breaks and rotors around 28000 miles (maybe earlier i can't remember). now the back breaks are shot and once again, i will need breaks and rotors that will cost me $375 according to the dealer. my car has 38,000 miles on it. i have owned mini vans in the past and many cars and never have i had to replace both front and rear break pads/rotors this soon. my tires are so bald that all four need replacing. again, i have never had to replace tires this soon on any of my vehicles over the years. the radio sometimes will not come on or will go black. the factory battery needed replacing at 30,000 miles which was extremely unusual as well. the side doors need to manually be closed when exiting vehicle because if i use the automatic switch, they bounce back. i have come out of stores with my doors wide open. when using the cruise control on the highway, the car with suddenly accelerate with rpms going into the red zone. only way to stop it is to turn off cruise control. this morning on my way to work pulling out of my neighborhood i heard a grinding sound as the car began breaking on its own. meanwhile the ebs and abs lights came on. i pulled over, shut off the car and turned it back on. drove up the road and lights are still on. this car is junk all around. i have only had it for three years, still have a car payment. ridiculous. i may just lease next time. that way chrysler can pay for repairs.

Reported in: BALLWIN MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

vehicle in park with ignition on when horn began sounding constantly and windshield wipers (front and back) began to operate at high speed. turned off ignition and removed key and the vehicle did not turn off. continued for several minutes. reinserted key and took it out again with no response. vehicle was still running, all instrument gauges flashing. next incident vehicle was in motion at approximately 40 mph when same thing happened, vehicle stalled and power assist and brakes were not working. blaring horn and wiper activity incontrollable has happened several times. now afraid to drive on highway. dealer states incident must be occurring at the time it is brought in for them to assess and fix. this is a clear safety hazard. a quick review of owner complaints on the internet shows this is a common problem. how can this not be a recall event? does a fatality need to occur first? i am not willing to risk my family.

Reported in: PAW PAW MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

TIRES:VALVE

valve stem broke while checking and filling the tires. *kb

Reported in: ALBUQUERQUE NM || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i have had my van for a little over 3 years and have already had to replace the front brakes on it twice and the rear brakes once. both times the rotors and brake pads had to be replaced. i have had to replace all 4 tires as well, and that was only at a little over 40,000 miles. i have had to replace the battery, and i am now fixing the a/c & heating system for the third time. and every time i check the mail i receive another recall notice! and all the issues "could cause a fire". in addition, my rear automatic doors do not always close, i have to manually close them or they come back open. i have been paged out of a store for my back doors being open, after i watched them begin to close. i also have problems with the radio freezing. *kb

Reported in: MILLSTADT IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have had my van for a little over 3 years and have already had to replace the front brakes on it twice and the rear brakes once. both times the rotors and brake pads had to be replaced. i have had to replace all 4 tires as well, and that was only at a little over 40,000 miles. i have had to replace the battery, and i am now fixing the a/c & heating system for the third time. and every time i check the mail i receive another recall notice! and all the issues "could cause a fire". in addition, my rear automatic doors do not always close, i have to manually close them or they come back open. i have been paged out of a store for my back doors being open, after i watched them begin to close. i also have problems with the radio freezing. *kb

Reported in: MILLSTADT IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

i have had my van for a little over 3 years and have already had to replace the front brakes on it twice and the rear brakes once. both times the rotors and brake pads had to be replaced. i have had to replace all 4 tires as well, and that was only at a little over 40,000 miles. i have had to replace the battery, and i am now fixing the a/c & heating system for the third time. and every time i check the mail i receive another recall notice! and all the issues "could cause a fire". in addition, my rear automatic doors do not always close, i have to manually close them or they come back open. i have been paged out of a store for my back doors being open, after i watched them begin to close. i also have problems with the radio freezing. *kb

Reported in: MILLSTADT IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i have had my van for a little over 3 years and have already had to replace the front brakes on it twice and the rear brakes once. both times the rotors and brake pads had to be replaced. i have had to replace all 4 tires as well, and that was only at a little over 40,000 miles. i have had to replace the battery, and i am now fixing the a/c & heating system for the third time. and every time i check the mail i receive another recall notice! and all the issues "could cause a fire". in addition, my rear automatic doors do not always close, i have to manually close them or they come back open. i have been paged out of a store for my back doors being open, after i watched them begin to close. i also have problems with the radio freezing. *kb

Reported in: MILLSTADT IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving approximately 25 mph the contact heard a loud squealing sound while depressing the brake pedal. the contact exit the vehicle and upon inspection noticed the front and rear wheels were extremely hot. the failure occurred consistently at different speeds. the weather was not a factor. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated the front and rear brake pads had to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the failure occurred a second time at approximately 6,000 miles. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 10,000. updated 12/20/11*lj the consumer stated the brakes and rotors were replaced twice. the brake pads would freeze which caused them to wear prematurely. updated 06/13/12. *jb

Reported in: OLMSTED FALLS OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

very bad design flaw with brake design causing myself and other customers to purchase multiple brakes and rotors for this badly engineered vehicle. this problem is also going to cause a loss of trade in value for us.

Reported in: WOODSTOCK GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the key fob separated from the key and as a result, he was not able to turn on the ignition. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the rke transmitter and keys needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 88,457.

Reported in: ISHPEMING MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer writes in regards to acceleration issues *tgw the consumer stated when the accelerator pedal was applied it would stick and then engine emitted a loud roar. the consumer stated he had to apply the brakes with great force in order to bring the vehicle to a stop. *jb

Reported in: MADISON SD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i was driving along and all of a sudden i heard a squealing noise and smelled a burning smell. i quick pulled over and my rotors on the left rear tire were fire engine red. the next day a called the dealer and sure enough i need to replace the brakes and rotors on all 4 axles. the car only has 15,000 on it. i fear that this will be an ongoing issue and i have kids in the car. i need my brakes to work properly at all times.

Reported in: FAIRLESS HILLS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

2008 chrysler town & country... 5 recalls... brakes brakes brakes...i have had the brakes replaced 4 times now with 96,000 miles on it. also the rear driver side caliper froze up and i had to replace the pads,rotor,caliper @ a cost of 250.00. the noise from the front hubs drove me crazy!! paid 550.00 to fix them and got bad parts off the shelf.. then i got a notice in the mail 3 months after i fixed them about bad bearings in the front and that i can be refunded the money spent to fix them. now im trying to fill out the paper work need for the refund. *tt

Reported in: ALBION NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

WHEELS

2008 chrysler town & country... 5 recalls... brakes brakes brakes...i have had the brakes replaced 4 times now with 96,000 miles on it. also the rear driver side caliper froze up and i had to replace the pads,rotor,caliper @ a cost of 250.00. the noise from the front hubs drove me crazy!! paid 550.00 to fix them and got bad parts off the shelf.. then i got a notice in the mail 3 months after i fixed them about bad bearings in the front and that i can be refunded the money spent to fix them. now im trying to fill out the paper work need for the refund. *tt

Reported in: ALBION NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the rear sliding doors opened independently and the door sensor also malfunctioned. a child was caught in between the sliding door while it was closing. the sensor was supposed to stop the door from closing when there was an obstruction but it did not. the child suffered abdominal and head injuries. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer repaired the sliding doors but the repair did not remedy the issue. the contact stated the manufacturer did not offer a remedy repair for the failure. the failure mileage was 40,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: MOOREHEAD MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact was driving 45 mph when burning fumes were emitted into the vehicle. the contact stated that after inspecting the vehicle it appeared that the burning smell was coming from the wheels. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the rear driver side caliper froze and burned the brakes and rotors. as a result, the brakes, rotors and calipers needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 30,274.

Reported in: DOWNERS GROVE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

AIR BAGS

the van hit a pole at approximately 4o mph. the impact was so severe that the front end and tire were pushed under the driver cuasing the van to be totalled. a forensic expert form the insurance company revewed the data on the van and the expert confirmed that the sensor did not go off. *tt

Reported in: SAINT LOUIS MO || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

while in for warranty replacement of front wheel bearings, dealer reported "weapage" at the seam on fuel tank. estimated repair at $800 plus labor. defect would appear to me to be safety (fire) caused by manufacturing process.

Reported in: PLYMOUTH IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* 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.

Reported in: WAUNAKEE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SUSPENSION

in december 2009 there was a loud rumbling sound coming from the front of my car. i took it to merlins & was told it was both front wheel bearings. i paid $600 to have the bearings repaired. now in september 2011 i'm having the same problem that the front bearings need to be repaired.

Reported in: HANOVER PARK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was driving 45 mph when a roaring sound was heard from the vehicle as the brakes were depressed. the brakes were extremely difficult to depress and the vehicle did not respond to braking attempts. there was an increase in braking distance and time as the vehicle rolled to a stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 62,000.

Reported in: CHESTERFIELD VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

one tpms valve stem broke when i tried to add some air. tire got flat instantly.

Reported in: COLCHESTER VT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

WHEELS

one tpms valve stem broke when i tried to add some air. tire got flat instantly.

Reported in: COLCHESTER VT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

TIRES:VALVE

while starting to fill the front passenger tire with air, the valve stem portion of the tire monitoring system broke at a point where the tire deflated. luckily we were parked. the valve stem appears corroded. all chrysler vehicles with this type of valve stem should be recalled and a replacement (more durable) valve stem installed before the stem breaks off while driving resulting in a severe accident. *kb

Reported in: CHERRY HILL NJ || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

we have been continuously hassled with electrical issues with our van. for approximately 4 months we have been experiencing brief issues with all the lights coming on in the gauge cluster along with a pulsing of the dashboard lights and the resetting of the electrical components randomly in the van. we replaced the battery and the issue seemed to go away. after 2-3 weeks it started up again. me and my family were driving down a highway for about 30 minutes when the cluster gauge suddenly started beeping and all the lights began to flash on and off, the speedometer and tachometer dropped to 0, the radio turned on and off multiple times and the engine shut down briefly while driving on the highway. immediately after the problem began i pulled off the road and restarted the car, the problem was gone! two days later my wife was taking our kids to school, and after less than 5 minutes of driving the car she experienced the exact same issues. this time before she made it off the road there was a complete loss of power, the brakes stopped working and the steering wheel completely locked up, she was unable to make it to the side of the road! again after a immediate restart the problem went away. we contacted the dealer and we were told that if they could not recreate the problem, there was nothing they could do to fix it. this is a issue because the problem happens randomly. we are aware that this problem has plagued a very large group of consumers and the dealer does nothing but repair random parts because they cannot properly recreate the problem due to its randomness. i feel the problem could easily cause a fatality if the steering wheel locks up at high speed or while turning!

Reported in: TAMPA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

WHEELS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while inflating the tires, he noticed that the front passenger side valve stem was fractured. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the mechanic stated that the valve stem would have to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer for unrelated maintenance and the contact was informed that both passenger side valve stems were fractured. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

Reported in: PINCKINEY ME || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

we are having issues with mopar products. we replaced brakes at 31,843 miles at chrysler world in abrahms, wi. chrysler helped out with that they saw a defect in their van products and paid part of the cost. at 53,861 miles chrysler world told us we are due for new brakes in the front and need rear brakes also! they said it was ok to drive to az but that the brakes needed attention by spring. that's 22,018 miles after the replacement! something is wrong and it is not our driving! in the summer we live in rural wi and we travel to surprise, az in the winter. the wi to az trip is 2,100 miles, mostly interstate. since our purchase more than 20,000 of our miles have been on interstate highways. about 95% of our miles are rural and interstate miles! the next problem occurred on our way to az in october. some type of spring broke in the steering column. this was repaired at tom obrien chrysler jeep in greenwood, in. this was replaced by another mopar product. how long will that last? they said i needed new brakes also but it would be ok to continue to az! i filed a complaint with chrysler corp. on 11-16-2011 a chrysler representative phoned and stated they will do nothing as the car is out of warranty. he gave me this case# [xxx] for reference to his phone call and their decision. my brakes are grinding at times when i stop and i feel chrysler must have a bigger problem with this van than they are telling or willing to make right. i am afraid to take it in to a chrysler dealer because of the faulty brake linings they installed at 31,843 miles. we are in surprise, az now and have in the past used moore chrysler jeep in peoria for servicing. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).

Reported in: POUND WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

STEERING

we are having issues with mopar products. we replaced brakes at 31,843 miles at chrysler world in abrahms, wi. chrysler helped out with that they saw a defect in their van products and paid part of the cost. at 53,861 miles chrysler world told us we are due for new brakes in the front and need rear brakes also! they said it was ok to drive to az but that the brakes needed attention by spring. that's 22,018 miles after the replacement! something is wrong and it is not our driving! in the summer we live in rural wi and we travel to surprise, az in the winter. the wi to az trip is 2,100 miles, mostly interstate. since our purchase more than 20,000 of our miles have been on interstate highways. about 95% of our miles are rural and interstate miles! the next problem occurred on our way to az in october. some type of spring broke in the steering column. this was repaired at tom obrien chrysler jeep in greenwood, in. this was replaced by another mopar product. how long will that last? they said i needed new brakes also but it would be ok to continue to az! i filed a complaint with chrysler corp. on 11-16-2011 a chrysler representative phoned and stated they will do nothing as the car is out of warranty. he gave me this case# [xxx] for reference to his phone call and their decision. my brakes are grinding at times when i stop and i feel chrysler must have a bigger problem with this van than they are telling or willing to make right. i am afraid to take it in to a chrysler dealer because of the faulty brake linings they installed at 31,843 miles. we are in surprise, az now and have in the past used moore chrysler jeep in peoria for servicing. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).

Reported in: POUND WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the horn and the windshield washer activated independently. the doors locked automatically while the engine was off and the air condition also activated independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the control module. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 58,000.

Reported in: ANGIER NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

beginning in 2010, both rear sliding doors began malfunctioning. when opened either with the remote or inside button, they begin to open and when most of the way open, close on its own. it started out doing it infrequently, about once every 50 times the door was opened. over the last year it has become more frequent, doing it about once every few days or so. once in 2010, my 3 year old daughter was getting out and the door malfunctioned and caught her in between, causing a bruise on her face. for some reason the door did not "bounce back" when it made contact with her, but thankfully i was standing there and was able to manually force the door back open.this year, the door again malfunctioned and almost caught my 8 yr old, but he managed to get out of the way. i have taken it to the dealer twice for this and both times they told me it is functioning fine.the first time i picked it up from the dealer i tested the door. i opened and shut it about 15 times and it malfunctioned. i went inside to get the repair tech to show him and when it didn't happen again he told me there was nothing he could do. when i brought the van in again to have them look at it the second time, they again told me it was functioning fine and that since my van needed a new battery that they thought the battery was the problem. the door did it again that night and again after that three days later. i contacted them twice about it again, asking them if i video taped it if they would believe me and figure out what was wrong. they told me it wouldn't matter and that they would need to keep it until they saw it. they had my van this last time for 5 days! i had to pay $217 for a rental because they didn't find anything. this is dangerous! i have four children getting in and out everyday. i don't have the money for rentals for an unspecified amount of time, but this is dangerous and needs to get fixed!

Reported in: SCHILLER PARK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

beginning in 2010, both rear sliding doors began malfunctioning. when opened either with the remote or inside button, they begin to open and when most of the way open, close on its own. it started out doing it infrequently, about once every 50 times the door was opened. over the last year it has become more frequent, doing it about once every few days or so. once in 2010, my 3 year old daughter was getting out and the door malfunctioned and caught her in between, causing a bruise on her face. for some reason the door did not "bounce back" when it made contact with her, but thankfully i was standing there and was able to manually force the door back open.this year, the door again malfunctioned and almost caught my 8 yr old, but he managed to get out of the way. i have taken it to the dealer twice for this and both times they told me it is functioning fine.the first time i picked it up from the dealer i tested the door. i opened and shut it about 15 times and it malfunctioned. i went inside to get the repair tech to show him and when it didn't happen again he told me there was nothing he could do. when i brought the van in again to have them look at it the second time, they again told me it was functioning fine and that since my van needed a new battery that they thought the battery was the problem. the door did it again that night and again after that three days later. i contacted them twice about it again, asking them if i video taped it if they would believe me and figure out what was wrong. they told me it wouldn't matter and that they would need to keep it until they saw it. they had my van this last time for 5 days! i had to pay $217 for a rental because they didn't find anything. this is dangerous! i have four children getting in and out everyday. i don't have the money for rentals for an unspecified amount of time, but this is dangerous and needs to get fixed!

Reported in: SCHILLER PARK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the headlights and the lights on the instrument panel shut off. the vehicle was stopped and shut off. upon restart, the vehicle functioned normally. the contact also stated while the vehicle was not in motion the windshield wipers engaged, the horn began to blow, and the door locks engaged and disengaged involuntarily. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that an electrical system module needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 54,000.

Reported in: SNELLVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the headlights and the lights on the instrument panel shut off. the vehicle was stopped and shut off. upon restart, the vehicle functioned normally. the contact also stated while the vehicle was not in motion the windshield wipers engaged, the horn began to blow, and the door locks engaged and disengaged involuntarily. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that an electrical system module needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 54,000.

Reported in: SNELLVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

on sept. 7, 2011 we experienced a second incident where the vehicle totally shut down while in motion. took it to the chrysler dealer and they performed a software update ,tsb 18-003-09 , and they said this should correct the problem. we performed a dealership battery replacement on 8-1-11. on dec. 14th, 2011 the problem re-occurred, while leaving a parking lot traveling under 10 mph. now with out power steering assistance, i was barely able to manually maneuver the vehicle to a open parking spot, stop, put the vehicle in park and it restarted. on dec. 22, 2011 the problem re-occurred, while backing out of my driveway traveling under 10 mph. stopped vehicle, placed it into park and it restarted. i called the same chrysler dealership whom performed the above stated repair, the earliest appointment date they were able to give was dec. 27, 2011. this is incident is extremely dangerous and alarming to the safety of a family of six. we have google'd this type of incident and have read a lot of similar occurrences. we would like to recommend to the ntsb to conduct a full investigation into this type of incident and issue a safety recall recommendation to chrysler in order to proactively avoid loss of life's due to this total system failure in which chrysler has been made aware of.

Reported in: WINTER HAVEN FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

on sept. 7, 2011 we experienced a second incident where the vehicle totally shut down while in motion. took it to the chrysler dealer and they performed a software update ,tsb 18-003-09 , and they said this should correct the problem. we performed a dealership battery replacement on 8-1-11. on dec. 14th, 2011 the problem re-occurred, while leaving a parking lot traveling under 10 mph. now with out power steering assistance, i was barely able to manually maneuver the vehicle to a open parking spot, stop, put the vehicle in park and it restarted. on dec. 22, 2011 the problem re-occurred, while backing out of my driveway traveling under 10 mph. stopped vehicle, placed it into park and it restarted. i called the same chrysler dealership whom performed the above stated repair, the earliest appointment date they were able to give was dec. 27, 2011. this is incident is extremely dangerous and alarming to the safety of a family of six. we have google'd this type of incident and have read a lot of similar occurrences. we would like to recommend to the ntsb to conduct a full investigation into this type of incident and issue a safety recall recommendation to chrysler in order to proactively avoid loss of life's due to this total system failure in which chrysler has been made aware of.

Reported in: WINTER HAVEN FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

upon merging on to the highway at approx. 50 mph, the van rapidly accelerated on it's own. the gas pedal was not stuck on a floor mat, it hit the floorboard on it's own. applying the brakes did not work, pumping the brakes as well as the gas pedal did not work. van was steered to shoulder, the emergency brake was applied, and the vehicle put in park. the engine revved rapidly until vehicle was turned off. acceleration problem occurred at 38,800 miles. *kb

Reported in: FENTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

upon merging on to the highway at approx. 50 mph, the van rapidly accelerated on it's own. the gas pedal was not stuck on a floor mat, it hit the floorboard on it's own. applying the brakes did not work, pumping the brakes as well as the gas pedal did not work. van was steered to shoulder, the emergency brake was applied, and the vehicle put in park. the engine revved rapidly until vehicle was turned off. acceleration problem occurred at 38,800 miles. *kb

Reported in: FENTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

upon merging on to the highway at approx. 50 mph, the van rapidly accelerated on it's own. the gas pedal was not stuck on a floor mat, it hit the floorboard on it's own. applying the brakes did not work, pumping the brakes as well as the gas pedal did not work. van was steered to shoulder, the emergency brake was applied, and the vehicle put in park. the engine revved rapidly until vehicle was turned off. acceleration problem occurred at 38,800 miles. *kb

Reported in: FENTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

description of the complaint: my 2008 chrysler town and country, just stopped working last night. drove it around all day and it was fine. went in to work, and when i came out that night to go home, the lights were all working, and the power doors and windows worked. however, the radio stopped working, the power windows no longer work, and the car will not start. it will not try to turn over. you can turn the key and nothing happens. the starter does not click, the motor doesn't do anything at all. since we can't put it in gear due to the security lockout, we have towed it to a repair shop. this is a major issue considering it is the only vehicle my family has, and now we have no way to get our kids to the doctor or to school. they said it was a fuse box which has to bee ordered but will take a while since there has been a shortage of these items. they said the dealers were out, probably because of a manufactures defect. they said there was not a recall as of yet. *kb

Reported in: LAS VEGAS NV || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

the power booster failed causing a loss in braking capability.

Reported in: TUCSON AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

WHEELS

the valve stem became corroded and broke off under the cap. the tire lost pressure while driving due to the defective valve stem, and valve stem had to be replaced to refill the tire with air.

Reported in: LAPEER MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

burning heater hose, smells like antifreeze. then smoke from rubber could lead to fire.

Reported in: FRANKFORT KY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i bought this vehicle new in february 2009. at 30k miles the front brakes were squealing and my husband replaced them. the brakes should not have worn out this soon. the inner pad on the right front brake was worn to the metal, ruining the rotor. the outer pad on the front right showed on a 30% wear. thinking that the caliper was defective,we took it to the dealer. the dealer found nothing wrong with the caliper, so they said. at 48k miles, the back brakes were scrubbing...again, this should not happen at this low mileage. we own 3 other chrysler vehicles that have over 200k miles each and the back brakes have never been replaced nor given any trouble. because the back brakes on the 2008 van were scrubbing so badly, my husband preceded to replace them. what he found was an utter disaster. poor engineering in parking brake design would not allow release of the right parking brake. the inner pad(again on the right side) was completely worn into the rotor. the parking brake does not release when used, therefore the inner brake pad continues to ride on the rotor until it is worn out. therefore, i cannot use the parking brake anymore. we spoke with several mechanics, even at the chrysler dealership, and was informed by all of them that the brake system used on these vans was the same used previously on honda, toyota, ford, and general motors. all of these auto makers dropped this brake design because it was so poorly designed. chrysler needs to recall these vans and replace the whole braking system!

Reported in: MACON GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the keyless entry transmitter was fractured. the keyless transmitter was used to lock and unlock the vehicle and the contact had to keep the vehicle unlocked in order to enter the vehicle. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer advised the contact that a new keyless transmitter needed to be purchased and programmed. the failure mileage was 100,000.

Reported in: MESQUITE TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving, the engine stalled with the illumination of the traction control warning indicator. upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normally. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times for the same failure. the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was notified of the repeated failure. the approximate failure mileage was 38,000. updated 04/19/12*lj the consumer stated the vehicle stalled multiple times during the day. the consumer stated she was involved in two accidents, but there was no damage. updated 04/25/12

Reported in: MANHATTAN IL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while driving approximately 4 mph, the front driver and passenger side air bags inadvertently deployed. in addition, both rear side air bags deployed at the same time, although there was no impact to the vehicle. the contact sustained severe bodily injuries due to the forceful deployment of the front driver┐s side air bag. the contact was unable to exit from the seat belt after the air bag released and the paramedics cut the seat belt webbing. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated to the contact that the air bag control module was faulty. the contact expressed concerns of the vehicle being unsafe to drive and the dealer provided a loaner vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. the approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

Reported in: ORMOND FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

vehicles current mileage is 64,500 miles and as of today had to replace front brake pads/rotors 4 times and rear brake pads/rotors 2 times.

Reported in: ORLAND PARK IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

wireless ignition module was replaced after repeated failures - van would unexpectedly stall while driving - the key would move from the run position to the accessory position. after 6-8 weeks and many visits to the dealership the module was replaced. within the past month the same symptoms have occurred an additional three times - aprox 11 months after the first occurrence - van is now out of warranty and has 47k miles. i noticed there may be a similar problem in 2010 model year vans and a 1/4 of a million were recalled. what the issue addressed but chrysler says it is out of warranty.

Reported in: ATCHISON KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving down the interstate at 45 mph the traction control light indicator flashed and all the gauges zeroed out and the van lost power and steering control making it extremely difficult and unsafe to remove from highway. this has happened on three occasions in the past 3 weeks since i have purchased it from dealership as used car. putting the vehicle in park then restarting it seems to fix the problem temporarily, although i am concerned driving it on the road with me and my children in the van. now the engine light came on and had diagnostics run. code p0406 - showing ecm has detected the egr position sensor voltage was too high, probable causes could be: failed egr position sensor, open or short circuit condition, failed egr valve, failed egr pressure sensor where applicable, or failed egr position sensor where applicable.

Reported in: MYRTLE BEACH SC || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

howling noises from rear wheels when moving. touching brake pedal stops noise. right and left calipers, rotors, and pads replaced with new. at 50,469 miles on 2/27/12, grinding noise recurred. front wheel bearings replaced under extended warranty. at 50,484 miles on 2/28/12, noise from rear wheel recurred; left rear rotor warped, pads stuck. replaced left rotor, freed up pads. noise not cured. at 50560 on 3/7/12, noise verified by chrysler mechanic, replaced right rear rotor and rear brake pads. total cost to owner to date for these repairs: $413.73 and many visits to dealer. far too much wear and tear for vehicle used only for personal transportation. took delivery october 1, 2008. averaged 1,231 per month since purchase. all repairs completed at chrysler dealer.

Reported in: ALPENA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

WHEELS

howling noises from rear wheels when moving. touching brake pedal stops noise. right and left calipers, rotors, and pads replaced with new. at 50,469 miles on 2/27/12, grinding noise recurred. front wheel bearings replaced under extended warranty. at 50,484 miles on 2/28/12, noise from rear wheel recurred; left rear rotor warped, pads stuck. replaced left rotor, freed up pads. noise not cured. at 50560 on 3/7/12, noise verified by chrysler mechanic, replaced right rear rotor and rear brake pads. total cost to owner to date for these repairs: $413.73 and many visits to dealer. far too much wear and tear for vehicle used only for personal transportation. took delivery october 1, 2008. averaged 1,231 per month since purchase. all repairs completed at chrysler dealer.

Reported in: ALPENA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SUSPENSION

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country touring. the contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle pulled from side to side. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the vehicle needed an alignment. the remedy failed to repair the failure. the vehicle was then taken to a local repair shop, who diagnosed that the rear axle was bent and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 42,000.

Reported in: MACON IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 11v394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control). the vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall repairs when the contact was advised that the parts needed to complete the repair were placed on hold to a limited quantity of the parts being available. the vehicle had not yet been repaired. the contact had not yet experienced a failure. the current mileage was 70,000. updated 04/13/12 *bf the consumer stated the dealer called him and stated they were gong to make the necessary repairs. updated 04/23/12

Reported in: ALTON IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

valve stem cracked leaving tire flat. had it replaced and the tps has not worked for the tire that deflated. replaced and still not working.

Reported in: MI MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

while traveling on four lane stretch of us23 south (north of au gres, mi) using cruise control, a vehicle approached from behind. i switched lanes hit the brakes to coast and the car decelerated. the other vehicle passed on my left after which, i hit the resume/accelerate function on the cruise control (a quick up push of the lever). the engine revved to 4-5,000 rpm to resume cruise speed of 55mph but once 55 was reached, the engine did not slow down. i applied the brakes and the engine did not slow down. i pumped brakes, pumped accelerator, pushed the cruise off button multiple times pushed the cruise control to decelerate multiple times. nothing slowed the acceleration. i pressed the brakes and the car continued to accelerate. finally i put the car in neutral and with the car continuing to rev at 4-5000rpm, i coasted to the side. i turned the car off and then back on and the car engine went right back to the same rpm. i turned the car off again and waited approx. two minutes and when i restarted, it functioned normally. i have not tried the cruise control since. i have set an appointment with shuman chrysler in walled lake, mi and they said they have never heard of this type of incident before. however i did see a similar incident with a quick internet search. this is a very dangerous situation. i can see how others driving could have had much worse results (think about the toyota incidents). please contact me for additional information and if you would like to inspect the car before it goes to the dealership. my wife and i are still driving the car, but not using the cruise control of course. *kb

Reported in: NOVI MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

while traveling on four lane stretch of us23 south (north of au gres, mi) using cruise control, a vehicle approached from behind. i switched lanes hit the brakes to coast and the car decelerated. the other vehicle passed on my left after which, i hit the resume/accelerate function on the cruise control (a quick up push of the lever). the engine revved to 4-5,000 rpm to resume cruise speed of 55mph but once 55 was reached, the engine did not slow down. i applied the brakes and the engine did not slow down. i pumped brakes, pumped accelerator, pushed the cruise off button multiple times pushed the cruise control to decelerate multiple times. nothing slowed the acceleration. i pressed the brakes and the car continued to accelerate. finally i put the car in neutral and with the car continuing to rev at 4-5000rpm, i coasted to the side. i turned the car off and then back on and the car engine went right back to the same rpm. i turned the car off again and waited approx. two minutes and when i restarted, it functioned normally. i have not tried the cruise control since. i have set an appointment with shuman chrysler in walled lake, mi and they said they have never heard of this type of incident before. however i did see a similar incident with a quick internet search. this is a very dangerous situation. i can see how others driving could have had much worse results (think about the toyota incidents). please contact me for additional information and if you would like to inspect the car before it goes to the dealership. my wife and i are still driving the car, but not using the cruise control of course. *kb

Reported in: NOVI MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

after every fuel in the last year fuel spits back out at me and all over the ground. *js

Reported in: BEAVERCREEK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i have had the front brakes pads replaced at 15000 miles, and then the front pads replaced again at about 30000 miles. the rear pads were replaced also around 30,000 miles. when at the dealer for an oil change at 50000 they said the rear pads need replacing. i was fed up with the brakes on this vehicle and did not have the dealer repair them. today at about 54000 miles i took my vehicle into midas and they showed me that the rear drivers side brake pad was wore down nearly all the way while the rear passenger side pad was only about half. (unever wear). the rear drivers side rotar also showed signs of overheating. (had a blueish/purple sheen to it) i paid about 600 bucks to have the rear pads, calibers, and rotars replaced with ceramic pads. *js

Reported in: BEAVERCREEK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

driving the car in regular, dry, daylight, conditions in traffic at 35mph... engine stops, no power brakes, no power steering, no warning lights displayed, electrical system seems operational (radio is on). car is very hard to control with the loss of power steering/breaking and the engine can't be restarted unless the car is in park, so i have to pull over. this has happened 5 times in the past 12 months, randomly. i have taken it to the dealership twice to have this repaired, and they say they have never heard anything like it. i just did a google search and there is a recall on 2010 model year for a problem with the exact same description!!! *js

Reported in: DEDHAM MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph and attempting to park, the vehicle began to shake and then stalled. the vehicle would not restart. the vehicle was later towed to a dealer and they informed her that the valve spring head on the engine that failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 48,000. updated 5/11/12*lj

Reported in: MILWAUKEE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

the egr valve has failed resulting in the check engine light coming on. now the right rear brake caliper has seized causing the brakes to smoke.

Reported in: SAVAGE MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

the egr valve has failed resulting in the check engine light coming on. now the right rear brake caliper has seized causing the brakes to smoke.

Reported in: SAVAGE MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated there was a leak in the air conditioning discharge host that was leaking freon. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 48,000.

Reported in: NORFOLK VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

van stalls wherever and whenever it wants without warning. very dangerous!. happens on freeways or back roads. with loss of steering and brakes its not easy to stop. i have read plenty of online forums and allot of t&c owners have the same issue. why is chrysler not recalling these?? it happens almost everyday now. dealer says bring it in but wont really be able to fix it until it happens again. the forums i read aren't very promising. people have brought the van back multiple times and some are still stalling.

Reported in: COLCHESTER CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was traveling 70 mph when he abruptly applied the brakes and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. the air bags did not deploy. the contact sustained injuries to the face and mid-section from striking the steering wheel. the vehicle was destroyed. the failure and the current mileages were 97,000.

Reported in: AUSTIN TX || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that after receiving notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 11v394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module), the contact called a local dealer to secure an appointment for recall repairs. the dealer advised the contact that the parts needed for repairs were not available and they would call the contact once the parts had become available. two months after the initial point of contact, the dealer still did not have the necessary parts to remedy the vehicle per the recall. the contact stated that the time involved in having the recalled component repaired was insufficient and had exceeded a reasonable time frame. the contact had not experienced a failure. the current mileage was 23,500.

Reported in: JANESVILLE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle would leak antifreeze unto abnormally. in addition, the vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied. the dealer diagnosed that the rear heater tube hose assembly and master cylinder should be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 75,498 and the current mileage was 87,000.

Reported in: LEEBS NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle would leak antifreeze unto abnormally. in addition, the vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied. the dealer diagnosed that the rear heater tube hose assembly and master cylinder should be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 75,498 and the current mileage was 87,000.

Reported in: LEEBS NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country . the contact stated that the headlights failed while driving 70 mph. the contact then turned off the vehicle and once was restarted, the headlights functioned normally. the vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. the failure mileage was 42,800 and the current mileage was 42,900.

Reported in: FRESNO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer states writes in regards to safety recall lo1 *tgw according to the repair invoice, the check engine light was on. the dealer replaced the egr valve. *jb

Reported in: MENOMINEE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 11v394000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) however, the part needed for repairs was unavailable. the dealer advised the contact that the part was on a massive back order and they were unable to provide an expected date for the part to become available. the contact had not experienced a defect. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem.

Reported in: MASON OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i originally wrote a letter to chrysler corporation in august of 2010 and instructed them to forward the letter to you. i do not believe that ever happened so i decided i should file a complaint. myself. back in 2010 chrysler notified owners that there is a problem with the braking system in 2008 town and country's that leads to premature wear. in the notice it said that chrysler would pay for the first replacement of brake pads and rotors based on low mileage repolacements being required. i feel this is an unsafe situation that with no warning whatsoever the pads can just wear out and the rotors warp. i have had to replace the front brake pads 3 times with new rotors twice. replaced at 12,000, 21,000, 34,000. the vehicle has been through a total of 4 new sets of pads and 3 sets of rotors. i also know that there is a defect with the front end geometry on the van and that could be a contributing factor. at a service appointment shortly after the initial purchase i was informed that the van needed all new struts, shocks, bushings, and front sway bar. the service manager indicated that there was a bulletin, and that the height of the mounting points were off, and thus all new parts were needed to fix the front end geometry, so the front sway bar would not break or wear out prematurely. i feel that the entire brake system is too light for the overall weight of the vehicle and the heat generated by the rotors is very dangerous. i feel the brakes should be recalled by chrysler, and fixed.

Reported in: LINCOLN NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SUSPENSION

i originally wrote a letter to chrysler corporation in august of 2010 and instructed them to forward the letter to you. i do not believe that ever happened so i decided i should file a complaint. myself. back in 2010 chrysler notified owners that there is a problem with the braking system in 2008 town and country's that leads to premature wear. in the notice it said that chrysler would pay for the first replacement of brake pads and rotors based on low mileage repolacements being required. i feel this is an unsafe situation that with no warning whatsoever the pads can just wear out and the rotors warp. i have had to replace the front brake pads 3 times with new rotors twice. replaced at 12,000, 21,000, 34,000. the vehicle has been through a total of 4 new sets of pads and 3 sets of rotors. i also know that there is a defect with the front end geometry on the van and that could be a contributing factor. at a service appointment shortly after the initial purchase i was informed that the van needed all new struts, shocks, bushings, and front sway bar. the service manager indicated that there was a bulletin, and that the height of the mounting points were off, and thus all new parts were needed to fix the front end geometry, so the front sway bar would not break or wear out prematurely. i feel that the entire brake system is too light for the overall weight of the vehicle and the heat generated by the rotors is very dangerous. i feel the brakes should be recalled by chrysler, and fixed.

Reported in: LINCOLN NE || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

the engine just stalled with no warning. had no power steering or brakes. just pulled out of a parking lot where the car was sitting for a few hours. this is the third time this has done it.

Reported in: LIVONIA MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

STEERING

the engine just stalled with no warning. had no power steering or brakes. just pulled out of a parking lot where the car was sitting for a few hours. this is the third time this has done it.

Reported in: LIVONIA MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

the engine just stalled with no warning. had no power steering or brakes. just pulled out of a parking lot where the car was sitting for a few hours. this is the third time this has done it.

Reported in: LIVONIA MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the brakes were prematurely wearing. the contact also mentioned that both of the power sliding doors would haphazardly open while the vehicle was in motion. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

Reported in: JUPITER FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the brakes were prematurely wearing. the contact also mentioned that both of the power sliding doors would haphazardly open while the vehicle was in motion. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

Reported in: JUPITER FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

instrument panel and gauges turn on and off, wipers turn on unexpectedly, turn signals stop working. *js

Reported in: FORT WAYNE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

gauge cluster problems, windshield wipers. *js

Reported in: FORT WAYNE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

gauge cluster problems, windshield wipers. *js

Reported in: FORT WAYNE IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

while using the oem vehicle jack to remove a flat tire. the jack slipped away from the vehicle twice and the vehicle fell to the ground. i checked the position location and configuration of placement of jack against the owner's manual and was properly used. another quality process and part from chrysler. *js

Reported in: WATERFORD MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

2008 chrysler town and country. consumer writes in regards to safety recall lo1, problem with vehicle replacement parts not being distributed in a timely fashion. *tgw insufficient recall information. *jb

Reported in: MARSHALL MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

our 2008 chrysler town & country leaked water from a manufacturer defect in the ac drain tube, rotted the carpet and underlay, filled the wiring harness under the passenger carpet with water. the drain tube was replaced under a recall. the ac started to blow hot air.the dealer said it was the ac compressor so we had it replaced. $ 800. this did not fix the problem so they said it needed the ac pressure switch and harness so we replaced it. $400. this still did not fix the problem so the chrysler dealer then diagnosed the tipm. after $ 1200 we still have no ac. we have another $ 500 to pay if we can ever get the part. the whole problem is from the water from the defective drain tube shorting the electrical system and chrysler know it. the dealer said the tipm was on back order and there were 600 others ahead of us. we contacted chrysler but they are just giving us the run around. we bought chrysler to support american jobs. what a grave mistake.

Reported in: EL DORADO HILLS CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

STRUCTURE

our 2008 chrysler town & country leaked water from a manufacturer defect in the ac drain tube, rotted the carpet and underlay, filled the wiring harness under the passenger carpet with water. the drain tube was replaced under a recall. the ac started to blow hot air.the dealer said it was the ac compressor so we had it replaced. $ 800. this did not fix the problem so they said it needed the ac pressure switch and harness so we replaced it. $400. this still did not fix the problem so the chrysler dealer then diagnosed the tipm. after $ 1200 we still have no ac. we have another $ 500 to pay if we can ever get the part. the whole problem is from the water from the defective drain tube shorting the electrical system and chrysler know it. the dealer said the tipm was on back order and there were 600 others ahead of us. we contacted chrysler but they are just giving us the run around. we bought chrysler to support american jobs. what a grave mistake.

Reported in: EL DORADO HILLS CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

WHEELS

the valve stem on tires has broken 4 times in since vehicle purchased in 2008, causing the tires to immediately and suddenly deflate. twice when inflating tires with air, once shortly after going through a car wash and once inexplicably while the vehicle was in motion. the local chrysler service rep at my dealer continually tells me that replacing should prevent the problem from happening again, yet it happened 4 times. fortunately none of the incidents resulted in a crash or damage, but if the vehicle were moving at higher speeds this could be awful. i cannot believe there has been no recall on these defective parts. this is dangerous and unacceptable, and i feel my family is at risk when we are driving.

Reported in: WHITEFISH BAY WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

TIRES

the valve stem on tires has broken 4 times in since vehicle purchased in 2008, causing the tires to immediately and suddenly deflate. twice when inflating tires with air, once shortly after going through a car wash and once inexplicably while the vehicle was in motion. the local chrysler service rep at my dealer continually tells me that replacing should prevent the problem from happening again, yet it happened 4 times. fortunately none of the incidents resulted in a crash or damage, but if the vehicle were moving at higher speeds this could be awful. i cannot believe there has been no recall on these defective parts. this is dangerous and unacceptable, and i feel my family is at risk when we are driving.

Reported in: WHITEFISH BAY WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

the windshield wipers both front and back, the washer fluid and horn all turn on randomly while driving or parked with the ignition off, the doors refuse to unlock or lock, the headlights turn on and off randomly while driving or parked. the dashboard gauges stop working all together or all of the warning lights turn on and off and the radio/navigation will turn on and off. all of the mentioned symptoms occur regardless of whether the ignition is on or not and randomly with no notification or predictability. the dealer wants in excess of $1000 to repair but offers no guarantee that it will not reoccur.

Reported in: ROCKAWAY PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY

the windshield wipers both front and back, the washer fluid and horn all turn on randomly while driving or parked with the ignition off, the doors refuse to unlock or lock, the headlights turn on and off randomly while driving or parked. the dashboard gauges stop working all together or all of the warning lights turn on and off and the radio/navigation will turn on and off. all of the mentioned symptoms occur regardless of whether the ignition is on or not and randomly with no notification or predictability. the dealer wants in excess of $1000 to repair but offers no guarantee that it will not reoccur.

Reported in: ROCKAWAY PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the windshield wipers both front and back, the washer fluid and horn all turn on randomly while driving or parked with the ignition off, the doors refuse to unlock or lock, the headlights turn on and off randomly while driving or parked. the dashboard gauges stop working all together or all of the warning lights turn on and off and the radio/navigation will turn on and off. all of the mentioned symptoms occur regardless of whether the ignition is on or not and randomly with no notification or predictability. the dealer wants in excess of $1000 to repair but offers no guarantee that it will not reoccur.

Reported in: ROCKAWAY PARK NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the driver was driving 40 mph when the air conditioning unit stopped functioning. the driver then attempted to open the windows, but the windows would not respond. the turn signals also did not function and the instrument panel lighting stopped illuminating. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the electronic control module needed to be replaced. the contact was also informed that the parts necessary to perform the repairs were on back order. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they were unable to provide a time frame as to when the parts would become available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 65,000.

Reported in: PAWLEYS ISLAND SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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. *js

Reported in: RICHMOND VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

STEERING

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. *js

Reported in: RICHMOND VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES

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. *js

Reported in: RICHMOND VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was restarted within a minute, but the steering wheel had become very difficult to steer. the failure occurred at least four times. the vehicle was driven to the dealer, who stated that the erg valve needed to be replaced but the part was on back order. the parts would takeat least a month to arrive. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 52,000.

Reported in: POWELL OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

egr valve needs replacement after only 55,000 miles/ 88,000 km, check engine light came on. dealership-only item, quantity 6000 on back-order. why only dealership item? why 6000 on back order?? fuel economy in low double-digits, causing excessive fuel usage and pollution. pls help.

Reported in: WHITE LAKE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

egr valve needs replacement after only 55,000 miles/ 88,000 km, check engine light came on. dealership-only item, quantity 6000 on back-order. why only dealership item? why 6000 on back order?? fuel economy in low double-digits, causing excessive fuel usage and pollution. pls help.

Reported in: WHITE LAKE MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

drove vehicle successfully to location, then came back to vehicle to open doors with remote. pressed open sliding door on remote, the vehicle instantly started a continuous honk and the windshield wipers and fluid started to go off. i was unable to unlock vehicle until it finally stopped 5 minutes later. i was able to turn it on and drive home. then it occurred again in the afternoon but this time my kids were locked inside in the heat. finally able to unlock and get kids out, neighbor got the hood open and disconnected battery. very scared that they could be locked in there again in this heat. i did call chrysler and awaiting a resolution.

Reported in: CEDAR PARK TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

STEERING

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. *js

Reported in: WAYCROSS GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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. *js

Reported in: WAYCROSS GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

2008 chrysler town & country. consumer writes in regards to complaint concerning chrysler safety recall l01 occupant restraint controller module *tgw the consumer stated the recall process wasn't handle properly or professionally. the consumer was informed it would take an hour to perform the recall. however, when she returned, the dealer informed her that they had only scanned the module and would have to order the replacement part. when the consumer called the dealer two weeks later, she was told the part still had not been ordered. the dealer told the consumer she was on the list, for the part to be ordered. the dealer stated chrysler would only allow them to place orders every four days. *jb

Reported in: DU BOIS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER

2008 chrysler town & country. consumer writes in regards to complaint concerning chrysler safety recall l01 occupant restraint controller module *tgw the consumer stated the recall process wasn't handle properly or professionally. the consumer was informed it would take an hour to perform the recall. however, when she returned, the dealer informed her that they had only scanned the module and would have to order the replacement part. when the consumer called the dealer two weeks later, she was told the part still had not been ordered. the dealer told the consumer she was on the list, for the part to be ordered. the dealer stated chrysler would only allow them to place orders every four days. *jb

Reported in: DU BOIS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated whenever accessing the driver's side sliding door it would open partially and then close immediately. the vehicle was repaired previously for a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 10v235000 (electrical system: wiring). the failure recurred one year after the vehicle was repaired. the vehicle was not repaired for the most recent malfunction. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

Reported in: CARTERET NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

windshield wipers going without being turned on; washer fluid continually spewing out; horn honking continually; lights flashing on and off; doors locked. while driving to the dealership, van stalled in traffic. finally was able to get it there with the engine running and the key off. could be a very dangerous situation if vehicle caught fire due to electrical problems and i am unable to get out because the doors are locked and the knobs are down in the door so you can't pull them up to escape. it was like the vehicle was possessed. i purchased this vehicle for my mother to drive and i am afraid for her to use it. the dealership kept it for a day and said it would need a tipm, but it was on back order and wouldn't be in until possibly 1-3 months. ridiculous! they can make several vehicles in one day and can't a part for 1-3 months. they said we probably shouldn't drive it. that's certainly inconvenient for us since we don't have extra vehicles. while the vehicle was sitting in my driveway, all of the same things happened again-horn honking, windshield wipers going, washer fluid spilling out, doors locked-while it was just sitting in my drive. we were told to unhook the negative battery cable. something needs to be done about this issue because apparently i am not the only one with this problem as noted in other entries listed. we have not had a crash, fire or injury/fatality as of yet, but i want the problem resolved before that happens!!!

Reported in: MADISONVILLE KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

check engine light came on. had vehicle diagnostics test done at local chrysler/dodge/jeep dealer. bad egr valve to blame. found out through mechanic and online forums this is a common problem. also, the egr valve replacement is on national back order by over 6000!!! definitely should be recalled!!!!!

Reported in: GRIFFIN GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: SAVANNAH GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

initially when i turned the vehicle on the entire instrument panel lit up and i had no gauges, nor could i open my windows or unlock my doors. i disconnected the battery and reconnected it and all the lights went off. a couple of weeks later, on june 1st, june 2nd and again on june 3rd, the instrument panel began lighting up, the wipers went on, the gauge turned off and the windows and doors would not work. this happened continuously the entire time i was driving the car. on june 2nd i again disconnected the battery in the hopes of resetting the computer and it seem to work again until june 3rd when it did it again. this time i was on the road with only my son and was not able to do anything. i hoped that it would stop on its own and it did. i has not happened today, yet. i contacted the dealer and have an appointment set for tomorrow. i am afraid to drive this vehicle, especially with my children in it, since this happens so randomly and from what i am reading it is happening to alot of other consumers, and some are complaining that the car totally shuts down and they have no power. this is a real safety concern!!!

Reported in: JACKSON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

on may 2, the van would not start after coming out from a restaurant. the interesting thing is that the wipers had been going and the wiper fluid was empty and wiper fluid was all over the windshield and car. the battery was jumped as a short-term fix, but within a few miles (while going approximately 65mph), the car started honking its horn and wipers were going while driving. i quickly exited the highway and pulled into a nearby gas station. at that time, i put the vehicle into park and took the key out. even after the key was taken out, the vehicle continued to run, honk, and run the wipers. this continued for approximately 3 minutes before it quit by itself. the vehicle was towed to a nearby firestone center and the battery was replaced. this was unfortunately not the solution because another incident (same symptoms) occurred just 3 days later while driving. again, my wife got the vehicle to a safe place, but this time, she could not even get the van into the ?park? position. she was able to get the key out, but the car continued to run. she had to hold her foot on the brake and finally inserted the metal part of the key to get the engine to turn off and allow her to move it to the ?park? position and safely exit the vehicle. . as you can imagine, this was an expensive incident, but more importantly, it presented a safety issue to me and my family because of the vehicle?s inability to stop and put into ?park? position. it also presented a safety concern driving with the car while it was not in an electronically stable condition and was hazardous to other drivers. i have researched this issue on the internet and see similar complaints.

Reported in: NORTONVILLE KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

on may 2, the van would not start after coming out from a restaurant. the interesting thing is that the wipers had been going and the wiper fluid was empty and wiper fluid was all over the windshield and car. the battery was jumped as a short-term fix, but within a few miles (while going approximately 65mph), the car started honking its horn and wipers were going while driving. i quickly exited the highway and pulled into a nearby gas station. at that time, i put the vehicle into park and took the key out. even after the key was taken out, the vehicle continued to run, honk, and run the wipers. this continued for approximately 3 minutes before it quit by itself. the vehicle was towed to a nearby firestone center and the battery was replaced. this was unfortunately not the solution because another incident (same symptoms) occurred just 3 days later while driving. again, my wife got the vehicle to a safe place, but this time, she could not even get the van into the ?park? position. she was able to get the key out, but the car continued to run. she had to hold her foot on the brake and finally inserted the metal part of the key to get the engine to turn off and allow her to move it to the ?park? position and safely exit the vehicle. . as you can imagine, this was an expensive incident, but more importantly, it presented a safety issue to me and my family because of the vehicle?s inability to stop and put into ?park? position. it also presented a safety concern driving with the car while it was not in an electronically stable condition and was hazardous to other drivers. i have researched this issue on the internet and see similar complaints.

Reported in: NORTONVILLE KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ENGINE

reoccuring excessive oil consumption. had 4 oil consumptions test done. test on 6/8/12 failed. burned 3 quarts of oil in 2589 miles. filed lemon law in feb 2012 for excessive oil consumption and other issues that have been repaired more than 3x. chrysler has denied the lawsuit. seeking further actions against chrysler at this time. van is currently at dealership undergoing oil compression and leak down test as advised by chrysler. dealership is not returning phone calls and will not tell me results of test. dealership states they are waiting for further response from chrysler. i have been provided a rental car per extended warranty coverage. van has been repaired more than 30 times for multiple issues & recalls since possesion at 176 miles.

Reported in: ABSECON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i got into my vehicle the morning of 6/5/12, at approximately 7:45am after dropping my daughter off at daycare to find my vehicle had no radio, air/heat, windows, blinkers brake lights or any other electrical features. i drove it less than a half mile from the daycare to my office, where i shut it off, got out and called my dealership who suggested i should bring it in immediately. after setting up the service call, i got back into the vehicle after less than 30 minutes and everything appeared to work. upon arriving at the dealership about 15 minutes later, i left it with the service department to review. about 1 day later, it was determined that the tipm (totally integrated power module) was faulty and a new one would need to be put in. now 9 days later, it is still at the dealership in the service department because no one knows when the part will be available, there appears to be a back order with the supplier and no one at the dealership or so far the mfg. can get me answers. i did file a complaint/case with chrysler on 6/12/12 to document my concerns as i have no been without a vehicle for 9 days and need a vehicle in order to function with my day to day activities including work which is approximately a 25 mile commute one way. it was suggested i file a complaint with the nhtsa for it to be on record.

Reported in: MILWAUKEE WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the horn of the vehicle will sound independently and the windshield wiper would activate without command. in addition, windshield wiper fluid would spray out sporadically onto the windshield. the vehicle would also lock and could not be unlocked. the contact had to disconnect the battery to reset the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not yet diagnosed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. the failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 30,000. the vin was not available. updated 08/28/12*lj the consumer also stated the power steering would also fail. the dealer stated the problem was the tipm. it was replaced. chrysler did assist with a portion of the repair cost. the consumer paid an 150.00 deductible and a 97.00 diagnostic fee. updated 09/04/2012 *js

Reported in: MOUNT WOLF PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

the vehicle was parked at the time of the incident, with doors unlocked. the vehicle suddenly locked the doors, began sounding the horn, front/back windshield wipers turned on, and lights began flashing. i initially believed the alarm system was going off, but the vehicle would not unlock with the use of the key. after about five minutes, it appeared that power was failing and the vehicle began leaking out all of the windshield wiper fluid in front/back. soon after, the power seemed to die, but the front end of the vehicle (under the battery) continued to make a clicking noise. the vehicle will not power on with the use of the key, and the car had to be manually unlocked on the drivers side. when researching similar symptoms on the internet, it was found that this is a manufacturer defect and could have occurred while driving, with the loss of steering control and brakes. *jb

Reported in: BEAUMONT TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the vehicle was parked at the time of the incident, with doors unlocked. the vehicle suddenly locked the doors, began sounding the horn, front/back windshield wipers turned on, and lights began flashing. i initially believed the alarm system was going off, but the vehicle would not unlock with the use of the key. after about five minutes, it appeared that power was failing and the vehicle began leaking out all of the windshield wiper fluid in front/back. soon after, the power seemed to die, but the front end of the vehicle (under the battery) continued to make a clicking noise. the vehicle will not power on with the use of the key, and the car had to be manually unlocked on the drivers side. when researching similar symptoms on the internet, it was found that this is a manufacturer defect and could have occurred while driving, with the loss of steering control and brakes. *jb

Reported in: BEAUMONT TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

the vehicle was parked at the time of the incident, with doors unlocked. the vehicle suddenly locked the doors, began sounding the horn, front/back windshield wipers turned on, and lights began flashing. i initially believed the alarm system was going off, but the vehicle would not unlock with the use of the key. after about five minutes, it appeared that power was failing and the vehicle began leaking out all of the windshield wiper fluid in front/back. soon after, the power seemed to die, but the front end of the vehicle (under the battery) continued to make a clicking noise. the vehicle will not power on with the use of the key, and the car had to be manually unlocked on the drivers side. when researching similar symptoms on the internet, it was found that this is a manufacturer defect and could have occurred while driving, with the loss of steering control and brakes. *jb

Reported in: BEAUMONT TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while going 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. the contact stated that she coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and waited for 5 minutes and then tried to restart. the vehicle restarted and was driven to the dealer for inspection. the dealer stated that the fuel injector and the fuel system was flushed. the contact did not know if the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 25,900.

Reported in: DELIA KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my tipm module needs to be replaced but since there is a national shortage for this part. i like thousands of others have to wait 6-9 months before there will be any available. this part has been on back order for a very long time. chrysler is very lucky that no one has been seriously hurt.

Reported in: KANSAS CITY KS || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

my tipm module needs to be replaced but since there is a national shortage for this part. i like thousands of others have to wait 6-9 months before there will be any available. this part has been on back order for a very long time. chrysler is very lucky that no one has been seriously hurt.

Reported in: KANSAS CITY KS || Crash: N || VIN #:

EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

my tipm module needs to be replaced but since there is a national shortage for this part. i like thousands of others have to wait 6-9 months before there will be any available. this part has been on back order for a very long time. chrysler is very lucky that no one has been seriously hurt.

Reported in: KANSAS CITY KS || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while traveling 60 mph, the brakes failed and began to grind. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the rotors, calibers and the brake pads needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and they informed the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for repair. the failure mileage was 28,000.

Reported in: BALLSTON LAKE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2AHHR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

when opening door after unlocking and disengaging alarm, horn abruptly comes on continuously and wipers start. pulled battery cable to shut off. imagine if i had been driving and this happened. could have caused a crash with me or others. afraid to even drive it to the dealer for repair. what if it locked my child in the car in the summer heat? this should be a mandatory recall immediately!!!!!

Reported in: NEWMARKET NH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

when opening door after unlocking and disengaging alarm, horn abruptly comes on continuously and wipers start. pulled battery cable to shut off. imagine if i had been driving and this happened. could have caused a crash with me or others. afraid to even drive it to the dealer for repair. what if it locked my child in the car in the summer heat? this should be a mandatory recall immediately!!!!!

Reported in: NEWMARKET NH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

cargo sliding door track broken apart first occurred about one year ago. track easily snapped back together. recently became chronic problem and track /harness deformed and unable to snap together. description: when closing door via remote, the door stops closing about 4 inches before shut and returns open. usualy closes afterseveral attempt but often have to close manually. the wiring track / harness was broken apart. took to dealer for repair and part replaced. the next day the same thing occurred and track observed to be separated again. taking back to dealer tomorrow. has had previous recall on doors.

Reported in: PROSPECT KY || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

cargo sliding door track broken apart first occurred about one year ago. track easily snapped back together. recently became chronic problem and track /harness deformed and unable to snap together. description: when closing door via remote, the door stops closing about 4 inches before shut and returns open. usualy closes afterseveral attempt but often have to close manually. the wiring track / harness was broken apart. took to dealer for repair and part replaced. the next day the same thing occurred and track observed to be separated again. taking back to dealer tomorrow. has had previous recall on doors.

Reported in: PROSPECT KY || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the horn would sound, the windshield wipers would turn on, and the windshield washer fluid would activate. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.

Reported in: BRISTOW VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked with the rear hatch opened while her son removed bags from the rear. the rear hatch suddenly closed and the contact┐s son was hit on the head. the rear hatch fell very rapidly and forcefully. the contact┐s son did not sustain any injuries during the failure. the contact was unable to keep the rear hatch open after the failure occurred. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, where both rear hatch props were found as defective. the vehicle was repaired as the defective parts were replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were 62,596.

Reported in: ROCKFORD MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country touring. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he heard a rattling noise in the front brake area. upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the brakes and rotors were too small for the vehicle. as a result, the contact had to change the brakes and rotors every 14,000 miles. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileages were 40,200 and the current mileage was 55,000.

Reported in: BALTIMORE MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

POWER TRAIN

within a mile after first start up of the day the car will die while driving when you let off the gas. the only dash light that comes on is the yellow stability control. loss of power brakes and power steering occur with the dead engine. have almost gone through red light as a result. has been to the dealer 3 times with no resolution. chrysler complaint has been contacted with no resolution.

Reported in: MARYVILLE TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

ENGINE

within a mile after first start up of the day the car will die while driving when you let off the gas. the only dash light that comes on is the yellow stability control. loss of power brakes and power steering occur with the dead engine. have almost gone through red light as a result. has been to the dealer 3 times with no resolution. chrysler complaint has been contacted with no resolution.

Reported in: MARYVILLE TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while sitting in the parking lot of the supermarket, with the engine off, the horn sounded continuously, the front and rear wipers started running and the washer fluid sprayed the rear window continuously. i opened the hood of the car and tugged on the power lead going into the tipm and everything stopped. another time i was driving the van when all of the systems mentioned started going again. i pulled the van over, turned off the engine and exited the van with my keys in my pocket. i opened the hood to tug on the power lead again, but to my surprise the engine was still running (without the key in the ignition and the ignition off!) i tugged the power lead and all systems stopped and the engine shut down. i started the car, reset the wipers and was on my way. i've had this van to my mechanic several times now and he's still having problems getting it fixed. this is going on intermittently for 2 years. when i first had the problem, i brought to chrysler and they said it was a dirty battery terminal (not true) then they said it was a loose connection at the computer (not true) then the warranty ran out, and they said to leave the van and they would do some tests on the van and that it could cost about 800 dollars if it was the computer or a module. i didn't leave it because i don't trust them. why isn't there a recall on the problem? i've had the van die while i was driving, thankfully it was on a side street and not while i was attempting to enter a highway. there are many people on the internet with the same exact problem and nothing is being done. now chrysler is saying that the tipm could be defective from the manufacturer and they are trying to locate another company to make them. they are on back order. why should the consumer be responsible for a manufacturers defect? please help!

Reported in: WHITESTONE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while waiting on my husband to run in a store i was sitting in the van engine running. i touched nothing and the van went off. the doors locked, wipers , cleaning fluid, horn and it was scary. my husband released the hood and disconnected the battery cable. we could not start van without all going off again. we called a tow and van taken to auto repair shop. they checked it out and said it needed a new safety electronic component. they said van was to dangerous to drive, and it would take 3 months for the part. it is now in our garage with battery disconnected. this is our only way of transportation and what are we to do now? how are we to get to appointments, grocery and whatever?

Reported in: KOKOMO IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while stopped, the horn began to sound, the locks began to unlock and lock, and the windshield wipers activated. the contact maneuvered to a parking spot and shut the engine off. the engine continued to run while the key was removed from the ignition. the contact had to disconnect the battery in order to stop the engine from running. the vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop and they were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure recurred a few days later. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 95,000.

Reported in: CATONSVILLE MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was traveling 45 mph when the driver's side front air bag deployed erroneously. the failure caused chest, neck and arm injuries to both the driver and the front passenger. the police were contacted and a report was filed. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 79,000.

Reported in: PARKLAND FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

general electrical malfunction that makes vehicle unsafe. while driving down the highway, the horn started honking uncontrollably and without provocation. even worse, the front windshield wipers and washers also activated making forward visibility difficult especially given we were heading east early in the morning. and, the door locks also cycled up and down. the dealer ran some diagnostics and also communicated the problem to the factory. the dealer had said that the factory thought the electrical problem originated from the tipm but they were not sure and said the cost would be $500. because of the high cost of the repair and the unsurety that the problem would be fixed, i did not have them replace the tipm. the problem occurred again soon after and so i pulled the two horn fuses. of course, that stopped the horn problem, but it also seemed to stop the washer/wiper and door lock problem. in june of this year, there was a recall about the electrical system the involved water getting into some parts of the air bag system. it was thought that this might be the indirect cause of my problem after all and so i reinstalled the horn fuses. not too long after, the original horn-blaring, washer/wiper activity and door locking and unlocking returned. this time, after pulling the horn fuses, i went to the dealer to see about getting this dangerous problem fixed. they said that the electrical part was backordered (by some 450 parts!) and that they would call me. that was a month ago and still no call. so, even after deciding to fix the problem, chrysler is not supplying the parts to do so! it is dangerous to drive with no horn or wipers! does chrysler have some 450 of these dangerous problems reported and not doing anything about it? with the inherent dangerous nature of the problems, i think there should be a recall. so this is why i am writing you. *js

Reported in: SAINT LOUIS MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my car acts possessed. the horn honks, wipers are on at full speed with fluid spraying everywhere, the locks go crazy (locking and unlocking by themselves), if the car is in motion the motor dies in traffic. this has happened several times since july 14, 2012. (at least 5 times per week). last night the fan motor came on by itself and ran the battery down. we had to unplug the fan motor to get it to stop. hopefully we can find out what is causing this issue.

Reported in: DEXTER KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

my car acts possessed. the horn honks, wipers are on at full speed with fluid spraying everywhere, the locks go crazy (locking and unlocking by themselves), if the car is in motion the motor dies in traffic. this has happened several times since july 14, 2012. (at least 5 times per week). last night the fan motor came on by itself and ran the battery down. we had to unplug the fan motor to get it to stop. hopefully we can find out what is causing this issue.

Reported in: DEXTER KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

this complaint is for the fuel pump. began to proceed from a stop after the traffic light turned green. van died in the middle of the intersection. power stopped functioning, coasted to the curb. would not restart. replaced fuel pump.

Reported in: APEX NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact mentioned that the horn and the windshield wipers activated independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection who was unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the dealer was unable to diagnose the problem. the failure mileage was 30,000.

Reported in: BUFFALO NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

while driving down a secondary road at appriximately 25 mph the motor shut down as well as power to the steering and brakes. proceeded to coast down the road until a safe place was identified to turn off the road. since power had cutoff steering and braking the vehicle was extremely difficulty. stopped the vehicle safely and placed the shifter into park and turned the ignition to the off position. restarted the vehicle with no indication of any further problems. two months later the same problem occured but vehicle was traveling at 35 mph this time.

Reported in: JACOBUS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES

while driving down a secondary road at appriximately 25 mph the motor shut down as well as power to the steering and brakes. proceeded to coast down the road until a safe place was identified to turn off the road. since power had cutoff steering and braking the vehicle was extremely difficulty. stopped the vehicle safely and placed the shifter into park and turned the ignition to the off position. restarted the vehicle with no indication of any further problems. two months later the same problem occured but vehicle was traveling at 35 mph this time.

Reported in: JACOBUS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

STEERING

while driving down a secondary road at appriximately 25 mph the motor shut down as well as power to the steering and brakes. proceeded to coast down the road until a safe place was identified to turn off the road. since power had cutoff steering and braking the vehicle was extremely difficulty. stopped the vehicle safely and placed the shifter into park and turned the ignition to the off position. restarted the vehicle with no indication of any further problems. two months later the same problem occured but vehicle was traveling at 35 mph this time.

Reported in: JACOBUS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES

2nd set of brakes prematurely failing. first set of front and rear brakes failed at 21,811 miles and were covered under chrysler recall in 2010. the brakes installed at that time have failed with 45,000 miles on the vehicle with 23,189 miles on the brakes. independent repair shop told me that 1mil was left on the brakes and rotors needed to be replaced as well. the repair shop said they have never seen anything like it before with such low miles and brakes completely shredded!!! he said that i was very close to complete loss of brakes which could have resulted in an accident. total cost of repairs are $379 not including tax. there are thousands of other town and country owners that are having the same problems - when are you going to do something about!!! these vans are dangerous. chrysler already replaced the front brakes for this vehicle once before for premature failure - there is obviously a issue with this van. i have contacted chrysler today 8/22/12 and they refuse to acknowledge the problem and will not offer any assistance. the customer service rep exact words were "we don't know anything about a problem with the brakes."

Reported in: ABSECON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving the car started honking, wipers turned on and wiper fluid ejected. parked car and symptoms continued after the key was removed for several minutes more. fan/ac system not working as well. drove a bit more stopped car and while out of car all previously mentioned things occurred again. in addition the car unlocked and locked spontaneously. turned car on and off but car did not turn off when key was removed. the car remained on for several minutes more before stopping. we removed the fuse for the horn and continued driving. with the car parked in our driveway the wipers continued turning on and off. we disconnected the battery and have scheduled an appointment with chrysler. the car is unsafe to drive and will have to be towed to the dealership. the dealership will charge up to $120 to evaluate the problem.

Reported in: RAMSEY NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES

bought this car from car max 4 months ago and 4 weeks ago had the front pads, rotors, and calipers replaced. the car was shaking violently when breaking. as it turned out, the inner right front brake pad warped due to excessive heat. it warped in its slot in the caliper...bending backward toward the caliper piston. after it cooled it was not applying force evenly to the rotor and that is what caused the shaking. ok so i have it all replaced and runs ok except for on several occasions when exiting the vehicle we noticed what i would call excessive heat by the tires. today my wife drives home from work and a few errands and upon exiting the vehicle she notices flames coming from the left front tire area. i douse them with a hose and then do a google search to see if other 2008 chrysler town and country owners have had any problems like this. i am blown away by the inordinate large number of complaints being filed regularly since 2008. almost all of them are complaining about the braking system on this vehicle. it is undersized for the size and weight of this vehicle. many owners had to replace everything i had too and some several times a year. chrysler seems unwilling to do anything and this is serious my whole house could have burned down.

Reported in: OVERLAND PARK KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

our 2008 town and country lx is experiencing problems with the windshield wipers, horn, dash board lights and radio. when the drivers side door is opened, all of the above items are happening. the dealership where we bought it (not a chrysler dealer) suggested we take it to a chrysler dealer to have the tipm (totally integrated power module) replaced as only the chrysler dealers can do this. after reading so many posts, it appears there are close to 3,000 people having the same problem. i wanted to officially file the complaint but will conduct further research before shelling out $500-1000 to the dealership as thousands of others have. 50% of the problems i read about stated that the tipm didn't totally solve the problem. thank you

Reported in: CLEARWATER FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

our 2008 town and country lx is experiencing problems with the windshield wipers, horn, dash board lights and radio. when the drivers side door is opened, all of the above items are happening. the dealership where we bought it (not a chrysler dealer) suggested we take it to a chrysler dealer to have the tipm (totally integrated power module) replaced as only the chrysler dealers can do this. after reading so many posts, it appears there are close to 3,000 people having the same problem. i wanted to officially file the complaint but will conduct further research before shelling out $500-1000 to the dealership as thousands of others have. 50% of the problems i read about stated that the tipm didn't totally solve the problem. thank you

Reported in: CLEARWATER FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

SERVICE BRAKES

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 pedal. have taken back several times to ask about the problem and all i get is a run around from a chrsler garage.

Reported in: APOLLO PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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 pedal. have taken back several times to ask about the problem and all i get is a run around from a chrsler garage.

Reported in: APOLLO PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

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 pedal. have taken back several times to ask about the problem and all i get is a run around from a chrsler garage.

Reported in: APOLLO PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

while camping with the van off and the keys out of the vehicle. horn started honking. windshield wipers started going. washer fluid started to spray. hazards started to flash. started and shut off the van to no avail of stopping all the commotion. finally unhooked the battery to make it stop. took it to the dealer 2 days later and they found nothing wrong. one week later while my wife was driving the van. all of the devices again turned on for no reason. she pulled over and shut off the vehicle. after 5 minutes it finally stopped. when she started driving it again and when she started to drive it would not shift out of 3 gear. she pulled over and shut it off. started it up again and it worked fine. 3 days later my wife and kids took it and all the devices turned on again out in the parking lot with the van off and keys out of it. when she started the van it would only run for like 20 seconds and then quit running. tried it numerous time to no avail. she wait 30 minutes while i was driving to pick them up. she started it again and it work fine. it still acts up about ever 2 to 3 days. dealership says it cant fix the problem cause it cant find anything wrong and cant reproduce the problem.

Reported in: MONTICELLO MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN

while camping with the van off and the keys out of the vehicle. horn started honking. windshield wipers started going. washer fluid started to spray. hazards started to flash. started and shut off the van to no avail of stopping all the commotion. finally unhooked the battery to make it stop. took it to the dealer 2 days later and they found nothing wrong. one week later while my wife was driving the van. all of the devices again turned on for no reason. she pulled over and shut off the vehicle. after 5 minutes it finally stopped. when she started driving it again and when she started to drive it would not shift out of 3 gear. she pulled over and shut it off. started it up again and it worked fine. 3 days later my wife and kids took it and all the devices turned on again out in the parking lot with the van off and keys out of it. when she started the van it would only run for like 20 seconds and then quit running. tried it numerous time to no avail. she wait 30 minutes while i was driving to pick them up. she started it again and it work fine. it still acts up about ever 2 to 3 days. dealership says it cant fix the problem cause it cant find anything wrong and cant reproduce the problem.

Reported in: MONTICELLO MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while camping with the van off and the keys out of the vehicle. horn started honking. windshield wipers started going. washer fluid started to spray. hazards started to flash. started and shut off the van to no avail of stopping all the commotion. finally unhooked the battery to make it stop. took it to the dealer 2 days later and they found nothing wrong. one week later while my wife was driving the van. all of the devices again turned on for no reason. she pulled over and shut off the vehicle. after 5 minutes it finally stopped. when she started driving it again and when she started to drive it would not shift out of 3 gear. she pulled over and shut it off. started it up again and it worked fine. 3 days later my wife and kids took it and all the devices turned on again out in the parking lot with the van off and keys out of it. when she started the van it would only run for like 20 seconds and then quit running. tried it numerous time to no avail. she wait 30 minutes while i was driving to pick them up. she started it again and it work fine. it still acts up about ever 2 to 3 days. dealership says it cant fix the problem cause it cant find anything wrong and cant reproduce the problem.

Reported in: MONTICELLO MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN

yes i having and issue with my wife's 2008 chrysler town and country minivan, about a week ago the ignition module where the key fob sits while driving, has been shifting to the off position on its own while the vehicle is in motion, thus taking power away from the steering and braking system. it has created two incidents where my wife ran off the road dented the left sliding door and scratched the van up, and the other incident was when she was back up it shut down and she slammed into the park vehicle and dented the rear tail gate cause she was not able to bring it to a stop, no damage to other vehicle was made. so we had the vehicle towed to the nearest chrysler dealership, and found out that several thousand of these vehicles are under recall, except my year/model they start the recall one year newer than my model which has the same type of ignition module, inwhich i am having the same exact safety issue as the newer model. i was informed by the dealership that to repair it back to whole, that is a new module, and 2 new keys are they old keys wont work that it will cost me $800... this is absurd, this is safety issue, and the recall needs to be widened to allow all models with these junk ignition modules to be replaced for the safety of the general public. i don't think i should have to pay for a serious safety issue as this, when my model of vehicle certainly should have been included, as it has the same problem. i have contacted chrysler headquarters and filed a formal complaint, now i am waiting to see how they handle this.

Reported in: SAINT CLOUD FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

yes i having and issue with my wife's 2008 chrysler town and country minivan, about a week ago the ignition module where the key fob sits while driving, has been shifting to the off position on its own while the vehicle is in motion, thus taking power away from the steering and braking system. it has created two incidents where my wife ran off the road dented the left sliding door and scratched the van up, and the other incident was when she was back up it shut down and she slammed into the park vehicle and dented the rear tail gate cause she was not able to bring it to a stop, no damage to other vehicle was made. so we had the vehicle towed to the nearest chrysler dealership, and found out that several thousand of these vehicles are under recall, except my year/model they start the recall one year newer than my model which has the same type of ignition module, inwhich i am having the same exact safety issue as the newer model. i was informed by the dealership that to repair it back to whole, that is a new module, and 2 new keys are they old keys wont work that it will cost me $800... this is absurd, this is safety issue, and the recall needs to be widened to allow all models with these junk ignition modules to be replaced for the safety of the general public. i don't think i should have to pay for a serious safety issue as this, when my model of vehicle certainly should have been included, as it has the same problem. i have contacted chrysler headquarters and filed a formal complaint, now i am waiting to see how they handle this.

Reported in: SAINT CLOUD FL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

WHEELS

the tire pressure monitor alerted me to a tire with low pressure. this was the second time in two weeks that the sensor had alerted me to a low pressure situation with this tire. i took the vehicle to my independent mechanic who discovered a leaking tire valve due to corrosion. this is the second valve on this van that i have had a problem with. chrysler is not willing to do anything as far as warranty or defective part is concerned. their service writer's opinion was - "well, you do live in the northeast and we do get poor weather". this is a lousy excuse for a know problem to chrysler. this situation needs to be recalled before someone has a catastrophic valve failure at speed and is involved in a serious collision. i have since replaced the valve and tire monitor (thanks chrysler for your great design - $100 for a tire valve).

Reported in: NIAGARA FALLS NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

the tire pressure monitor alerted me to a tire with low pressure. this was the second time in two weeks that the sensor had alerted me to a low pressure situation with this tire. i took the vehicle to my independent mechanic who discovered a leaking tire valve due to corrosion. this is the second valve on this van that i have had a problem with. chrysler is not willing to do anything as far as warranty or defective part is concerned. their service writer's opinion was - "well, you do live in the northeast and we do get poor weather". this is a lousy excuse for a know problem to chrysler. this situation needs to be recalled before someone has a catastrophic valve failure at speed and is involved in a serious collision. i have since replaced the valve and tire monitor (thanks chrysler for your great design - $100 for a tire valve).

Reported in: NIAGARA FALLS NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

along with the hundreds of complaints, i too have a problem with horn, lighting, wipers and fluid, car running with no key in ignition etc. while out of town the car had these happen and brought to a certified chrysler shop. they diagnosed as a bad battery connection after a mechanic driving to his home and back. i was sent on my way after paying $100. not a large amount but silly when you have to bring the car to my local shop for the same problem three days later. this time it happened while driving at night in the middle of the road. i am appalled by how many complaints have been filed and there has not been a recall on this could be fatal defective part that is shutting down a car with no warning while driving. what do 90% of mini van drivers have in common? children!!! how unsafe and absurd. fyi my car is going to be fixed under an extended warranty but this is a major safety concern for anyone that drives a chrysler van.

Reported in: KENOSHA WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

along with the hundreds of complaints, i too have a problem with horn, lighting, wipers and fluid, car running with no key in ignition etc. while out of town the car had these happen and brought to a certified chrysler shop. they diagnosed as a bad battery connection after a mechanic driving to his home and back. i was sent on my way after paying $100. not a large amount but silly when you have to bring the car to my local shop for the same problem three days later. this time it happened while driving at night in the middle of the road. i am appalled by how many complaints have been filed and there has not been a recall on this could be fatal defective part that is shutting down a car with no warning while driving. what do 90% of mini van drivers have in common? children!!! how unsafe and absurd. fyi my car is going to be fixed under an extended warranty but this is a major safety concern for anyone that drives a chrysler van.

Reported in: KENOSHA WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

along with the hundreds of complaints, i too have a problem with horn, lighting, wipers and fluid, car running with no key in ignition etc. while out of town the car had these happen and brought to a certified chrysler shop. they diagnosed as a bad battery connection after a mechanic driving to his home and back. i was sent on my way after paying $100. not a large amount but silly when you have to bring the car to my local shop for the same problem three days later. this time it happened while driving at night in the middle of the road. i am appalled by how many complaints have been filed and there has not been a recall on this could be fatal defective part that is shutting down a car with no warning while driving. what do 90% of mini van drivers have in common? children!!! how unsafe and absurd. fyi my car is going to be fixed under an extended warranty but this is a major safety concern for anyone that drives a chrysler van.

Reported in: KENOSHA WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

we have been having problems from day one with our chrysler town and country. we purchased it with 12,000 miles on it, and have had to had the brake pads and rotors changed out twice. we have been told the vehicle will never stop squeaking. we have taken it in for pads to be replaced, and yet it still continues to squeak. at the beginning of summer, my husband had the oil changed, and asked for the guy to look at the brakes, he said we had plenty of 'thickness' on them. i was out with my children just a few months later, and very few miles later, to find my brakes had difficulty stopping the vehicle. i wasn't able to fully stop at a street light and ended up running the red with my car hanging completely over the line. i had 3 children in the vehicle and was lucky that no one was hurt. on a separate occasion months prior, i was again with my children in the vehicle, and found the vehicle completely stopped running while i was driving 65 miles per hour on a busy street in mid commuter traffic. the car completely just shut off. i was thankfully in the right hand lane and able to pull to the side with the aid of the brakes. after pulling out the key and putting it back in, i was able to restart the vehicle. i took it in and the mechanic said they were unable to replicate the problem. looking on blogs, it appears this has happened on numerous other occasions for other people. this car has proven on two occasions that it can have fatal consequences if left untreated. fixing the brakes and stalling issues isn't going to help, because the problems come with no warning. i had no idea that my brakes even needed to be replaced because we were told they were okay only soon to find out they weren't. this all happened because of the permanent squeak. i am terribly concerned for the safety of my family. *js

Reported in: NICHOLASVILLE KY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

in july 2011, i brought my vehicle to chrysler to report a bad pulsation feeling when the brakes were applied. we had 41,761 miles on vehicle and on a trip from new jersey to pennsylvania, we felt that the vehicle was struggling to brake fast enough. chrysler stated that i needed new front rotors. they replaced them and my cost was close to $400. several weeks later, on 8/16/11, i brought my vehicle to chrysler again to report the same bad pulsation feeling when the brakes were applied and felt that the vehicle was struggling to brake fast enough. i was informed by chrysler that the left front rotor was scored and pitted and the coating failed for mopar ro 180802. on 8/16/11, they replaced the left front rotor. one year later my vehicle has 53,754 miles on it. on 8/30/12, i bring my vehicle to chrysler due to a very high pitched brake squeal. chrysler completes a full brake inspection and informs me that the brake pads and rotors are fine and do not need to be replaced. about 4 days later, the high pitched squeal from my brakes is louder and occurring more. i am feeling a bad pulsation feeling when the brakes are applied. i am told i need new front rotors. i should not have to replace rotors after 12,000 miles. chrysler should recall the brakes in the 2008 town and country model. brakes are one of, if not the most important part of a vehicle that should be functioning properly and should not need to be replaced 1-2 times per year. i drive under normal weather conditions on a mix of highway and some city roads.

Reported in: EPHRATA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1. while driving the esp indicator light and engine comes on and wheels automatically go into slow mode (as if i were on ice). i manually shut off button. took it to dealer and said the coil in my steering module is bad, needs replacing. i complained of van having hard shifting in accel and decel. fault code c1210-steering angle sensor 2. the engine light reports that i have a bad egr valve, needs replacing. found code p1404 & code p0404.

Reported in: KULPMONT PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

STEERING

1. while driving the esp indicator light and engine comes on and wheels automatically go into slow mode (as if i were on ice). i manually shut off button. took it to dealer and said the coil in my steering module is bad, needs replacing. i complained of van having hard shifting in accel and decel. fault code c1210-steering angle sensor 2. the engine light reports that i have a bad egr valve, needs replacing. found code p1404 & code p0404.

Reported in: KULPMONT PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

1. while driving the esp indicator light and engine comes on and wheels automatically go into slow mode (as if i were on ice). i manually shut off button. took it to dealer and said the coil in my steering module is bad, needs replacing. i complained of van having hard shifting in accel and decel. fault code c1210-steering angle sensor 2. the engine light reports that i have a bad egr valve, needs replacing. found code p1404 & code p0404.

Reported in: KULPMONT PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

STRUCTURE:BODY

the power lift gate opened while i was driving. this has happened twice in the last 2 weeks.

Reported in: HARRISON TOWNSHIP MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

POWER TRAIN

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town country. the contact stated that while traveling 40 mph, the windshield wipers activated independently as the control panel illuminated. the vehicle decelerated and the smell of smoke was emitted inside of the vehicle. the fuel gauge then erroneously dropped to a reading of zero. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed that the integrated control modulator failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 44,000.

Reported in: CALEDONIA NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that when driving at any speed, the lights on the instrument panel would illuminate and the vehicle would stall sporadically. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. the dealer replaced the computer control module several times however, the failure was not corrected. the vehicle continued to stall while driving at any speed but without warning. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 76,000 and the current mileage was 110,019.

Reported in: CLERMONT FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES

we have two issues. first: during an abrupt stop recently, the brake pedal mashed to the floor. the vehicle didn't want to stop. i thought it was the abs kicking in, but they are designed to stop the vehicle and keep you from sliding the wheels. this just doesn't seem right and its not the first time we noticed something out of the ordinary. our van was made for traveling, but when loaded down (not overloaded either) the brakes start to act up. for instance when you start to slow down the vehicle front end will start to shake. i have newer brakes on the front, new tires (2-weeks old) and brand new rotors (less than 2 months old) on the vehicle so i know nothing is out of balance. i simply don't trust my van and am seriously worried that there is a defect. i have a tow hitch on my vehicle, but am afraid to pull my motorcycle on it because of the brakes acting up. i can only imagine what would happen if i had my trailer hitched. no warning lights are on, but we've noticed that during a quick turn the warning bell dings and a light comes on then goes off immediately. second: the powertrain doesn't' shift smoothly. i mentioned this to the dealer's maintenance shop, but the guy told me they wouldn't do anything (warranty wise) unless there was catastrophic failure with the powertrain system. i have a 100k mile powertrain warranty, and feel the dealer is skirting the issue to keep from paying for covered problems.

Reported in: MANASSAS VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

POWER TRAIN

we have two issues. first: during an abrupt stop recently, the brake pedal mashed to the floor. the vehicle didn't want to stop. i thought it was the abs kicking in, but they are designed to stop the vehicle and keep you from sliding the wheels. this just doesn't seem right and its not the first time we noticed something out of the ordinary. our van was made for traveling, but when loaded down (not overloaded either) the brakes start to act up. for instance when you start to slow down the vehicle front end will start to shake. i have newer brakes on the front, new tires (2-weeks old) and brand new rotors (less than 2 months old) on the vehicle so i know nothing is out of balance. i simply don't trust my van and am seriously worried that there is a defect. i have a tow hitch on my vehicle, but am afraid to pull my motorcycle on it because of the brakes acting up. i can only imagine what would happen if i had my trailer hitched. no warning lights are on, but we've noticed that during a quick turn the warning bell dings and a light comes on then goes off immediately. second: the powertrain doesn't' shift smoothly. i mentioned this to the dealer's maintenance shop, but the guy told me they wouldn't do anything (warranty wise) unless there was catastrophic failure with the powertrain system. i have a 100k mile powertrain warranty, and feel the dealer is skirting the issue to keep from paying for covered problems.

Reported in: MANASSAS VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES

* in may at 70mph on i-90, we began to hear a whining, grinding, vibrating noise coming from the left rear of our van. we pulled over to the shoulder asap when we determined something was wrong, and then smelled and saw acrid blue smoke pouring out from the left wheel. i thought it was a wheel bearing, and called for a tow. the dealer said it was just some rust in the brakes, and they cleaned it up. in august, the exact same thing happened at 70mph on i-35. we pulled over to the shoulder and smoke poured out again. we let it cool, activated & deactivated the parking brake and drove in reverse and hit the brakes several times until they freed up. probably not the safest thing to do, but not much choice knowing the brakes stick at freeway speeds. * recently searched the internet & found that the 2008 t&c has a very bad history with brake issues. people are irate and demanding a recall on them. just go out and read all of the complaints concerning this particular van - http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2008/chrysler/town+and+country/hydraulic+brake * after you read through a few dozen complaints, my question to you is: why haven't you forced a recall from chrysler on these dangerous brakes? there's obviously a design flaw if so many people are having problems with very premature wearout, and worse yet, brake binding and lockup, especially on the left rear wheel. *** please *** - force a recall on these brakes asap before someone is killed sitting on the shoulder of an interstate with smoking brakes, if they are not killed first by the panic to get off the road when smoke starts pouring into their vehicle. this is utterly ridiculous to let this keep going on.

Reported in: ROCHESTER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

when we used the remote key to unlock our van the alarm sounded, the horn keep beeping, the wipers - both front and back, started, wiper fluid sprayed from both the front and back, the doors would not unlock and the lights stayed on. once i got in the car ( using a traditional key inside the remote ) i could not control any of the above. it eventually stopped only to start again when i used the remote to lock the car. the battery died and the car was towed to a shop. a new battery was replaced and the car computer reset. i drove it 5 miles home and parked it. 3 hours later i went to unlock the car and the entire process started again - both front and back wipers, lights on, wiper fluid spewing on both windows, car alarm and lights flashing. again, i could not get in to the car as it remained locked. the battery had to be unwired for this all to stop. the car was towed back to the shop. this time we found out it was the tipm ( totally integrated power module ). the cost of this is over $700. our car is only 4 years old and after researching this problem i am finding out this is a very common problem with the chrysler town and country 2008 model. if this happened while i was driving it could be an extreme safety hazard on the road. i want chrysler to issue a recall on this and issue mine and everyone elses money back - not only for the faulty part but for all the time and inconvenience this causes on car owners. please don't want until a fatality happens.

Reported in: LAKEWOOD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

when we used the remote key to unlock our van the alarm sounded, the horn keep beeping, the wipers - both front and back, started, wiper fluid sprayed from both the front and back, the doors would not unlock and the lights stayed on. once i got in the car ( using a traditional key inside the remote ) i could not control any of the above. it eventually stopped only to start again when i used the remote to lock the car. the battery died and the car was towed to a shop. a new battery was replaced and the car computer reset. i drove it 5 miles home and parked it. 3 hours later i went to unlock the car and the entire process started again - both front and back wipers, lights on, wiper fluid spewing on both windows, car alarm and lights flashing. again, i could not get in to the car as it remained locked. the battery had to be unwired for this all to stop. the car was towed back to the shop. this time we found out it was the tipm ( totally integrated power module ). the cost of this is over $700. our car is only 4 years old and after researching this problem i am finding out this is a very common problem with the chrysler town and country 2008 model. if this happened while i was driving it could be an extreme safety hazard on the road. i want chrysler to issue a recall on this and issue mine and everyone elses money back - not only for the faulty part but for all the time and inconvenience this causes on car owners. please don't want until a fatality happens.

Reported in: LAKEWOOD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

when we used the remote key to unlock our van the alarm sounded, the horn keep beeping, the wipers - both front and back, started, wiper fluid sprayed from both the front and back, the doors would not unlock and the lights stayed on. once i got in the car ( using a traditional key inside the remote ) i could not control any of the above. it eventually stopped only to start again when i used the remote to lock the car. the battery died and the car was towed to a shop. a new battery was replaced and the car computer reset. i drove it 5 miles home and parked it. 3 hours later i went to unlock the car and the entire process started again - both front and back wipers, lights on, wiper fluid spewing on both windows, car alarm and lights flashing. again, i could not get in to the car as it remained locked. the battery had to be unwired for this all to stop. the car was towed back to the shop. this time we found out it was the tipm ( totally integrated power module ). the cost of this is over $700. our car is only 4 years old and after researching this problem i am finding out this is a very common problem with the chrysler town and country 2008 model. if this happened while i was driving it could be an extreme safety hazard on the road. i want chrysler to issue a recall on this and issue mine and everyone elses money back - not only for the faulty part but for all the time and inconvenience this causes on car owners. please don't want until a fatality happens.

Reported in: LAKEWOOD OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the dash flashed, and the headlights would no longer turn on. this is due to the tipm (totally integrated power module) shorting out, and has been reported all over the internet with various dodge, chrysler, jeep vehicles. i was made to pay approximately $250 for the repairs. in addition, a month later, the wireless ignition node died and the car would not start at all, and for that i had to pay $606.

Reported in: ROSELLE PARK NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

SEAT BELTS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the rear passenger bench seat belt buckle failed due to repeated folding and unfolding of the seat. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the failure was due to the design of the hide-a-way seats. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the issue. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

Reported in: LEXINGTON TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

SERVICE BRAKES

we have had to replace all 4 brake pads and rotors at 20,000 miles. now, at 33,000 miles the rear pads and rotors have to be replaced again! yet all i've read is that chrysler is only paying $100 of the cost and only on the front brakes. there are a myriad of complaints of this very problem all over the internet. isn't there something nhtsa can do to force chrysler to back their defective product?

Reported in: HOMEWOOD IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

van was parked went out to run to store would not start. had no power to anything, no windows, no radio, no instrument panel, gages don't come on when key is on. had bettery tested was fine. contacted dealer they had no idea. got van to start with remote starter but when i put key the key in and put to on van shuts off and refuses to start. called chrysler they had no clue and referred me back to the dealer.prior to this the van was running fine. have only owned it 4 months. seen other complaints about electrical issues and seems to be ongoing. you would think that chrysler would do a recall on the electrical system but who am i. this is the first chrysler that i have owned and has put a bad taste in my mouth about owning another since they have had numerious complaints and fail to resolve the issue nor does the dealer want to so the next step is contacting the better business bureau and the attorney general to investigate.

Reported in: SCHENECTADY NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

pushed the automatic sliding door key on the remote. the horn started blowing non stop. the windshield wipes were moving with windshield washer fluid spraying non stop. this didn't stop by pushing any key or manually unlocking the vehicle or starting the van. we had to disconnect and cables from the battery to get it to stop. when the tow truck arrived an hour later and reconnected the battery, the van didn't start.

Reported in: ASHBURN VA || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

car went crazy with lights flashing, wipers going and then completely shut down in the middle of the road, would not start back.

Reported in: SALISBURY NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

low beams would start to go off and on and then just off. restarting car fixed for short time dangerous many problems on the tester.

Reported in: CHANDLER AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

low beams would start to go off and on and then just off. restarting car fixed for short time dangerous many problems on the tester.

Reported in: CHANDLER AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY

my wife was stopped on the i-94 freeway in detroit, mi. a vehicle was closing in behind her at a high rate of speed, and crashed into the rear end of the vehicle. her vehicle then lunged forward and hit the vehicle in front of her. the front and rear of the vehicle experienced significant damage, yet none of the airbags in the vehicle deployed. my wife's head contacted the steering wheel. she was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation. she currently has a fractured nose, and severely swollen/black&blue eyes. we have 2 children under the age of 5, who thankfully were not in the vehicle. the fireman on the scene had stated that he has been working as a fireman for 18 years, and he has never seen a vehicle with as much frontal damage in which the airbags did not deploy. we have filed a claim with our insurance company, and fully expect the vehicle to be totaled out due to the significant damage. i have since taken many pictures of the damage, and can send them to you if you provide an actual email address.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE FARMS MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

AIR BAGS

my wife was stopped on the i-94 freeway in detroit, mi. a vehicle was closing in behind her at a high rate of speed, and crashed into the rear end of the vehicle. her vehicle then lunged forward and hit the vehicle in front of her. the front and rear of the vehicle experienced significant damage, yet none of the airbags in the vehicle deployed. my wife's head contacted the steering wheel. she was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation. she currently has a fractured nose, and severely swollen/black&blue eyes. we have 2 children under the age of 5, who thankfully were not in the vehicle. the fireman on the scene had stated that he has been working as a fireman for 18 years, and he has never seen a vehicle with as much frontal damage in which the airbags did not deploy. we have filed a claim with our insurance company, and fully expect the vehicle to be totaled out due to the significant damage. i have since taken many pictures of the damage, and can send them to you if you provide an actual email address.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE FARMS MI || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

TIRES

valve stems on tpms systems are not made of brass as on the past they are of a pot metal and they corrode under the cap when you try to inflate the tie the snap off causing an instant flat. i f this was to occur at speed it would have catastrophic results. there needs to be a recall before someone gets hurt or killed.

Reported in: FOREST HILLS NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

WHEELS

valve stems on tpms systems are not made of brass as on the past they are of a pot metal and they corrode under the cap when you try to inflate the tie the snap off causing an instant flat. i f this was to occur at speed it would have catastrophic results. there needs to be a recall before someone gets hurt or killed.

Reported in: FOREST HILLS NY || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

vehicle has repeatedly needed to have brake rotors replaced due to severe vehicle shuddering when applying the brakes which is worst at highway speeds causing the steering wheel to oscillate. this also negatively impacts vehicle stopping power. this is most likely due to improperly sized or designed brakes for the weight of this vehicle causing the rotors to overheat and warp. there is no way these parts last through typical driving behavior. there are multiple complaints of similar nature that can be located at http://www.lemonlaw.com/wordpress/dodge-chrysler-brake-problems/.

Reported in: LONG BEACH CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

during the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. this has happened five or six times since aug., having occurred four times in the past three weeks. it happens while the car is running and while it is not. with each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. last week, i had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as i could not see where i was going. yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and i had to disconnect the battery to stop it. the chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524.12. additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. they had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. when the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. both issues could result in a serious accident.

Reported in: SHENANDOAH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

VISIBILITY

during the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. this has happened five or six times since aug., having occurred four times in the past three weeks. it happens while the car is running and while it is not. with each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. last week, i had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as i could not see where i was going. yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and i had to disconnect the battery to stop it. the chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524.12. additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. they had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. when the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. both issues could result in a serious accident.

Reported in: SHENANDOAH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

during the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. this has happened five or six times since aug., having occurred four times in the past three weeks. it happens while the car is running and while it is not. with each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. last week, i had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as i could not see where i was going. yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and i had to disconnect the battery to stop it. the chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524.12. additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. they had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. when the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. both issues could result in a serious accident.

Reported in: SHENANDOAH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

during the past three months all of a sudden the horn starts blowing erratically, the windshield washers and wipers activate, lights start flashing, the doors lock automatically and the transmission will not shift into high. this has happened five or six times since aug., having occurred four times in the past three weeks. it happens while the car is running and while it is not. with each incident the symptoms become worse and the duration is longer. last week, i had to pull off the road and wait five or ten minutes for it to stop as i could not see where i was going. yesterday, it occurred while sitting in the garage and i had to disconnect the battery to stop it. the chrysler dealer says it is the total integrated power module that needs to be replaced @$524.12. additionally now at 54,000 miles the front rotors are warped and need to be replaced @ $409. they had to be replaced @ 25,834 and 35,272. when the brakes are applied the front end and steering vibrate uncontrollably. both conditions are safety issues, have been well document by hundreds of people, and are obvious inherent defects in the vehicle, and should be issues that result in a recall of these vehicles and repairs or replacements made at chrysler's expense, yet they continue to deny there is an inherent problem. both issues could result in a serious accident.

Reported in: SHENANDOAH VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

while driving 55 mph down a rural road at night the headlights went out. nearly went off the roadway attempting to stop. after a few minutes one headlight came back on then went out again. after shutting off the engine and re-starting the vehicle the headlights came back on. this vehicle is not safe to drive at night.

Reported in: STOCKTON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving 55 mph down a rural road at night the headlights went out. nearly went off the roadway attempting to stop. after a few minutes one headlight came back on then went out again. after shutting off the engine and re-starting the vehicle the headlights came back on. this vehicle is not safe to drive at night.

Reported in: STOCKTON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES

we own a 2008 town and country. in sep of 09 the front brakes had to be replaced (21381 miles). then in july 2010 the front and back brakes had to be replaced (31088 miles) now nov 2012 they say they need replaced again!! (65409 miles) this is completely unacceptable. the car is 4 years old and already we have had the brakes 3 times on the front and two on the back. talk about a safety issue. chrysler is aware of it too...they extended the warranty to 36000 miles. although that does no good considering the problem is just going to keep happening. the cars need retrofitted with a new braking system not just replaced with the same thing. i have contacted the dealer and gotten nowhere with getting help, the same when contacting chrysler. for the family vehicle they promoted this car as.....they totally failed. i am afraid to put my family in it. this car has had more recalls, tsb and extended warranties....when is it going to stop.

Reported in: PERRYSBURG OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after driving approximately 10 miles home from work, i parked the van in my driveway, took the keys, and went inside. about five minutes later, my horn began to blow, windshield wipers rapidly moving and spraying windshield wiper fluid everywhere, all the doors locked, and this continued until battery was disabled. hooked battery back up and began to drive. after a few miles, the headlights went out, the windshield wipers began rapidly wiping and spraying, the horn frantically blowing, and doors unlocked and locked several times. had to again remove the battery to stop. contacted chrysler who claims they have never heard of such a thing. come to find hundreds of similar complaints.

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

WHEELS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving, the rear driver┐s side tpms sensor fractured in two. the tire was unable to maintain tire pressure. the vehicle was driven to the dealer where the contact was informed that the failure was common but he would need to purchase a replacement. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 43,000.

Reported in: HARWICH MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country touring. the contact stated that when she opened the driver's side door, all of the electrical gauges started illuminating and emitting a continuous noise for about five minutes. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test but could not determine the failure. this failure recurred at least three times. the manufacturer was notified who assigned her a case manager and a complaint was filed. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 84,000.

Reported in: CANTON NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

STRUCTURE

chrome cover on passenger side interior door pull split and exposed a very sharp edge that cut the passenger's hand.

Reported in: MINSTER OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

ENGINE

van stalled and lost all power steering and brakes. esp light was the only light illuminated. dealership could not duplicate. no codes show up.

Reported in: SAN RAMON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

van stalled and lost all power steering and brakes. esp light was the only light illuminated. dealership could not duplicate. no codes show up.

Reported in: SAN RAMON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

ENGINE

van stalled out and lost power steering and brakes while driving 43 mph down 4 lane boulevard. hard to get it to the side of the road while avoiding other vehicles. 3 small children in the van with me. 2 nd occurrence.

Reported in: SAN RAMON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

van stalled out and lost power steering and brakes while driving 43 mph down 4 lane boulevard. hard to get it to the side of the road while avoiding other vehicles. 3 small children in the van with me. 2 nd occurrence.

Reported in: SAN RAMON CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. the contact also stated that the horn and the windshield wipers activated independently. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. the approximate failure and current mileage was 105,000.

Reported in: LEE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the vehicle independently decelerated to 25 mph. the slippery road warning icon illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was maneuvered to the roadside and the engine was turned off. upon restarting, the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 61,000. updated 2/25/13 *cn the consumer stated the roads were dry. updated 03/07/13

Reported in: DEWITT MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the vehicle independently decelerated to 25 mph. the slippery road warning icon illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was maneuvered to the roadside and the engine was turned off. upon restarting, the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 61,000. updated 2/25/13 *cn the consumer stated the roads were dry. updated 03/07/13

Reported in: DEWITT MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

while driving approximately 25 mph, all the warning lights illuminated, and the windshield wipers activated independently. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. the approximate failure and current mileage was 89,763.

Reported in: JERSEY CITY NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving approximately 25 mph, all the warning lights illuminated, and the windshield wipers activated independently. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. the approximate failure and current mileage was 89,763.

Reported in: JERSEY CITY NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle emitted a strong burning rubber odor while at a local mechanic for a routine oil change. the mechanic inspected vehicle and located the failure at the front calipers, which were stuck to the rotors. the calipers, rotors and the brake shoe were replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 70,000.

Reported in: WAY CROSS GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

ENGINE

2008 town and country limited 64000 miles. while driving vehicle, engine stalls intermittently. i noticed this when my steering became hard to turn.

Reported in: STAFFORD VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 to 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was able to be restarted after several seconds. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 61,000. updated 04/03/13*lj updated 04/12/2013 *js

Reported in: SARASOTA FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the following has been happening for over a week now. when starting my vehicle, the wipers independently turned on, the headlights flashed every time the wipers where deployed independently. the wiper and light on/off was checked. turned off and on, and still both items flashed, and swiped by themselves. january 29th, operator was driving 25 mph, all dash lights blinked, including but not limited to, esp, brake, engine,and airbag lights, airbag light remained on, wipers deployed and rpm gauge reduced to 0 for 5 seconds. pulled over turned ignition off, opened door, shut door restarted vehicle. the above repeated itself, with more errors, now the driver window controls did no longer work. this happened repeatedly for 5 full minutes before resuming normal operation.

Reported in: GLENBURN ME || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

the following has been happening for over a week now. when starting my vehicle, the wipers independently turned on, the headlights flashed every time the wipers where deployed independently. the wiper and light on/off was checked. turned off and on, and still both items flashed, and swiped by themselves. january 29th, operator was driving 25 mph, all dash lights blinked, including but not limited to, esp, brake, engine,and airbag lights, airbag light remained on, wipers deployed and rpm gauge reduced to 0 for 5 seconds. pulled over turned ignition off, opened door, shut door restarted vehicle. the above repeated itself, with more errors, now the driver window controls did no longer work. this happened repeatedly for 5 full minutes before resuming normal operation.

Reported in: GLENBURN ME || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

the following has been happening for over a week now. when starting my vehicle, the wipers independently turned on, the headlights flashed every time the wipers where deployed independently. the wiper and light on/off was checked. turned off and on, and still both items flashed, and swiped by themselves. january 29th, operator was driving 25 mph, all dash lights blinked, including but not limited to, esp, brake, engine,and airbag lights, airbag light remained on, wipers deployed and rpm gauge reduced to 0 for 5 seconds. pulled over turned ignition off, opened door, shut door restarted vehicle. the above repeated itself, with more errors, now the driver window controls did no longer work. this happened repeatedly for 5 full minutes before resuming normal operation.

Reported in: GLENBURN ME || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

walked out to car and it started freaking out. lights flashing, wipers on, washer fluid dispersing, horn blowing etc. it would not stop. had to disconnect the battery to get things to stop. when i try to reconnect it starts back again.

Reported in: FROSTPROOF FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

same as complaint nhtsa id number: 10496186 and nhtsa id number: 1049507. the problem was a defective wire harness in the drivers side door. my vehicle had the air bag light intermittently going on/off in addition the these issues stated in these two complaints. i called chrysler then took it back to the dealer and said to re-check safety recall k25 which i already have had completed that had caused the air bag light to go on/off . as it turns out, because the drivers side electric door locks and window switches did not work, the mechanic found the wiring harness in the drivers side door was defective and replaced it. now all the crazy flashing air bag light, dashboard warning lights, windshield wipers, interior lighting, ect ect have stopped. my 2008 town and country had the wiring harnesses recalled for the sliding side doors and i already had those harnesses replaced. this driver door harness problems were much worse because i never knew if the air bag had failed or was working properly. everything works ok now that the driver side door wiring harness was replaced.

Reported in: RIVERSIDE IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:VALVE

while driving the rear right tire valve broke off and the tire immediately deflated, had my speed been greater or had other cars been near an accident would most likely have happened. while inspecting the valves on the other three tires one more fell off in my hand. we didn't internet search and this problem has happened to many other people. this issue needs to be addressed before somebody gets killed.

Reported in: DENVILLE NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

TIRES:VALVE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that he touched the tire pressure monitoring system valve stem and the stem disintegrated due to corrosion, causing the tire to become deflated. the contact mentioned that three of the four tires were affected by the failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician verified the failure and stated that the sensor and valve needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. updated 05/08/13*lj

Reported in: BENSALEM PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the chrome was peeling from the front driver and passenger side door handles, causing lacerations to the contact's hands when attempting to open the doors. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated the door panel would have to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

Reported in: AUBREY TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i turned the car off after a short drive and left the car parked in my driveway, unlocked, with the key inserted in the ignition. i came back few minutes later and the car was locked with the key inside. thank goodness it happened in my driveway so i went back inside the house, grabbed the spare keys and opened the car.

Reported in: DES PLAINES IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

TIRES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the rear passenger tire deflated and the stem disintegrated due to corrosion. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the valve stem needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. the approximate failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

Reported in: COMMACK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

WHEELS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the rear passenger tire deflated and the stem disintegrated due to corrosion. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the valve stem needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. the approximate failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

Reported in: COMMACK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES

chrysler dealership said rear brakes were at 3 mils after only 10000 miles of wear now on 4/17/13 i again was told the rear brakes were at 3 mils after only 12000 miles of wear that to me and many brake repair shops is very odd and ridiculous.

Reported in: CHELSEA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ENGINE

several issues. once while driving 40 mph stopped and steering locked up coasted turned it off and back on, head lights dont always work, sometimes head lights and dash light up and then flicker on when closing doors, air works intermittendly. sometimes stops and then starts back on. wipers work sometimes wont stop. interior lights turn on inside vehicle and don't turn off. so frustrating.

Reported in: ORLANDO FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2AHR44H68R1

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph downhill, the contact crashed into another vehicle. the air bags failed to deploy. the vehicle was not destroyed and was towed from the scene of the crash. there were no injuries. the contact called the manufacturer regarding information on the failed deployment of the air bags. the manufacturer stated that they could not investigate the crash or the non-deployment of the air bags. the failure mileage was 112,000.

Reported in: UPPER MARLBORO MD || Crash: Y || VIN #: 288HR64X38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after a recall for airbag module was performed the electrical system started acting up, the window won't roll down the wipers are on constantly, the turn signals don't work! pretty much all the electrical equipment is off except headlights are on all the time and so are the wipers. i took it to an electrical shop because i think the dealer is incompetent and they replaced the win module and fuse box in january 2012, did not fix the problem has been acting up sporadically all year long, getting worse. took to dealership in april 2013 they couldn't find anything, this is a dangerous vehicle!!!

Reported in: SIOUX CITY IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

engine stops completely when vehicle hits even minor bumps while being driven.

Reported in: LACOMBE LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

POWER TRAIN

engine stops completely when vehicle hits even minor bumps while being driven.

Reported in: LACOMBE LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ENGINE

this is more a drive-ability problem rather than a safety problem. my vehicles check engine light turned on. the code said the egr valve was bad and needed to be replaced. when i went looking for a part i found that there were so many of these failures that the part would be back ordered and i could not be told when the part would be in. this was a known problem back in 2005 and chrysler never fixed it. because of the egr failure the vehicle gets poorer gas mileage and produces more pollution.

Reported in: STEWARTVILLE MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

STEERING

i have a chrysler 2008 town and country with 66000 miles on it. while driving my van at approx 35 miles per hour the van suddenly flashed the electronic throttle control light, check engine light, and slippery condition light. the van lost the ability to press on the gas pedal and make it go. it continued to idle down the road, but the gas pedal made no difference on the speed i was going. i idled into a driveway, turned the van off, let it sit for approx 30 minutes, then restarted the van. the van started fine, but while driving it home it did the same thing. i idled the last 1/2 mile home to get the van in the driveway. the next morning i made a service appointment and drove the van to the dealership. it stopped running one time on the drive, which is approx 5 miles away from my house. i again had to stop the vehicle, put it in park, and restart the vehicle. the dealership called and said that it was a wire going to the electronic throttle control that needed to be repaired. i see that there was a service bulletin regarding this issue in the 2010 town and country and didn't know if the same bulletin applied to the 2008. i feel that this is a major safety issue as the van loses all ability to get up and go. had i been driving on the highway when it lost all power i could have caused a major accident! within the past month we have also replaced the egr valve, the power steering fluid line, and the power harnesses on the door. they are now taking apart the engine because it is making a "lifter tapping" noise.

Reported in: BELLEVILLE IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

i have a chrysler 2008 town and country with 66000 miles on it. while driving my van at approx 35 miles per hour the van suddenly flashed the electronic throttle control light, check engine light, and slippery condition light. the van lost the ability to press on the gas pedal and make it go. it continued to idle down the road, but the gas pedal made no difference on the speed i was going. i idled into a driveway, turned the van off, let it sit for approx 30 minutes, then restarted the van. the van started fine, but while driving it home it did the same thing. i idled the last 1/2 mile home to get the van in the driveway. the next morning i made a service appointment and drove the van to the dealership. it stopped running one time on the drive, which is approx 5 miles away from my house. i again had to stop the vehicle, put it in park, and restart the vehicle. the dealership called and said that it was a wire going to the electronic throttle control that needed to be repaired. i see that there was a service bulletin regarding this issue in the 2010 town and country and didn't know if the same bulletin applied to the 2008. i feel that this is a major safety issue as the van loses all ability to get up and go. had i been driving on the highway when it lost all power i could have caused a major accident! within the past month we have also replaced the egr valve, the power steering fluid line, and the power harnesses on the door. they are now taking apart the engine because it is making a "lifter tapping" noise.

Reported in: BELLEVILLE IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

i have a chrysler 2008 town and country with 66000 miles on it. while driving my van at approx 35 miles per hour the van suddenly flashed the electronic throttle control light, check engine light, and slippery condition light. the van lost the ability to press on the gas pedal and make it go. it continued to idle down the road, but the gas pedal made no difference on the speed i was going. i idled into a driveway, turned the van off, let it sit for approx 30 minutes, then restarted the van. the van started fine, but while driving it home it did the same thing. i idled the last 1/2 mile home to get the van in the driveway. the next morning i made a service appointment and drove the van to the dealership. it stopped running one time on the drive, which is approx 5 miles away from my house. i again had to stop the vehicle, put it in park, and restart the vehicle. the dealership called and said that it was a wire going to the electronic throttle control that needed to be repaired. i see that there was a service bulletin regarding this issue in the 2010 town and country and didn't know if the same bulletin applied to the 2008. i feel that this is a major safety issue as the van loses all ability to get up and go. had i been driving on the highway when it lost all power i could have caused a major accident! within the past month we have also replaced the egr valve, the power steering fluid line, and the power harnesses on the door. they are now taking apart the engine because it is making a "lifter tapping" noise.

Reported in: BELLEVILLE IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the brake pads and rotors were wearing prematurely. the contact mentioned that the failure recurred four times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 2,500 and the current mileage was 48,600.

Reported in: AVON PARK FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

SERVICE BRAKES

brakes wear out and stop working every 10k miles. engine consumes 1 quart of oil every 800 miles with no visible leaking or dripping.

Reported in: MISSION VIEJO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ENGINE

brakes wear out and stop working every 10k miles. engine consumes 1 quart of oil every 800 miles with no visible leaking or dripping.

Reported in: MISSION VIEJO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES

3 occasions driving my 3 children to school my town and country became unresponsive. the steering failed, brakes and the car went unresponsive. the electric stability control warning light came on. to remedy, i had to put car in park, and restart vehicle. the last instance when this occurred i rolled into a four way stop as my breaks did not work. an online search has shown many other have experienced this issue with the dodge caravan and town & country both made by chrysler. took van to dealer who said diagnostic test showed nothing (other people report this same experience). they updated the pcm software. i find it hard to believe a software update would render my car safe to drive and be the factor that caused it's whole system, brakes included to shut down. this issue needs to be looked at. mini van drivers carry children!

Reported in: GROVE CITY OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

STEERING

3 occasions driving my 3 children to school my town and country became unresponsive. the steering failed, brakes and the car went unresponsive. the electric stability control warning light came on. to remedy, i had to put car in park, and restart vehicle. the last instance when this occurred i rolled into a four way stop as my breaks did not work. an online search has shown many other have experienced this issue with the dodge caravan and town & country both made by chrysler. took van to dealer who said diagnostic test showed nothing (other people report this same experience). they updated the pcm software. i find it hard to believe a software update would render my car safe to drive and be the factor that caused it's whole system, brakes included to shut down. this issue needs to be looked at. mini van drivers carry children!

Reported in: GROVE CITY OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

3 occasions driving my 3 children to school my town and country became unresponsive. the steering failed, brakes and the car went unresponsive. the electric stability control warning light came on. to remedy, i had to put car in park, and restart vehicle. the last instance when this occurred i rolled into a four way stop as my breaks did not work. an online search has shown many other have experienced this issue with the dodge caravan and town & country both made by chrysler. took van to dealer who said diagnostic test showed nothing (other people report this same experience). they updated the pcm software. i find it hard to believe a software update would render my car safe to drive and be the factor that caused it's whole system, brakes included to shut down. this issue needs to be looked at. mini van drivers carry children!

Reported in: GROVE CITY OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

ENGINE

my 2008 town & country is burning oil and i it started who knows when. i took it to the dealership and they replaced the valve cover 3 times now. it needs replaced again but they are waiting to hear from chrysler. i think the whole van should be recalled. i bought a vehicle that was supposed to be safe and reliable not take it to get fixed every month. i shouldn't have to check the oil every 500 miles. my 1997 chevy blazer was never this much trouble. i don't think i will ever own another chrysler again unless maybe it's free. also the key is getting stuck in the ignition after being shut off. i have oil in my driveway and i'm stick of the repairs!

Reported in: FORT WAYNE IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

i was at a red light and started to smell antifreeze. thought it was the car in front of me and wasn't too worried it was my car as the temperature was fine. when i got to my final destination, i smelled antifreeze again and lifted the hood. sure enough, a hose had busted coolant and it spewed all over the engine and engine parts. i took it to my mechanic to have fixed and he made a statement that he "couldn't tell you how many town and country's i've seen with this same problem." the part is the y hose for the heater/coolant hoses that connect to the back of the thermostat on the vehicle.

Reported in: GRIFFIN GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

every oil change i have gotten on this vehicle since around 50,000 miles, my mechanic has told me that i was 1 to 2 quarts low on oil. this last time i took it in i was 3 quarts low. i have my oil changed religiously at every 3000 miles. my car is getting on up in age but still shouldn't be burning this much oil. looking online at various car forums about my same vehicle, a lot of owners seem to have a problem with their town and country's also burning oil.

Reported in: GRIFFIN GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

driving down the road my vehicle just shut down, pulled the car off to the side of road, put it into park and started the vehicle. happened again two days later. i hope im not driving down the interstate in heavy traffic and it shuts off.

Reported in: GALLOWAY OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

driving down the road van shut off all the sudden without warning. pull the van to the side of the road put in park and it starts right back up.this has happened two days earlier and about 2 months ago and 4 months ago.

Reported in: GALLOWAY OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

TIRES

this is the second occurrence. tire was low - front right - pulled in to put air in and when unscrewing the valve cap, the stem broke off into my hand. the left rear wheel did the same thing 3 months ago. luckily the stem did not fall apart while driving as the tire went immediately flat. each time the cost was over 85 plus the call to aaa to assist. i saw that others were having the same issue. with only 60000 miles on the vehicle, the tire pressure monitor should not be failing. was told this was not covered under warranty.

Reported in: ANN ARBOR MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

WHEELS

this is the second occurrence. tire was low - front right - pulled in to put air in and when unscrewing the valve cap, the stem broke off into my hand. the left rear wheel did the same thing 3 months ago. luckily the stem did not fall apart while driving as the tire went immediately flat. each time the cost was over 85 plus the call to aaa to assist. i saw that others were having the same issue. with only 60000 miles on the vehicle, the tire pressure monitor should not be failing. was told this was not covered under warranty.

Reported in: ANN ARBOR MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES

1.there are times when right after shutting the vehicle off and coming back to the car several minutes later, it will not start. the key turns but there is no power. i have replaced altenator, and battery and starter. the problem appears to be in the ignition. 2. i have replaced the front wheel bearings at 80,000miles ,also in the 3 years of owning this vehicle i have had to replace front brakesand rotors 2 times and rear brakes once. 3. oil seems to "disappear" usually 2 quarts in a matter of 1000 or less miles. this vehicle is the most unsafe vehicle i have ever bought. i bought this vehicle on the word of chrysler that it is a safe and trustworthy van. i have been stranded more times than i choose to count, in parking lots and what not miles away from home, with my 3 small children. it is absolutely [xxx] that i have to have a "survival pack" food and water and strollers and things of that nature in my vehicle at all times in case we get stranded somewhere. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).

Reported in: HASTINGS MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

1.there are times when right after shutting the vehicle off and coming back to the car several minutes later, it will not start. the key turns but there is no power. i have replaced altenator, and battery and starter. the problem appears to be in the ignition. 2. i have replaced the front wheel bearings at 80,000miles ,also in the 3 years of owning this vehicle i have had to replace front brakesand rotors 2 times and rear brakes once. 3. oil seems to "disappear" usually 2 quarts in a matter of 1000 or less miles. this vehicle is the most unsafe vehicle i have ever bought. i bought this vehicle on the word of chrysler that it is a safe and trustworthy van. i have been stranded more times than i choose to count, in parking lots and what not miles away from home, with my 3 small children. it is absolutely [xxx] that i have to have a "survival pack" food and water and strollers and things of that nature in my vehicle at all times in case we get stranded somewhere. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).

Reported in: HASTINGS MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1.there are times when right after shutting the vehicle off and coming back to the car several minutes later, it will not start. the key turns but there is no power. i have replaced altenator, and battery and starter. the problem appears to be in the ignition. 2. i have replaced the front wheel bearings at 80,000miles ,also in the 3 years of owning this vehicle i have had to replace front brakesand rotors 2 times and rear brakes once. 3. oil seems to "disappear" usually 2 quarts in a matter of 1000 or less miles. this vehicle is the most unsafe vehicle i have ever bought. i bought this vehicle on the word of chrysler that it is a safe and trustworthy van. i have been stranded more times than i choose to count, in parking lots and what not miles away from home, with my 3 small children. it is absolutely [xxx] that i have to have a "survival pack" food and water and strollers and things of that nature in my vehicle at all times in case we get stranded somewhere. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).

Reported in: HASTINGS MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

after 6 weeks of owning the vehicle i noticed that the sliding doors were not operating correctly. they would open or close on their own. it started off being only once or twice a month to now an almost everyday occurrence. i have taken it back to the dealership and they sent it to another dealership and i am being told "they can't get it to duplicate" well al i can say is what is it going to take for them to fix the problem, a child getting badly hurt or killed. the final straw for me was just last week when the door closed on my 10 yr. olds leg and i had to put my whole body in the door to get it to stop. it bruise my back and cut my sons leg. i am currently trying to get rid of the van before it does major damage to one of my kids, but i feel like i should at least get the money back i have put into it since now i am going to have to come up more money to get a new car and pay sales tax all over again. not to mention the fact that all you have to do is google "problems with chrysler vans sliding doors" and there are hundreds of people out there having the same problem. why won't you guys do anything to help us, or is this another one of those times when a tragedy like the death of a child has to happen to make you wake up and take action. i even contacted chrysler and told me that they didn't have any record of people complaining about the sliding door issues i was having. i told that lady she was full of crap because you can go online and see hundreds of stories of people having the same problems.

Reported in: HOT SPRINGS AR || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

after 6 weeks of owning the vehicle i noticed that the sliding doors were not operating correctly. they would open or close on their own. it started off being only once or twice a month to now an almost everyday occurrence. i have taken it back to the dealership and they sent it to another dealership and i am being told "they can't get it to duplicate" well al i can say is what is it going to take for them to fix the problem, a child getting badly hurt or killed. the final straw for me was just last week when the door closed on my 10 yr. olds leg and i had to put my whole body in the door to get it to stop. it bruise my back and cut my sons leg. i am currently trying to get rid of the van before it does major damage to one of my kids, but i feel like i should at least get the money back i have put into it since now i am going to have to come up more money to get a new car and pay sales tax all over again. not to mention the fact that all you have to do is google "problems with chrysler vans sliding doors" and there are hundreds of people out there having the same problem. why won't you guys do anything to help us, or is this another one of those times when a tragedy like the death of a child has to happen to make you wake up and take action. i even contacted chrysler and told me that they didn't have any record of people complaining about the sliding door issues i was having. i told that lady she was full of crap because you can go online and see hundreds of stories of people having the same problems.

Reported in: HOT SPRINGS AR || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle emitted a grinding noise and began vibrating. the vehicle did not come to an immediate stop. the vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 26,000. ..updated 09-18-13 *bf the consumer stated the front rotors and pads were replaced.

Reported in: INDIANAPOLIS IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while visiting in canada vehicle wouldn't start.towed to nearest chrysler dealer. told the win module(part#05026147ah) was bad. none available in canada. made me suspicious there was a problem. chrysler service(file#[xxx])suggested a shortage because part was part of a recall on 2010 town/country vans as well as other models in u.s. why isn't my van included? same part,probably same mechanically. i have had to be towed,waited in canada 2 days,returned home(4.5 hr drive) waiting 2 weeks plus without vehicle and will have to go back some day for vehicle.this is getting very expensive. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).

Reported in: ELIZABETHTOWN NY || Crash: N || VIN #: ZA8HR44H98R

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the rear driver's side sliding door opened independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated the door harness was corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. later, the air bag warning light illuminated, the windshield wipers activated independently and the exterior lighting failed intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer twice for additional repairs. the contact was not aware of the repairs performed. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

Reported in: WEST WARWICK RI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the rear driver's side sliding door opened independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. the technician stated the door harness was corroded and would have to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. later, the air bag warning light illuminated, the windshield wipers activated independently and the exterior lighting failed intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer twice for additional repairs. the contact was not aware of the repairs performed. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

Reported in: WEST WARWICK RI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, a loud screeching noise emitted from the rear driver's side wheel with an extremely strong burning odor. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who informed the contact that the caliper was defective. the vehicle was repaired. the failure recurred two years later and the caliper slide was again cleaned by the dealer. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 16,000.

Reported in: WILLIAMSVILLE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES

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, windshield 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. in a few minutes one of the managers cranked the car a couple of times and told me that it would be better to have the car brought back when it had the same symptoms again. they said it is easier to find the problem. so i left and went on line and found hundreds of similar incidents from other owners.

Reported in: STERLING HEIGHTS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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, windshield 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. in a few minutes one of the managers cranked the car a couple of times and told me that it would be better to have the car brought back when it had the same symptoms again. they said it is easier to find the problem. so i left and went on line and found hundreds of similar incidents from other owners.

Reported in: STERLING HEIGHTS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while having the vehicle serviced, he was advised that the egr valve needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 75,417.

Reported in: BUFFALO NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

AIR BAGS

i am filing a complaint because my airbag light is on and the dealership does not seem to think they should fix it. my van only has about 54,000 miles on it and this is a safety issue that they should be responsible for. in earlier models of this vehicle there has been a recall on the part that controls the air bags as well as the cruise control, horn and other steering wheel components. they have obviously not fixed the problem correctly. the manufacturer should recall the part again and fix all vehicles that are having this problem. the fact that they will not take respnsibility to fix this part that may save someones life is irresponsible and unethical. *tt

Reported in: SANTA ROSA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SEATS

i was cleaning behind the drivers side, middle row seat with a shop vac. i wanted to clean under the seat so i pulled the handle to disengage the seat from the floor. the back of the chair released from the floor and tipped forward. i had my right hand on the back of the chair to assist it and when the chair came forward the sear adjusted itself and slid down towards the floor. somehow, when the chair slid forward it trapped my ring finger on my right hand in what i would call the seat rails. it basically smashed it flat against the back of a bolt so tight i could not free it. this was surprising painful!! because of the awkward position i was now trapped in. i could not get my finger out on my own. i had to yell for my kids to get my phone so i could call my wife to help me free my hand. i ended up with a small cut and bruised finger.

Reported in: MIDLAND MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

i was driving down my residential street traveling < 25mph taking my 3 young children to school when i veered to the right around our curved street and the traction control and abs brakes begin to kick in causing the car to slow to almost a stop without touch the brakes and creating a loud rubbing noice. i proceeded down the street and the same problem kept happening everytime. i tried to turn left or right. this was a huge saftey concern for me and my family as this could have happened while we were driving on the freeway or in front of the children's school. i brought it to a local certified mechanic and they diagnossed the provlem as a clock spring issue. while research clock springs, i found information that stated that a clock spring should not have any funtioning problems in vehicles with less than 70,000 miles.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE SHORES MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2AHR54P78R8

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

car started smoking on near drivers side with an awful smell. was able to drive to a dealer who determined that the rear heater hose assembly needed to be replace. from what i can determine from researching that chrysler knows the "y" plastic part is faulty and does not sell just the "y" part of the unit. consumers are forced into buying a heater hose and line assembly for $115. labor and parts cost $290.00; then of course, the rest of the hoses need to be replaced for another $430 for a total of $660.00. this plastic piece is faulty and could cause terrible damage.

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

check engine light came on. mechanic did diagnostics to find the egr valve was not good (code p0404). from researching this issue, chrylser has been having problems with the egr valve. paid $375 to resolve this. this should be a recall item.

Reported in: BRIDGEWATER NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

POWER TRAIN

faulty transmission. constantly hard shifts everywhere. feels like the transmission is going to fall out of the vehicle every time you shift from reverse to drive ,or drive to park, or park to reverse. this is the second transmission on this vehicle. there are only 65000 miles on the vehicle overall. 45000 on this particular transmission. i called chrysler and all they tell me is that it's out of warranty. it's obviously their inadequate parts and it's just a matter of time before the transmission fails on the freeway and someone gets injured. how many accidents need to happen before chrysler steps up and puts a good transmission on their vehicles?

Reported in: SANTEE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

faulty transmission. constantly hard shifts everywhere. feels like the transmission is going to fall out of the vehicle every time you shift from reverse to drive ,or drive to park, or park to reverse. this is the second transmission on this vehicle. there are only 65000 miles on the vehicle overall. 45000 on this particular transmission. i called chrysler and all they tell me is that it's out of warranty. it's obviously their inadequate parts and it's just a matter of time before the transmission fails on the freeway and someone gets injured. how many accidents need to happen before chrysler steps up and puts a good transmission on their vehicles?

Reported in: SANTEE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact coasted the vehicle off road and restarted the engine. the vehicle was repaired by the dealer where the pcm module was replaced. the contact stated that the failure recurred. the vehicle was taken to a local dealer for inspection but was neither diagnosed nor repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the incident. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000. updated 10/17/13*cn

Reported in: DECATUR GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES

i just had my front brake pads and rotors replaced. i had them replaced on 2/14/2012. my rear rotors and pads are ok, but need to be replaced soon. i had them replaced less than a year ago. i have searched on the internet this same issue for my year, make and model, and i found hundreds upon hundreds of complaints. chrysler needs to recall the brake system...one should not have to replace the brakes and rotors every year.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ENGINE

car started smoking on near drivers side with an awful smell. was able to drive to a dealer who determined that the radiator needed to be replaced. i paid over $950 dollars. as i drove away from the dealership, the same smell and smoking occurred. i took the vehicle to pep boys where it was determined that the rear heater hose assembly needed to be replace. from what i can determine from researching that chrysler knows the "y" plastic part is faulty and does not sell just the "y" part of the unit. consumers are forced into buying a heater hose and line assembly for over $100. the dealership did not take responsibility for this.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES

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, windshield 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.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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, windshield 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.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

POWER TRAIN

faulty transmission. constantly hard shifts everywhere. feels like the transmission is going to fall out of the vehicle every time you shift from reverse to drive ,or drive to park, or park to reverse. this is the second transmission on this vehicle.. i had the powertrain checked and the vehicle came out with no problems. im afraid that i will be in an accident the vehicle shakes and stops abruptly while driving.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ENGINE

faulty transmission. constantly hard shifts everywhere. feels like the transmission is going to fall out of the vehicle every time you shift from reverse to drive ,or drive to park, or park to reverse. this is the second transmission on this vehicle.. i had the powertrain checked and the vehicle came out with no problems. im afraid that i will be in an accident the vehicle shakes and stops abruptly while driving.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

this is the same issue that a lot of other people are having with the windshield wipers and fluid spraying and going off, horn honking and locks going all crazy. about a year ago this happened and i took my car in and was told it was the clock spring, then a week later same thing happened- happened first while i was driving and it went crazy, then also when i use the key faub to unlock the car it acted up. the second time i took it in they told me my battery was bad, but if i had it in a week before that why is that bad now when they should have noticed then? so put in around $700 to fix this issue. now yesterday, exactly a year later, same thing happened. driving on my way to work, it did it for about 5 minutes, i pulled over and shut my car off and restarted it. then when i left work i pushed my unlock on my key faub and did it for a minute or so, then when i got home and went down to my car to leave last night, used key faub and it started going again, but this time would not stop so the battery is disconnected. i try to hook the battery up and it continues on still. this is dangerous for someone to drive and should be recalled immediately, also, my car would not shift and my abs light and traction control light turned on this time, and last year it did not. my car is possessed!! i commute to work and this is a very dangerous issue and these cars need to be recalled asap!

Reported in: ARVADA CO || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

this is the same issue that a lot of other people are having with the windshield wipers and fluid spraying and going off, horn honking and locks going all crazy. about a year ago this happened and i took my car in and was told it was the clock spring, then a week later same thing happened- happened first while i was driving and it went crazy, then also when i use the key faub to unlock the car it acted up. the second time i took it in they told me my battery was bad, but if i had it in a week before that why is that bad now when they should have noticed then? so put in around $700 to fix this issue. now yesterday, exactly a year later, same thing happened. driving on my way to work, it did it for about 5 minutes, i pulled over and shut my car off and restarted it. then when i left work i pushed my unlock on my key faub and did it for a minute or so, then when i got home and went down to my car to leave last night, used key faub and it started going again, but this time would not stop so the battery is disconnected. i try to hook the battery up and it continues on still. this is dangerous for someone to drive and should be recalled immediately, also, my car would not shift and my abs light and traction control light turned on this time, and last year it did not. my car is possessed!! i commute to work and this is a very dangerous issue and these cars need to be recalled asap!

Reported in: ARVADA CO || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

this is the same issue that a lot of other people are having with the windshield wipers and fluid spraying and going off, horn honking and locks going all crazy. about a year ago this happened and i took my car in and was told it was the clock spring, then a week later same thing happened- happened first while i was driving and it went crazy, then also when i use the key faub to unlock the car it acted up. the second time i took it in they told me my battery was bad, but if i had it in a week before that why is that bad now when they should have noticed then? so put in around $700 to fix this issue. now yesterday, exactly a year later, same thing happened. driving on my way to work, it did it for about 5 minutes, i pulled over and shut my car off and restarted it. then when i left work i pushed my unlock on my key faub and did it for a minute or so, then when i got home and went down to my car to leave last night, used key faub and it started going again, but this time would not stop so the battery is disconnected. i try to hook the battery up and it continues on still. this is dangerous for someone to drive and should be recalled immediately, also, my car would not shift and my abs light and traction control light turned on this time, and last year it did not. my car is possessed!! i commute to work and this is a very dangerous issue and these cars need to be recalled asap!

Reported in: ARVADA CO || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:VALVE

valve stem broke apart while taking cap off to put air in the tire. *js

Reported in: FLAT ROCK MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

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!

Reported in: ANDOVER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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!

Reported in: ANDOVER MN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

i've been driving along about 60 and needed to accelerate quickly and floored it to pass, the accelerator has stuck and i've had to use my brakes to get it unstuck. this has happened twice this month.

Reported in: DAYTON OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

wife took son to doctors office and van ran fine. came out of office and car would not shift out of park nor would it start. like a dead battery. have a brand new battery in the car so that is not the issue. after trying to start the car with a jump several times we gave up. i then tried one more time and the car started. after car was started i touched the key fob in the ignition and the car shut off. was able to get the car to start by wiggling the fob as i turned the car over. now on 10/04/13 car is doing the same thing except this time it did it while going down the road. car shut off after hitting a bump in the road and i was able to coast to a stop. luckily there were no stop signs or cars ahead of me since there is no power to the brakes. got the car started again and it is the same way every time now. have to giggle the fob in the ignition cylinder to get it to start. seems to be a major safety issue here. and to find out that this is under recall for the exact same part for the 2009 models is troubling since some of the later 2008 models also have the same faulty ignition switch. seems to me that chrysler needs to man up to this and do the right thing.

Reported in: HOLLAND MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

used keyfob to unlock van and horn started honking (short blasts) continually, wipers/washer activated, all lights in dash started flashing showing an 8 in gear indicator, headlights started flashing, doors locked, fans start running, solenoid starts clicking, it appears that everything electrical under the hood except the starter is activated.

Reported in: BINGER OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

used keyfob to unlock van and horn started honking (short blasts) continually, wipers/washer activated, all lights in dash started flashing showing an 8 in gear indicator, headlights started flashing, doors locked, fans start running, solenoid starts clicking, it appears that everything electrical under the hood except the starter is activated.

Reported in: BINGER OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the van started shutting it self off during driving. it occurred 7 times in the month of august. brought it to avondale chrysler dealer with no results. this problem continued.we brought it to moore and they found nothing. i then contacted chrysler in detroit who is suppose to be working with us on this, but in the mean time we have no safe vehicle to drive. they don't seem to be in any hurry to fix this issue.the van shut off for them but they diagnose it and nothing shows. it is like someone turns the key off. no warning no engine light warning. so here we are and yesterday on the busiest road in phoenix, the van shut off and almost caused a major chain car accident. i was shaking so bad. this van is so dangerous right now and someone has to get to the bottom of this. i am keeping a file just in case we have accident due to this and we have had quite a few very close calls. please help.

Reported in: SUN CITY AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8-HR54P88

ENGINE

heater hose started leaking antifreeze on engine making the car smoke really bad. took it to our mechanic and he looked at it and said "you don't even need to show me...it is the heater hose. i can't even tell you how many of these we have done. we actually just finished one up yesterday." seems to be a really big problem with these vehicles and nothing is being done about it.

Reported in: ONTARIO NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

SERVICE BRAKES

heard loud howling noise right rear, psi up to 39, wheel overheated. went to dealer, right rear brake caliper seized. i was told had to replace both left and right sides?!! cost me $742.90.

Reported in: NORTH HAMPTON NH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ENGINE

about to get onto a major highway when smoke started to come from under the hood. pulled over to a gas station and found antifreeze sprayed over the entire engine compartment. mechanic at the garage found that the rear coolant heater hose was cracked where it attaches to the engine. he said the y design is a bad flaw and very common. he said no reason with only 58,500 miles should that have cracked already. van had to be towed 32 miles to the nearest chrysler dealership, van is still under extended warranty.

Reported in: ABSECON NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ENGINE

antifreeze sprayed over the entire engine compartment making the car smoke from antifreeze spilling onto the engine manifold. the heater hose assembly, the "y" that separates is cracked at the molded portion of the where the to parts meet.

Reported in: FARMINGTON HILLS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ENGINE

check engine light came on, took it to get the code determined. code came up with the egr valve was bad, dealership stated i was to far outside of my 36000 warranty to get it covered. $225.00 to replace. egr valves are defective.

Reported in: FARMINGTON HILLS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: WASILLA AK || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

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.

Reported in: WASILLA AK || Crash: N || VIN #:

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

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.

Reported in: WASILLA AK || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:VALVE

the valve stem broke off after we went to the dealership to have the tires tests. tpms was set off by the first stem replacement we had two months earlier. we now have two replacement valves on our town & country. i don't even know if the replacement are from the same faulty supplier in china. but the stem are made of the same metal rather than brass. please get a recall of these items. the manufacturer will do nothing until someone gets hurt and it does me no good to replace them if they continue to use the same faulty parts.

Reported in: OMAHA NE || Crash: N || VIN #:

WHEELS

the valve stem broke off after we went to the dealership to have the tires tests. tpms was set off by the first stem replacement we had two months earlier. we now have two replacement valves on our town & country. i don't even know if the replacement are from the same faulty supplier in china. but the stem are made of the same metal rather than brass. please get a recall of these items. the manufacturer will do nothing until someone gets hurt and it does me no good to replace them if they continue to use the same faulty parts.

Reported in: OMAHA NE || Crash: N || VIN #:

SUSPENSION

at approx 30,000 miles, i rotated the tires, the front/rear brakes were shot. i replaced everything. i later learned about the recall. brewbaker chrysler told me "too bad, i guess you learned a lesson" when i brought them my receipts for the brake parts. around the same time, i was replacing the wiper blades when i notice the driverside front strut tower was severely rusted. water is trapped in the "cup" of the strut tower and had eaten quite a bit. shortly thereafter, i traded the vehicle. i had issues with the sliding rear doors(reopening with nothing in the way and closing too hard, ie safety feature inop), the automatic back door(broken linkage), the "y" cooling hose broke/split, using a quart of oil every 1,000 miles and locking with the keys inside. upon trade-in, the van had approx 58,000 miles. i will never buy another chrysler product again! i've never had one vehicle with so many problems in such a short time. my current vehicle, 02 chevy s10 4.3l v6 (owned since new, .2 miles) has 119,000+ miles and the only problem i've had was a bad tps, at around 100,000 miles. chrysler needs to step up their game and fix there vehicles.

Reported in: MONTGOMERY AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

at approx 30,000 miles, i rotated the tires, the front/rear brakes were shot. i replaced everything. i later learned about the recall. brewbaker chrysler told me "too bad, i guess you learned a lesson" when i brought them my receipts for the brake parts. around the same time, i was replacing the wiper blades when i notice the driverside front strut tower was severely rusted. water is trapped in the "cup" of the strut tower and had eaten quite a bit. shortly thereafter, i traded the vehicle. i had issues with the sliding rear doors(reopening with nothing in the way and closing too hard, ie safety feature inop), the automatic back door(broken linkage), the "y" cooling hose broke/split, using a quart of oil every 1,000 miles and locking with the keys inside. upon trade-in, the van had approx 58,000 miles. i will never buy another chrysler product again! i've never had one vehicle with so many problems in such a short time. my current vehicle, 02 chevy s10 4.3l v6 (owned since new, .2 miles) has 119,000+ miles and the only problem i've had was a bad tps, at around 100,000 miles. chrysler needs to step up their game and fix there vehicles.

Reported in: MONTGOMERY AL || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

car started smoking for few minutes when car first started each day. took it to a repair shop, who changed the oil, put in a new filter, plugs, etc. it then worked fine for a couple months, and then climbing a hill a loud knocking started. took it to a chrysler dealer who refused to fix or replace the engine, because i could not produce receipts for oil changes, since that work was typically done by me, or one of my workers. i contacted corporate and was told that they would not honor any warranty for any part of the car because they had decided that i didn't take good enough care of the van, even though it was in perfect condition, except for the engine. i have since talked to many auto repair places and was told that even if i had not done anything to the car at all, the engine should not have blown at only 30,000 miles. now i have had a $42,000.00 top of the line limited minivan sitting in my driveway, which is technically still under warranty. talked to an attorney and was told that it was impossible to win against auto dealers anymore, especially since the new ceo is a criminal who fixed the failing company by ripping off customers.

Reported in: SAN DIEGO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the vehicle would not start.all other electrical systems worked. the only way to start the van was to turn the key on and off rapidly several times and then it would start. we took the van to the dealer and they replaced the starter. the van worked for a few days and then it would not start. we took the van back to the dealer but they can't fix the problem.

Reported in: LONGVIEW WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X88R

FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

it started by engine cutting off while running down the road 20 - 50 mph we shift to neutral and restart it. this has been happening ever since we purchased it from the dealership in myrtle beach. they worked on it and said it something about the valves were dirty and charges us $300. and it continued cutting off on us on the way back home. this happens every time we drive it. we took it to the dealership in conway, sc and they could find nothing wrong. i left there, drive away on the busy highway and it cuts off a number of times. i have complained to both dealerships a number of times and they do not know what to do. i have taken it to a local mechanic and he is also puzzled. we have replaced the fuel pump, water pump and timing belt, battery. yesterday, november 30th we came from long ave. to 701 approximately 3-5 miles and it cut off 5 times while doing approximately 45 - 50 mph. we turned onto 701 and it cut off 3 times in less than a mile. the last time it cut off we making a left turn, luckily the light was green (busy intersection - 4 way traffic/shopping center. we got through the intersection and pulled off road because it would not start. when we turned the ignition on it would just click one time. after about 10 minutes it started and we went the last half mile home with the vehicle jumping and skipping all the way. we are afraid to leave home on it for fear of an accident or getting stranded. we feel this is a factory problem and should not be a burden on us. since 1995 we have purchased 10 chrysler products and this is the worse.what do you plan to do about this problem.

Reported in: CONWAY SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2AHHR64X18R

POWER TRAIN

it started by engine cutting off while running down the road 20 - 50 mph we shift to neutral and restart it. this has been happening ever since we purchased it from the dealership in myrtle beach. they worked on it and said it something about the valves were dirty and charges us $300. and it continued cutting off on us on the way back home. this happens every time we drive it. we took it to the dealership in conway, sc and they could find nothing wrong. i left there, drive away on the busy highway and it cuts off a number of times. i have complained to both dealerships a number of times and they do not know what to do. i have taken it to a local mechanic and he is also puzzled. we have replaced the fuel pump, water pump and timing belt, battery. yesterday, november 30th we came from long ave. to 701 approximately 3-5 miles and it cut off 5 times while doing approximately 45 - 50 mph. we turned onto 701 and it cut off 3 times in less than a mile. the last time it cut off we making a left turn, luckily the light was green (busy intersection - 4 way traffic/shopping center. we got through the intersection and pulled off road because it would not start. when we turned the ignition on it would just click one time. after about 10 minutes it started and we went the last half mile home with the vehicle jumping and skipping all the way. we are afraid to leave home on it for fear of an accident or getting stranded. we feel this is a factory problem and should not be a burden on us. since 1995 we have purchased 10 chrysler products and this is the worse.what do you plan to do about this problem.

Reported in: CONWAY SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2AHHR64X18R

ENGINE

it started by engine cutting off while running down the road 20 - 50 mph we shift to neutral and restart it. this has been happening ever since we purchased it from the dealership in myrtle beach. they worked on it and said it something about the valves were dirty and charges us $300. and it continued cutting off on us on the way back home. this happens every time we drive it. we took it to the dealership in conway, sc and they could find nothing wrong. i left there, drive away on the busy highway and it cuts off a number of times. i have complained to both dealerships a number of times and they do not know what to do. i have taken it to a local mechanic and he is also puzzled. we have replaced the fuel pump, water pump and timing belt, battery. yesterday, november 30th we came from long ave. to 701 approximately 3-5 miles and it cut off 5 times while doing approximately 45 - 50 mph. we turned onto 701 and it cut off 3 times in less than a mile. the last time it cut off we making a left turn, luckily the light was green (busy intersection - 4 way traffic/shopping center. we got through the intersection and pulled off road because it would not start. when we turned the ignition on it would just click one time. after about 10 minutes it started and we went the last half mile home with the vehicle jumping and skipping all the way. we are afraid to leave home on it for fear of an accident or getting stranded. we feel this is a factory problem and should not be a burden on us. since 1995 we have purchased 10 chrysler products and this is the worse.what do you plan to do about this problem.

Reported in: CONWAY SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2AHHR64X18R

ENGINE

the "y" fitting on heater hose is cracked and leaking coolant, big plumes of coolant steam escapes from the drivers side wheel well until leaking fluid has evaporated. until the evap happens i cannot use the defroster as it takes the climate control off recycle and the coolant fumes then enter the cab. chrysler was made aware of the issue, as well as another on december 5, and refused to fix or help with repair costs, vehicle still not repaired, still leaking coolant. 2 small children, 5 yrs and 14 months, ride in this vehicle on a daily basis and can be exposed to the fumes. also cannot use remote start due to the fumes leaking into cab until the vehicle key is in place and climate control recycle kicks in, so in cold weather like this week i can not warm my van up without physically going out and starting it up. if i am contacted i will provide vin.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

driving my 2 small children to school and myself to work, i turned right onto a main roadway and the dash went dead, no speedometer, no gas gauge, no read outs, nothing, then about 5 seconds later the dash flashed back on and front wipers went on. this happened several more times between home, school, and work (35 miles one way). as i was leaving work, the dash went dead and stayed dead for up to a full minute several times between work, school, and dealership, before flashing back on and the wipers coming on. limped to the dealership with my 2 small children in tow. they had to keep my van overnight in order to trace the electrical issue. diagnostic was run, issue traced to a body harness in the 3rd row seat where a clip had broken off causing the entire system to shut down whenever driving over bumps (even small ones) or rough parking lots and roads. chrysler was notified, problem documented, dealership was awesome but chrysler refused to fix. $2200 to fix that i don't have, vehicle not repaired as it requires so much expense and at least 10 days to repair. that's 10+ days i can't afford to take off work. we will never buy another chrysler product after 16 years of brand loyalty. dealership tech has applied a temporary fix so the bus doesn't shut down and cause more issues, like total vehicle shut down. will provide vin if contacted directly.

Reported in: CONROE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country van. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph and attempting a turn,the engine shut off and the power went out. the contact had to shut off and restart the vehicle to correct the failure. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic for diagnosis. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 85,000. updated 3/5/14*cn

Reported in: SAN ANTINO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country van. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph and attempting a turn,the engine shut off and the power went out. the contact had to shut off and restart the vehicle to correct the failure. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic for diagnosis. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 85,000. updated 3/5/14*cn

Reported in: SAN ANTINO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

SERVICE BRAKES

the first problem we noticed with the van was the brakes. they wear out way to quickly. in the 5 years we have had the van we have replaced the brakes 6 times and rotors 2 times. the next problem was what seems to be a well documented leak of the coolant on to the engine causing smelly smoke. we were forced to by the part from the dealer as it was not available anywhere else and paid over 100.00 for it. thankfully my husband was able to replace it. now at 80000 miles the key and ignition has been having issues. it started with not being able to remove the key fob. the engine will cut off but it will only go into accessory. if left overnight or for sometime it will kill the battery. it started occasionally and has progressed to almost every time you cut the engine off you cannot remove the key fob. it will release but it is after sometime sitting in park. it is very frustrating having to leave your key in the ignition and be forced to leave it sitting in a random parking lot and just hope that when you return the battery is not dead. i have researched this issue and it is very common among this van and other chrysler vehicles. at this point i am so fed up with it if someone decided to steal it because they saw the key in it i would just wish them good luck. i will never own another chrysler ! seems like there has to be a fire injury or fatality for them to do anything to satisfy all the unhappy customers they have.

Reported in: BLUFF CITY TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

the first problem we noticed with the van was the brakes. they wear out way to quickly. in the 5 years we have had the van we have replaced the brakes 6 times and rotors 2 times. the next problem was what seems to be a well documented leak of the coolant on to the engine causing smelly smoke. we were forced to by the part from the dealer as it was not available anywhere else and paid over 100.00 for it. thankfully my husband was able to replace it. now at 80000 miles the key and ignition has been having issues. it started with not being able to remove the key fob. the engine will cut off but it will only go into accessory. if left overnight or for sometime it will kill the battery. it started occasionally and has progressed to almost every time you cut the engine off you cannot remove the key fob. it will release but it is after sometime sitting in park. it is very frustrating having to leave your key in the ignition and be forced to leave it sitting in a random parking lot and just hope that when you return the battery is not dead. i have researched this issue and it is very common among this van and other chrysler vehicles. at this point i am so fed up with it if someone decided to steal it because they saw the key in it i would just wish them good luck. i will never own another chrysler ! seems like there has to be a fire injury or fatality for them to do anything to satisfy all the unhappy customers they have.

Reported in: BLUFF CITY TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the first problem we noticed with the van was the brakes. they wear out way to quickly. in the 5 years we have had the van we have replaced the brakes 6 times and rotors 2 times. the next problem was what seems to be a well documented leak of the coolant on to the engine causing smelly smoke. we were forced to by the part from the dealer as it was not available anywhere else and paid over 100.00 for it. thankfully my husband was able to replace it. now at 80000 miles the key and ignition has been having issues. it started with not being able to remove the key fob. the engine will cut off but it will only go into accessory. if left overnight or for sometime it will kill the battery. it started occasionally and has progressed to almost every time you cut the engine off you cannot remove the key fob. it will release but it is after sometime sitting in park. it is very frustrating having to leave your key in the ignition and be forced to leave it sitting in a random parking lot and just hope that when you return the battery is not dead. i have researched this issue and it is very common among this van and other chrysler vehicles. at this point i am so fed up with it if someone decided to steal it because they saw the key in it i would just wish them good luck. i will never own another chrysler ! seems like there has to be a fire injury or fatality for them to do anything to satisfy all the unhappy customers they have.

Reported in: BLUFF CITY TN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that smoke emitted from the rear driver's side sliding door panel. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for further inspection. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 65,552. ...updated 02/11/2014 *bf the consumer stated he was at a light, when the door ajar light illuminated then the inside dome light and hazard lights starting to flash on and off.

Reported in: NOTTINGHAM MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

driving down the road wipers turn on by themselves will not turn off, high beams will not work also turn signals will not work.

Reported in: WINNFIELD LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

driving down the road wipers turn on by themselves will not turn off, high beams will not work also turn signals will not work.

Reported in: WINNFIELD LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

driving down the road wipers turn on by themselves will not turn off, high beams will not work also turn signals will not work.

Reported in: WINNFIELD LA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the abs system engaged independently. the contact shut off, restarted the vehicle and it operated normally. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated that the abs system had failed. the mechanic replaced a serious of unknown sensors but the repair did not remedy the defect. the mechanic advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer for a system download. the contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer. the failure mileage was 90,000.

Reported in: POTOSI MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

WHEELS

all 4 wheel stems corroded. 2 failed.

Reported in: MC DONALD PA || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

as i was driving 65 mph, the minivan just completely shut off (engine and dashboard). the speedometer dropped to zero, the car began to shake and i had to cut through high speed traffic (with my kids in the car) to safely get over to the side of the road. i put the car in park and then the gear shift became stuck in park. i had to shut off the car for 5 minutes, restart and the car was fine. i am terrified to drive this car with my two small children. i am the original owner and never had this happen before. from what i have read online this is common with chrysler. when i called chrysler in mi the customer rep replied "oh wow, i've never heard that before". if you do a search online this has affected many car owners. there needs to be a recall before someone gets into a serious accident. if this happens again i will contact legal representation.

Reported in: HOLBROOK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ENGINE

as i was driving 65 mph, the minivan just completely shut off (engine and dashboard). the speedometer dropped to zero, the car began to shake and i had to cut through high speed traffic (with my kids in the car) to safely get over to the side of the road. i put the car in park and then the gear shift became stuck in park. i had to shut off the car for 5 minutes, restart and the car was fine. i am terrified to drive this car with my two small children. i am the original owner and never had this happen before. from what i have read online this is common with chrysler. when i called chrysler in mi the customer rep replied "oh wow, i've never heard that before". if you do a search online this has affected many car owners. there needs to be a recall before someone gets into a serious accident. if this happens again i will contact legal representation.

Reported in: HOLBROOK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

had just gassed up to a full tank. i left gas station and hit aprox. 40 mph and engine died. driven aprox qtr mile from gas station. has happened everytime i fill up tank since the first incident.

Reported in: PHX AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A4GP54L87R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

had just gassed up to a full tank. i left gas station and hit aprox. 40 mph and engine died. driven aprox qtr mile from gas station. has happened everytime i fill up tank since the first incident.

Reported in: PHX AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A4GP54L87R

AIR BAGS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the air bag light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the clock spring assembly needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted about the failure. the failure mileage and vin was not available.

Reported in: WATERFORD MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owed a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the computer module caused a spontaneous fire. the vehicle exploded and was destroyed. the fire department was not called to extinguish the fire. a fire report was not filed. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacture and the dealer were both notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

Reported in: HIGHLAND MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the key will not remove from the ignition. chrysler has replaced my key twice thinking that was the solution. it was not. currently the only way to get the key out of my ignition is to - leave my keys in my car until my battery dies or unhook my battery to remove the key. i've been told by a chrysler dealership that this is something chrysler is 'looking into' as a potential recall and that only chrysler dealerships are allowed to fix this. so i am not allowed to have anyone else fix it but them (for top dollar). my options are pay upfront for chrysler to fix and it hope to be reimbursed if the recall goes through.

Reported in: ROCKLAND MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

TIRES

went to add air to a tire, the tpms valve stem snapped off, tire lost all air very quickly. the tpms valve stems are all corroded and all are about to fail. if one fails while driving, a very serious accident could result. decided to purchase a different style of tpms (schrader with a rubber stem, instead of the dangerous originals with their corroding pot metal stems) for all 4 wheels at considerable expense to ensure the safety of my family. from reading forums at e.g. allpar, this is a common problem. chrysler surely knows about these dangerous tpms's and should be proactive and at least warn users to check for corrosion, and preferably fix their problem.

Reported in: BOLTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

WHEELS

went to add air to a tire, the tpms valve stem snapped off, tire lost all air very quickly. the tpms valve stems are all corroded and all are about to fail. if one fails while driving, a very serious accident could result. decided to purchase a different style of tpms (schrader with a rubber stem, instead of the dangerous originals with their corroding pot metal stems) for all 4 wheels at considerable expense to ensure the safety of my family. from reading forums at e.g. allpar, this is a common problem. chrysler surely knows about these dangerous tpms's and should be proactive and at least warn users to check for corrosion, and preferably fix their problem.

Reported in: BOLTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. the failure was recurring. the contact notified the dealer of the defect but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 100,000.

Reported in: EDWARDS MS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

WHEELS

i was putting air in rear passenger side tire, when valve broke in half. stem was corroded upon inspection. i also noticed that another stem had been replaced already (i bought the car used) and there was still two original stems that were also corroded and probably needed replacement asap. mechanic said it was pretty common with town and country vans.

Reported in: ST. LEONARD MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES:VALVE

i was putting air in rear passenger side tire, when valve broke in half. stem was corroded upon inspection. i also noticed that another stem had been replaced already (i bought the car used) and there was still two original stems that were also corroded and probably needed replacement asap. mechanic said it was pretty common with town and country vans.

Reported in: ST. LEONARD MD || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle would suddenly stall. the contact was stopped at a red light and when she attempted to accelerate and the vehicle stalled. the failure was recurring. the vehicle was diagnosed by a local dealer, who indicated that the ignition switch and module needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified. the failure mileage was 50,000.

Reported in: ANDOVER IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES

incident #1: rear wheel noisy, sounded like a bad wheel bearing on the passenger side. took it to a chrysler 5 star dealer, they said the brake was stuck, needed 2 new rear calipers, pads, rotors, $750. van had about 30k miles. incident #2: rear wheel noisy, sounded like a bad wheel bearing. checked the brakes myself, drivers side brake is stuck. rotor is worn down, pads worn down to nothing. fitted new pads, rotors. van had about 50k miles. incident #3: rear wheel noisy, sounded like a bad wheel bearing. drivers side rear brake stuck on, wheel was nuclear hot. probably needs new pads and rotors again! van has about 70k miles. the dealer stiffed me for expensive new calipers that weren't necessary. this is a pad/frame design problem. the pads stick in the frame and don't retract from the rotor. this is a common problem, although of course the dealer will deny it and upsell you new calipers. new vans have redesigned brakes. this van needs expensive new rear brakes every 20-30k miles due to a dangerous design error. the rear brakes can quickly wear out or get stuck on.

Reported in: BOLTON CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

when done fueling the vehicle, gas will flow back out of the tank and all over the car and ground.

Reported in: NAPERVILLE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

key will not release from ignition cannot turn the car completely off, have to wait minutes to sometimes hours for key to be released to turn key to off position and take key out. have had my battery die a few times because of this issue.

Reported in: GRAND RAPIDS MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

ENGINE

bought this car used with 64,000 miles. 3.8 l engine. car burns approximately 1 quart of oil for every 1000 miles driven. no leaks and no smoke. pvc valve ok. according to my mechanic who owned the same car there is some issue with cylinders/piston rings seating and a common issue from a bad batch of manufacturing and/or rings. he tore down the engine in his van to investigate, replaced with new rings and hasn't burned a drop since. chrysler has come out to say 1 quart per 3000 miles is normal but this is not normal.

Reported in: CLARKSTON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ENGINE

my 2008 town and country chrysler which had 74,000 miles locked up on me while driving. it was determined that their was no oil in the vehicle. i have had my oil changed every 3000 miles and i didn't have any signs of an oil leak at all. there is no sign of an oil leak in my driveway. where did the oil go? the check engine light on the dash never came on nor the oil light came on. i have been told that my engine is gone and will have to be replaced. i want some type of explanation as to why and how this could happen from chrysler. i have never had anything like this happen and the sad thing is i'm still paying for this vehicle. i have had numerous issues with the vehicle before. you couldn't have never convinced me that chrysler had defective/lemon vehicle till now. i would appreciate some kind of reimbursement and a recall for current and future town and country owners.

Reported in: CHARLOTTE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES

the automatic brake system takes over while driving (not braking) in one tire? this has happened at least three times causing me to go into on-coming traffic once and onto a lawn of a business. there is no ice on the road, i'm not braking, no snow. this is going to kill somebody; if it already hasn't. my personal mechanic says to remove all brakes & brake parts, replace the abs system and other items will be over $5000.00 im still paying on the bloody vehicle, i cant afford to drive it ( kill myself , family and somebody else ) and i cant afford to fix it. 2008 t & c

Reported in: STERLING HEIGHTS MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

when i went to start my car the windshield wipers came on would not go off. the dash board lights are flashing and the bell sound in the car wont go off. the speedometer and rpm gauges will not work. the lights dim. i had small issues with this previously but it stopped. i tried to rest the computer system by disconnecting the battery but it did not work.. i have had many issues with this car. my engine went out because of a rod bearing. i had asked the dealership to listen to the knocking in the car but they said they did not hear any thing. i always had my oil changed when required. my mother has the same year and model car and now hers is doing the same thing. it cost me 1500.00 to repair. i only had 60,000 miles on it when in started and 80,000 when it went out.

Reported in: WILLIMSTON SC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

automobile shuts off unexpectedly while driving. driving in dry conditions. speed range between 20-35 mph the car unexpectedly shuts off. the steering becomes un-responsive, brakes fail and not work. you have to take the keys out of the ignition, and re-insert keys to get the car to start again. i reported this issue last year. this happened also last year several times. chrysler said it was a software issue and updated software. this is a lie. the car has done this 10 times since owning it. i drive 5 children to school. this is a very big safety issue. 2009+ town and country's have been recalled for this very complaint, but will not acknowledge it for 2008 models. i guess they are going to wait til a family gets killed to recognize it. i am afraid to sell this car to anyone.

Reported in: GROVE CITY OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

TIRES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that when he touched the rear driver side tire pressure monitoring system valve stem, it disintegrated due to corrosion and caused the tire to become deflated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the tire pressure sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 98,000.

Reported in: NEW LONDON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

WHEELS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that when he touched the rear driver side tire pressure monitoring system valve stem, it disintegrated due to corrosion and caused the tire to become deflated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the tire pressure sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 98,000.

Reported in: NEW LONDON IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ENGINE

this van has been shutting down while driving to often now. it is now a case number with chrysler but no one has solved the problem it is now back in the dealer for the 4th time on this incident. we experienced more than once very near accidents on busy roads. too dangerous to drive. i can't believe the amount of problems with these chrysler's shutting down and from what i reviewed on line there are different years involved. i have the 2008 one and they recalled the 2009 ones. but i really think they need to re do the e2008 from the amount of people i have read reviews on. all owners of 2008. very serious issue.

Reported in: SUN CITY AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

this van has been shutting down while driving to often now. it is now a case number with chrysler but no one has solved the problem it is now back in the dealer for the 4th time on this incident. we experienced more than once very near accidents on busy roads. too dangerous to drive. i can't believe the amount of problems with these chrysler's shutting down and from what i reviewed on line there are different years involved. i have the 2008 one and they recalled the 2009 ones. but i really think they need to re do the e2008 from the amount of people i have read reviews on. all owners of 2008. very serious issue.

Reported in: SUN CITY AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i will be driving or parked and my dash is flickering, the lights on my dash go crazy lighting up, my odometer goes around and my car stalls. when it stalls i cannot get by key out or restart my car. everything is dead including air bags and hazard lights. i must then open the hood and tap on the battery. i have replaced the battery and got a new key but it seems to happen anyway. i am concerned that i may not be able to get off the road before it stalls so i will not be able to let the other cars know that i am disabled and they may hit me. i drive my kids around in the car and am concerned that we are going to get into an accident because of it. i noticed another complaint with some of the same symptoms. i hear that gm has a recall could it also be with chrysler? please look into this before someone dies.

Reported in: INVERNESS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle lost all electrical power. the vehicle stalled; however, it did restart. this failure occurred four times over a period of two years. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who could not diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacture was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

Reported in: ALLIANCE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated the windshield wipers would come on independently, all of the warning lights started flashing on and off on the instrument panel, and all of the other electrical features malfunctioned. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the technician was unable to diagnosed the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage were 120,000.

Reported in: CALHOUN GA || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the engine just cut out as if the ignition was turned off. this is dangerous, is there a recall because there should be.

Reported in: CHANDLER AZ || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

car shuts down while driving. first the electronic stability control light comes on. the car's power steering fails, and the car shuts down. radio continues to play. have to pull out the key and restart. the car shut down 4 times over a 2 mile journey. the problem is worse and dealer finds nothing wrong... even though chrysler recalled 2009 vehicles for this same mysterious problem. they fail to acknowledge it. i have four children i drive to school....are they waiting til we get into a serious accident? i assume its cheaper to pay off a death lawsuit than a recall.

Reported in: GROVE CITY OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

i was driving down the highway at 55 and the rear 3rd light brake assembly broke off and crashed on the road.

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

i was driving down the highway at 55 and the rear 3rd light brake assembly broke off and crashed on the road.

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

STRUCTURE:BODY

i was driving down the highway at 55 and the rear 3rd light brake assembly broke off and crashed on the road.

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i am a victim of these electrical issues with the 2008 t&c like hundreds of others. driving the car lights will flash on and off, wipers will come on and some times the car stops running. here is another complaint from another owner, same symptoms, and we're not alone. somebody is going to get killed. recall!? complaint - electrical system, exterior lighting, visibility wiper the following has been happening for over a week now. when starting my vehicle, the wipers independently turned on, the headlights flashed every time the wipers where deployed independently. the wiper and light on/off was checked. turned off and on, and still both items flashed, and swiped by themselves. january 29th, operator was driving 25 mph, all dash lights blinked, including but not limited to, esp, brake, engine,and airbag lights, airbag light remained on, wipers deployed and rpm gauge reduced to 0 for 5 seconds. pulled over turned ignition off, opened door, shut door restarted vehicle. the above repeated itself, with more errors, now the driver window controls did no longer work. this happened repeatedly for 5 full minutes before resuming normal operation. it seems it could be related to a wiring harness issue, or leaking door seals letting the wires get wet and short out. we need help.

Reported in: SULLIVAN IL || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

while driving in residential area, van would completely shut off (stall) without notice. radio/dvd would continue. major problem with the shut off is that there is no power steering and the brakes ould not work! it's happened multiple times. the next day the engine light came on. took to the dealership and the only code was egr valve code. technician did not connect it to the engine failure. after discussing with chryler, they felt that the egr valve does contribute to the engine failure at low speed.

Reported in: ELIDA OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

while driving in residential area, van would completely shut off (stall) without notice. radio/dvd would continue. major problem with the shut off is that there is no power steering and the brakes ould not work! it's happened multiple times. the next day the engine light came on. took to the dealership and the only code was egr valve code. technician did not connect it to the engine failure. after discussing with chryler, they felt that the egr valve does contribute to the engine failure at low speed.

Reported in: ELIDA OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

while driving in residential area, van would completely shut off (stall) without notice. radio/dvd would continue. major problem with the shut off is that there is no power steering and the brakes ould not work! it's happened multiple times. the next day the engine light came on. took to the dealership and the only code was egr valve code. technician did not connect it to the engine failure. after discussing with chryler, they felt that the egr valve does contribute to the engine failure at low speed.

Reported in: ELIDA OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

WHEELS

all valve stems became corroded and required replacement due to leaking and causing flat tires.

Reported in: BEAVERCREEK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

TIRES

all valve stems became corroded and required replacement due to leaking and causing flat tires.

Reported in: BEAVERCREEK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the vehicle will suddenly die while in motion. the ignition must be turned off before it will restart. therefore, we must come to a complete stop. very dangerous on a busy street. fortunately, i was able to recently coast off the highway to restart. it will also have electrical malfunction such as all the gauges intermittently shutting off and not starting.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the warning lights on the dashboard illuminate. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the sentry key immobilizer module needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 71,258.

Reported in: INVERNESS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while traveling approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the esp warning indicator. the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road where the engine was restarted and resumed normally. the sporadic failure recurred threes times. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to duplicate a problem. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000. the vin was unavailable.

Reported in: BENNETT NC || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. after restarting the engine the vehicle would operate normally. the contact indicated that the failure was recurring. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. the contact indicated that the vehicle continued to experience the defect. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 45,000.

Reported in: PERRY OK || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: SOUTH BEND IN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ENGINE

i have had this 2008 t&c since 2009. bought it one year old with 20,000 miles. after the first oil changed i noticed that oil was being consumed somewhere. it wasn't burning out the tail pipe (no blue smoke anywhere, anytime), so the engine must have been using it. when i called the chrysler service department, i was told that it is normal for engines to burn a quart of oil every 1000 miles. i have never heard of any engine using that much oil ever! i have owned 16 cars in my lifetime and not one of them ever used oil - none! so, knowing this i had to keep 5 quarts of oil in the garage at all times and about every other week i would add another quart. so my wife was coming home from work late one night and the van died while driving. i took it into a repair shop (not chrysler as it was out of warranty) and my mechanic told me that along with dropping a valve seat in one of the heads, that the engine had also spun 2 bearings and were shattered in the oil pan. i have always made sure to keep oil in this engine because it was using so much and would check it regularly as i was always worried about it - especially since chrysler said that it was normal - which it isn't! now i'm stuck paying for a $3,500 engine and labor at 103,000 miles and a 6 year old vehicle. this is entirely unacceptable! i know i'm not the only person complaining about this specific vehicle as i have looked up online to find that thousand's of other people are having the same issues. honestly i cannot believe the motor has not been recalled for this by now as it has been happening for years now! i normally drive all of my vehicles to 150,000 to 200,000 miles and when i have sold all of them they have been in perfect running condition - but this t&c has been nothing short of a failure since the day we bought it. what makes it so hard is this is the 3rd t&c we have bought and the other 2 were great!

Reported in: LAKE GENEVA WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver's side sliding door erroneously opened and closed independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the defect was caused by severed wires of the wiring harness that were inside the sliding door. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact also stated that the vehicle would frequently fail to accelerate and the cruise control would independently activate. the vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer or repaired. the manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. the failure mileage was 88,000.

Reported in: TROY MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver's side sliding door erroneously opened and closed independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the defect was caused by severed wires of the wiring harness that were inside the sliding door. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact also stated that the vehicle would frequently fail to accelerate and the cruise control would independently activate. the vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer or repaired. the manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. the failure mileage was 88,000.

Reported in: TROY MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the ignition switch released from start without warning and caused the vehicle to stall. the failure was experienced numerous times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection however the dealer advised the contact that the vehicle did not need to be repaired. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 73,000.

Reported in: MOHEGAN LAKE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i have a 2008 town and country touring. this incident has happened twice. while driving the vehicle there was a loud click then all electronics flash and the vehicle shuts off. the steering, brakes everything locks up but the car continues to move. luckily both time this has happened we where in a neighborhood, driving slow and no one was hurt. i have had this into the dealership twice, but they can never diagnose or replicate it. both times the dealership has guessed at what it could be, but obviously the first time they were not correct. since the dealership can not diagnose it, my concern is that the next time it happens someone could get hurt. i have read multiple sites that this issue has occurred to countless other, but no recall. now, reading about the issues that gm is going through it sounds exactly the same, but chrysler is not doing anything about it.

Reported in: CINCINNATI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warning. the failure recurred several times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the air intake valve was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

Reported in: INDIANAPOLIS IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

SERVICE BRAKES

i noticed at approximately 48,000 miles that my 2008 town & country was burning oil during use with no visible oil leaks after taking the vehicle in for an oil change. the mechanic stated that the vehicle was 3 quarts of oil low when checked before draining the oil. i have been checking the oil once per month since. the vehicle now has about 73,000 miles on it and is burning approximately 1 quart of oil each 1500 miles driven. i have never owned a vehicle with this problem and have read other complaints on this site of this same issue. i am lucky that i caught the issue before serious engine damage and repairs were required like some of the other respondents. this issue should be considered for recall or extended coverage in the event that serious issues occur. other issues i have experienced during my ownership of this vehicle i purchased new are the premature failure of the front hubs and premature wear of the brake components. the front hubs have failed on each side 3 times already in the 73,000 miles and now the drivers side hub is making a loud noise again signaling that it will need to be replaced soon. i have never had this issue with any vehicle that i have owned. to have it happen for the 4th time prior to 100,000 miles would seem to be a defect. the brake components seem to wear out every 15,000 miles and the rotors require replacement each time the pads wear out. this seems to be a quality issue with the parts both new and replacement.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE FARMS MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i noticed at approximately 48,000 miles that my 2008 town & country was burning oil during use with no visible oil leaks after taking the vehicle in for an oil change. the mechanic stated that the vehicle was 3 quarts of oil low when checked before draining the oil. i have been checking the oil once per month since. the vehicle now has about 73,000 miles on it and is burning approximately 1 quart of oil each 1500 miles driven. i have never owned a vehicle with this problem and have read other complaints on this site of this same issue. i am lucky that i caught the issue before serious engine damage and repairs were required like some of the other respondents. this issue should be considered for recall or extended coverage in the event that serious issues occur. other issues i have experienced during my ownership of this vehicle i purchased new are the premature failure of the front hubs and premature wear of the brake components. the front hubs have failed on each side 3 times already in the 73,000 miles and now the drivers side hub is making a loud noise again signaling that it will need to be replaced soon. i have never had this issue with any vehicle that i have owned. to have it happen for the 4th time prior to 100,000 miles would seem to be a defect. the brake components seem to wear out every 15,000 miles and the rotors require replacement each time the pads wear out. this seems to be a quality issue with the parts both new and replacement.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE FARMS MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

i noticed at approximately 48,000 miles that my 2008 town & country was burning oil during use with no visible oil leaks after taking the vehicle in for an oil change. the mechanic stated that the vehicle was 3 quarts of oil low when checked before draining the oil. i have been checking the oil once per month since. the vehicle now has about 73,000 miles on it and is burning approximately 1 quart of oil each 1500 miles driven. i have never owned a vehicle with this problem and have read other complaints on this site of this same issue. i am lucky that i caught the issue before serious engine damage and repairs were required like some of the other respondents. this issue should be considered for recall or extended coverage in the event that serious issues occur. other issues i have experienced during my ownership of this vehicle i purchased new are the premature failure of the front hubs and premature wear of the brake components. the front hubs have failed on each side 3 times already in the 73,000 miles and now the drivers side hub is making a loud noise again signaling that it will need to be replaced soon. i have never had this issue with any vehicle that i have owned. to have it happen for the 4th time prior to 100,000 miles would seem to be a defect. the brake components seem to wear out every 15,000 miles and the rotors require replacement each time the pads wear out. this seems to be a quality issue with the parts both new and replacement.

Reported in: GROSSE POINTE FARMS MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

POWER TRAIN

our van makes a grinding or rubbing noise coming from the front end/axles. it is especially noticeable when we are turning. it sounds like a fluttering/grinding of metal or some part that is revolving with the wheels as we drive. we had the brake rotors replaced and pads replaced. that helped with the shimmy we felt while braking, but the rubbing/grinding sounds persist. we are being told it might be wheel bearings. others have reported similar problem to nhtsa for this model/year t&c mini van. there is a service notification k19 for this exact problem on some 2008 models. i think our van vin# should be added to that list of "some 2008 models."

Reported in: WALNUT CREEK CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

WHEELS

our van makes a grinding or rubbing noise coming from the front end/axles. it is especially noticeable when we are turning. it sounds like a fluttering/grinding of metal or some part that is revolving with the wheels as we drive. we had the brake rotors replaced and pads replaced. that helped with the shimmy we felt while braking, but the rubbing/grinding sounds persist. we are being told it might be wheel bearings. others have reported similar problem to nhtsa for this model/year t&c mini van. there is a service notification k19 for this exact problem on some 2008 models. i think our van vin# should be added to that list of "some 2008 models."

Reported in: WALNUT CREEK CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES

our van makes a grinding or rubbing noise coming from the front end/axles. it is especially noticeable when we are turning. it sounds like a fluttering/grinding of metal or some part that is revolving with the wheels as we drive. we had the brake rotors replaced and pads replaced. that helped with the shimmy we felt while braking, but the rubbing/grinding sounds persist. we are being told it might be wheel bearings. others have reported similar problem to nhtsa for this model/year t&c mini van. there is a service notification k19 for this exact problem on some 2008 models. i think our van vin# should be added to that list of "some 2008 models."

Reported in: WALNUT CREEK CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ENGINE

i have a 2008 town &country touring minivan for 3 yrs but now at every oil change the mechanic tells me that the car burning oil and it stalling and at high speed it gets little scary. it need a recall the motor should not be burning oil every 3000 miles and i always change my oil at 2900 and cleaning the motor gets expensive every oil change for me goes for over $150.00 because the motor burning oil have this check before something happens.

Reported in: RICHMOND HILL NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

POWER TRAIN

i have a 2008 town &country touring minivan for 3 yrs but now at every oil change the mechanic tells me that the car burning oil and it stalling and at high speed it gets little scary. it need a recall the motor should not be burning oil every 3000 miles and i always change my oil at 2900 and cleaning the motor gets expensive every oil change for me goes for over $150.00 because the motor burning oil have this check before something happens.

Reported in: RICHMOND HILL NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

WHEELS

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the front driver and passenger side tire pressure valve sensors were cracked as a result of corrosion. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician verified the failure and stated that it needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.

Reported in: COLD BROOK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

two years ago, while driving at night, horn, wipers, wiper fluid and lights began going off and on by themselves. stopped the car and turned off the car, but it kept on going on. i was in the car with my 5 children and my husband was not with us. it totally freaked out my children and me. my husband came and disconnected the battery and it stopped. on the way home it had stopped. call our chrysler dealership in the morning, but they had no idea what we were talking about and said to bring it in. not being under warranty (68,000 miles) we decided to do our own research (husband works on cars on a regular basis). we only found that others in this situation were not having any luck at dealership. we have learned how to deal with this for 2 years now. we have taken out the fuse for the horn and wipers (as both will not turn off anymore) and insert wipers when raining. we don't feel safe with this situation, but not able to do anything else. happens often without pattern. waiting for a recall since this seems to be a huge problem with chrysler. very disappointed in the product.

Reported in: CORAL SPRINGS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

two years ago, while driving at night, horn, wipers, wiper fluid and lights began going off and on by themselves. stopped the car and turned off the car, but it kept on going on. i was in the car with my 5 children and my husband was not with us. it totally freaked out my children and me. my husband came and disconnected the battery and it stopped. on the way home it had stopped. call our chrysler dealership in the morning, but they had no idea what we were talking about and said to bring it in. not being under warranty (68,000 miles) we decided to do our own research (husband works on cars on a regular basis). we only found that others in this situation were not having any luck at dealership. we have learned how to deal with this for 2 years now. we have taken out the fuse for the horn and wipers (as both will not turn off anymore) and insert wipers when raining. we don't feel safe with this situation, but not able to do anything else. happens often without pattern. waiting for a recall since this seems to be a huge problem with chrysler. very disappointed in the product.

Reported in: CORAL SPRINGS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

two years ago, while driving at night, horn, wipers, wiper fluid and lights began going off and on by themselves. stopped the car and turned off the car, but it kept on going on. i was in the car with my 5 children and my husband was not with us. it totally freaked out my children and me. my husband came and disconnected the battery and it stopped. on the way home it had stopped. call our chrysler dealership in the morning, but they had no idea what we were talking about and said to bring it in. not being under warranty (68,000 miles) we decided to do our own research (husband works on cars on a regular basis). we only found that others in this situation were not having any luck at dealership. we have learned how to deal with this for 2 years now. we have taken out the fuse for the horn and wipers (as both will not turn off anymore) and insert wipers when raining. we don't feel safe with this situation, but not able to do anything else. happens often without pattern. waiting for a recall since this seems to be a huge problem with chrysler. very disappointed in the product.

Reported in: CORAL SPRINGS FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

STEERING

our van makes a grinding or rubbing noise coming from the front end/axles. it is especially noticeable when we are turning. it sounds like a fluttering/grinding of metal or some part that is revolving with the wheels as we drive

Reported in: ALBURTIS PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ENGINE

oil tank is empty after 1000 miles! this can cause major problems! vehicle only has 50.000 miles on it! nobody should have to check their oil level every time they fill up gas!

Reported in: PULASKI WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

oil tank is empty after 1000 miles! this can cause major problems! vehicle only has 50.000 miles on it! nobody should have to check their oil level every time they fill up gas!

Reported in: PULASKI WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town & country. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the ignition module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 103,000.

Reported in: STONY POINT NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

ENGINE

engine burns over 3 quarts of oil between oil changes. it has gotten worse with age. i'm putting almost 4 quarts in every 2000 miles now. based on the reading i've done, this is a too common problem. the engine design was changed in 2011 due to this known defect. there should be a recall recommended.

Reported in: MURFREESBORO TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

STEERING

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!

Reported in: OLMSTED TOWNSHIP OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

SERVICE BRAKES

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!

Reported in: OLMSTED TOWNSHIP OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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!

Reported in: OLMSTED TOWNSHIP OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54PX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: NORTHVILLE MI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i used my remote key button to start my vehicle, when i opened the door to enter the vehicle i noticed that the windshield wipers came on by them selves, they operated as if they were on delay until i placed the ignition key into the slot and place it in the start position, i then backed up and headed to work, all the way into town my dash lights flickered off and on, the wipers operated all by themselves even though they were turned off, the key chime continually chimed, both of the front window and the side view mirror control buttons on the driver side control panel did not work, but the side door window buttons and the rear louver window buttons and the passenger door window control panel buttons worked, the headlights flashed off and on and the turn signal lights were intermittent when switched on, as i said before the driver side window buttons would not work, therefore i could not use hand signals and i almost got rear ended. also when applying the brake pedal the brakes would chatter and the front end of the vehicle shook so much it felt like the front end was going to come off. so i shut off the vehicle and started it normally with the key in the ignition, it still went crazy, the same thing was happening as described earlier, i later looked online and one forum answer said to disconnect the battery to try and do a reset, i disconnected the battery completely and then after 5 minutes i hooked the battery back up and started the vehicle, no change it was still doing the same thing and continues to do it every time i start the vehicle.i cannot afford another vehicle payment, so i continue to drive it this way! i have seen this problem mentioned all over the internet posted on many chrysler and dodge product forums! it seems to be that there are not any recalls or tsr's relating to this problem but there certainly should be!!!!

Reported in: PLEASANT PLAINS IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

SERVICE BRAKES

i used my remote key button to start my vehicle, when i opened the door to enter the vehicle i noticed that the windshield wipers came on by them selves, they operated as if they were on delay until i placed the ignition key into the slot and place it in the start position, i then backed up and headed to work, all the way into town my dash lights flickered off and on, the wipers operated all by themselves even though they were turned off, the key chime continually chimed, both of the front window and the side view mirror control buttons on the driver side control panel did not work, but the side door window buttons and the rear louver window buttons and the passenger door window control panel buttons worked, the headlights flashed off and on and the turn signal lights were intermittent when switched on, as i said before the driver side window buttons would not work, therefore i could not use hand signals and i almost got rear ended. also when applying the brake pedal the brakes would chatter and the front end of the vehicle shook so much it felt like the front end was going to come off. so i shut off the vehicle and started it normally with the key in the ignition, it still went crazy, the same thing was happening as described earlier, i later looked online and one forum answer said to disconnect the battery to try and do a reset, i disconnected the battery completely and then after 5 minutes i hooked the battery back up and started the vehicle, no change it was still doing the same thing and continues to do it every time i start the vehicle.i cannot afford another vehicle payment, so i continue to drive it this way! i have seen this problem mentioned all over the internet posted on many chrysler and dodge product forums! it seems to be that there are not any recalls or tsr's relating to this problem but there certainly should be!!!!

Reported in: PLEASANT PLAINS IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ENGINE

van intermittently stalls at low speed unexpectedly. gauges will fail at high speed, but has only died at low speeds. occurs when cold outside. must turn ignition off and on again to start. sometimes must put in gear and back to park first.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

van intermittently stalls at low speed unexpectedly. gauges will fail at high speed, but has only died at low speeds. occurs when cold outside. must turn ignition off and on again to start. sometimes must put in gear and back to park first.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

van intermittently stalls at low speed unexpectedly. gauges will fail at high speed, but has only died at low speeds. occurs when cold outside. must turn ignition off and on again to start. sometimes must put in gear and back to park first.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

STRUCTURE:BODY

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town country. the contact stated that after the motorized rear hatch door lifted approximately 3/4 high, the door suddenly fell back down to the closed position. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 62,000.

Reported in: SAN ANGELO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i was driving at about 20mph, suddenly all the warning lights came on and the wipers started acting up. since i was close to home and had this happened before, i decided to head back. the first time this happened was in february, my husband disconnected the battery and the problem was solved, second time was two weeks ago, changed the battery on the remote key and problem was solved, now my husband has disconnected the battery since every time this has happened the alarm comes on, tried disconnecting the battery and connecting it back again with no luck, alarm is still activated and remote won't shut it off and the van won't start.....its just sitting in my driveway with no idea on what it could be, after reading some of the reviews and learning that alot have the same probelm i'm having and with no luck have they found the solution just makes me wonder if this will be a recall anytime soon...really hope so, now i'm stuck with a dead van in my driveway!!

Reported in: BROWNSVILLE TX || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

vehicle is burning 3 qts of oil between oil changes, no leaks, very disappointing.

Reported in: GERMANTOWN WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

ENGINE

vehicle was started after being parked for a couple of hours and driven abour three blocks and the engine stalled. this has happened 5 times the latest this morning 1/2 block after a cold start. no warning lights on first 4 stalls and this morning the antiskid light came on. engine (4.0) revs to appx 3000 rpm when started after stalling once the vehicle is restarted the engine does not stall for weeks. engine restarts immediately.

Reported in: RICHARDSON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

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.

Reported in: TUCSON AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: TUCSON AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

was driving down the road when the alarm started beeping, lights on dashboard flickered, and wipers go on and off on their own. has happened several times. now the passenger back door automatic buttons do not work and the driver's seat will move forward and back when driving. this is a huge safety issue and the chrysler dealerships are not helpful in finding a solution. said it will take several weeks to try and diagnose what's wrong. i am alarmed that more people are having similar issues and a recall has not been made. it's hard to drive when your seat is moving. in addition, sometimes my transmission will not shift. seems to be an electrical problem. once i turn the vehicle off and restart it, seems to run fine.

Reported in: HOLLANSBURG OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

SEATS

was driving down the road when the alarm started beeping, lights on dashboard flickered, and wipers go on and off on their own. has happened several times. now the passenger back door automatic buttons do not work and the driver's seat will move forward and back when driving. this is a huge safety issue and the chrysler dealerships are not helpful in finding a solution. said it will take several weeks to try and diagnose what's wrong. i am alarmed that more people are having similar issues and a recall has not been made. it's hard to drive when your seat is moving. in addition, sometimes my transmission will not shift. seems to be an electrical problem. once i turn the vehicle off and restart it, seems to run fine.

Reported in: HOLLANSBURG OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

was driving down the road when the alarm started beeping, lights on dashboard flickered, and wipers go on and off on their own. has happened several times. now the passenger back door automatic buttons do not work and the driver's seat will move forward and back when driving. this is a huge safety issue and the chrysler dealerships are not helpful in finding a solution. said it will take several weeks to try and diagnose what's wrong. i am alarmed that more people are having similar issues and a recall has not been made. it's hard to drive when your seat is moving. in addition, sometimes my transmission will not shift. seems to be an electrical problem. once i turn the vehicle off and restart it, seems to run fine.

Reported in: HOLLANSBURG OH || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i have had issues with stalling for months. since february 2014, i have taken to local service center 3 times but they cannot fix it. finally on may 1, 2014 after the vehicle stalled 2 times, i was involved in a collision. no injuries and the only damage was to my vehicle. current estimate to repair the vehicle from the collision is $1700. there is no estimate to repair the stalling because there is no solution known to cause the stalling. typical stall: while driving, the power steering gives out and then the brakes lock up. the vehicle has to be put into park after i attempt to safely stop. the key has to be turned all the way to off position before it will restart. frequency is 1-4 times per week.

Reported in: ASHBURN VA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

STEERING

i have had issues with stalling for months. since february 2014, i have taken to local service center 3 times but they cannot fix it. finally on may 1, 2014 after the vehicle stalled 2 times, i was involved in a collision. no injuries and the only damage was to my vehicle. current estimate to repair the vehicle from the collision is $1700. there is no estimate to repair the stalling because there is no solution known to cause the stalling. typical stall: while driving, the power steering gives out and then the brakes lock up. the vehicle has to be put into park after i attempt to safely stop. the key has to be turned all the way to off position before it will restart. frequency is 1-4 times per week.

Reported in: ASHBURN VA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

ENGINE

i have had issues with stalling for months. since february 2014, i have taken to local service center 3 times but they cannot fix it. finally on may 1, 2014 after the vehicle stalled 2 times, i was involved in a collision. no injuries and the only damage was to my vehicle. current estimate to repair the vehicle from the collision is $1700. there is no estimate to repair the stalling because there is no solution known to cause the stalling. typical stall: while driving, the power steering gives out and then the brakes lock up. the vehicle has to be put into park after i attempt to safely stop. the key has to be turned all the way to off position before it will restart. frequency is 1-4 times per week.

Reported in: ASHBURN VA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brake pedal had to be applied with extreme pressure to bring the vehicle to a stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the brakes needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 60,303.

Reported in: RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A88R44HX8R

ENGINE

the van has been maintained by only the dealer from day one! the past few times i have had my oil changed, i keep having to add oil myself in between changes. wow, so i thought maybe the dealer messed up or didn't add enough oil, but now here i am doing it again. two days ago i added 1/2 qt, well only about 30 miles later, it is low again. really? no leaks, but no oil. so frustrating also because the light has only ever came on once. i have heard a chime 2x, and both times, it has led me to check to the oil, but never a light again. this van has had multiple problems from day one, and the dealer service department is terrible, what are they waiting on for the recall? when the van cuts off in the middle of an intersection and someone gets killed?

Reported in: OWINGS MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

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!

Reported in: TRUMBULL CT || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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!

Reported in: TRUMBULL CT || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

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!

Reported in: TRUMBULL CT || Crash: N || VIN #:

STEERING

my van will just turn itself off while you are driving and you lose all power steering and etc. we have had it to the dealership 3 times. i believe it should be included in the ignition switch recall but i have contacted the chrysler 1-800 number and contacted them thru their website and they won't help me. the representative thru their 1-800 number wants me to pay to take it to another chrysler dealership and pay them to look at it after i have already paid $800 to my local one to have a switch replaced that did not fix the problem.

Reported in: LENOIR CITY TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ENGINE

my van will just turn itself off while you are driving and you lose all power steering and etc. we have had it to the dealership 3 times. i believe it should be included in the ignition switch recall but i have contacted the chrysler 1-800 number and contacted them thru their website and they won't help me. the representative thru their 1-800 number wants me to pay to take it to another chrysler dealership and pay them to look at it after i have already paid $800 to my local one to have a switch replaced that did not fix the problem.

Reported in: LENOIR CITY TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

as y ou are driving the dashboard will start a beeping sound, lights on dash will flash on and off. the seat will start to move back and foward, up and down. this is very dangerous for this to happen while you are driving.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

SEATS

as y ou are driving the dashboard will start a beeping sound, lights on dash will flash on and off. the seat will start to move back and foward, up and down. this is very dangerous for this to happen while you are driving.

Reported in: HOUSTON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the ignition on our 2008 chrysler town & country has started getting stuck in the acc position. at the time of the first incident (may 28, 2014) it only took a few attempts at starting the van again and trying to turn it off before the ignition would properly turn off and release the key. at this time (june 18, 2014) these incidents have become more frequent and the duration has increased, also. on june 15, 2014, for example, i was unable to turn the van off and remove the keys from the ignition. i parked, restarted the van several times and attempted to turn the van off, but nothing worked. i drove around the parking lot of the grocery store before parking again and attempting several more times to turn off the vehicle and remove the keys with no luck. after approximately one hour of unsuccessful attempts, i left the grocery store and went back home. the ignition continued to stick in acc for around 30 minutes after returning home. i decided to just leave the keys in the vehicle and occasionally return to the vehicle to try to turn it off and remove the keys. it worked eventually and went one day without any incidents but it has continued to happen several times over the past two days.

Reported in: ELIZABETHTON TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle accelerated and the entire instrument panel warning lights illuminated. the contact mentioned that the power steering failed and was unable to apply the brakes. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the win module and ignition switch needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 78,029 and the current mileage was 86,000.

Reported in: BROOMALL PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle accelerated and the entire instrument panel warning lights illuminated. the contact mentioned that the power steering failed and was unable to apply the brakes. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the win module and ignition switch needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 78,029 and the current mileage was 86,000.

Reported in: BROOMALL PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

STEERING

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle accelerated and the entire instrument panel warning lights illuminated. the contact mentioned that the power steering failed and was unable to apply the brakes. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the win module and ignition switch needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 78,029 and the current mileage was 86,000.

Reported in: BROOMALL PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ENGINE

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.

Reported in: ONTARIO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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.

Reported in: ONTARIO CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H88R

STEERING

while driving down the road the road i hear a light click and the engine shuts down, and steering becomes locked and i have to put the car in park to restart the vehicle. when this continued to happen after i heard the click i would look down and the key has moved from the on position to the acc position. this has happened multiple times since 11-14-2012 and happend a lot during 2013, i finally called chrysler in august of 2013 when the van shut down while driving and one time while sitting in line at the bank and that same day while making a left hand turn and almost got hit as lots of traffic during rush hour. i took the van to avondale dodge and they finally replaced the fuel pump as they found it was cracked this was in october of 2013, so my claim was closed with chrysler. van shut down again on 12-22-13 while looking at christimas lights in my community. there have been several other incidents since 12-22-13 that my van has shut down the latest being on 6-4-14 while driving on the 101 freeway going 65 miles an hour. i had to think quick and i remember that my son who has a 2005 dodge ram had this same issue with his truck and he told me to put the transmission into neutral and restart the van as it was coasting and then put it back into drive. the van restarted and i was able to get to my destination and back home without issue. i called chrysler on 6-6-14 to report that the issue continues and that it happened on the freeway this last time. they started a new claim and had me take it back to larry h. miller avondale dodge. the dealer can still not recreate the issue! i fear for the safety of myself, children and grandchildren.

Reported in: AVONDALE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving down the road the road i hear a light click and the engine shuts down, and steering becomes locked and i have to put the car in park to restart the vehicle. when this continued to happen after i heard the click i would look down and the key has moved from the on position to the acc position. this has happened multiple times since 11-14-2012 and happend a lot during 2013, i finally called chrysler in august of 2013 when the van shut down while driving and one time while sitting in line at the bank and that same day while making a left hand turn and almost got hit as lots of traffic during rush hour. i took the van to avondale dodge and they finally replaced the fuel pump as they found it was cracked this was in october of 2013, so my claim was closed with chrysler. van shut down again on 12-22-13 while looking at christimas lights in my community. there have been several other incidents since 12-22-13 that my van has shut down the latest being on 6-4-14 while driving on the 101 freeway going 65 miles an hour. i had to think quick and i remember that my son who has a 2005 dodge ram had this same issue with his truck and he told me to put the transmission into neutral and restart the van as it was coasting and then put it back into drive. the van restarted and i was able to get to my destination and back home without issue. i called chrysler on 6-6-14 to report that the issue continues and that it happened on the freeway this last time. they started a new claim and had me take it back to larry h. miller avondale dodge. the dealer can still not recreate the issue! i fear for the safety of myself, children and grandchildren.

Reported in: AVONDALE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

ENGINE

while driving down the road the road i hear a light click and the engine shuts down, and steering becomes locked and i have to put the car in park to restart the vehicle. when this continued to happen after i heard the click i would look down and the key has moved from the on position to the acc position. this has happened multiple times since 11-14-2012 and happend a lot during 2013, i finally called chrysler in august of 2013 when the van shut down while driving and one time while sitting in line at the bank and that same day while making a left hand turn and almost got hit as lots of traffic during rush hour. i took the van to avondale dodge and they finally replaced the fuel pump as they found it was cracked this was in october of 2013, so my claim was closed with chrysler. van shut down again on 12-22-13 while looking at christimas lights in my community. there have been several other incidents since 12-22-13 that my van has shut down the latest being on 6-4-14 while driving on the 101 freeway going 65 miles an hour. i had to think quick and i remember that my son who has a 2005 dodge ram had this same issue with his truck and he told me to put the transmission into neutral and restart the van as it was coasting and then put it back into drive. the van restarted and i was able to get to my destination and back home without issue. i called chrysler on 6-6-14 to report that the issue continues and that it happened on the freeway this last time. they started a new claim and had me take it back to larry h. miller avondale dodge. the dealer can still not recreate the issue! i fear for the safety of myself, children and grandchildren.

Reported in: AVONDALE AZ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. the contact indicated that the defect had occurred on multiple occasions. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the defect. the manufacturer was not notified. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 80,000.

Reported in: MAPLE GROVE MN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

my 2008 chrysler town & country loses power when starting car but also when driving in normal roadway conditions. no other keys are on the key ring. i have had it at the dealer 3 times for loss of power issues. first time the wen module was replaced when car would lose power while driving and had trouble re-starting. repair seemed to help for about two months but then car lost power but would restart once car came to a stop. first time at dealer was told car would not cooperate and they could not get the car to stop when they drove it and no error code. i specifically asked about the ignition and was told it was definitely not the ignition. was told to bring it back if it happened again - it had happened everyday the previous week including 3 times in one day. took the car back and was told they found the problem and repaired but lost power on way home. will be trying a different dealer in the next couple days but car lost power again today. fortunately, no accident yet but am extremely careful when driving and am limiting my driving to essential short trips. the car makes a click when loss of power and key is no longer in "on" position. seems to me like the ignition. i told the dealer what it does.

Reported in: ST. LOUIS MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

my 2008 chrysler town & country loses power when starting car but also when driving in normal roadway conditions. no other keys are on the key ring. i have had it at the dealer 3 times for loss of power issues. first time the wen module was replaced when car would lose power while driving and had trouble re-starting. repair seemed to help for about two months but then car lost power but would restart once car came to a stop. first time at dealer was told car would not cooperate and they could not get the car to stop when they drove it and no error code. i specifically asked about the ignition and was told it was definitely not the ignition. was told to bring it back if it happened again - it had happened everyday the previous week including 3 times in one day. took the car back and was told they found the problem and repaired but lost power on way home. will be trying a different dealer in the next couple days but car lost power again today. fortunately, no accident yet but am extremely careful when driving and am limiting my driving to essential short trips. the car makes a click when loss of power and key is no longer in "on" position. seems to me like the ignition. i told the dealer what it does.

Reported in: ST. LOUIS MO || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

tl* 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.

Reported in: COCO FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

car ignition switch jumped from run to accessory or in between them. car stopped abruptly with no indicators present on the dash board. this happened 6 or 7 times more, once while driving on the main street of my town. a dangerous situation was avoided by my wrestling the car to the curb and onto the sidewalk. i reported the fault to my local dealer as an ignition switch problem but chrysler (factory?) had them adjust the fuel trim, reset the memory, and perform battery disconnect and capacitive discharge. this did not work! the switch still "trips" to the accessory position. has happened several times more since the "attempted "repair.

Reported in: BLACKSTONE VA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: DEFIANCE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H980

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

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.

Reported in: DEFIANCE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H980

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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.

Reported in: DEFIANCE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H980

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

in june, 2013, i was leaving the parking lot of an office building. as i approached the street the car shut off; i was driving approximately 30mph. i applied the brakes and started it. the next time, i was driving out of my yard at about 5 miles per hour and the car shut off. when i went over a crack in the street, the car shut of, i was driving about 35 mpr. while on the entrance ramp to the interstate, the car shut off; i was driving about 50 mpr. between my husband and me, these instances have occurred more than 50 times starting in 2013. we took the car to the dealership, stone mountain chrysler in june, 2013 and they kept the vehicle for a couple of days. they stated they could not find what the problem was. we continued to contact them about the problem and again took the car back on october 14, 2013, to the chrysler dealership, now called gwinnett chrysler dealership, in stone mountain. they kept the vehicle for two weeks, and still stated they could not determine the problem. finally, we were told by the dealership that we should retrieve our vehicle as they could not determine the problem, which we did on october 31, 2013. on november 1, 2013, the vehicle shut off as i was driving out of my driveway, and i was driving less than 5 miles per hour. we have communicated our problem to the consumer department of chrysler in detroit on october 29, 2013, and have heard nothing. we called them a few times to follow up, and were told they were still "researching the problem. they called us back in december 2013, to ask if we were still experiencing the problem, and we told them that we were. we have heard nothing since.

Reported in: DECATUR GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ignition dies. loses power steering and brakes. have to coast to a stop off the road. after stopping the van the engine does restart. has done it 20 times. took van to dealer to check out problem in april 2014 and dealer could find no problem but updated the firmware on the ecu(s) - 6 updates. after this update the engine has not died while driving. i hope the condition is not related to our warmer weather in the last 8 weeks.

Reported in: EAST MOLINE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the electrical components on the vehicle malfunctioned. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed the total integrated power module needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 70,000.

Reported in: DEFIANCE OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 60mph, the vehicle stalled and all of the lights on the instrument panel illlminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the vehicle was repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

Reported in: TAMPA FL || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while starting the ignition, the windshield wipers activated independently with the illumination of the entire instrument panel. in addition, the passenger's side power sliding door failed to open and close properly. the failure occurred whenever the engine was in operation. in 2011, the vehicle was repaired under a voluntary recall issued by the manufacturer. the campaign number was k14( power sliding door wiring harness). the remedy did not correct the problem because the failure recurred. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

Reported in: PHILADELPHIA PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

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.

Reported in: DESOTO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: DESOTO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

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.

Reported in: DESOTO TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the electrical components malfunctioned and the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was diagnosed but not repaired. the diagnosis was unknown. the manufacturer was notified. the failure mileage was 100,000.

Reported in: ROCHESTER NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the electrical components malfunctioned and the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was diagnosed but not repaired. the diagnosis was unknown. the manufacturer was notified. the failure mileage was 100,000.

Reported in: ROCHESTER NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

STEERING

the vehicle has "shut off" while driving at moderate speeds (30-45 mph) 3 times within the past month. the most recent incident was june 25. the vehicle "shuts off" with no warning and no check engine light. i will have the vehcile checked for codes, on the off chance something has been stored. so far, i have been able to guide the vehcile to the side of the road and come to a stop. it appears that i still had steering and braking capabilities. i was able to put the vehcile in park, restart the vehicle, and travel on without incident the first two occurances. however, on june 25, the vehcile would not immediately restart. it did restart after several attempts. unless thle condition repeats for the mechanic, the likelihood of their being able to diagnose the root cause is slim. within the past week, there have been several times the vehcile has been difficult to start. the vehcile will turn on and then immediately turn itself off. adding gas by depressing the fuel pedal does not affect the vehcile's ability to remain started. it still turns itself off. thus far, i have been able to get the vehicle started eventually. this incident has occurred on both hot and cold start conditions.

Reported in: BEDFORD NH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the vehicle has "shut off" while driving at moderate speeds (30-45 mph) 3 times within the past month. the most recent incident was june 25. the vehicle "shuts off" with no warning and no check engine light. i will have the vehcile checked for codes, on the off chance something has been stored. so far, i have been able to guide the vehcile to the side of the road and come to a stop. it appears that i still had steering and braking capabilities. i was able to put the vehcile in park, restart the vehicle, and travel on without incident the first two occurances. however, on june 25, the vehcile would not immediately restart. it did restart after several attempts. unless thle condition repeats for the mechanic, the likelihood of their being able to diagnose the root cause is slim. within the past week, there have been several times the vehcile has been difficult to start. the vehcile will turn on and then immediately turn itself off. adding gas by depressing the fuel pedal does not affect the vehcile's ability to remain started. it still turns itself off. thus far, i have been able to get the vehicle started eventually. this incident has occurred on both hot and cold start conditions.

Reported in: BEDFORD NH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

the vehicle has "shut off" while driving at moderate speeds (30-45 mph) 3 times within the past month. the most recent incident was june 25. the vehicle "shuts off" with no warning and no check engine light. i will have the vehcile checked for codes, on the off chance something has been stored. so far, i have been able to guide the vehcile to the side of the road and come to a stop. it appears that i still had steering and braking capabilities. i was able to put the vehcile in park, restart the vehicle, and travel on without incident the first two occurances. however, on june 25, the vehcile would not immediately restart. it did restart after several attempts. unless thle condition repeats for the mechanic, the likelihood of their being able to diagnose the root cause is slim. within the past week, there have been several times the vehcile has been difficult to start. the vehcile will turn on and then immediately turn itself off. adding gas by depressing the fuel pedal does not affect the vehcile's ability to remain started. it still turns itself off. thus far, i have been able to get the vehicle started eventually. this incident has occurred on both hot and cold start conditions.

Reported in: BEDFORD NH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

this vehicle drove straight into a stopped vehicle resulting in $8990 in damages to the front including destruction of the bumper, replacement of the hood, etc. the air bag did not deploy; something the manager at the repair facility couldn't believe. in the past year or so, the vehicle will "capture" the key when you attempt to shut the engine off and remove the key. you have to restart the engine and cycle the key back off to remove the key. it takes as many as five cycles of shutting off the engine and restarting the engine before the key can be removed. the problem is consistent but sporadic; i.e., it happens a few times then is fine for a few weeks and then the problem resurfaces.

Reported in: MADISON AL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

ENGINE

this vehicle drove straight into a stopped vehicle resulting in $8990 in damages to the front including destruction of the bumper, replacement of the hood, etc. the air bag did not deploy; something the manager at the repair facility couldn't believe. in the past year or so, the vehicle will "capture" the key when you attempt to shut the engine off and remove the key. you have to restart the engine and cycle the key back off to remove the key. it takes as many as five cycles of shutting off the engine and restarting the engine before the key can be removed. the problem is consistent but sporadic; i.e., it happens a few times then is fine for a few weeks and then the problem resurfaces.

Reported in: MADISON AL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

STRUCTURE:BODY

this vehicle drove straight into a stopped vehicle resulting in $8990 in damages to the front including destruction of the bumper, replacement of the hood, etc. the air bag did not deploy; something the manager at the repair facility couldn't believe. in the past year or so, the vehicle will "capture" the key when you attempt to shut the engine off and remove the key. you have to restart the engine and cycle the key back off to remove the key. it takes as many as five cycles of shutting off the engine and restarting the engine before the key can be removed. the problem is consistent but sporadic; i.e., it happens a few times then is fine for a few weeks and then the problem resurfaces.

Reported in: MADISON AL || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

tl* 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.

Reported in: ROUND ROCK TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* 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.

Reported in: ROUND ROCK TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

have had an ongoing problem with car not starting when key is put into ignition. have to keep trying key until car finally starts. no click, nothing. took it to dealership. have had the starter replaced, keys reprogrammed and still continued with the same problem off and on. on this last visit, 6/23/2014, i was told it was electrical system.........and for the first time, did not have to pay anything for the repair. what about all the other costs i incurred.....and the problem continued. is this part of a recall???? shouldn't i be reimbursed for all the other repairs and the problem not taken care of?????

Reported in: BAKERSFIELD CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X98R

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

i had to install new brakes at 24,000 after taking my vehicle to the dealer because there was supposed to be a recall and the dealer told me it had expired . i just had to replace my brake pads and install new rotors at 53,000 miles. i have my receipts and would like to be reimbursed and investigate why the dealer told me that the recall had expired . obviously there is a problem with the brakes on my vehicle

Reported in: BALTIMORE MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

i was driving about 30 miles an hour when my van shut off by itself. i had to pull over to the side with no power steering or power breaks, shift into park and restart my van. after the restart it again shutdown on its own at the next stop sign. i restarted and have not his this particular problem happen again. i havev also had random problems with the air conditioning / heater fans randomly shutting off. to remedy the problem the with fans i have to shut off the van completely and restart and then the fans start working again.

Reported in: BEAVERCREEK OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

four lights on dash came on - abs, traction control, esp and brake lights code is c 2200 code is for the abs module lights remain on i feel this is a safety problem and should be chrysler's job to fix on second day i had to get hard on the brakes to avoid someone who turned in front of me and i flat spotted the tires which were only 7 days old

Reported in: COLLINSVILLE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

tl* 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.

Reported in: ROCKY RIVER OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

AIR BAGS

while driving back from work my vehicle turned off completely. it was rolling and i was unable to brake or turn the steering wheel. there was no power steering, no brakes, all the controls and lights were off. i was in the middle of the busy 4 lane street. i put my hazard lights on and moved over to the outside lane and ultimately was able to turn into the parking lot. i sat there for a while stunned by what happened. after a few minutes i tried to start the van. it did start and i was able to continue on my way home. exactly the same situation occurred today, july 14, 2014. we also have been having issues with starting the van. after turning the key the van starts up and a few seconds later goes dead.

Reported in: MACOMB MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

STEERING

while driving back from work my vehicle turned off completely. it was rolling and i was unable to brake or turn the steering wheel. there was no power steering, no brakes, all the controls and lights were off. i was in the middle of the busy 4 lane street. i put my hazard lights on and moved over to the outside lane and ultimately was able to turn into the parking lot. i sat there for a while stunned by what happened. after a few minutes i tried to start the van. it did start and i was able to continue on my way home. exactly the same situation occurred today, july 14, 2014. we also have been having issues with starting the van. after turning the key the van starts up and a few seconds later goes dead.

Reported in: MACOMB MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

SERVICE BRAKES

while driving back from work my vehicle turned off completely. it was rolling and i was unable to brake or turn the steering wheel. there was no power steering, no brakes, all the controls and lights were off. i was in the middle of the busy 4 lane street. i put my hazard lights on and moved over to the outside lane and ultimately was able to turn into the parking lot. i sat there for a while stunned by what happened. after a few minutes i tried to start the van. it did start and i was able to continue on my way home. exactly the same situation occurred today, july 14, 2014. we also have been having issues with starting the van. after turning the key the van starts up and a few seconds later goes dead.

Reported in: MACOMB MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

STEERING

while driving the van stopped working, instrument panel lit up, ac and radio turned off,steering locked and brakes did not work. contacted local dealership they were unable to diagnose after 2 days. took it home and same thing happened on 7/11/14. brought to non-dealership mechanic who is looking into steering column/electrical problem but still nothing after 3 days. i have an extended warranty on vehicle so plan to submit expenses to chrysler.

Reported in: FARMINGVILLE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

SERVICE BRAKES

while driving the van stopped working, instrument panel lit up, ac and radio turned off,steering locked and brakes did not work. contacted local dealership they were unable to diagnose after 2 days. took it home and same thing happened on 7/11/14. brought to non-dealership mechanic who is looking into steering column/electrical problem but still nothing after 3 days. i have an extended warranty on vehicle so plan to submit expenses to chrysler.

Reported in: FARMINGVILLE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ENGINE

while driving the van stopped working, instrument panel lit up, ac and radio turned off,steering locked and brakes did not work. contacted local dealership they were unable to diagnose after 2 days. took it home and same thing happened on 7/11/14. brought to non-dealership mechanic who is looking into steering column/electrical problem but still nothing after 3 days. i have an extended warranty on vehicle so plan to submit expenses to chrysler.

Reported in: FARMINGVILLE NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while driving, the wipers started at high speed, along with the windshield wiper fluid shooting out continuously so i could not see out the windshield. i pulled over and turned the key to turn the car off and the wipers and fluid did not stop. the locks would not unlock and i was stranded in a very bad busy part of the road. i had to have a police officer push me off of the road. after a long while, the car started back up. but it occurred later that morning, and i had to have it towed to a repair shop at the cost of $94.90. the repair shop could not find what the problem was. they said it was running fine. i do not feel safe driving this vehicle, nor do i feel this vehicle is safe for my children to drive. i am totally perplexed as to what to do.

Reported in: CEDARBURG WI || Crash: N || VIN #:

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the entire instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was able to restart. the contact mentioned that in some occasions the vehicle failed to restart and was inoperable for days. the failure recurred on numerous occasions. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

Reported in: ANDOVER MA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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.

Reported in: PENDLETON IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: PENDLETON IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

VISIBILITY/WIPER

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.

Reported in: PENDLETON IN || Crash: N || VIN #:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact also stated that the key would continue to get stuck in the ignition and would not turn. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 14v373000 (electrical system) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

Reported in: PORT ORANGE FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X08R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while making left turns at speeds of 5 to 15 mph, the vehicle would stall. the failure occurred on multiple occasions, but the contact was able to restart the vehicle each time. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 104,000.

Reported in: BEL AIR MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. while making left turns at speeds of 5 to 15 mph, the vehicle would stall. the failure occurred on multiple occasions, but the contact was able to restart the vehicle each time. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 104,000.

Reported in: BEL AIR MD || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

car turn off at key fob. for the last month key fob has been getting stuck in ignition switch to . and sometimes does not release for ignition switch. i called chrysler and they said my van was not in recall.

Reported in: AUSTIN TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

VISIBILITY/WIPER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country.the contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the windshield wipers independently. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic however, the mechanic was not able to diagnose problem. the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

Reported in: CEDARBURG WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country.the contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the windshield wipers independently. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic however, the mechanic was not able to diagnose problem. the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

Reported in: CEDARBURG WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. after restarting the engine, the vehicle operated normally. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure but no solution was offered. the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the nhtsa campaign number 14v373000 (electrical system). the contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. the failure mileage was 149,000....updated 09-05-14 *bf

Reported in: ANTIOCH TN || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P18R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the failure occurred on three occasions. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system). the approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

Reported in: BOHEMIA NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

SERVICE BRAKES

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the brakes made an abnormal noise whenever they were applied in an attempt to stop the vehicle. the failure occurred on several occasions . the vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic. the mechanic performed diagnostic testing and stated that the brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified about the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 21,000....updated 09-05-14 *bf

Reported in: BURLESON TX || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P58R

ENGINE

a few months ago i started having a problem with turning my ignition to the "off" position - it would only go as far as the "acc' position. i turned the van back on, put the van in drive and back into park again thinking i didn't engage the park all the way. nothing. so i did it again, and again, and again. it finally went to the off position. at first this was happening once in a while. then after about a month of that, it started happening maybe half the time and now it happens closer to 75% of the time. what happens if the key goes into the "acc" position while i driving? will the same thing happen to the van as it did with the gm vehicles? i could lose steering and brakes and my airbags wouldn't work? i need this problem fixed asap. i should also tell you that there is only one other key on the key ring with the van key. i am very afraid for my safety and the safety of others on the road and my family while we're in it.

Reported in: JENISON MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

SERVICE BRAKES

took vehicle in to my shop to service rear brakes, they were grinding. i expected to have to replace pads and rotors. we hadn't done it in the 40k miles we've owned it and didn't have it's service history prior to that. the mechanic found the rear brakes had been frozen closed for "a long time." due to this, he said temps had gotten so hot back there that the brake hoses were extremely warped and the brake fluid had turned to sludge. i had to replace the hoses, calipers, pads, and rotors and flush the brake system fluid. i'm worried had this continued we would have been in a situation where we couldn't stop or we could have had a fire.

Reported in: ST. PETERS MO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64XX8R

ENGINE

multiple times the engine shuts down while driving. no power breaks, no power steering, possibly no headlights, possibly no airbag...have to throw into neutral and attempt to restart. doesn't always re-start every time. very dangerous. taken to two chrysler dealerships since the recall and they say that our vin is not on the recall list. i don't care whether it is the on the recall list or not!!! my wife and four kids have been in the car on several occasions when this occurred.

Reported in: CARTERSVILLE GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

drove car approx 100 feet, 1st thing in the morning. used brakes at end of driveway, then started driving and all 4 brake related lights came on - abs light, traction control light, brake light, esp bas light. all 4 lights remained on. they were not on when car intially started, but came on immediately after using the brakes for the 1st time. always remained on until car was turned off. took car to shop next day and the diagnostic showed the anti lock module was failing. not overly safe to drive young kids around, so we went ahead with the repair. chrysler informed the shop that they sell roughly 15 of these parts a week. shop questioned why they were not recalled as that # is quite high. new module has been in for about a week and all seems fine.

Reported in: NEW CANAAN CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

SERVICE BRAKES

drove car approx 100 feet, 1st thing in the morning. used brakes at end of driveway, then started driving and all 4 brake related lights came on - abs light, traction control light, brake light, esp bas light. all 4 lights remained on. they were not on when car intially started, but came on immediately after using the brakes for the 1st time. always remained on until car was turned off. took car to shop next day and the diagnostic showed the anti lock module was failing. not overly safe to drive young kids around, so we went ahead with the repair. chrysler informed the shop that they sell roughly 15 of these parts a week. shop questioned why they were not recalled as that # is quite high. new module has been in for about a week and all seems fine.

Reported in: NEW CANAAN CT || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

ENGINE

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the win module needed to be repaired. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 109,000.

Reported in: WATERLOO IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

for a couple of months, i have had trouble sometimes removing the key fob from the ignition after turning off the van. it doesn't occur all the time but is a concern when it does happen. we have changed the batteries in the key fobs and that helps for a while. i'm concerned that it will happen and i won't be able to remove the key. we've been able to remove the key after several minutes of trying different things.

Reported in: MITCHELLVILLE IA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H08R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the key fob failed to start the vehicle. the failure occurred on multiple occasions. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition module needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

Reported in: CINCINATTI OH || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H28R

ENGINE

the engine light has come on off 4 times since june 2014

Reported in: CHARLOTTE NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A4GP54L77R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl* 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.

Reported in: ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

tl* 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.

Reported in: ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

vehicle began emitting a clicking sound when turning the key (fob), the clicking continued for a couple of seconds then stopped when the vehicle was put in drive. over the nest few days the clicking continued to occur when starting the vehicle, lasting longer, and not stopping when put in drive. yesterday, the clicking would not stop and when i tapped the area next to the key, the key moved from "on" to "accessory" position. i researched this problem, on the internet, and found a recall (l25. note: this is an expansion of recall 11v-139). i contacted my local chrysler dealer to fix the problem, but they stated that there were no recalls in effect. i then contacted chrysler customer service who stated that not all affected vehicles had been identified yet and i would have to wait (for an undetermined period of time) until they identify my car as being included in the recall. i would very much appreciate your assistance in helping to resolve this issue. thank you.

Reported in: SIMI VALLEY CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

driving with wife and 4 kids and car went off without any warning. luckliy, there were no cars directly behind me. this was not the first time car shut down while driving. this is very dangerous and need to be resolved immediately. will not continue to drive with the family til this is resolved. called chrysler and stated there's no recall according to my vin number.

Reported in: BRONX NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H48R

POWER TRAIN

since i have purchased my 2008 town & country i have had the same repetitive problems. sliding doors not working properly, radio doesn't shut off when key is out of ignition, van turns off while driving, brakes and rotors replaced three times, and most of all car not starting! when the key is in ignition i turn to start and it makes a clicking sound but doesn't turn on. i would have to wait several minutes to half hour continuously trying until car starts. i have video taped each incident for the last 3 years showed to dealership and they still insist nothing is wrong with vehicle. i have alerted chrysler corporate and filed a complaint july 2014.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

since i have purchased my 2008 town & country i have had the same repetitive problems. sliding doors not working properly, radio doesn't shut off when key is out of ignition, van turns off while driving, brakes and rotors replaced three times, and most of all car not starting! when the key is in ignition i turn to start and it makes a clicking sound but doesn't turn on. i would have to wait several minutes to half hour continuously trying until car starts. i have video taped each incident for the last 3 years showed to dealership and they still insist nothing is wrong with vehicle. i have alerted chrysler corporate and filed a complaint july 2014.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

SEAT BELTS

since i have purchased my 2008 town & country i have had the same repetitive problems. sliding doors not working properly, radio doesn't shut off when key is out of ignition, van turns off while driving, brakes and rotors replaced three times, and most of all car not starting! when the key is in ignition i turn to start and it makes a clicking sound but doesn't turn on. i would have to wait several minutes to half hour continuously trying until car starts. i have video taped each incident for the last 3 years showed to dealership and they still insist nothing is wrong with vehicle. i have alerted chrysler corporate and filed a complaint july 2014.

Reported in: ELK GROVE CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X48R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the van shut off while driving over a dozen times in the past 3 weeks. it only occurs while driving in slow speeds and happens when first starting the van and while parking. the entire car shuts off and i lose power steering and the van goes dead. mechanic cannot replicate problem. maintenance is scheduled regularly and gas is always at a half a tank.

Reported in: PALM COAST FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

the van shut off while driving over a dozen times in the past 3 weeks. it only occurs while driving in slow speeds and happens when first starting the van and while parking. the entire car shuts off and i lose power steering and the van goes dead. mechanic cannot replicate problem. maintenance is scheduled regularly and gas is always at a half a tank.

Reported in: PALM COAST FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44HX8R

FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

tl* the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle and fuel was leaking from the fuel tank. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 87,870.

Reported in: LONG BEACH CA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H98R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

engine stopped, also power steering and brakes stopped. able to pull over to side of road safely, stop, and restart engine. this has occurred three times, approximately once a month. please note nothing is attached to the key fob.

Reported in: CALEDONIA MI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X58R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

electrical power to dash indicators would not connect with ignition via the computer until i "jiggled" the key fob.

Reported in: GREAT BEND KS || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

key fob will not turn in ignition. vehicle unable to turn on.

Reported in: BOTHELL WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P38R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

the first incident that i could remember took place on april 1, 2014. arrived home, put the van in park, and could not remove the key fob from the ignition. the last incident happened on august 21, 2014 when i arrived at an eye appointment for my daughter and couldn't remove the key fob. the key fob would stop at a 45 degree angle and it took 7 minutes for me to remove the key fob. between the 1st incident and the last incident, there have been at least 8 times in between where i cannot fully turn off the vehicle because the key fob stops at a 45 degree angle and can't be removed. if this is part of recall l25, then my vehicle needs to be added to the recall and fixed for free. this should not be happening!! tried to bring it to a dealership and they wanted to charge me to fix it. even if this is not due to a recall, this is a manufacture defect and should be corrected for free.

Reported in: CONCORD NC || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P08R

AIR BAGS

my town and country passenger restraint system light came on. took it to the dealer and they said it is not a safety concern, i think it is because if the airbag and occupant restraint system does not work in an accident the passenger could been injured or killed. i think this issue should be taken up and a recall of vehicles.

Reported in: PORT ORCHARD WA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P28R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

while i am driving my 2008 chrysler town and country it shuts off without warning. when this happens i am usually driving less than 35mph but it is very difficult to control the van due to a loss of power steering, electric, and gas control. i usually have to apply the brake, shift it in neutral, and wait for the engine to restart (which sometimes stalls for a few seconds). this is very concerning to me as a parent with 3 children who usually travel with me and it happens frequently--so far up to 6 times in 1 day.

Reported in: LEXINGTON KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

while i am driving my 2008 chrysler town and country it shuts off without warning. when this happens i am usually driving less than 35mph but it is very difficult to control the van due to a loss of power steering, electric, and gas control. i usually have to apply the brake, shift it in neutral, and wait for the engine to restart (which sometimes stalls for a few seconds). this is very concerning to me as a parent with 3 children who usually travel with me and it happens frequently--so far up to 6 times in 1 day.

Reported in: LEXINGTON KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

STEERING

while i am driving my 2008 chrysler town and country it shuts off without warning. when this happens i am usually driving less than 35mph but it is very difficult to control the van due to a loss of power steering, electric, and gas control. i usually have to apply the brake, shift it in neutral, and wait for the engine to restart (which sometimes stalls for a few seconds). this is very concerning to me as a parent with 3 children who usually travel with me and it happens frequently--so far up to 6 times in 1 day.

Reported in: LEXINGTON KY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

SERVICE BRAKES

i was driving on a ny highway at 60 mph when my car suddenly shut off and the ignition turned to the acc position. i had my child in the back seat and we narrowly escaped an accident. i brought the car to my chrysler dealership and paid $800 for a clockspring which i was told would prevent this from happening again. it just happened again 3 weeks ago. this time i was in rush hour traffic and almost caused a multiple car collision. i had no control over steering wheel or brakes. the car completely shuts off. i called chrysler and they said "wow, i never heard that before". really?? because models 2009-present have been recalled for this exact issue yet you have no idea what i'm talking about. my car was at the dealership again for 11 days and i was told they don't know what the problem is either. i spent $900 on a rental for that waste of time. these 2008 cars need to be recalled before someone gets killed. i do believe it will happen soon because this is a scary situation to be in.

Reported in: HOLBROOK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

STEERING

i was driving on a ny highway at 60 mph when my car suddenly shut off and the ignition turned to the acc position. i had my child in the back seat and we narrowly escaped an accident. i brought the car to my chrysler dealership and paid $800 for a clockspring which i was told would prevent this from happening again. it just happened again 3 weeks ago. this time i was in rush hour traffic and almost caused a multiple car collision. i had no control over steering wheel or brakes. the car completely shuts off. i called chrysler and they said "wow, i never heard that before". really?? because models 2009-present have been recalled for this exact issue yet you have no idea what i'm talking about. my car was at the dealership again for 11 days and i was told they don't know what the problem is either. i spent $900 on a rental for that waste of time. these 2008 cars need to be recalled before someone gets killed. i do believe it will happen soon because this is a scary situation to be in.

Reported in: HOLBROOK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

ENGINE

i was driving on a ny highway at 60 mph when my car suddenly shut off and the ignition turned to the acc position. i had my child in the back seat and we narrowly escaped an accident. i brought the car to my chrysler dealership and paid $800 for a clockspring which i was told would prevent this from happening again. it just happened again 3 weeks ago. this time i was in rush hour traffic and almost caused a multiple car collision. i had no control over steering wheel or brakes. the car completely shuts off. i called chrysler and they said "wow, i never heard that before". really?? because models 2009-present have been recalled for this exact issue yet you have no idea what i'm talking about. my car was at the dealership again for 11 days and i was told they don't know what the problem is either. i spent $900 on a rental for that waste of time. these 2008 cars need to be recalled before someone gets killed. i do believe it will happen soon because this is a scary situation to be in.

Reported in: HOLBROOK NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P78R

SERVICE BRAKES

car stalls for no apparent reason causing me to lose driving functions like brakes and steering. radio stays on. this happens about every two weeks.

Reported in: STATE COLLEGE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

STEERING

car stalls for no apparent reason causing me to lose driving functions like brakes and steering. radio stays on. this happens about every two weeks.

Reported in: STATE COLLEGE PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X68R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

the check engine, brake warning, and low fuel light stays on all the time. the gas gauge reads empty all the time. the side door close buttons do not work and something is draining my battery (i even purchased a new battery and it still happens). i have to disconnect the battery cable every time i'm done driving for the day or it won't start the next day.i can't get this vehicle inspected with the check engine light on. the part has been on back order for weeks.

Reported in: HUMMELSTOWN PA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P98R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.

Reported in: HIGHLAND MILLS NY || Crash: N || VIN #: 8R129361

SUSPENSION

i purchased a used 2008 chrysler town and country touring edition with appx. 30,000 miles on it in late 2011. in may of 2012, i had an accident which only affected myself and the vehicle. while traveling approximately 45 mph the passenger rear wheel came off of the vehicle, causing the van to slam to the ground and me to perform emergency maneuvers to stop. the wheel, having had all five lug bolts sheared off, had bounced off of the vehicle doing considerable body damage. the brakes, axle, tire, et al had to be replaced. i chalked this up to coincidence, paid my deductible, and had over $3,000 worth of work done to repair the damage from the accident. this past sunday, august 24th, 2014, the exact same thing happened. i was traveling slower this time, about 25 mph, and when i heard the same wheel making noise i pulled off the road into a strip mall parking lot just in time to have the wheel come off again, this time doing damage to the rear quarter panel, the bumper, the axle, brakes, tire, et cetera. it also forced me to make another emergency stop, this time in the lot, where the right side of my vehicle was damaged by the handle of a commercial dumpster that stopped my skid. i reached out to chrysler because i cannot believe that the exact same thing to the exact same wheel would happen twice, and i now chalk it up to a parts failure on chrysler's end. i was at first told that they were not responsible and that nothing would be done on their end. the following day, i spoke with the chrysler dealership where the van was towed and was told by their head mechanic that the failure was due to the (factory) alloy rim. i again contacted chrysler with this new information and was told that my case was being moved up to a "specialist" and that i would have to wait 3-5 days before i heard from them. i no longer feel safe transporting my family in this vehicle.

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

WHEELS

i purchased a used 2008 chrysler town and country touring edition with appx. 30,000 miles on it in late 2011. in may of 2012, i had an accident which only affected myself and the vehicle. while traveling approximately 45 mph the passenger rear wheel came off of the vehicle, causing the van to slam to the ground and me to perform emergency maneuvers to stop. the wheel, having had all five lug bolts sheared off, had bounced off of the vehicle doing considerable body damage. the brakes, axle, tire, et al had to be replaced. i chalked this up to coincidence, paid my deductible, and had over $3,000 worth of work done to repair the damage from the accident. this past sunday, august 24th, 2014, the exact same thing happened. i was traveling slower this time, about 25 mph, and when i heard the same wheel making noise i pulled off the road into a strip mall parking lot just in time to have the wheel come off again, this time doing damage to the rear quarter panel, the bumper, the axle, brakes, tire, et cetera. it also forced me to make another emergency stop, this time in the lot, where the right side of my vehicle was damaged by the handle of a commercial dumpster that stopped my skid. i reached out to chrysler because i cannot believe that the exact same thing to the exact same wheel would happen twice, and i now chalk it up to a parts failure on chrysler's end. i was at first told that they were not responsible and that nothing would be done on their end. the following day, i spoke with the chrysler dealership where the van was towed and was told by their head mechanic that the failure was due to the (factory) alloy rim. i again contacted chrysler with this new information and was told that my case was being moved up to a "specialist" and that i would have to wait 3-5 days before i heard from them. i no longer feel safe transporting my family in this vehicle.

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

SERVICE BRAKES

i purchased a used 2008 chrysler town and country touring edition with appx. 30,000 miles on it in late 2011. in may of 2012, i had an accident which only affected myself and the vehicle. while traveling approximately 45 mph the passenger rear wheel came off of the vehicle, causing the van to slam to the ground and me to perform emergency maneuvers to stop. the wheel, having had all five lug bolts sheared off, had bounced off of the vehicle doing considerable body damage. the brakes, axle, tire, et al had to be replaced. i chalked this up to coincidence, paid my deductible, and had over $3,000 worth of work done to repair the damage from the accident. this past sunday, august 24th, 2014, the exact same thing happened. i was traveling slower this time, about 25 mph, and when i heard the same wheel making noise i pulled off the road into a strip mall parking lot just in time to have the wheel come off again, this time doing damage to the rear quarter panel, the bumper, the axle, brakes, tire, et cetera. it also forced me to make another emergency stop, this time in the lot, where the right side of my vehicle was damaged by the handle of a commercial dumpster that stopped my skid. i reached out to chrysler because i cannot believe that the exact same thing to the exact same wheel would happen twice, and i now chalk it up to a parts failure on chrysler's end. i was at first told that they were not responsible and that nothing would be done on their end. the following day, i spoke with the chrysler dealership where the van was towed and was told by their head mechanic that the failure was due to the (factory) alloy rim. i again contacted chrysler with this new information and was told that my case was being moved up to a "specialist" and that i would have to wait 3-5 days before i heard from them. i no longer feel safe transporting my family in this vehicle.

Reported in: PITTSBURGH PA || Crash: Y || VIN #: 2A8HR54P88R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

chrysler town and country 2008 van has been an issue for some time now. the van has been at the dealership(s) well over 10+ times regarding the same exact problems. i have video of the problem also. chrysler's tech engineers at chrysler corporate have been involved to also having a chrysler corporate engineer look at the van at one of the dealerships in person. the van has been at dealership for over 2 months trying to fix the problem and another dealership now has had it for over a month (still at dealership now) with similar and same problems we have had with the van for years. the dealership now cannot figure out what┬┐┐s going on, chrysler tech engineers corporate are involved again and they still have not figured out what is going on. issues with t&c van; (1) at times the van won't turn over at all. (2) van will turn over but won't go into gear. (3) van makes clicking noise when trying to start, won't turn over. (4) van was stuck in 2nd gear, drove 12 miles home would not change out of gear (video of this) (5) dealership states that they can't see any prompts or error codes when hooked up to tester at dealership. (6) gear stuck if you giggle the gear shift at times the van will go into gear. (7) if you can force the gear shift manually to "n" roll forward or back the car might start. (8) sliding doors have been in multiple times with not opening or close electrically.

Reported in: HIGHLANDS RANCH CO || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X78R

UNKNOWN OR OTHER

i am very disappointed with the quality and service of the chrysler town and country 2008 and the chrysler corporation. on thanksgiving 2013 as my family and i prepared to attend our family dinner gathering we were left sitting as the car would not crank. we had some of the main course dishes including the turkey our thanksgiving was ruined. we were all devastated. the key read 'badkey' ,we tried everything we could to no avail. a few days later after more feverish attempts the car crank but we would have to attempt several times with in-between reading of badkey. i called chrysler dealership to find out how much to replace the key they said about $300.00, for a key! i found one online much cheaper took it to chrysler dealership only to be charged nearly $100.00 to program a key that takes about 5 minutes to do. august 15th 2014 i am preparing to go run errands and the car once again reads badkey. finally after several attempts it cranks once more that day. later that night and still right now its not working reading badkey. i ordered another key towed the car to chrysler again only to be told its the win module that needs to be replaced, its not reading the key to program it. i did some research and found out that this a recurring problem with the chrysler vehicles with the fob keys. i also found that there was a recall on the 2009 but not the 2008 win module;same issue in both vehicles. countless people have complained about it only to be brushed off either you pay to fix it or your just out of a car. thats absurd to not replace/recall a part that is clearly bad on the vehicle just different models.i wish i knew they didnt care about their customers before i purchased a chrysler 200 2014. i only hope its not such trash as the town and country. i am very disappointed in chrysler's handling of this issue. i will never purchase another vehicle with the chrysler name.

Reported in: ROSWELL GA || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR44H78R

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

tl- the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that several sensor illuminated on the instrument panel for the service traction control, check engine and the abs sensor. the vehicle stalled several times intermittently and the contact was able to restart the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer more than five times and the contact was not able to get a specific diagnosis to repair the vehicle. the authorized dealer indicated that either the ecu or the hcu needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was not available. dyd

Reported in: NAPLES FL || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

ENGINE

my wife was driving home late one night from work and the minivan just died while she was driving. when the van was taken to the repair shop, the motor was blown - valve seats all dropped in one of the heads and all of the main bearings in the crank case had disintegrated! since the day we bought this van used with 24,000 miles it had a problem of "using or eating" oil at about 1 quart for every 1,000 miles. when i contacted chrysler, i was told that this was normal!! i was flabbergasted as i have never owned a car (i've had over 15) that used oil like this minivan did. it didn't burn it or leak, it was being used somehow. needless to say, it was out of warranty and we were left with a $3,500 bill to replace the motor. when i contacted chrysler, i got no response. please check online for a website called repair pal - there are literally thousands more cases of this happening. i find it hard to believe that this is something normal. it seems chrysler knew something as they came out with a new 3.6 pentastar motor to replace these ailing motors in 2011-2012 and all newer models. hopefully there are more people just like my wife and i here who have had the same problem.

Reported in: LAKE GENEVA WI || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR54P48R

ENGINE

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.

Reported in: HOWELL NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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.

Reported in: HOWELL NJ || Crash: N || VIN #: 2A8HR64X38R

ENGINE

tl-the contact owns a 2008 chrysler town and country. the contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while she drove at 80mph. the contact was able to coast onto the road shoulder. the vehicle resumed normal function when the engine was restarted. the failure was experienced several times. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 99,000 li

Reported in: HOLLY MI || Crash: N || VIN #: