10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,159 miles

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problem #93

Sep 052019

Town & Country

  • 114,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town and country. While accelerating from a stop, the vehicle began to stall and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact turned off the vehicle and it would not restart. After a few hours, the contact attempted to restart the vehicle and was successful; however, it stalled a few minutes later. The contact was able to push the vehicle to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed, but no failure codes appeared. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #92

Jun 012018

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town and country. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and shut off, sometimes without warning. When the failure occurred, the contact waited a few minutes before attempting to restart the vehicle. After some time, the vehicle would resume normal operation. The contact took the vehicle to napleton's river oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (17225 torrence ave, lansing, il 60438, (708) 782-4768), but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Markham, IL, USA

problem #91

Jul 012019

Town & Country

  • 151,000 miles
I have changed my radiator fan and the relay switch twice now. My mechanic is now saying that it must be a computer issue but when a diagnostic is run, nothing comes back. In heavy traffic the temperature gauge slowly climbs and the engine runs hot. The radiator fan kicks in and out, cycling fast short cycles.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #90

May 222019

Town & Country

  • 118,185 miles
The car dies when coming to stop. Intermittent car can not restart, there is no electric power to restart car, totally no electric can not even turn on hazard lights. Was struck in middle lane with cars coming on 55 mph road. Very dangerous. Could of been killed.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #89

Dec 242018

Town & Country

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town and country. While driving, the check engine warning indicator remained illuminated. In addition, the instrument panel started to flicker. The vehicle stalled and the driver was able to coast into a parking lot and power off the engine. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to dewey Dodge Chrysler Jeep (located at 3175 SE Delaware ave, ankeny, ia 50021, (515) 289-8700) where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness was faulty under the instrument panel and hood. The contact was stated that the clockspring in the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in a recall. The contact was referred to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #88

Aug 072018

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
Driving on road motor just stopped for no reason, put it in (N ) turn key starts back to running, put back in ( D ) and go on down road.until the next time.

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #87

Dec 202018

Town & Country

  • 84,200 miles
My car stops while driving down the road without warning, easily restarts after shifting into neutral. However, RPM goes to zero, lose power steering. Did not have this issue prior to key fob recall. It has done this several times, usually when weather is colder like 30 degree. Have also notice blind spot aid system will periodically not function. Heated seat light occasionally do not function. The blind spot and heated seats are minor compared to car stopping dead. It did recently while going around a curve and was very scary. I've taken it to two different dealers and they state there are no engine codes showing. I told my husband if I die in a vehicle crash, especially if rear ended or while turning to sue Chrysler. Do not have this problem in warm weather. I'm afraid to have anyone in my vehicle, especially my five grandkids. I stay off interstates because of this, and have spent more time looking behind me for possibly getting rear ended. There is no warning when this might happen. One dealership told me to bring it in when it happens, which I have no idea when it will happen. Its like playing russian roulette while getting behind the wheel. This can happen anytime, driving 55, 35, 25 mph, while going straight, or twice while turning. I think it has to do with the electrical system, or perhaps the ignition system and key fob recall. My car has 84330 miles. It's happened three times in the last two months. Frequency seems to be getting greater.

- Hickory Corners, MI, USA

problem #86

Nov 242018

Town & Country

  • 153,000 miles
All of a sudden the whole vehicle completely shuts down. No lights, power steering goes out, brakes lock up and engine shuts down. This was in the middle of the road as I was driving.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

problem #85

Oct 282018

Town & Country

  • 112,400 miles
Motor shuts off with no warning at low speeds up to 40 mph. With engine shut off very hard to steer or apply brakes. Put car in neutral or park and it will start back up. When motor shuts off with no warning making for a very dangerous situation.car shuts down on city streets and also on the highway. Seems to happen as the weather cools down. Only light that appears on dash is the traction control when the motor shuts down. Have now quit using the vehicle because of dangerous condition it creates

- Addison, NY, USA

problem #84

Sep 062018

Town & Country

  • 132,000 miles
My van stopped at a stoplight and would not restart. It was not making any noise at this time, when it cooled down it restarted and the engine was knocking. The car then sputtered and stalled several times. No lights came on except the traction control light. My van has 132,000 miles and has gotten oil changes on time.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #83

Jun 012018

Town & Country

  • 180,000 miles
My 2009 Chrysler Town and country engine has started to turn off randomly. It is happening once or twice weekly. So far, it has happened at speeds 45 mph and under. The engine shuts down as if in ignition mode. I can put it in neutral or park and restart without trouble. The 2014 recall was completed for the key fob and ignition switch. I only have one key and plastic cards on the fob. The mechanics can find no cause of the problem.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #82

Dec 222016

Town & Country

  • 68,000 miles
When driving my Chrysler Town and country it will shut off for no reason. When this happens I lose all steering and power to the engine. It does this on turns, hills, and even highways.

- Mount Holly Springs, PA, USA

problem #81

Feb 052018

Town & Country

  • 140,000 miles
Sudden engine shutoff: The engine has started randomly shutting off at low speed, about 20 mph, causing the power steering and brakes to be lost. There are no indicator lights, check engine light, or alarms at all that come on, except for the skid warring light. There are no engine codes recorded. It is very dangerous and cannot be reproduced to be repaired. It has happened several times now, twice in one day, but usually days apart.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

problem #80

Nov 052016

Town & Country

  • 130,000 miles
Van will stale when driving at a slow speed. Dealer could not find a code. This has happen three times in the last six month.

- Zeeland, MI, USA

problem #79

Nov 062017

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
Hello, can you give me any information about the ┐totally integrated power module┐ (tipm) in my 2009 Chrysler Town and country LX, 3.3L minivan" how to diagnose a problem with it? are there known problems with it" my van exhibits the following random conditions┐ 1.) horn stops working after repeated use. It will work again after a period of time. Recently, I have pushed on the horn and it will blow and then cut out after a couple of seconds. This happen whether the van is in motion or stationary. 2.) starter will rotate the engine but engine will not fire. This is very infrequent but has gotten a little worse. Engine will eventually start and run fine. And the next time it needs to start it will without issue. Also, one time during the same day that this happened, the engine started but then immediately died.it started and ran fine after that. Van was always stationary. 3.)center mounted rear brake light will look very dim or not work at all one day, and then work the next. Van was in motion or stationary. 4.)cruise control will not engage and then it will. This was happening about a year ago but has not happened lately. Van was in motion. These situations have happened intermittently since we bought the van in 2012. Am I and my family in danger of the airbags not deploying when they should? thanks for your help

- St. Marys, OH, USA

problem #78

Oct 312017

Town & Country

  • 120,000 miles
The vehicle was in park and running in a parking lot. The van had been running and in motion for approximately 10 minutes prior to arriving at the parking lot where it was then placed into park and left running while waiting for my kids to get out of school. Radio on, heat on then with no warning at all the vehicle shut off, lost all power. I was unable to remove the key from the ignition. It would not go into the off position allowing me to remove the key. I tried to turn the key to the various positions to start the car and nothing happened. Auto locks would not unlock, the car was completely dead. I sat for about 5 minutes in a panic trying to figure out how cars I was blocking were going to get out of their parking spots. Then the van suddenly started up on its own. My hands were not on the keys, nowhere near the ignition and it just started up. What would have happened if this occurred while I was driving and in motion and even worse traveling at a high speed"??" there should be a recall on this issue as it is a major safety concern. The vehicle did receive the recall fix for the issue with ignition a couple years back and now I wonder if that was even the real issue since my van randomly shut off on me for no reason at all whatsoever. I don't know if there are any other official reports but a google search pulls up many others having the same issue this year with various years of the Town and country and the reports are recent.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #77

Oct 132017

Town & Country

  • 156,000 miles
Van dash lights flicker when applying the brakes. Van will completely shut off with all electrical dying. This happens when sitting at a light or slowing to yield to traffic replaced alternator, but the problem still occurs. Jostling the battery cables will restart electric system. New battery, cables are secure.

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #76

Jul 202017

Town & Country

  • 115,000 miles
Engine burning ungodly amounts of oil between oil changes. No leaks, no smoke, where is it all going??

- Bluffton, IN, USA

problem #75

Mar 152017

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart immediately after shifting into park. The contact stated that the failure occurred several times at random. The vehicle was taken to crystal Chrysler Jeep Dodge (1005 South suncoast blvd, homosassa, fl 34448), but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Anthony, FL, USA

problem #74

Mar 272017

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the engine cut off and the vehicle lost complete electrical power. The dealer replaced the fuse panel and the load management computer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,000. Updated 05/30/17 updated 06/02/2017

- Howard, OH, USA

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