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2008 Chrysler Town & Country repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 371 repairs.

2008 Chrysler Town & Country engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (28%)

Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

14260 mi

C $250
Loud whining sound coming from engine compartment. Pulley and tensioner was replaced, but sound still persists. Dealer thinks that it's the Alternator, parts ordered.  
15500 mi Key FOB stuck in ignition, new ignition NODE ordered and installed. It did not solve problem. The metal shifter release could not contact the key release. This piece was changed. Problem solved. Whining sound still present upon acceleration only. Dealer cannot provide a solution and was told they all do that. 
28520 mi

C $30
Sensor was to be replaced for radiator per the Rapid Response bulletin. Parts on order. Transmission PCM re-flash per Rapid response Bulletin 
26000 mi Loud ticking noise upon start-up that lasted for approximately 15-30 seconds. Transmission shifts harshly from 1st to 2nd at low speed, low throttle openings. 
1000 mi Computer sensor failed. Fuel injector system failed for 1 cylinder spraying fuel, causing engine to stall, strong fumes in cabin. Vehicle was towed to dealer with 1570 miles on it. 
10000 mi

US $500
New ignition coils. 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Intermittent crank but no start; could not replicate. 
9000 mi Intermittent unsolved electrical problems since delivery. Finally discovered it was a defective ignition switch getting stuck in the "crank" position. Ordered and replaced ignition switch. 
20000 mi Transmission shifts hard on take off or slow down. Dealer: Performed TSB 210170B update NGC for shift 
1000 mi Pretty serious coolant leak from a freeze plug in engine. 
37000 mi Faulty ignition switch would allow car to run, but electrical accessories like a/c, fans, lights, windows, would not work. Could wiggle key to get it to operate again 
57000 mi

US $100
Intermittent ignition problem where van would die on left hand turns and occasionally on hard bumps. Chrysler customer care paid for the repair. A recall for the same issue exists for 2010 and 2011 models. It's a faulty ignition switch. Rear heater hose failed and was leaking coolant at a poorly designed plastic connector. Part replaced was a huge hose assembly that cost $100. Come'on Chrysler. Van is really dissappointing. 
90700 mi

US $350
The check engine light was on. A gas tank vent pollution device had failed and it cost me $300 to have it fixed. Gas cap also replaced. Valve cover gasket replaced under warranty. 
102000 mi

US $45
Had to replace the "y" shaped cooling water hose. Factory defect with a poor design. OEM part failed a second time. Replaced with an aftermarket part. 
104000 mi

US $150
Had to replace a leaking radiator. 
127000 mi

US $300
Expensive repair to fix a leaking plastic tee. Not happy. Its adjacent tee on the supply side has failed twice, this was the first failure for this part. Same poor design. Dealer performed a recall on the flaky Wireless Ignition Node and we got three nice, new replacement key fobiks at no cost, which was nice. 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

175-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi Car started and moved quarter of block then lights and gauges all started flashing then gauges quit working. Shut key off twice to try and reset which it finally did. Then took to dealer, could not replicate but never has done again. bcm may be problem. 
14000 mi

US $593
Also there was carbon buildup in the exhaust system. The Chrysler dealer called the repair Emission System Service. They charged $58 for emission cleaner, $149.75 for CPD which I assume is for labor? and $12.25 for intake system cleaner.  

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

1000 mi I took it back in because I thought it had an oil burning smell. Turns out thatís the sealer they use on all the underbody parts and after another week it just went away. 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Problems

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