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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Problems and Repair Histories

150 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. 44 of these members (29.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 45 engine repairs to 2008 Chrysler Town & Countrys--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chrysler Town & Country problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Chrysler Town & Country problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chrysler Town & Country repairs by problem area

16% of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 17% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 38% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 281 repairs.

2008 Chrysler Town & Country engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 32% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 16% between $500 and $999, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 19 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Chrysler Town & Country in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
14260 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 0 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 30 Sensor was to be replaced for radiator per the Rapid Response bulletin. Parts on order. Transmission PCM re-flash per Rapid response Bulletin 
 
Chrysler Town & Country in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 10000    
26000 0 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. 
48000  
Chrysler Town & Country in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
1000 0 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. 
88000  
Chrysler Town & Country in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 2000    
10000 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

Chrysler Town & Country in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
0 Intermittent crank but no start; could not replicate. 
9000 0 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. 
 
Chrysler Town & Country in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 6000    
20000 0 Transmission shifts hard on take off or slow down. Dealer: Performed TSB 210170B update NGC for shift 
 
Chrysler Town & Country in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
1000 0 Pretty serious coolant leak from a freeze plug in engine. 
37000 0 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 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 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. 
97000  

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Chrysler Town & Country in Mississippi, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 12000    
13000 0 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. 
 
Chrysler Town & Country in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 2000    
14000 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

Chrysler Town & Country in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
1000 0 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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