162 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. 32 of these members
(19.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 53 engine repairs to 2008 Chrysler Town & Countrys--an average of 0.3 per
vehicle--have been reported.
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.
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.
Sensor was to be replaced for radiator per the Rapid Response bulletin. Parts on order. Transmission PCM re-flash per Rapid response Bulletin
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.
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.
Intermittent crank but no start; could not replicate.
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.
Transmission shifts hard on take off or slow down.
Dealer: Performed TSB 210170B update NGC for shift
Pretty serious coolant leak from a freeze plug in engine.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.