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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 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 68 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

Chrysler Town & Country in Washington, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2014
Apr 2008

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. 
Jun 2008

2000 mi

US $40
Grinding and clicking noise at startup. Sound cuts out in stereo/nav system. Replaced system once, still trouble. Ordered another new mygig system. 
Aug 2008

5000 mi
Continued MyGig problems/sound system problems. Automatic door open/close problems. Electrical. 
Oct 2009

22300 mi
Plastic air dam above back window warped, plastic on bumper same problem. 
Jan 2010

27000 mi
Plastic Airdam replaced. 
Sep 2010

37000 mi

US $400
Basically the rear brakes "blew up". Front brakes still had life. Brakes and rotors replaced. Mechanic stated this was unusual. 
Mar 2013

76000 mi

US $1275
All four brakes and rotors including calipers replaced after being replaced less than 2 years ago. ABS/Traction control sensor malfunctioned. Replaced sensor and wheel bearings. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Ohio, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

1600 mi
Replaced Left side sliding door automatic opener/closer wiring harness 
Feb 2008

2000 mi
Installed new My Gig Radio. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

2480 mi
Power steering return hose split in -40C and leaked all fluid out of reservoir. Vehicle was not drivable. Power 3rd row seats would not fold up or down. Parts have been ordered. Auto temperature control now on the passenger side was extremely tight to turn. Parts ordered. 
Mar 2008

3100 mi
Climate control knob very tight to turn, system replaced under warranty. Wrong parts ordered for power 3rd row, must return to install new parts. Brand new MyGig/Nav ordered, but apparently never came in. Must reorder and return in 1 week. 
Apr 2008

4340 mi
Power 3rd row seat defective, parts ordered, couldn't repair. Whole new seat was ordered from factory and installed. Successfully repaired. Replacement MyGig was never ordered to repair original defective unit. Dealer finally ordered item and replaced with new one. Successfully repaired. 
Aug 2008

7440 mi
Brake Master Cylinder failed and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2008

9300 mi
The transmission shifter became very stiff to shift in to gear as well as when using the autostick. 
Dec 2008

12400 mi
Engine was making a loud whining sound under acceleration.  Shifter became very stiff again.  
Jan 2009

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.  
Feb 2009

14260 mi
Key FOB recall parts still did not come in, parts again re-ordered. Need to return to get this recall closed out. Whining sound still apparent even though alternator was replaced with a new one. Key FOB was stuck in the ignition on ACCESSORY and would not release. The vehicle's electrical system was operating at all times and would drain the battery. 
Mar 2009

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. Recall for KEY FOB still not completed. Waiting for parts. Whining sound still present upon acceleration only. Dealer cannot provide a solution and was told they all do that. 
Jul 2009

21700 mi
At 33,000 kms, the front rotors and pads were completely finished and needed replacement. 
Jan 2010

28520 mi

C $30
Power steering hose to reservoir tank split. AGAIN. Drove to dealer with no fluid and left overnight. They successfully repaired the power steering. Sensor was to be replaced for radiator per the Rapid Response bulletin. Parts on order. Transmission PCM re-flash per Rapid response Bulletin 

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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 Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2015
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Pretty serious coolant leak from a freeze plug in engine. 
Jun 2010

37000 mi
Driver's door lock actuator would not operate reliably 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 Whine from power steering led to the replacement of the rack and pinion. Dealer also replaced upper strut mounts and lower control arm bushings. Passenger side sliding door did not operate with 100 percent reliability. Result was that it would occasionally close almost all the way and then automatically re-open. Led to the car being left with an open door at malls, driveways, etc. 
Sep 2010

41000 mi

US $120
One day it was fine, the next day, the sytem had lost its whole a/c charge. A rubber hose between compressor and condenser had failed, it appears. I replaced the hose and recharged the a/c myself. This is really dissappointing. 
Sep 2011

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. 
Aug 2012

71000 mi

US $800
The instrument cluster freaked out, illuminating all warning lights, gages went dead, and wipers turned on. Replaced TIPM myself, didn't fix problem. Dealer diagnosed as bad wiring harness, est cost $4500. Repaired bad wire myself. 
Oct 2013

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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Jul 2014

104000 mi

US $150
Had to replace a leaking radiator. 
Sep 2014

108000 mi

US $250
More problems with van. This time, a driver's CV joint has failed. It made really bad vibrations, and probably was responsible for ruining the wheel bearing. The axle and shaft was covered by the lifetime powertrain warr. Bearing wasn't. 
Jul 2015

121000 mi

US $125
Had the have the pressure hose replaced on the power steering at the pump. Slight leak leabing spots on the driveway. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Indiana, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2010
Dec 2007

1000 mi
Has front and rear dvd players. Front did not work. 
Sep 2008

11555 mi
AC Line Under warranty 
Apr 2010

36000 mi

US $150
Brake Pads on front worn. Replaced with a more heavy duty pad not OEM. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Missouri, United States
Jan 2008 - Feb 2011
Feb 2008

400 mi
Intermittent no start problem 
May 2008

3000 mi
Dashboard lost communication with computer. All warning lights on; turnsignals, headlights non-operational; when brought to dealer, they could not replicate (I have video of it doing it). 
Aug 2008

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. 
May 2009

16000 mi
air conditioner leak 
Jul 2010

30000 mi
Bad wheel bearing; also did A/C recall work and radiator recall work; got notice of extended brake warranty for brakes we already replaced 
Chrysler Town & Country in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

1000 mi
Brakes had a whistle. 1st trip - cleaned. Still did it; second trip, new pads, still did it. Third trip , new pads & rotors. OK so far. 
Sep 2009

19000 mi
a/c hose broke 
Chrysler Town & Country in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

4000 mi
HVAC in auto mode does not wait for the engine to warm before firing up the fans. Very annoying! 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

3000 mi
Replaced transmission cable, which had slipped off previously and was reattached. 
Jun 2008

9000 mi
AC did not cool. Replaced compressor to condenser hose. Front rotors replaced. 
Jul 2008

11000 mi

US $250
Front brake pads near state minimum, front rotors showing wear. Replaced pads and rotors. 
Chrysler Town & Country in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008 Had to have the visor replaced because the homelink to use the built in garage door opener wouldn’t set. It worked fine after the replacement. 
Mar 2008

1000 mi
I took it back in because I thought it had an oil burning smell. Turns out that’s 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 Repair Histories

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