Also, the contact stated that when the vehicle was parked the hatch opened and closed without warning. They said when it is fixed. One year into purchase, abs lights on, extended warranty replaced abs system. Update from Jul 27, 2015 : After much testing back and forth to the dealer, them not finding anything wrong with the charging system or the battery. We call Chrysler and complain that this is getting ridiculous. It acts like the battery is dead but it's a brand new battery replaced by the dealer.
When they jump it, lasts for less than 24 hours, when they charge it, lasts for 4 days each time. Still no word on minivan. Chrysler has replaced my key twice thinking that was the solution. The key fob was difficult to get into the ignition. Service Manager at Dealership 3 says they have 4 Master Electricians working on it — not to worry about a thing. The van has worked perfectly until this issue. The key fob would no longer unlock the doors.
Next morning, battery dead again, no lights, power but static sound coming out of all speakers in the car. It is very unsafe to put the entire wiring harness underneath the battery, if a battery goes bad of course it will eat the wiring. They couldn't find source of electrical drain however problem again appeared to resolve itself. Vehicle was in motion driving down a main street multiple times. This also appears to fit the tipm symptoms exactly.
After which the vehicle would shut off. Vehicle was in line at a drive thru. I had no choice but to self diagnose as always. He says he has told Dealership 1 to come get the van that day. So do yourself a favor, if you live on Long Island stay far, very far away from Levittown Town and Country, they will rape you. The remote is now programmed to the vehicle. I do not receive a low batter warning either, because the batter is brand new, replaced by the dealer at the beginning of June 2016.
This time the vehicle cranked after turning the key 3-4 times. Turn ignition to off, door locks will cycle once in programming mode. We tool the van to our local shop and they replaced the fuel pump. Electrical issues continued in March 2014 and pulled car over emergently into sts auto center. It has plenty of voltage and amperage to crank, it just won't. This didn't effect operation or safety of vehichle so I didn't complain to dealer.
About ten days later after setting in the garage for 3 or 4 days it went dead again. The clock was not working, and the cd player was making a 'ticking' sound so I switched to the radio. Not sure where to go from here. We recommend changing the battery in Chryslers every 4 years. Dealer 2 says Dealer 1 made mess of van, invalidating warranty. This is the last Chrysler brand car I will buy - it's one thing to have a problem with your vehicle you build all car companies have issues , it's another thing to know that there is an issue and give a big fuck you to your consumers by refusing to address the known issue.
Of course I am not over paranoid and go through the trouble every single time I am done driving to turn off the interior lights, turn off the radio wait for every single light to turn off and take pictures of all lights off and guess what. Two months later the battery went dead again while setting in the garage and not being driven for three days. They worked on it and got it out of Park. Van remote battery is dead and how to replace. Wont start, no electrical, nothing turns on, fob don't work. The cars electrical stopped working and then the battery was affected.
Or just stay away from Chrysler, I should have stuck with my Honda, very reliable. Depending on the problem, depends on what action to take. So to be safe, I had the radio disconnected or the fuse taken out, I don't know which I called the dealer I bought the car from carmax of orlando and they were less than helpful. Tries to turn over, and did start after a lot of different efforts about 7-8 times by fully depressing gas pedal when it would turn over to start and maintain rpms 3-4000 for a minimum of 5-10 seconds and now will not start at all. They suggested that it was the Battery. Car is currently at Chrysler service center for now 4 weeks with no solution on hand. At first we thought it was the starter.
Eventually it won't turn over at all. We decided not to drive the vehicle until we could get it looked at the dealership. The failure mileage was not available. Any of the doors are opened. Your new car battery for Chrysler Town and Country is built to Duralast's exacting requirements for vent caps, seals, separators and casing. Connect pin 1 of the 16-way data link connector to chassis ground or to pin 4 of the 16-way data link connector. New or upgraded Town and Country car batteries from AutoZone offer several advantages.
I never got a recall letter. Suddenly no power to vehicle. While away that following December car was left unused for several days and battery was dead. I have researched this issue and it is very common among this van and other Chrysler vehicles. This is a design defect that Chrysler should pay to correct in all affected vehicles. Nothing was done to correct the problem.