Last post on Nov 16, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#2151 of 2160 Re: T&C owners. It could happen to you [98minivanowner]
Aug 06, 2009 (2:38 am)
Sorry, never heard of an "Ignition Recall Switch".
Some cars used to (still do?) have a roll over switch that would cut power to the fuel pump in the event of a rollover or other severe accident. Problem is that, on occasion, those switches would open up on a very hard bump (think a deep pothole), disabling the car until it was reset.
I have no idea if the Chrysler minivans have something like this or not.
#2152 of 2160 1997 Chrysler T&C studders occasionally
Nov 22, 2009 (11:58 pm)
Plugs and wires are all new as well as fuel filter. But our van studders like every five minutes or so at random. Any ideas before I start dumping money in again?
#2153 of 2160 Re: 1997 Chrysler T&C studders occasionally [eenns]
Nov 23, 2009 (10:15 am)
Have you run some fuel system cleaner through it? It might clear up the injectors, if one or more are gummed up at all.
#2154 of 2160 Re: JakeSpoon [JakeSpoon]
Nov 24, 2009 (3:57 pm)
I bought a new 2008 T&C and it has been nothing but trouble. The brake pads on the new T&C on lasts about 15000 and possible rotors too as I had to replace both.
I have had wheel bearing go out, A/C, radio several times, thief switch bad which took 3 weeks to replace, back rear cover buckled, gear shift was very noisy, lots of air leakage causing you not to be able to hear radio, and several times the electron key has failed (once at Mount Rushmore). I had owned T&C and Dodge carivan before and they were great but stay away from new ones. Too much electronics and poor craftmanship. Just check out all the infor at this site.
#2155 of 2160 Re: JakeSpoon [jerry109]
Nov 24, 2009 (5:43 pm)
You know you replied to a message that is over 11 years old, right?
#2156 of 2160 Re: service engine soon light [peppe1]
Apr 29, 2010 (3:57 am)
I want to post, although this in response to a very old post. We bought a t&c 2002 almost a year ago. We bought it because our friends had a 2000 T&C that they bought used with nearly 200k miles on it and they loved it and had nothing but minor issues. Our previous car was a Ford Focus my mother gifted to us as a temporary solution when our 1997 Ford Aerostar van blew the transmission at 327k miles. With 3 teenages and 2 service dogs(one of whom is a saint bernard) the Focus had to be a temporary solution.
We took a trip from Nebraska down to Lousiana, Florida, upto Georgia and then along the east coast up to Connecticut and then on up to Maine and then home through the Alleghany Mountains and across the northern states. During the trip we averaged 25mph over all. At home we average 17-18mpg city driving.
We did have an issue with the car after verbally agreeing to buy it... the switch for the window worked when my friend and I test drove it but the next morning when my husband and I went to let him test drive it and to sign the papers, the power window controls on the front passenger door no longer worked. The dealer repaired it before we finalized the paperwork. The car had 105k miles on it. We took the trip above about a month after purchasing the van. In New London Conneticut on the 3rd of July, the service engine light came on. We finally found a repair shop that was open. They checked the car over and could find nothing wrong, but although they found the error code, it was very generic... a problem with the emissions control system. They changed all the fluids and filters and suggested we take it to a chrysler dealer after the holiday. We went back to the hotel, the temperature cooled off overnight and the Perform Service light went away for several days afterward. When we started up through the mountains, the Perform Service Light came back. We have taken it to 5 different Chrysler dealers and to 3 independent repair shops, none of whom can find anything wrong relating the emissions control system. We don't seem to be having any problems with it otherwise.. just a light no one can figure out why it is on. I am going to have them check the EGR valve and see if that might be the culprit.
We have the power seats for the passengers and I only wish that the passenger seat had the auto-lumbar adjustment as the driver seat but other than that, they were very comfortable on the long trip. We were able to fairly comfortably fit in 2 adults, 2 teens and all their accessories and the 2 service dogs and all our luggage inside the van and even spent a couple of nights when we couldn't find an available hotel room taking 4-6 hour naps in the reclining seats at rest areas. That is with both of the adults having back issues. So yes, this is a comfortable car. I just thought I would right a positive comment about an 8 year old car. It has no rust on it, the only body work was after an accident right after the rain, which we are chalking up to an oil slicked road,wet brakes,partially worn tires and the car in front slamming on their brakes without warning on a hill. Just a bad combination of variables. Definately going for the AWD on the next one. Sometimes I miss grandpa's old Oldsmobile Wagon with Posi-traction. We currently have about 135k on it, and if all we have to do is change out the egr valve, I will be very happy, but am going to definately get it checked out so we don't develop transmission problems like we did on our aerostar when a similar part wore out, though I guess at 327k miles, it probably was time to either sell for parts or replace it.
#2157 of 2160 2010 T&C linking the key fob to seat memory
Nov 06, 2010 (11:45 am)
How does one link the key fob to a seat memory position. The users manual is of no help.
#2158 of 2160 2010 T&C passenger door mirror
Nov 07, 2010 (10:40 pm)
Can anyone confirm that the passenger door mirror is controlled via seat memory, and whether or not the mirror is suppose to tilt down when in reverse, like the driver's door mirror does.
#2159 of 2160 Instrament panel
Nov 16, 2010 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2003 T&C, had the battery replaced Firestone, when they got finished the odometer and Rpm needles are pegged to the back side of the pins. Supposedly they called Chrysler, and were informed this is a common problem. If I understood the man, he is going to remove the instrament ;panel, and shake it and they will go back to where they should be.Anyone ever hear of anything like this? Sounds wierd to me.
#2160 of 2160 Re: Instrament panel [miviro]
Nov 16, 2010 (5:38 pm)
It happened to my 05 too when i unhooked the battery but bounced right back. Did your stick in the full blast position?