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#632 of 652 I want to a class action lawsuit against chrysler
Aug 22, 2012 (10:44 am)
was in an accident do to the fob key. I bought my 2010 town & country the first of May in 2011. It shut off on me at least three times before we were in the accident. The first few times it happened I thought it was me, that I must of not turned it on all the way or something. Then I recieved the notice in the mail at the end of August and immetiatly called to schedule the appointment to have it fixed. I did what the notice said and made sure to take any lose keys off and make sure it is in the on postion. My children and I were making a left hand turn at a light, just got off the freeway) and as I presided to go it shut down and we went onto the medium. Took out the whole front end. my children were brused and sore from this and it really iritated my existing pain conditions. I have had it in repeatedly cuz it still is not fixed right. The key fob fix they did causes the turn signals, radio, blinkers, all the electrical not work. It broke my key and they had to replace it. It makes this banging clunking sound and it is loud. The faster I go the more it is all over the road, the transmission stalls, is shifting out of range, the tires are wearing bald fast and they were replaced cuz of the accident. It feels like the whole bottom is going to come right out from under us. The dealership the first time I had to take it back in, at least I think it was the first time I took it back in?? Had to replace the struts, do an aliment and had to reset the transmission cvi and adaptives and they have had to reset them every time now I've took it back in. I am taking it in to another shop other then the dealership. I need a second opion. They have to be incompetent cuz you can clearly hear there is something wrong with it still. I am having nightmares of having an accident on the freeway and my children being mutalated by passing cars. I am seeing a physicatrist because of this and em on atavan to help with the axiety, sleeplessness and stress from driving this van. We all need to get together and start a class action lawsuit unless there is already one going then I need information to join. I want out from under this crappy van. None of us should have to be stuck with these vehicles and I for one em tired of paying for it.
We need to all come together and make this real. We need to start a class action lawsuit.
#633 of 652 fuel modular on 2008
Sep 10, 2012 (8:25 pm)
has anyone had fuel modular problems. dealer has car for ovfer week and just called today and ask if i wanted used part or new one?????
#634 of 652 Re: I have a 1998 Chrysler T&C LXi. My battery died and [spookie37]
Oct 17, 2012 (1:09 pm)
Oh wow, I have had this problem for four years and have had my car towed and/or abandoned multiple times. Spent hundreds of dollars but when I tried your trick it worked. You have no idea how happy I am right now! Thank you.
#635 of 652 town & country 1998 electrical problems
Oct 27, 2012 (7:30 pm)
Air bags and abs lights are on. a/c and turn signal do not work
#636 of 652 Re: Possessed T & C [suzidog]
Feb 03, 2013 (5:45 am)
My 2008 TC had similar electrical issues and when the car was turned off/on they temporarily went away. Turns out it was an electrical short in the drivers side door wiring harness. Once this wiring harness was replaced the flashing dashboard lights, possessed windshield wipers, interior lighting, non- functioning door lock ect. ect issues were all fixed. The 2008 T&C had a recall to replace the side sliding door wiring harnesses and I have had those replaced. Now that I know the problem was an electrical short in the front door wire harnesses I sent a complaint to the NHTSA because I never knew if the air bag had failed or was still working. The company that made the sliding door wiring harnesses that were recalled most likely used the same wire for the front door harnesses. No wonder the front door wire harness failed too.
#637 of 652 2003 Caravan Electrical Nightmare
Feb 03, 2013 (7:04 pm)
Hi,...My fathers 2003 Dodge caravan has been acting up electrically lately and i cant seem to isolate the problem....Everything works fine,.... Radio, Blower, Wipers,Windows etc,....while the engine is off,.... u start the engine, the accessories will turn off while the ignition is on start as they should but when the engine starts, they will only come on for 1 second then turn off,.... They will not work with the engine running. I have tried another fuse box,,,, another Body control Module, cleaned the ground in the passengers side door post, no change,.....The only way to get this stuff to work is to run a ground wire to each affected relay in the fuse box...If someone could please suggest something else to try, it would be greatly appreciated.... Thanks,
#638 of 652 2003 Dodge Lemon/Caravan, [Electrical]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:22 pm)
The accessories in a 2003 caravan will only work with the engine not running... With it running, there is no radio, wipers, blower etc....From what ive been hearing, the electrical system in those machines have been made unnecessarily complicated for no apparent reason and im nearly ready to rip out all Dodge's wiring and put in my own!,.. I have checked some grounds and replaced the Body Control Module,... all to no avail,... Im hoping someone out there can help me?
#639 of 652 Re: 2003 Dodge Lemon/Caravan, [outinthewoods]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:40 pm)
Sounds like the Ignition switch, or the wires which run to it. Not the accessory position but while in the RUN position, could be a short, a ground fault. or simply lack of contact by the switch itself. Check your fuses as well.
#640 of 652 town and country intermittent starting
Feb 15, 2013 (7:51 am)
i have 97 t&c 3.8 car starts runs fine, 15 min later quits,and has no current to coil pack, wait 15 min or so current back runs fine.i think coil pack gets current from ecm,am new here thanks for any help
#641 of 652 Re: town and country intermittent starting [hals492]
Feb 15, 2013 (9:44 am)
Sounds a lot like a problem I had with a Caravan. Turned out a two fold problem - fuel pump in tank was weak so killed power. check the fuel pressure if you have a gauge. also thump the fuel tank with rubber mallet while some one turns it over sometimes the fuel pump will come alive and it will start that will tell you if FP is bad. I also replaced a intermittent start/run relay that was sticking. good luck