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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Exterior, Van
#138 of 411 Re: Town and Country Locks [twnplsone]
Mar 12, 2008 (2:29 am)
Message number 110 tells about the BCM and software update to be done by your dealer. I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The same thing happened about 2 months ago, we pulled the IOD fuse and it worked for a couple of weeks then back to the same problem with the locks and remote. Now I went into my dealer and told them just do the update, it took about 1 hour and and told them they shouldn't charge for a software problem the needed to send a fix for. They did the update, they didn't charge and we are good. My car is out of warranty 60,000, so don't let them charge. There is a service bulletin and the service repair manager should have heard about this problem. Stick to your guns
#139 of 411 to buy or not to buy..that is the question
Mar 12, 2008 (8:50 pm)
hey guys....n gals...i am brand new to this site. happen to run across this by accident trying to find some info on town and country vans.... i am looking at a 02 town and country ex... it has 95000k. thinking about buying it for the wife. don't have alot of money. i'm more a honda fan but can't afford one so thinking about buying this town and country. vehicle is owned by an old couple that is about to retire. owner states trans have been serviced twice in lifetime. they bought it brand new. has 3.8 motor in it. never been towed or does it have a hitch. owner states van runs like new, is in perfect condition. i see there is alot of issues with dodge vans. owner wants 6500 for van. is it worth it....i mean with all the problems? just want an opinion on this from people that have owned dodge vans before. i only owned 1 van before and that was a 96 chevy lumina.... never had any major problems with that one. please, any info will help me on this .....
#140 of 411 Re: to buy or not to buy..that is the question [carguy74]
Mar 13, 2008 (5:04 pm)
It sounds like a good deal for the price. I would say take it for a drive and ask to see the service records. We have an 01 DGC EX with the 3.8L engine. (Our van is pretty much a clone of the one you are asking about.) Our van has been very reliable, but we have had to have some minor things fixed since taking ownership of it back in Sep. 2003, nothing major though. A few things I don't like, is that the front bushings, even though I've been told they are easy to replace and don't cost much for the parts, only last a few years before you hear knocking over bumps. (Ours will be on it's third set, whenever I get around to replacing them.) Another thing that I don't like, but not a big deal, is that our rear hatch over the past three years, has developed surface rust in a small area on the side were the metal is welded together. It's an easy fix by sanding the metal and using the touch up paint that came with it. Outside of that we have over 96K and have never been stranded or towed. Never have had any engine or trans. problems. (As a matter of fact, our trans. has been flushed twice and the solenoid pack had a small leak and was replaced while doing an oil change around 93K.) She runs great and everything works as it is suppose to.
#141 of 411 Re: to buy or not to buy..that is the question [masterpaul1]
Mar 13, 2008 (6:18 pm)
thanx for the info. i went to chk it out tonight and it didn't look too bad. love the way the vehicle looks. drives ok, suspn was not as good as i thought. the whole rear tailgate had pin size rust spots all over. crank pulley is wobbly, also had a pulley bearing noise while running. trans shifted excellent. if the crank pulley didn't wobble and no bearing noise, probably would of bought it. my wifes co worker has and o2 and an o5 and i went over there after i looked at the vehicle for sale and compared notes....there was definetly something wrong with the one that was for sale.... again thanks for the info. i will be looking at a couple of odysseys tomorrow . i think i may consider buying the odyssey just because the resale value of hondas are so much better than dodge. but i like the ride of the dodge better. i'm kinda torn because i'm a honda tech. and it would be easier for me to work on the odyssey if need be.. but man those odysseys are damn expensive......
#142 of 411 Re: to buy or not to buy..that is the question [carguy74]
Mar 14, 2008 (2:29 am)
I think you made the right decision, given the couple of things you identified that may have necessitated some repairs right off the bat. IMO, $6500 was a little much for a 95,000 mile, 6 year old T&C, unless it was in pristine shape.
But, you're going to be hard pressed to find an Odessey in that price range. We just bought an '07 DGC-SXT with 21,500 miles on it for $15,299, which I think was a great deal. Could not have touched an Odessey in that mileage and year range for much less than $22K. I truly think the Odyssey is a better vehicle (I like the engineering), but not $7K better. See my post #732 in the section.
#143 of 411 ringing when getting out
Mar 18, 2008 (5:48 pm)
Hello everyone. I have a 2005 Grand Caravan SXT. A few days ago the van would not start so we took it to the local mechanic. He said that we needed a new battery, so we had one put in. Since then every time we get out of the van it rings like the lights are left on or the keys or left in. I have tried to turn the lights on and off and also tried to put the key in and out. I read the owners manual and it has no information about this. I am thinking it could be some real dumb like a cargo light left on or something like that. Any ideas?
#144 of 411 Re: ringing when getting out [pbraun1312]
Mar 18, 2008 (6:34 pm)
just some ideas to throw out at u. sounds like maybe your ignition switch doesn't recognize that the key is out. could be ignition switch or tumbler problem. or could be light switch causing body control module to not see that it is off. when vehicle was dead, did u jump it? if yes, may have caused a voltage spike causing some component to go hay wire. any how, i don't know much about chrysler so just throwing ideas out at u. good luck.... one more thing... maybe door chime unit is faulty?...
#145 of 411 Re: ringing when getting out [pbraun1312]
Mar 18, 2008 (6:38 pm)
may want to get it checked out because sounds like u might have something on all the time. whatever it is may be causing an electrical draw and leave u stranded somewhere when u have the vehicle parked over night or something....just a thought..
#147 of 411 01 T&C Passenger sliding door opens w/remote but have to manually shut..
Feb 26, 2008 (8:37 pm)
For some reason I can't seem to find anyone who's having a similiar issue as me.. My problems not that the passenger door won't open, it's that it has to be shut manually. When I try using the remote or the button behind the passenger side to close the door there's a noise as if it's popping into place and then after an inch I get a sound like a latch clicking and I have to manually shut it.. I checked to make sure it was in the on position on the front control panel and the child restraint wasn't activated.. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!!