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#362 of 411 Roaring sound at highway speeds
Mar 21, 2010 (4:40 pm)
I bought a used T&C touring with swivel and go back in January of this year. all was just peachy until I brought the vehicle back to the dealer for a software update that the salesman claimed it "had to have", immediately after, it started making an annoying roaring sound on the highway-but not consistently, it seems to come and go usually at speeds in excess of 65 MPH. I called the service manager as soon as I noticed it and he assured me that they did nothing that would have caused any changes in the vehicle's performance or operation. Ok, now I tell him that I've got nothing better to do with my time but fabricate merit less issues that would allow me MORE time to sit and rot away at the service department's luxury oasis. He tells me to bring the vehicle back so he can test drive it- again this problem is inconsistent, so it may or may not replicate whilst captain butt hole is at the helm. Anyone have a clue what im up against?
#363 of 411 Re: BAD, BAD, BAD BRAKES [bathomson]
Mar 21, 2010 (10:10 pm)
I also purchased my 2008 T&C Limited brand new in June 2008. I drive a lot of highway miles (1 hour to work), and at 4000 miles my brakes started making noises. Dealership just blew it off numerous times. Finally at 18000 miles, they told me that I only had 10% of brakes and they needed to be replaced ASAP. The dealership ate that and replaced the front brakes. It stopped the noise for about a week and then started in again. I'm at 45000 miles now and am having to get Front AND REAR brakes replaced AND ROTARS!!!! This is CRAZY! I had a yukon for years and never did anything with the brakes! So now the chrysler dealership is closed in the town I live in. The one thing I know is I will NEVER buy another P O S Chrysler!
#364 of 411 Re: BAD, BAD, BAD BRAKES [bathomson]
Mar 22, 2010 (2:26 pm)
Yeah, it is insane. I have a '98 DGC and have worn the front brakes less than 20% after 45,000 miles - I consider that "normal." Total, these brakes have 60,000 miles on them and are at ~70% in the front. Like you, I tend to drive many highway miles.
#365 of 411 Re: Roaring sound at highway speeds [paintpro75]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:02 pm)
We replaced a wheel bearing in our 2008 T&C at 48K. A bad bearing will whine then roar. BTW my 94 BMW needed a wheel bearing at 130K after 14 years.
#366 of 411 Re: BAD, BAD, BAD BRAKES [jo_cole23]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:59 pm)
I have a 2008 T&C limited van. I've had numerous brake problems on my van. I did a little research based on all the comments on this thread over the past year. RESULTS: Based on all posts the average brake life on a 2008 T&C is about 15,000 miles. My brakes failed at 17,000 (needed new pads, rotors for all 4 wheels - $600 bucks) so I believe these posts. So if the average person drives 15,000 mi/yr. you would need to have a full brake job every year. My prior 2 chrysler vans (1999, 2005) needed front brakes after 30,000 and rears at about 50,000.
I'm really pissed off at the fact that Chrysler can get away with this faulty design.
#367 of 411 Re: Roaring sound at highway speeds [paintpro75]
Jun 04, 2010 (11:27 am)
Had to replace right front wheel bearing at about 59K on our '08 T&C (probably should have earlier, but took awhile to determine source). Now that that deafening roar (at highway speeds) is gone, we can tell the left one is beginning to roar. Our '99 T&C is just short of 300K and only needed wheel bearing replacements (rear) about 7K ago. Our '08 is also on its 2nd transmission and still doesn't shift right. The '99 had over 200K before original transmission replacement. Gas mileage on the '08 is horrible too - at least 5 or 6 less mpg's than the high-mileage '99 still gets. Boy do we wish we could find a low- to mid-mileage '99 to replace the '08 with!!
#368 of 411 Re: 2008 T&C [bas1124]
Jun 24, 2010 (11:20 am)
Sounds like the break problem is consistant, mine had to be replaced in the mid-20s. I noticed that you seem to have the same electrical problems that we are currently experiencing. A few months ago it all the warning lights came on, radio not working, all windows locked up, windshield wipers won't turn off and always on a 90 degree day. This happened once, then again a few weeks later, until it almost became a common occurance always on the hottest day of the year. It is currently sitting in the parking lot of the dealer taken apart, running so they can figure out the problem, luckily Chrysler is covering all this under warranty. It has been in the shop for 3 of the past 4 weeks. Not sure I want my familiy in this vehicle with some of the other wiring problems that could cause loss of cntrol. This on top of steering column problems, brakes, electric door....This van is a POS!! They just lost my business on a new Jeep.
#369 of 411 2008 T&C Brake Problems
Jun 29, 2010 (9:47 am)
I, like the rest of you made the mistake of buying a Chrysler. My rear brake caliper stuck on the way back to Ohio in the Virginia, W.V. mountains on a sat. afternoon. I'm at about 38K, second set of brakes, but bought an expensive extended warranty. We called Chrysler, and they couldn't care less. They didn't even know about their warranty. I had 7 people in my van, and they endangered us with their careless attitude. The worst part is I took it to a Chrysler dealer at Mrytle Beach and told them the caliper was bad. They proceded to replace the brake shims, charge me $100 and told me it was ok. LET'S NOT WASTE ANY MORE TIME, WHO KNOWS HOW TO SUE THESE CLOWNS?
#370 of 411 Where do I start, problem after problem 08 t&C
Jul 20, 2010 (1:46 pm)
We bought and 08 in May of '08. Took it back after about 1 1/2 months for it's first 3,000 mile oil change. Told I could not take it home radiator was leaking. Seven days later it was fixed. Doors never closed on an incline many visits for that. At 6,000 miles needed new front brakes and rotors. Chrysler paid. Nav system has never worked right. Freezes up and you can't work anything including radio until turned off and "resets"itself. Four nav systems later it is still happing. Air conditioning didn't work blew hot air. Told hose was too short and needed to be replaced. They finally recalled that one! Then another set of rotors and brakes for the back! chrysler wouldn't pay this time! Car had less than 12,000 miles by the time all of this happened. Car now have 38,000 miles on it and is falling apart literally! three sets of front brakes and two sets of rotors. Two sets of back brakes and rotors. Car sounds like it is whistling air when on the highway. Told me they can't hear it. Car makes creaking sound when accelerating and driving they think it could be tie rods or wheel hub. The other day I had to have it towed to the dealer because it smelled like it was burning and started to chug. They said it was a bad radiator cap! Today I have a loud grinding noise as I drive. What's next? I think it will be the transmission. New shifted right but they said nothing was wrong. Jolts if you slow down but don't stop and then press on the gas again. I would dump it if I could. My mom had an '08 carvan and has not had a single problem I have. Guess I should of bought the caravan or the odessy!
#371 of 411 Re: Where do I start, problem after problem 08 t&C [3boys1girl]
Jul 21, 2010 (9:51 am)
I hear you... I haven't had the radiator problem, but still have problems with the Nav. system. Most of the time just give up on trying to find things, I had two radio's replaced with the system as you say, sometimes doesn't even come on and waits to re-set. I've said from the beginning that the air didn't work correctly and I was told by the mechanic it was fine, I did not get a re-call on that one. I came across the front strut and brake problem early also, I think about 10,000 miles, the warranty covered that but shortly after I took it back for who knows what and the Technician told me, "whoever put those new struts on did a shabby job," I actually laughed and said, "Tony, your guys put them on." I also have the trans problem now, I get the jolting and now I have the reving sound. Oh also, I had the smoking of the rear brakes and it was the calibur that was stuck. Yeah, fear this car!!!