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#217 of 256 Re: sliding door issue [etp]
Nov 08, 2009 (11:27 am)
Just got back from Disney and we managed 25.5 MPG going down and 27.4 coming back. Still getting 23.2 in mixed driving. My daughters transmission was fixed and they have their van back. I am down to my last free oil change and will try 0W40 probably in January. A small plastic flange on the botton of the plastic surround on the drivers seat broke and is on back order. I forget to get the sliding doors checked as I was in a hurry.
I hope the transmission problem on my daughters van was a fluke as mine is running very well at this time.
#218 of 256 Re: sliding door issue [etp]
Jan 27, 2010 (3:24 pm)
UPDATE//my MPG is starting to creap up again and I have no idea why that is!
Sliding door is noisy but ok! If you turn the key off you may not get proper sliding door operation. I still think this is the best van so far on the market! Time will tell.
Seat is fixed and my daughters trans is fine so far.
#219 of 256 2009 T&C Poor Gas Mileage
Feb 20, 2010 (6:07 pm)
My wife is only getting 11-12 MPG locally with our 25th Anniversary 3.8. She uses it with 2 cars seats and a double stroller. Anyone else having similiar MPG problems? Any suggestions as to what my options might be? Please let me know. Thanks.
#220 of 256 try these
Feb 21, 2010 (2:45 am)
Check your air at 40PSI or max cold inflation pressure.
I just switched over to 0w40 Mobile 1 oil and my mileage is up
Don't know about the 3.8 as I have a 4.0 with the 6 speed.
With very heavy stop and go city driving that may be right.
#221 of 256 Re: try these [etp]
Feb 22, 2010 (11:57 am)
Short trips, significant idling (such as warming up the vehicle before heading out), and stop/go, will wreak havoc on mileage. When my wife used our '98 DGC w/ 3.8L in the winter time, 13 mpg was not uncommon even with relatively long trips simply because the 10-15 minutes she let the van warm up before loading up the kids would offset any gains made down the road.
#222 of 256 Re: try these [xwesx]
Feb 22, 2010 (1:57 pm)
Thanks for your advice & comments. My wife uses van back and forth to school, about 3 miles each way in minimal stop and go traffic. I'm very disappointed in her MPG, I expected alot better.
#223 of 256 Re: try these [qwikdrip]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Three miles isn't much, so that will certainly affect the performance - especially if there are not longer trips mixed in. When my wife uses our new Forester primarily to take our son to school (which is probably 4 miles), she gets as low as 18-19 mpg.... for a four cylinder manual, that's pretty bad. In comparison, we get better than 30 on 60mph highway trips.
Translating to your situation, that van would likely break 20mpg without a problem if you ran it on the highway for a tank.
#224 of 256 09 town & country Transmission
Feb 23, 2010 (7:51 am)
My 09 town & country transmission went up yesterday with only 10k miles. Good thing is it is under warranty. Anyone else with this problem? looking through the post it doesn't look like there are to many issues. What a sad day.
#225 of 256 Re: 09 town & country Transmission [bhs3]
Feb 23, 2010 (8:50 am)
Just hit 10K last Sunday. No problem yet. (09 T&C 4.0) finger crossed.
#226 of 256 NAV system died
Feb 23, 2010 (12:39 pm)
Just wanted to update:
We're at about 11K right now. The Nav system and VES system stopped working. the screen was blank, so that left my wife with no radio, CD, DVD (ie. music, movie), or any controls you would do with the NAV screen. Took it to the dealer and they did fix (not replaced) the NAV system. She got the van back in 24hours, but they didn't explain what the problem was.
Besides that, my wife says the Van is driving fine with no issues.