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#22 of 64 Re: 2011 Town & Country 300 miles and engine trouble [sangilp84]
Jul 15, 2011 (11:55 am)
We took our new van to a different Chrysler dealership to get a second opinion and they couldn't recreate the noise, stallilng, check engine lights, etc. It dawned on me that we have an old video camera and we ran it each time we started the van, and sure 'nough, we caught it on tape and without shutting it off, headed for the dealership. The tech was FINALLY able to find a code and that code indicates that the "PHASERS" may be the problem. There are 4 of them on the van, and one is faulty. When the tech called for the part, they were informed that they are on back order. Here's hoping that a new phaser fixes the problem...???!!!
#23 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [gmagal]
Jul 19, 2011 (9:31 am)
I am also having rough shifts while on ECO mode. Please let us know what they tell you the dealership. Thanks.
#24 of 64 Town & Country door rattles
Jul 19, 2011 (1:08 pm)
I purchased a new 2011 Town and Country van in May, 2011. The van has been back to the dealer 4 different times because of rattles in the sliding doors. When I start or stop, I can hear the sliding door on the driver's side move slightly. I talked to the mechanic who was able to fix it once and he said that lubed up the doors and that seemed to work. Now, it's a month later and the noise is coming back. The mechanic told me that they had three more vans come in with the same problem. I would like to know if anybody else is having these problems.
#25 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [keanezra]
Jul 20, 2011 (8:10 am)
What we have recenly found out from the new dealership that was specially assigned to research the problem with our van is that the cam sensor phasers in the new 2011 T & C vans are faulty. Some vans have only one that is faulty, but others have more than one. The phasers are on back order, so that tells me it's a major fault. At least we have some answers.........
#26 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [sangilp84]
Jul 20, 2011 (11:17 am)
please tell me if your van was from the manufacturing plant in Canada or Mexico?
#27 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [vangirl3]
Jul 21, 2011 (6:49 am)
The van was from the Canadian plant
#28 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [sangilp84]
Jul 21, 2011 (8:06 am)
Thank you for sharing your possible solution.
#29 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [keanezra]
Aug 01, 2011 (2:13 pm)
Chrysler has finally found the "code" for the problem that we have with our 2011 Town & Country van. A Cam Sensor "phaser" needs to be replaced. The service technician told us that we only need one phaser, but other people have to replace more than one for their vans. We were told that there were 225 phasers on back order. What does that tell you??!!! Sounds like a "recall" is in order, huh?!
#30 of 64 Re: 2011 Dodge Caravan possible purchase. feedback please [vangirl3]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:03 pm)
none of the caravans or Town & Country's were made in Mexicco. All caravans & Town & Country's are made in Winsor Canada. The engine could have been made in Mexicp or the US. The Windo sticker states which. I would carefully reconsider the van with an engine made in Mexico, as they have had some issues with Mexican made 3.6 L engines. They are retooling to make all engines in the US. The Hemi engines in the cars and trucks are all made inMexico and have no problems. Remember the 3.6 engine is brand new, first year for this engine, and its gots lots of new goodies. I would make sure I got a Chrysler Service Contract to cover the complete van.
#31 of 64 Re: Any experience with 2011 Town and Country? [sangilp84]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:06 pm)
As long as Chrysler is aknowleging the problem, and are getting the back orders caught up there won't be a recall. However if the engine does not run then you have a reason to ask the Chrysler Zone Rep to get involved. and the can get things done very soon.