Last post on May 07, 2012 at 6:26 PM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
What is this discussion about?
Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#49 of 64 Re: 2011 Town & Country 300 miles and engine trouble [rudybadvan]
Jan 01, 2012 (10:28 pm)
I also am having shudder/vibration problems with our 2011 T&C. They replaced the cylinder head, but problem is still there. The freaking car is a lemon, not sure I am ready for the hassles of lemon law.
My advice to all my family and friends, do NOT BUY CHRYSLER.
When you pay extra dollars for a new car you expect it to perform.
I have never ever had these problems with Japanese cars.
#50 of 64 Re: 2011 Town & Country 300 miles and engine trouble [rzcar]
Jan 02, 2012 (4:11 pm)
i feel your pain, i have another appointment at the dealership in the morning. the dealership keeps giving me the run around. they are telling me that nothing is wrong with my trans or my brakes. I am 50years old and had about 30 cars in my lifetime new and used, im sure that i know when something is wrong with a trans and brakes. i asked them to have a brand new van available for me to drive to compare the difference between both cars, so that they will finally see that there is something wrong with my transmission. also they need to fix my driverside slide door, and also my brakes. like you said, i also never had problems like this with japanese cars. my other car is a lexus, and i am kicking myself every day for not buying a toyota or a honda. good luck with your van. P.S. Happy New Year
#52 of 64 Re: Doesn't appear the Odyssey has a good tranmission either [mic111]
Jan 04, 2012 (4:12 pm)
NOTICE TO ALL OWNERS OF A 2011 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING VAN: Going the "lemon law route" will only prolong the agony, without any guarantee that the outcome will meet your expectations.
We have had our 2011 T & C Touring Van for a year, and it took 6 months to finally get it fixed correctly. It was in and out of the dealership so many times and there was so much hate & discontent with their service department that we ended up going to another Chrysler dealership in a different town. Our big issue ended up being the "Phasers". The service manager at the Chrysler dealership in Lakeland, Florida, finally did the leg work needed to get to the bottom of the problem.
I started by calling Chrysler's Customer Service line (1-800-763-8422) and harassed every rep, and their manager, and their manager, and their manager, etc., until they were sick of me, and finally referred me to a number in Michigan (1-866-275-1420) because we are "special" customers, having had a 2008 T & C Touring Van before this one that we traded with only 40,000 miles, for the 2011 model. Those folks in Michigan sat up and took notice, and it was finally repaired. They even made a full month's bank payment for us!
#53 of 64 Re: Doesn't appear the Odyssey has a good tranmission either [mic111]
Jan 04, 2012 (6:56 pm)
your husband is right, it will be in the shop alot. i also have a lexus,a 2007 gs thats been in the shop twice in 5 years. maybe you should try the toyota seinna. ive been kicking myself for not going that route. i just got my van out of the shop, they changed the front and back rotors and brake pads. this makes the 4th time that they changed them in 4 months. the transmission is the worst in any vehicle that i have owned. whatever you do DO NOT BUY A CRYSLER
#54 of 64 Re: Doesn't appear the Odyssey has a good tranmission either [sangilp84]
Jan 04, 2012 (7:08 pm)
i undersatnd that lemon law takes a long time, however im positive that the outcome will be in my favor. i have had to many problems with my van,a one months car payment wont even cover my lost wages. i just got my van out the shop today. they changed the front and back rotors and brakes for the 4th time in 4 months. i truly believe that if enough owners of the 2011 town and country complain about the transmission, they will be forced to do a recall and replace every transmission with a better version. CRYSLER SUCKS
#55 of 64 Re: Transmission Problem 2011 T&C [rudybadvan]
Jan 05, 2012 (1:57 pm)
I recently purchased a 2011 T&C and it too had a BAD shudder. Called a friend who I worked with up north and is a Parts Dept Manager. He got his best A tech on the phone with me and he said there are TWO problems. 1: it could just need a 'reflash' of the tranmission ( that cured mine ) or 2: the converter needs to be shimmed and that requires a dissassemble and photos to show chrysler, then they OK it and do the work.
Hope this helps.
BTW, I like my van
#56 of 64 Re: Transmission Problem 2011 T&C [tucson76]
Jan 05, 2012 (5:17 pm)
thank alot for that information. i have an appointment at the dealership to have my door panel replaced and i will definitly bring that to the service mgrs attention. hopefully that cures my van.YOU ARE MY HERO. P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
#57 of 64 DVD in the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country
Jan 10, 2012 (1:41 pm)
This isn't a big deal but how do you get the image from a dvd to show up on the dashboard screen. I know it can be done because I did it once but can't remember how I did it. So, I would like to see what is playing on my second row seats on the dvd on the dashboard/media screen.
#58 of 64 Re: DVD in the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country [jackbr1]
Jan 10, 2012 (8:14 pm)
im sorry, i only have 1 dvd player in my van and it is in the dash, so im not sure. however my dvd player doesnt work when the car is in drive, they say its for safety