Last post on May 17, 2013 at 4:07 PM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#10 of 19 Re: 08 Town and country won't start [ajh77]
Jul 29, 2011 (3:27 pm)
we arecurrently going thru the same issues with our 2008 T and C.
Did they resolve your starting issues? If so, what was the solution?
Jul 29, 2011 (3:43 pm)
we are still going thru problems every once in a while. We'll turn the key, get a single click, and then nothing. Meanwhile all the electronics work perfectly fine. The TIPM, battery, starter, cables, and ignition have all been replaced. Still happens every few weeks. Generally we wont be able to start the car for about 3 minutes then it'll magically work. It's pretty scary really. If anything has advice, it'd be great to hear.
#12 of 19 Try your second Key
Feb 08, 2012 (6:10 pm)
My wife had the exact same problem. She happened to have the other key FOB in her purse and got it started right away. We have been experiencing issues for the past 6 months where the car will not let the KEY FOB disengage from the car at times, but it will eventually let go so we can pull it out. She may have damaged her key by twisting it too much while trying to get the key out. the 2nd key has not gone thru that torture as much, (because it wont remote unlock the car anymore), These plastic key fobs are really reckless!
#13 of 19 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [jpetrocelli]
Mar 03, 2012 (10:38 am)
I alsoHave had a starting issue with my '08 Caravan and I have been towed twice because of it. I have figured out a way to start the vehicle. Turn the key as you would if you were starting it and open the drivers door and stand in the doorway with your back against the "B" post. Now rock the van hard and it magically starts. I hope it works for you and Please help me find out WHY this is going on .
#14 of 19 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [barrylee]
Aug 02, 2012 (10:41 am)
Rather than doing the whole rocking thing, pop the hood and wiggle the positive battery cable that connects to the fuse box under the hood. That seems to work for us.
#15 of 19 town country not starting fix
Sep 18, 2012 (7:34 am)
To fix your problem, buy a new battery this happened to me and my wife googled it and found a number of people having the problem. Cheap battery tester shows the battery is fine and it is voltage wise to run all things but the cold cranking amps which will start the van the factory battery should have had 600 cold cranking amps and it was down to 120 and it takes 125 to start the van. change the battery all is good again.
#16 of 19 Re: town country not starting fix [daddia]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:55 am)
I bought a new battery yesterday because of this same problem with my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. Problem started about a week ago. Auto Zone employee checked my battery and said it was bad. $126.00 to replace battery and still only starts every fourth or fifth try. I wouldn't recommend replacing the battery to fix this problem.
#17 of 19 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [jpetrocelli]
Nov 30, 2012 (9:26 pm)
I have an 09 T&C and would not start yesterday for no reason. Had it towed to dealership last night. They said it started up fine this morning and the battery tested fine. Charged me $85 for looking at it because they could'nt find anything. No trust in this lemon.... FRUSTRATED!
#18 of 19 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [turkeyzan]
Feb 07, 2013 (8:38 am)
I have had this intermittent starting problem since I got my 2009 T&C in 2009. From nowhere, the van would not start (3.8 engine) but a short time later it would start fine. It would crank but not start. Sometimes it would start and then immediately stall, then start and run fine moments later. Mostly in cold weather when the engine was cold. With the help of the tech dept at Chrysler, the dealer found that the fuel pump (located in the gas tank) had an intermittent electrical short in it. They replaced the fuel pump (with some warranty assistance) and I'm good. No more starting problem. It's a costly repair, $800 + if you are out of warranty.
#19 of 19 WIN Module Recall
May 17, 2013 (4:07 pm)
If you had an L25 WIN Module replacement under the recall or had a regular service in 2010 to 2012, check your records to ensure that the recall was fulfilled and that the CARFAX reflects that a recall was performed. If you are still having starting issues with your 2010 dodge caravan, 210 Chrysler Town and Country or your 2010 Dodge Journey, file a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. I supposedly had the L25 recall which only replaced a part of the WIN module on Feb 2012. Then on May 13, 2013 the entire WIN Module failed. The failure can occur while you are driving. Some of the signs are intermittent door lock control, loss of radio power or window controls.