Last post on Aug 09, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Oil, Van
#9 of 18 Re: 2008 Town and Country Oil Consumption [annfromjersey]
Mar 17, 2012 (2:33 pm)
Is there anyway to contact me joe.melissa1yahoo.com I am having the same problems .
#10 of 18 same issues with '08 T&C
Mar 25, 2012 (12:21 pm)
Wow, I thought I was the only one experiencing these problems with their van. We have had our van for 3 years and had no problems with it until just the last 6 months or so...and it has been doing the same things all of you are describing. Now I don't know what my next step should be. Any thoughts?????
#11 of 18 Re: Follow up [annfromjersey]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:16 am)
I have a 2008 T&C that started to use oil Chrysler says you can use from one to one and a half qts of oil in a thousand miles and this is normal. How do you like good old Chrysler. I asked the Chrysler customer rep to pls sent me an email stating that, she replied that they CAN'T email. Chrysler, billions in tax payer money, and they can't email you. Asked how do I get info she gave me an address to write and MAYBE they would sent the tech information.
#12 of 18 Re: same issues with '08 T&C [mrscarp]
Apr 03, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Stand your ground with the dealership and Chrysler. I call Chrysler every time I have a problem. A few months ago I started a oil consumption test. They told me 3 times and then they would decide whether or not to pull the engine apart. About 2 weeks ago, I went back and I had burned thru 2.5 qts in less than 2000 miles. Over the 1 qt per 1000 miles which is a industry standard for all cars! Don't let them tell you different.
Well they told me at that visit that I had 2 more tests...which I said this was my second time. I have one more test. They keep trying to get away with as much as they can.
I also already filed Lemon Law for all of the issues that I have been having. Just a few more weeks until Chrysler has to get an offer back to me!
Jun 12, 2012 (7:10 pm)
Back at the dealer again!!!
Burned 3 quarts of oil in 2589 miles! I went to the dealer on Fri, 6/8 for the oil warning light on. I went back in the after to be told there was nothing to be fixed and they filled it with oil and sent the info to Chrysler. At that point I refused to take possesion of my van until the service manager called Chrysler and I had a better answer.
Chrysler advised the dealership to do oil compression & leak down on each cynlinder. My van as been at dealership since Fri, 6/8. It's going on Wed, 6/13 and I have no answers and the service manager will not return my calls.
The Lemon Law case was "denied" by Chrysler. The lawyer is working on taking it to the next level since this is the 4th failed oil consumption test.
#14 of 18 Oil use fix
Nov 06, 2012 (7:03 am)
My 2008 T&C with 100k miles began using 1 qt every 1000 miles. No oil dripping from van. At the 5 year engine power train inspection the dealer replaced the lower intake manifold gasket. It was a warrantied repair. 1500 miles later and the oil is down about 1/2 pint. Seems to have fixed the problem.
#15 of 18 Re: 2008 Town and Country Oil Consumption [molson27]
Dec 04, 2012 (7:53 pm)
I recently had an oil change. Yes, it was down a quart. They suggested an oil flush. It was added to the service. I have now put 2000 miles on the car. The dip stick is at full. If you haven't applied this extra step, perhaps that is yours and everyone's else problem. The T&C is the best mini van on the market.
#16 of 18 Re: 2008 Town and Country Oil Consumption [chinatown]
Dec 05, 2012 (8:22 pm)
Best minivan??? Really?
So good that I'm waiting for an offer from Chrysler from our Lemon Lawsuit!
My transmission is going, on 4th set of brakes, sliding doors that closed on my kids and too many other problems to even list!!!
Oh and my van only has 45,000 miles on it!
My 99 Ford Explorer with 230,000 is in better shape!
By the way, an oil flush is a dealer rip off. It can actually do more damage to an engine. I hope for you that's not the case.
#17 of 18 Re: 08 T&C Oil Problems [annfromjersey]
Aug 09, 2013 (9:48 am)
I was also concerned about oil usage. However, I spoke to a very reliable source. He shared the following.
To increase mileage, the 20/50 blend has been incorporated into this vehicle. It is a much thinner weight, thus it will be used quicker then the ole 10/30. This is normal. Bottom line....check the levels once a month. If it needs to be topped off, just do it.
#18 of 18 Re: 2008 Town and Country Oil Consumption [annfromjersey]
Aug 09, 2013 (9:50 am)
Sorry to hear about your particular vehicle. However this is my 6th T&C/Caravan. All I have done through the years is normal maintenance. Couldn't be happier.