Last post on Dec 09, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Transmission, Van
#1 of 2 2008 Transmission was toast
Dec 08, 2011 (3:27 pm)
Scanned through the previous messages and didn't see anything on this subject so am starting a new one.
Wanted to let everyone know that my softly driven 2008 T&C smoked the transmission at approx. 64K miles.
Since it is a sealed unit I had to take it to the dealership. Once there, they confirmed that the transmission pump was bad. Later on a received a call that the planetary gears were also bad. Finally, before it was out the door and back to me, they had to change out the 1st gear solenoid as well.
Total cost? Zero - covered under the lifetime warranty.
So while it sucks to have this happen only at 64K, I have to hand it to Chrysler. They were true to their word on the warranty and for that they get a pass in my book.
Now, about these junk brakes going bad again that I have already replaced once.....
#2 of 2 Re: 2008 Transmission was toast [podatchrysler]
Dec 09, 2011 (8:08 am)
am glad to see chrysler honored the warranty, i have same 2008 chrysler with lifetime warranty, just off lease in may, but decided to keep the van, as i had a 2005 also that had chrysler tranny issues before 2,500 miles and had to fight tooth and nail to get new transmission, finally took to dealer and told them to keep the car, it was financed thru chrysler financial then, guess what, it was replaced with a new tranny, and it is still going strong, should never had to fight for the fix, so to make long story short, i kept the 2008 because of the lifetime warranty, been a perfect car so far, no issues whatsoever, much better than my 2005, but at my age of 71 i did not want an unexpected tranny fix out of warranty, so the promise of yours being fixed makes me happy, by the way, that includes engine also, no deductible, etc., just wonder what this would cost the extra warranty out of original warranty at dealer, thanks for your input