UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen
Uconnect infotainment systems will often boot into a blank screen, freeze while the vehicle is in REVERSE, become unresponsive to the touch, or reboot at random times. The system has grown over the years, both in size and features, but the …Continue reading article "UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen"
AHR Randomly Deploys
The active head restraints in some Chrysler vehicles are handing out free concussions. A mechanical breakdown inside the restraint means they could deploy randomly at any time.Continue reading article "AHR Randomly Deploys"
Valve Stem Corrosion
Fiat-Chrysler made a mistake by using aluminum valve stems in some of their early tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), like the one found in the 2010 Town and Country. The aluminum stem and metal cap are highly susceptible to corrosion…Continue reading article "Valve Stem Corrosion"
TIPM Electrical Problems
If you've heard of a TIPM, chances are you own a vehicle from Fiat-Chrysler (FCA). Think of it like a command center for all the electrical functions of your car, and in FCA's case a very, very disfunctional one.Continue reading article "TIPM Electrical Problems"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- TIPM failure. would not start in the 2011 Town & Country
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2010 Town & Country
- engine won't turn over, will not start in the 2011 Town & Country
- faulty TIPM in the 2008 Town & Country
- intermittent electrical failure in the 2008 Town & Country
What Breaks the Most
5th Generation (2008–2016) Town & Country Key Numbers
Chrysler is trying to wiggle out of another active head restraint lawsuit.
The automaker's lawyers point to technicalities in the case that don't hold up in the Arizona Consumer Fraud and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Acts. Another approach they could take would be to actually do something about the restraints that keep randomly smacking people at the base of their skull.…keep reading article "Chrysler Files Motion to Dismiss Another AHR Lawsuit"
Entertainment options in minivans are really hot right now. They're just a little too hot in the 2014 Town and Country.
The National Highway Traffic Administration is investigating multiple reports of fires in the charge hubs used for entertainment systems and personal devices. The hubs are located in the trim panels between the 2nd and 3rd row seats.
The investigation will try to confirm the problem and, if neccessary, order a recall.keep reading article "Entertainment Charge Port Fires Being Investigated in 2014 Town and Country"
FCA says it's time to dump the transmission pumps in 37,000 vans and SUVs.
An internal investigation by FCA found their transmission pumps "may not conform to specifications" and can cause a sudden loss of propulsion.
"Recalled are 2015-2016 Dodge Journey crossover SUVs, 2015-2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and 2016 Ram ProMaster full-size vans."
There's no word on when the recall will begin.keep reading article "Town & Country Owners, It’s Time to Dump Your Pump"
Some 2016 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravans are being recalled to make sure the third row seats don't fall off.
The recalled vehicles were built between March 16, 2016 and March 17, 2016.
"[The vehicles] have nuts on the third-row seatback that weren't torqued properly during assembly. The loose bolts may not hold the seatback, even more so in a crash."
The recall is expected to begin on on June 30, 2016.keep reading article "Recall to Make Sure Seats Don't Detach"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) used expired primer to install the windshields in the 2015-2016 Chrysler Town and Country and 2014-2015 Dodge Grand Caravan.
And guess what? It's doing a terrible job preventing windshields from falling out.
"_The automaker says lab results showed using urethane with a primer that expired in July 2015 always passed the tests. However, using urethane with a primer that expired in January 2015 failed 100 percent of the time._"
Shocking.keep reading article "Chrysler Finds Out That Using Expired Primer Wasn’t a Good Choice"