The headlights and the radio did work the entire time. Electrical system is as reliable as anything I've driven. Recharged system and checked for leaks. The contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealer and they replaced the brake system. I feel that chrysler did not investigate my complaint thoroughly and fear that im perhaps not the only person that is affected by this problem. Van shuddering after picked it up.
Heated seat has come on by itself once since last repair. First problem was discovered in december 2005. When she returned, the vehicle had rolled forward and was lodged between a tree and another vehicle. Front sway bar bushing making noise 3 years after replaced. This is a 3 year old vehicle and has 80,000 miles. They replaced the worn part and did a wheel alignment. Thankfully I didn't and inwas able to slowy make the turn with a lot of effort I needed to at the end of the hill.
My wife loves the seats. After several attempts, the vehicle would shift to the appropriate gears with a loud noise coming from underneath the vehicle. Aug 200859677 km Turn signal indicators not working or working incorrectly attempt to indicate right turn, van signals left turn. Pulling the fuse often fixes it, but only for a short while. The contact started the engine, but the vehicle would not shift into drive or reverse. Replacing the part required removal of the instrument panel from the van. It also fixed the problem I was having with the Driver Side rear power vent window.
The dealer told me this repair was a known problem and resulted in the transmission shifting erratically. Told need a software update. Part readily available from dealership. I have kids and no extra car to use. I imagine if I had been towing a boat occasionally the transmission would have failed much sooner. Replaced at a local tire shop. Removed power steering fluid resevoir, cleaned resevoir, replaced and filled with new fluid.
Vehicle had been serviced by dealership religiously, including full transmission service as recommended. This modification requires new timing sprockets and chains. Starter solenoid contacts were dirty. Oil pressure sending unit was leaking. They were in my pocket and ran into the another neighbors fence and trash cans.
Alternator mounting on the timing chain cover broke off. Shop replaced pump, cleaned throttle body and replaced air filter. The car continued to run but the transmission would not engage and pull the vehicle. Two lights came on, the engine and the transmission throttle indicator. Auto Climate panel lights out. Popped hood and found alternator broke loose from mountings. I barely got down the road and my engine started sputtering.
Dash, Headlights, interior overhead lights dim pulse dim while heated seats are on. Once I was able to stop the van completely I turned the key to the off position and restated it. My be traveling 60 miles per hour, I could be killed. Still unresolved at this point. I opted to have it replaced since it was connected to the smashed tube from problem 1. I pulled the liftgate fuse first to make it stop. Can get 26 from station to station on flat highways.
After replacing the serpentine belt tensioner, this did not solve the noise problem. Repaired and the door motor and lock works fine. I will never own anything but a Town and Country minivan!!! The vehicle was towed to the nearest dealer to determine the cause. Shop replaced a failed power window motor and regulator. I ended up replacing all wires, which fixed prob. If I stall in the middle of this road, no oncoming car will see me in time to stop and they can't go onto a non-existant shoulder. When the dealer looked at it, they said that the Seal Kit between the evaporator and the firewall had deteriorated and they need to remove the dashboard and replace the seal.
Removed solenoid cover and cleaned contacts with 60 grit emery cloth. I am now terrified to drive it because no one can figure out what is wrong with it. Dealer replaced the heated seat module. Replaced electric motor in lock actuator. The next day, on second trip with van, light came back on. Virtually everything that can go wrong has gone wrong with that Town and Country.