The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who replaced the battery and alternator, but the failure continued. After various tests he found it was the timp and needs a fuel relay bypass installed because Chrysler has known issues with the timp in their Mini vans. I did research online and this seems to be a common problem. Next it shut completely down while I was parked. Then the radio shut down and I has to restart it. As I rolled down the driver's side window, I heard again that same sounds and the sound is then accompanied as if a window was grinded.
But now I'm afraid to drive it because it keeps and sometimes just caught right off anywhere due to the totally integrated power module. Then this progressed into not cranking, as if dead battery. It would not start with a jump. I took it to the dealership and was told they could not find an issue. Next it shut down whlle I was driving a car full of children home from school.
The town and country just has a different housing and orientation. Problem persisted, they replace battery. I thought it would be an alternator problem. I do not feel safe driving the car again even after we figure out what's going on and fix it. Have to pull the fuse to get them to stop.
While I was on my way back home the battery light came on again and then other lights started flashing on and the veh became very unstable. It's so strange that there is no recall on this so I was looking at this website, and found that there was a very similar situation like mine for Chrysler town and country van recall p25. Also, I was recommended to talk to Chrysler rep for possible recall. This is not acceptable quality or safety for any minivan intended to carry children. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and produced a reverse voltage, which caused the ecu to be destroyed. It was cold that say and a boost started it up. The manufacturer was notified of the failure.
The heat turned on by itself, the engine light, airbag light, electronic throttle control, and battery lights all came on and stayed on. Not sure what to do next. I was able to get off an exit and found a near by advanced auto and had the battery and alternator tested. The van just looses power while on freeway due to its electrical malfunctions. Don't go too long without fixing your Wiring Electrical Connector. Given all the hassles associated with performing maintenance on your car or truck, let www.
This is completely unsafe and needs a recall and to be fixed! The van then died on a busy four-lane road shelbyville road in louisville and I had to get out and push it in the rain to a parking lot while my wife steered. Now at 58,000 and eight months later my alternator is starting to fail again and I will have to have it replaced. As the battery is new, and I've had both battery and alternator checked. I was driving and the traction control light turned on, my brake lights were flashing and my drivers side passenger power door said 'function not available' when I tried to open it. The failure mileage was 140,000.
I should also mention that the right passenger door will refuse to open by switch. I feel that these models also should be recalled. Highway 64 going to huntsville alabama and we was about ten minutes out from our city in winchester tennessee and all of the sudden the van turns its self off at approximately at 50 miles an hour and lost all power to vehicle and power steering was out then there was a simi truck behind us and I guess he thought we was slowing down on purpose and blowed his horn and passed by. I was driving home after having my battery check per light had came on, battery tested good, and light went back off. The local dealer east tennessee Dodge, 2774 n. We called Chrysler and they didn't help at all but to tell us to take it to the dealership which they was closed so I fixed it my self and all it was is a bad alternator. The van is on it's way to the dealer.
This was the 3rd time this month I have brought this vehicle in, was told multiple times there was no issue. It is my understanding that the 160 amp town and country 3. The vehicle was not repaired. Right after replacement, the side sensor didn't work. While driving approximately 10 mph, the alternator failed and the vehicle stalled. We were headed to the dealership because the battery light was illuminated, and the car gradually started losing electrical functions and would not accelerate past first gear. The dealer was not contacted.
I had the battery and alternator checked by a specialist who approved both. The tow truck driver tryed to boost the van up and it started then died again so we had to have it towed in. Parents purchase these vehicles for size and safety!. The alternator was replaced, the battery was replaced, the radiator was repaired with the thought that was an issue. And the switch wouldn't shut it off. According to body shop, the regulator for the window is broken while the window glass is perfectly fine. Brought to dealer and they replaced alternator.