The Chrysler Town & Country van is a vehicle produced and introduced by Chrysler. Its first generation model was launched in 1989, and it instantly became a hit across the United States. Now on its fifth generation, this family van has greatly improved in all aspects including the engine, the performance, and the style. But aside from the developments made throughout the years, there were also a number of car recalls issued by the company in the past. These recalls were due to faulty components. Here are some of the most prominent trouble spots in a Town & Country van:
Chrysler received numerous complaints about 2008 Town & Country vans. Most owners said that their airbags deploy all of sudden causing minor to severe vehicular accidents. At first, they thought that the problem is caused by faulty airbags. After a thorough investigation, Chrysler then explained that the real cause of the problem was water leaks in the vehicle's cooling system. Leak in the HVAC drain grommet can trigger the switch of the airbags and cause them to deploy instantly. To fix the issue, Chrysler ordered the dealers to replace the defective drain grommet among affected vehicles for free.
The Town & Country van's safety features also encountered some major glitch particularly the blind-spot detection system with faulty electrical connections. Some wires that were not frequently used got corroded and caused short circuit in the electrical set up of the vehicle. Because of this, a recall was issued in 2009. Chrysler asked the dealers to replace the power circuit and the wire connectors in all affected vans.
The ignition system of the Town & Country van is another spot that you must look into. In 2010, some van owners experienced engine stalls and other ignition-related problems. A recall was issued a few months after Chrysler received the results of the investigation. The company explained that the particular problem originated from ignition displacement. The faulty ignition key switched from run to accessory position automatically. This caused the engine to turn off abruptly. To resolve this, Chrysler notified the dealers to replace the broken ignition key.