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'08 Town and Country w/ strange problem. Anyone experience this?
My husband and I purchased a used '08 Town and Country Touring 2 Friday's ago. Since buying the van it has already been in 3 times. Twice for a mygig radio issue (the screen goes blank - however they have ordered a new unit) and today it was towed in. Here's what happened today:
Upon leaving to take my 2 older children to school, I started the van and put the van in reverse. I soon noticed that the brakes were VERY firm to the touch, there was a check engine light on and my steering wheel would NOT turn at all. I put the van back in drive and the van kept reversing! I had to park it and exchange carseats for the kids into our other vehicle so I could get them to school.
After I dropped them off I called our dealership and explained what had happened. I was informed to call a tow and have it brought in. OK. Easy enough.
When I arrived back home and after I spoke to the service tech I decided to start up the van again just to double check things. The second time everything was fine. No steering issues, no brake issues and no check engine light. ??? Very odd.
So I called the dealership again and they said to still bring it in and to drive it if it was fine. I refused because I imagined driving down the road and losing steering with a 3 yr. old in the back seat on the expressway. Not a good idea. So I called a tow.
Later this afternoon I got a call back from the service tech saying that it was an electronic issue and they simply had to update the electronic controls in the van. Really? So, is this going to happen again? I keep reading about electronic issues in regards to this van and it makes me nervous to imagine something like this happening while driving. I couldn't even turn the wheel! Anyone experience this?
Also, as far as the my gig radio, I am waiting on a replacement that they had to order. I have the non-nav unit. Has anyone else had to have their's replaced for a similar issue, and if so did it solve the problem?
Thank you for reading this far. I appreciate any feedback.