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2008 Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan

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  • drewdldrewdl Posts: 2
    I know this is really old.....but I just had a problem with my door on my 2008 Dodge Caravan doing the almost shutting problem, and I had to pay $80 today for them to "program sliding door controller with the latest software update". Really? Do we pay for Microsoft updates???
  • azeasiazeasi Posts: 1
    My 2008 Town and country with 4.0 liter engine had a problem where both these symbols were illuminated. The vehicle would only idle when this occurs. The first time this happenned
    the dealer replaced the computer module, but now 3 months later it has occurred again.
    Each time this has occurred I turn the vehicle off wait a few minutes and it will start up
    and run fine for a while. Has anybody else experienced this problem?
  • My 2008 Town and Country Limited with the 4.0 liter engine has a problem with the engine cutting off while I am driving - sometimes at 25 mph and other times at 40 mph, the traction control symbol will light up and the steering will go stiff. I get the car pulled over - which is kinda scary when you are on a two lane road with no shoulder, turn the car off and turn it on again and it will be fine for the rest of the drive. Has anyone else had this problem and how did Chrysler solve it? My dealership can't replicate the problem (of course) and now they want me to drive it with only the ignition key to see if the weight of my key ring is the problem.
  • My van will randomly stall and i lose all electrical power. this happens at different speeds. If you put the van into park to restart it will not. and it will not shift out of park so you are stuck right were you are. I could not even take the key out. after 5 minutes power turns back on and every thing is operational. Dealer ship could not find problem. any advise this is our only car!!!
  • dhedgecdhedgec Posts: 1
    I have experienced the same problem. Have taken it to the dealer 3 times they still can not identify the problem. Have you figured out what is wrong yet?
  • egermanegerman Posts: 2
    They said it was the batterie. I do not belive that. I sold the van back to a dealer. solved "MY" problem.
  • mwc1mwc1 Posts: 3
    I now have the exact same problem, did anyone ever get a fix and if so what was it.
  • My 2008 Town and Country will sometimes not start. It usually takes 3-4 times and then it will start. I have taken it into the dealership and they could not find the problem. The battery and the starter checked out fine. Any ideas as to what this could be?
  • I was at a complete stop and my van felt like it jumped. I even turned around to see if someone accidentally hit me. There wasn't anyone behind me. What could this be? This has happened a few times before. The dealership couldn't find anything or didn't want to address this problem.
  • I had the exact same problem. It always happened when i didn't let my car run for a few minutes before driving off (only if it sat all day at work). about 3 months later a check engine light came on. Took it to dealer, and it was a faulty EGR valve, which does something with the oxygen getting to major engine parts (sorry i'm not a mechanic), anyway, about $400 later, the problem has been fixed, now going on 3 weeks. If your dealer can't find the problem, have them look at this. Also, I work at a import dealership, where they were not able to find this issue. I took the vehicle to chrysler, and they fixed it gthe first time. I am a very happy customer, as the stalling was very scary.
  • mwc1mwc1 Posts: 3
    My van did this too, it is the trasmisson coming to a stop in an upper gear then slamming itself into first. I too thought some one had hit me. There is a software update, but you have to pay for it usually. This update helped me some but the trans was still rough shifting. I also had the sever problem of the van stalling while driving within a few miles after start up. The van would also not run smoothly at 30 to 45 MPH in sixth gear. (flat or slight down hill roads). This turned out to be a bad EGR valve although it never gave a computer code. Found the problem with the help of people on line like this. The bottom line is with the new EGR valve and the new software the trans is smooth and the van runs smooth at 30 to 45 range now and does not stall.
  • Did you ever figure out the problem ? I have the same issue, sometimes if I open the driver door and turn the key it will work. I brought it in once and they didn't find the issue and now want more money to bring it back. So I was wondering if maybe you figured it out.
  • I have seen this posted a bunch but I am not sure if anyone got it figured out ?? It starts some times right away and others after 15 mins and me opening different doors to get it to start when I turn the key. Most of the time I remote start and it and when I turn the key it wont turn on. I had it towed once. The battery was only a couple of months old when it started. I brought it to the dealer and it wouldn't do it for them and said nothing was wrong. So now it is still doing it and they want more $ to look at it again and I am afraid it wont do it for them again. Also the dvd players stopped working. Please help !
  • Has anyone had this problem with the 2009 T&C? We had a w/s break and replaced. That's when this sporadic problem started. As in the Chrysler SB for the 08, it happens in hot weather, high speeds and cross winds.

    Glass Doctor technician has been here 3 times, with more sealer at the base of the glass and used a urethane sealant injected along the exterior A pillar moldings. That sounds like the fix for the 08 model. He now says the noise is in the doors because there is no water leak when it rains. Could a further sealing of the moldings help or are we destined to have this problem forever?
  • Help! My O9 T&C is having problems starting. Had the starter replaced 3 months ago and no issues until yesterday when I was stranded and it would'nt start. Had it towed to the dealer and it started up this morning with no issues. They tested the battery and it tested fine. They charged me $85 and said there was nothing wrong with it. I wanted to leave them with the lemon but need to get around. Anyone have this issue and fixed???
  • when i stow the 3rd seat, the legs will not fold down and stay down. how do i fix this?
  • I have 2008 Grand Caravan 4.0 with 86K milles. Had issue with car intermitently stalling when coasting. Sometimes the light would come on sometimes not. When I did get a code it was the P0406. I cleaned the EGR valve the best that I could but it didn't help. I read all kinds of posts about changing seveal sensors and hopeless cases of people not being able to fix the problem. I was freaking out because it was out of warranty and I didn't have money to have dealer exercise trial and error to figure it out. After several months of driving with it stalling on every trip, I finally put a new EGR valve in myself two days ago and it hasn't stalled since. The van is running great, no stalling, no tranny feeling like it doesn't know when to shift at low speeds, and no tack needle jumping around. I am not mechanic or specialist, but I think that the computer component at the top of the EGR valve was malfunctioning and sending bad data to the computer. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
  • I have 2008 Grand Caravan 4.0 with 86K milles. Had issue with car intermitently stalling when coasting. I sometimes the light would come on sometimes not. When I did get a code it was the P0406. I cleaned the EGR valve the best that I could but it didn't help. I read all kinds of posts about changing seveal sensors and hopeless cases of people not being able to fix the problem. I was freaking out because it was out of warranty and I didn't have money to have dealer exercise trial and error to figure it out. After several months of driving with it stalling on every trip, I finally put a new EGR valve in myself two days ago and it hasn't stalled since. The van is running great, no stalling, no tranny feeling like it doesn't know when to shift at low speeds, and no tack needle jumping around. I am not mechanic or specialist, but I think that the computer component at the top of the EGR valve was malfunctioning and sending bad data to the computer. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
  • Yeah, I changed out my EGR valve about 20,000 miles ago at about the same mileage you state. My van wasn't stalling, but would hesitate when pressing the accelerator right after start up and I was getting the codes for it. The EGR valves are relatively easy to change out on these vans. Glad things are working better for you. About $140 in parts.
  • Has anyone figured out this problem? It's been happening for the past 2 years intermittently to me and Dodge will not do anything about it. Luckily all of the times my 2008 Dodge Grand caravan stalls I've been on side roads, not going around a bend, and not going very fast so I could glide to a stop.
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