2008 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Modern Blue
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,139 - $8,530
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
170-240
Seats
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country If...

With features like an available Swivel 'n Go setup that configures into a table for four people and dual, independent video monitors that can display DVD movies, video games or satellite-based SIRIUS Backseat TV, Chrysler's fifth-generation minivan is the obvious choice for satisfying rear-seat riders.

Chrysler Town & Country Models & Trims

chevronDown icon LX $6,139 - $7,982
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: FFV V6, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Touring $6,547 - $8,530
Horsepower: 198 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $6,357 - $8,508
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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2008 town & country ages well, but beware of CPU!

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The vehicle is over 10 years old now and is really reliable vehicle that ages well. The vehicle has been driven all over the nation and just hit 100, 000 miles in October of 2018. Very family oriented car where multiple passengers can ride comfortability and easily. For entertainment has XM radio, XM TV and a DVD player for the passengers in the back. There are warming seats in both the front and back to accommodate in colder climates. But primary drawback for this vehicle is the CPU or computer has been known to malfunction. One problem I have had in the last year is that the computer constantly think the vehicle is turning and make efforts to auto-correct the vehicle. We've had to get this corrected by our local auto shop. But all signs are leading toward this will be the primary cause for why we'd upgrade from this vehicle.

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The gas mileage is not the best.

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I have the town and country stow and go were the 2nd and 3rd row of seats disappear into the floor. This is by far my favorite feature. It allows so much space and has come in handy during moves, large shopping trips, road trips, and to transport large items such as all of my families bikes. I have owned this vehicle 3 years and haven't had any major issues with it. The most costly repair I've had has been for a hose for my cooling system. The breaks tend to wear quickly but I do put a lot of miles on the van. The gas mileage could be better. Most times I am getting 16 mpg which is very low. Overall this vehicle has been very good to me.

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Awesome except for the ESP

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We love that it is comfortable and roomy for our family of 6. It has been reliable. It drives smoothly. The fuel economy is good. We live in an area where it snows, and the ESP system is awful for that! It is supposed to keep you safe on slick roads, but it engages and prevents us from even getting out of our own driveway. It also failed recently and wouldn't let me drive more than 40 miles per hour even with the pedal to the floor. The back AC system is separate from the front, and we recently had to replace parts in the back, which weren't easily accessible, so it was an expensive repair.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,139 - $7,982
$6,547 - $8,530

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
198 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L OHV SMPI V6 engine, 3.3L OHV V6 ENGINE, 24G LX CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 24H LX CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
3.8L OHV SMPI V6 engine, 3.8L OHV SMPI V6 ENGINE, 25L TOURING CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 25M TOURING CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
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Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 (in.)
40.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 39.8 (in.)
37.2 - 39.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 (in.)
36.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 - 39.2 (in.)
37.3 - 39.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Optional
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Optional
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Optional
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65R16
P225/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
121.2 (in.)
121.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 (ft.)
38 (ft.)

Length

Length
202.5 (in.)
202.5 (in.)

Width

Width
78.7 (in.)
78.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4231 (.lbs)
4399 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
198 (hp)

Torque

Torque
205 (ft. lbs.)
230 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 350 (.lbs)
200 - 350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 (gal.)
20.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist *
  • Driver & front passenger advanced multistage air bags
  • All row side curtain air bags
  • Child seat anchor system (LATCH ready)
  • Electronic stability program *
  • Brake/park interlock
  • Dual note horn

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (6)

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Electrical System > Wiring Jun 1, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 1, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V235000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2007. SOME OF THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ROUTED WIRE HARNESS THAT MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE LOWER SLIDING DOOR HINGE BRACKET CAN MAKE CONTACT AND WEAR THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION.
Consequence:
A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR INSIDE THE SLIDING DOOR, OVERHEATING THE LATCH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Air Bags > Frontal > Sensor/control Module Aug 3, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 3, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V394000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER, TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 24, 2007, THROUGH JULY 30, 2008. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER (HVAC) CONDENSATE LEAK FROM THE HVAC DRAIN GROMMET ONTO THE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (ORC) MODULE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE ILLUMINATION OF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND A POTENTIAL INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT WARNING.
Consequence:
AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN FRONT OF THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED AIR BAG MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Equipment > Electrical > Air Conditioner Nov 7, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 7, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V611000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WATER LEAK AT THE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER (HVAC) DRAIN GROMMET WHICH CAN LEAD TO ILLUMINATION OF AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND A POTENTIAL INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.
Consequence:
AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN FRONT OF THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HVAC DRAIN GROMMET FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Structure > Body Apr 9, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 9, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V148000
Summary:
THE BRAUN CORPORATION IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND DODGE CARAVAN COMMERCIAL ENTERVANS WHICH WERE ALTERED BY BRAUN BETWEEN JANUARY 21, 2009 AND MARCH 19, 2010. DURING CONVERSION, THE CHASSIS WAS RAISED AND THE FLOOR WAS LOWERED TO ACCOMMODATE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES. IN RAISING THE CHASSIS, THE FUEL FILL PIPE COMES INTO CLOSER PROXIMITY TO THE LEFT REAR TIRE. IN ROUGH OR AGGRESSIVE DRIVING SITUATIONS, THE TIRE MAY INTERMITTENTLY CONTACT THE FUEL FILL PIPE.
Consequence:
CONTACT BETWEEN THE TIRE AND FUEL FILL PIPE MAY WEAR A HOLE IN ONE OR THE OTHER COMPONENTS OVER TIME. THIS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL IN THE EVENT OF TIRE PRESSURE LOSS, OR A VEHICLE FIRE IN THE EVENT THE FUEL PIPE IS COMPROMISED.
Remedy:
BRAUN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRAUN TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-488-0359.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Sep 11, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 11, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V351000
Summary:
ELDORADO NATIONAL IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 AMERIVAN MOBILITY VEHICLES BUILT ON CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN PLATFORMS VEHICLES. THE REAR BRAKE LINES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED AND NOT SECURED PROPERLY DURING THE ALTERATION. IF NOT ROUTED AND SECURED PROPERLY, THE BRAKE LINES COULD RUB AGAINST THE VEHICLE CAUSING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK.
Consequence:
A BRAKE FLUID LEAK COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.
Remedy:
ELDORADO NATIONAL AMERIVAN DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND IF THE BRAKE LINES WERE IMPROPERLY ROUTED THEY WILL BE CORRECTLY REINSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ELDORADO NATIONAL AT 1-800-955-9086. THIS RECALL IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED BY CHRYSLER GROUP LLC AND WILL NOT BE PERFORMED AT NO COST BY DODGE OR CHRYSLER DEALERS UNLESS THEY ARE ALSO AN ELDORADO NATIONAL DEALER.
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Electrical System Jun 26, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 26, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V373000
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequence:
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25. Note: This is an expansion of recall 11V-139.

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