Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan: Automotive Excellence Awards 2008

Nov 6, 2007 Full story: Popular Mechanics 39

Minivans have a perception problem. But as boring and boxy as they may be, minivans provide more room and utility for a large family than just about any other vehicle. via Popular Mechanics

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FSONNY11

United States

#1 Nov 12, 2007
HAVE ANEW 2008 LIMITED VAN.THE SLICKEST THING I EVER SAW BUT HAS A SLIDING DOOR PROMBLEM THE DEALER CANT FIX BUT FACTORY ENGINEERS ARE WORKING ON IT AN THEN HOPE TO TELL DEALER WHAT TO DO? YES IAM WAITING. HOPE IT DONT TAKE 10 WEEKS TO GET IT FIXED LIKE IT DID TO GET MY ORDERED NEW VAN? BY THE WAY I STILL THINK ITS A GREAT VAN.ANYBODY GOT ANY COMMENTS ON SLIDING DOOR PROMBLEM
Rich_St_Louis_So uth

Kansas City, MO

#2 Nov 12, 2007
What is wrong with it, what does it do?
I will ask at the plant tonight and get back to you.
Ray

Jacksonville, AR

#3 Nov 12, 2007
yeah buy a harley.
FSONNY11

United States

#4 Nov 13, 2007
Rich_St_Louis_South wrote:
What is wrong with it, what does it do?
I will ask at the plant tonight and get back to you.
THE PROMBLEM IS WHEN YOU PUSH BUTTON TO CLOSE THE OPEN DOOR(RIGHT SIDE)IT ONLY CLOSES PART OF THE WAY AND THEN GOES BACK OPEN.VAN HAS TO BE LEANING A FEW DEGREES TO THE RIGHT. ON THE LEVEL DOOR SHUTS O.K.THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE VAN WAS NEW. HELP!
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#5 Nov 13, 2007
FSONNY11 wrote:
<quoted text>
THE PROMBLEM IS WHEN YOU PUSH BUTTON TO CLOSE THE OPEN DOOR(RIGHT SIDE)IT ONLY CLOSES PART OF THE WAY AND THEN GOES BACK OPEN.VAN HAS TO BE LEANING A FEW DEGREES TO THE RIGHT. ON THE LEVEL DOOR SHUTS O.K.THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE VAN WAS NEW. HELP!
This is a safety feature,try removing your kids head from the door opening.
FSONNY11

United States

#6 Nov 15, 2007
I am sorry to say but this is no safety problem. There is nothing ever in the way of door going shut.I understand the safety feauture.something else going on ? Some one else give a shot at it.
FSONNY11

United States

#7 Nov 20, 2007
More sliding door news and problems.AS MENTIONED ABOVE.My new 2008 van is at dealer to day to put in parts sent by factory to fix right sliding door I hope??? Now for the laughing part of it all. The dealer loaned me a brand new van off the lot while mine is being fixed. guess what? It also has same problem as mine when delivered from factory.Right sliding door and only 16 miles on new van .Come on Chrysler & factory get on the ball and get thihgs right
jlambere

Aurora, IL

#8 Jan 1, 2008
I have the same problem. Brand new 2008 T&C - Both doors will start to close and then for no reason, just as the door is a few inches from being shut, whammo, it opens back up. Nothing blocking the door.

And for a kicker, it happened a few days before Christmas before we realized there was a problem, and we thought we shut the door but it opened back up. We went into walmart and had our $1500 video camera and photo camera stolen along with a wallet. After numerous credit card cancelations, I can say, what a pain this has been.

I would like to know what the deal is.
FSONNY11

United States

#9 Jan 1, 2008
I HAVE BEEN BITCHING FOR SOME TIME NOW IN FACT MANY MANY TIMES SINCE DAY CAR WAS BOUGHT ABOUT RIGHT SLIDING DOOR NOT WORKING RIGHT. READ ABOVE COMMENTS I HAVE WRITTEN. I ABSOLVE DEALER OF ALL PROBLEMS HE HAS BENT OVER BACK WARDS FOR ME .THIS PROBLEM REST SQUARELY IN CHRYSLERS HANDS.HAS ANY OTHER OWNERS OUT THERE HAD THE SAME TREATMENT I HAVE BEEN GETTING ?? ANYBODY OUT THERE HAVE GOTEN A PERMANENT FIX TO MY PROBLEM?? I AM SURE THEIR ARE MANY OTHER OWNERS OUT THERE WITH MY SAME PROBLEM AND ITS NOT BEING FIXED. PLEASE COMMENT OTHER OWNERS1922
frustrated mom

Pickering, Canada

#10 Jan 1, 2008
2008 grand caravan sliding doors freeze when temps drop below 1c. Anyone have the same problems? Not power doors. Have had rental vehicle since dec 5. Chrysler says they have never heard of this problem. Dealership useless
WHYME

Kailua, HI

#11 Jan 13, 2008
I BOUGHT A 2008 TOWN AND COUNTRY TOURING AND EVER SINCE I BOUGHT IT I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT ISSUES.BOTH SLIDING DOORS HARDLY EVER CLOSE WHEN I SHUT THEM THEY HAVE THE SAME ISSUE THEY GO PART OFF THE WAY OR AND INCH OF CLOSING AND IT JUST OPENS RIGHT BAC UP.MY REMOTE START DOESNT WORK ALL THE TIME,MY THIRD ROW TV HAS ALREADY BEEN REPLACED THE DRIVER SCREEN SOMETIMES GOES OUT WITH BLACK AND WHITE SCREEN COMES UP,ALSO I GET THE WORST PING OF TING SOUND FROM THE THE EXHAUST ALL THE TIME. I HAVE TAKING IT TO THE DEALLER SHIP MANY TIMES THEY HAVE NOW CHANGED EVERYTHING IN THE SLIDING DOORS BUT THE ACTUAL DOORS,MOTOR,WIRING ECT....I HAVE HAD ALL OF TV'S REPLACED AND IT HAS BEEN A NIGTMARE...NOW THE DEALERSHIP HAS DONE EVERTHING FOR ME AND HAVE BEEN GREAT..I JUST GOT THE CAR BACK YESTURDAY AFTER ALL THE REPLACING AND HAVE NOT HAD THE ISSUES I HAVE BEEN HAVING BESIDES THE LOUD PING OR TING SEEMING TO BE COMING FROM THE CAT, WHICH DEALERSHIP SAID IS NORMAL BUT I DONT THINK IT SHOULD IT SHOULD BE DOING WHILE IT IS RUNNING..ALL THE TIME..HAS ANYONE LEMONED ONE OF THESE VANS YET..I WONDER.....JUST FRUSTRATED BEYOND BELIEF...
Wish I bought a Honda

Orlando, FL

#12 Jan 18, 2008
I bought a 2008 T&C Touring 09/30/2007 and in many ways wish I had not. I won't bore everyone with all the problems---I'll try to stick to the subject. I too have been experiencing the sliding door (passenger side) popping back open with they get about 2" away from closing. Dealer service says they have a couple of vans reporting the same thing and a flash of the computer memory is supposed to fix it---well, I made yet another service visit to have this done. Service mgr called me to say it fixed the problem (tested it 50 times and it only failed the 1st time...not the next 49.!?!?) I went to pick it up and had the service manager test it---it failed immediately. So I was back to square one. They said there were no other tricks up their sleeve to fix it and just to wait it out until Chrysler comes up with a fix. I don't think so!!!! I will be taking it in two more times so I can involk my rights under the Florida Lemon law.
HRC

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jan 18, 2008
I would like to apologize on behalf of me and all my coworkers who build Chrysler minivans at St. Louis South. We work very hard and take pride in what we build. We pride ourselves in building a quality product. I just want all of you to know that we understand your anger and frustration. If we could go the extra step to build a better vehicle...we most definately would. The problem is with Chrysler management and engineering. We can only build according to thier designs and materials. We do feel your pain and it angers us that the company is lacking seriously in management. I hope that they will make things right for you and one day we will be able to build you a very high quality product. We're sorry.
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#15 Jan 19, 2008
Wish I bought a Honda wrote:
I bought a 2008 T&C Touring 09/30/2007 and in many ways wish I had not. I won't bore everyone with all the problems---I'll try to stick to the subject. I too have been experiencing the sliding door (passenger side) popping back open with they get about 2" away from closing. Dealer service says they have a couple of vans reporting the same thing and a flash of the computer memory is supposed to fix it---well, I made yet another service visit to have this done. Service mgr called me to say it fixed the problem (tested it 50 times and it only failed the 1st time...not the next 49.!?!?) I went to pick it up and had the service manager test it---it failed immediately. So I was back to square one. They said there were no other tricks up their sleeve to fix it and just to wait it out until Chrysler comes up with a fix. I don't think so!!!! I will be taking it in two more times so I can involk my rights under the Florida Lemon law.
Check out the lemon law & call a attorney.This is a new van,what will come down the road later on.Dont buy into the service centers line of crap for your repaires,be careful,good luck.
Janis

El Paso, TX

#19 Jan 25, 2008
I am having similar problems with my 2004 T&C. My drivers side sliding door started opening and closing by itself and now it opens or closes only half way.I have been digging for a solution and found nothing,not in any of the manuals or at the repair shops that I have paid to look at my problem.At least I know that I am not the only one with this problem and that I did not break it myself.That makes me feel a little better...not alot though because it is still broke.
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#20 Jan 25, 2008
Janis wrote:
I am having similar problems with my 2004 T&C. My drivers side sliding door started opening and closing by itself and now it opens or closes only half way.I have been digging for a solution and found nothing,not in any of the manuals or at the repair shops that I have paid to look at my problem.At least I know that I am not the only one with this problem and that I did not break it myself.That makes me feel a little better...not alot though because it is still broke.
I bet they charged you $1500.00 for the door that sticks on the sticker price,rite?
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#22 Jan 26, 2008
BushIsMentallyRetarded wrote:
Rite? Your a fcking idiot. Why don't you go back to school? You can't even spell 3 and 4 letter words correctly! You are by far the dumbest person on these boards. A total waste of space. Go take english classes, you troll. You are about as smart as a third grader....and that is absolutely pathetic. What a joke. You have serious problems. How does it feel to be a grown adult and be unemployed because you are so fucking dumb that NOONE will hire you? Really, how does that feel? Dummy.
Hows it feel to have your job go to mexico?Rite.
Dillon

AOL

#23 Jan 26, 2008
Bush wrote:
<quoted text>Hows it feel to have your job go to mexico?Rite.
How's it feel to be a stupid DOUCHEBAG???
plant hopper

AOL

#24 Jan 26, 2008
BushIsMentallyRetarded wrote:
Rite? Your a fcking idiot. Why don't you go back to school? You can't even spell 3 and 4 letter words correctly! You are by far the dumbest person on these boards. A total waste of space. Go take english classes, you troll. You are about as smart as a third grader....and that is absolutely pathetic. What a joke. You have serious problems. How does it feel to be a grown adult and be unemployed because you are so fucking dumb that NOONE will hire you? Really, how does that feel? Dummy.
bush is'nt unemployed he sucks co-k out on the ave for $5.00 a blowjob and then he cracks out at the dopemans house! bush how its feel to be a no pus-y getting piece of sh-t homo?
why are here again? they shut down your favorite gay porn site? or your taking a brake from it because you beatoff your self raw?
HRC

Saint Louis, MO

#25 Jan 27, 2008
I almost feel sorry for someone like Bush.....almost. He is a very weird person with several problems. Anger and depression being his biggest problems. People don't like him at all. Noone does. Women especially do not like him. It HAS to be HIGHLY depressing to not have any intimate contact with women. No soft supple breasts and ass for him. That sucks!!!! He will only have masturbation and Ramen noodles for the rest of his pathetic life. He really should just put a gun to his poor and unskilled head. He is most definately the biggest loser I have ever witnessed.

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