Same deal, let it sit for several minutes and eventually it would start back up like nothing. Per previous complaint, this all started happening after replacing the original factory battery. With the tip of the tube started into the hole, now you can getback under the hood and push the tube fully into place, turning thetube so that the mounting strap is aligned with the bolt hole. The dealer swapped out the ignition under recall in June 2015 - this did not fix the problem. This time they stated that the module part cbxzr03kaa was replaced no charge.
As soon as we got the battery disconnected the fire went out and alarms and wipers went off. However, I would expect any battery to perform well at this point. So far have brought the van in 4 times. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. Wife refused to drive it. Engine died while driving 40mph in traffic on 4-lane roadway.
I had no electrical controls. Will often start later hour or more. Will not offer to buy back car. The contact stated the brake pads and rotors were replaced three times to no avail. We could not start van without all going off again. If its charging capacity drops too low, it may not hold enough power to start your vehicle. The fourth time was a week after starter was replaced and that time it never would start up and I had to have vehicle towed to the dealer.
I called Chrysler Customer Service to reach some kind of resolution to this problem They were no help at all. The second one only lasted less than 3 years. No other problems occured and it wasn't happening frequently. We recommend changing the battery in Chryslers every 4 years. It stalled while turning and while in motion. Then if takes a little nap, miraculously will start again a day later.
Dealership 1 offers to take it to their sister Chrysler dealership Dealership 3 120 miles away. We tool the van to our local shop and they replaced the fuel pump. Update from Jul 27, 2015 : After much testing back and forth to the dealer, them not finding anything wrong with the charging system or the battery. Van is 22 months old and has 39,330 miles on it. Pick it up the next day drove fine going home. They worked on it and got it out of Park.
The contact stated that the issue recurred numerous times. Car batteries store the energy produced by your alternator to allow the car to start. Was told by the service adviser that it was the older module and would still be getting called back for the new module. A couple of days later, my wife was driving the van and it just shut down while on the road. We tried to get help from Chrysler but they have the stick your head in the sand approach. In some Town and Countrys, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Needing to be towed twice.
That type has a single blind pocket with no clamps for the wires, just a single bolt for the battery end. Waited about 2 hours and was told they had to keep it overnight. Brought it back to the dealer and was told that I could leave the key in the ignition, it would not be a problem. Some Sunfires have one, some don't. On oct 4th 2011, the van failed to start, making a ticking sound, figured battery or altenator.
I brought it in to the dealer stated the car keeps dying all it would take is a few seconds of the door open to kill the charge in the battery. The next day the van would not start and had to get it jumped. Disconnect that cable connector that's just in front of thedipstick port on the engine block. Radio was still on, but the engine died and really freaked her out. Restarted and began driving again. As the battery ages, it loses its ability to hold a full charge. Also, check the tension of your belts to make sure the alternator is spinning while the engine runs.
Pick up van and head for exit. Well, I have spent about an hour gathering the information regarding other people with these problems and I have to go try to start the car - I am sure it will start, this usually the amount of time it requires to reset whatever causes the problem. I am not sure how to start a class action suite, but I sure there is a lawyer out there that has had this problem and take on the job. Twist it left and right a little, and itwill come loose. Remove the bolt holding the tube to the engine block. Every time I cross any rail road crossings my check engine light illuminates and the car feels as it will stall. After being stranded a number of times and having the ignition replaced, battery checked, and diagnostics not being able to turn up anything, it is still occurring.
Lost power steering and almost hit vehicle making left turn onto same road going same direction. It stalled from being parked for a while after at least from 5 mins of driving. Other mechanics state the battery could explode only if it had not been bolted down properly or if the wires were not attached correctly. Had to leave the car for another day, they stated that the shifter failed. No satisfaction with this company or mopar products. We cleaned battery cables, tried what we could to get it started.