This is poor design that looks like wiring as an afterthought or a kludgey modification. Then had towed dealer said was relay switch they changed it brought me the vehicle then I went to drive out and it died again so I guess not. I was given a tip by a mechanic: open the hood and then the fuse box. Connected mobile phones must be bluetooth-compatible, and paired with your radio. The vehicle was unable to restart. Failure to follow this warning may result in you and others being severely injured or killed. While examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the side rear doors would not close or open using the interior buttons or the keyless entry.
Disconnecting the negative battery cable serves the same purpose. The interior lights were on and so was the radio. Once in 2010, my 3 year old daughter was getting out and the door malfunctioned and caught her in between, causing a bruise on her face. When she came back out and tried to crank it , the van did nothing. Sound only, on radio drops out for 1-2 seconds, every couple of minutes. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning.
Both incidents occurred while on a freeway. It is one of the first things I talk about anytime someone posts a multiple electrical system failure on 4th generation vans. I have a 2001 voyager 2. The other thing is the labeling of the fuses. She stated it started right back up and seemed to drive normal afterwards. My ohm meter says that there is a direct short showing full continuity between the fuse position and the battery's negative terminal.
Stopped, restarted, all dash lights again came back on - climate control fan, radio, interior lights, door locks worked, headlights came back on switch turned off. I think static got something. This is a major safety issue and I cannot feel safe letting my wife drive this truck anymore nor myself. Finally able to unlock and get kids out, neighbor got the hood open and disconnected battery. This center contains cartridge fuses, mini-fuses and relays. I've been hunting down the source of the same problem in my '02 for six months now.
The current mileage was 71,421 and failure mileage was 50,000. Total electronic disruption but engine continued to run. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. When I went to unlock and start the van it was dead. Speedometer and tachometer needles jump.
Battery light comes on intermittently, several times an hour. The heating system continued to turn on by itself. Do not leave the Key Fob inside the vehicle or in the ignition. The second time it happened, I was driving with the girl I babysit on a 50mph road. Pressed open sliding door on remote, the vehicle instantly started a continuous honk and the windshield wipers and fluid started to go off. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and there were no additional repairs made to the vehicle. Stopped vehicle, placed it into park and it restarted.
This isn't the reliable vehicle that we thought we purchased. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Just shut completely down today as was turning ended up half in road thank god car behind paying attention and dump truck was coming also paid attention or else daughter and I could have been hurt severely. I'd be happy to offer a fee if someone can give me an authoritative answer and solution to this issue. Both incidents occurred under similar circumstances. I could not get the car started by jump start and could not get the battery recharged while connected. We would like to recommend to the ntsb to conduct a full investigation into this type of incident and issue a safety recall recommendation to Chrysler in order to proactively avoid loss of life's due to this total system failure in which Chrysler has been made aware of.
It's been working so far! Turning off ignition did not stop problem. This is very dangerous and can be deadly. This happened continuously the entire time I was driving the car. June 1st 2009 my van died. Concerned that possible computer malfunction may override operator's ability to control lights, turn signals, windshield wipers, and other safety necessities while vehicle is in motion. Look for a black plastic box.