Chrysler Town & Country Problems

Headlights will not turn on/off due to failing headlight switch on Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Headlight switches can fail, causing the headlights to intermittently stay in the on or off position. Repeatedly turning the switch on and off may temporarily fix the problem. Replacement of the switch is needed to resolve this issue. 

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Average mileage: 104,227 (16,500–220,547)
12 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
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Headlights wont turn on sometimes and will go out while driving, parking lights and tail lights do not go out, just the headlights.
We have a 2006 Town and Country Touring. Our headlights go on and off randomly when van is in use and even when parked and just sitting in our driveway. Trying to figure out problem. Maybe the switch? Our brights work fine and none of the other lights flicker. It has worn down battery a couple times. :( not happy.
Headlights flash on and off, but do not stay on. Also, while driving at night they lights were on and then automatically turned off. It was hard to see and luckily I was close to town. I am still searching for a recall on this problem.
My headlights don't work, even though we keep replacing bulbs. The brights work fine. We suppose it's the switch. Does anyone know if this is covered under warranty? If not, how much to have it fixed at dealer? Thanks.
when starting head lights blink twice and go out, tried everything , just will blink twice and go out. has done this while driving but has came on, don't do much night driving. that is why I seen much problem at night.
leaving parking lot, I realized the lights did not come on after switching them on manually. Had to repeatedly move switch to on and off position to get them to work. Began traveling and 15 minutes later, at a 40mph speed, the lights shut off for about 20 seconds several times.
I have the same problem. My headlights will turn on and off by themselves, and sometimes I have to try to turn them off 15-20 times. This happens mostly when there is moisture in the air (I live in Southern Virginia, so like all the time). It's annoying and dangerous, and our Chrysler Dealership has basically said there is nothing wrong. We're switching mechanics.
I've noticed the head lights do not turn off. I have to turn the switch off, on, and then off again to finally make them stay off.
My head light will turn on but as I'm driving they will go out then turn back on then one head light will turn off then they will completely go off until I turn the car off then turn it back on they will proceed will the same thing go off and on
The headlights of my 2006 T&C turn off/on randomly. It is dangerous when I'm driving down the interstate at 65 mph and there are no other lights around. Turning the switch off/on repeatedly does not turn them back on. Several times, I have been alerted to my lights being on in the middle of the night when they were not left on. This problem is ongoing and I have not had it looked at by a garage.
Completely random. Sometimes headlights work fine, other times they will flash a couple times then stay off, also occasionally will work fine, but then while driving they will just go out with no warning. Turning them on and off, or the van on and off will not bring them back on. It seems to be the only way to get them on is shut off the van for at least 20 minutes then hope they might work again.
I was driving at night and the lights suddenly turned off. The running lights work, the head lights do not. Toggling switch has caused them to come back on briefly. For the most part, this is extremely unsafe and a problem.
lights turn off while driving and now my car won't start sometimes. not starter? Not battery?? maybe wiring??
When turning on headlights, have to keep turning switch on/off before they stay on. Last night they turned off while driving. Had to pull over and turn switch on & off untill they finally came on and stayed on.
Headlights shutoff briefly @ night. Have to turn headlamp switch numerous times to get lights to go off. Parking lights came on 2 times 1 night. Switch bad.
On auto at night the lights turn off sometimes I have to turn it on manual for lights to come back on. Very dangerous. What's wrong
My headlights won't turn on ,when they do ,they just go off by themselves and I have to repeatedly turn the switch to get them on