2007 Town and Country randomly turns off during driving

I have a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country. I've never had a single problem in 2000 and up until now. Now, it randomly turns off when I drive. It was happening a little and now it's happening more frequently.
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It is a 2007, so it’s reasonably new. The data on that thing is pretty strong. We mechanics have dealer-level computers that can analyze everything that is happening with the car. They call it stored axle codes, and since it’s dying, I’m sure it will trip the code that is going to show you what area is breaking down.

Now, if it didn’t trip any codes when the mechanic looked at it with the dealer-level scan tool, then a lot of times it is a fuel pump starting to go out. Because on that vehicle, the computer doesn’t have a sensor that knows what the fuel pressure is. So the computer has no idea of the fuel pressure. So when it loses fuel pressure, it won’t trip a code because it doesn’t know that the fuel pump has no pressure because there is no sensor. You could give the guys at YourMechanic a call and they’ll come and analyze your stalling issue and let you know what repairs are needed.

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The most common reasons a Chrysler Town & Country engine stalling are the fuel system, the air intake system, or the ignition system. Search our network of RepairPal Certified shops near you to speak with a technician about your issue.
If the vehicle randomly shuts off while driving or stationary, there is usually an issue with the engine. Typical patterns here are issues with the ignition system, mixture preparation or fuel. A known error here is that the vehicle was refueled with the wrong type of fuel.
The dash lights coming on and vehicle shutting down are, most likely, related to a charging system problem. It`s fairly common for all the dash lights to come on with no alternator output, low voltage can cause unusual electrical issues. The alternator should have been tested at the time of battery replacement.
Most commonly when the car stalls while driving, but starts right up after, the cause is an intermittently failing crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor. The first step to diagnosing this problem however, would be to scan the engine control module to check for fault codes.
Common reasons for this to happen:

Low fuel pressure, dirty or defective fuel injectors, or broken fuel pump: The fuel pump is responsible for transferring fuel from the tank to the engine.

But if the alternator isn`t functioning properly and the battery dies, your car may eventually lose power and stall or completely shut off. So, can your battery die while the car is running? Absolutely. And oftentimes, this issue is caused by a combination of alternator and battery problems.
Auto Start/Stop Technology automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a full stop and idles for more than a few seconds. Once the driver puts pressure on the accelerator, then the engine turns back on. It`s simple, and some say it can save between 3-5% of gas in stop-and-go traffic.
How Long Will the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Last? A properly maintained 2007 Town & Country should last around 200,000 miles, which is 100,000 miles less than top competitors like the Toyota Sienna. Regular annual maintenance costs are similar to other minivans, at $417 per year, according to Repair Pal.
The 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5. It ranks 11th out of 32 for all car brands.
If the torque converter is broken, or if there is a low fluid level in the transmission, the converter will not do its job, and the car will be unable to maintain power at low speeds, which causes the engine to shut off. A defective TCS or torque converter solenoid can also cause this issue.
The cruise control brake switch is located above your brake pedal and sometimes becomes contaminated with dirt and debris which can cause the circuit to stay open; which disables the system.
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The cruise control brake switch is located above your brake pedal and sometimes becomes contaminated with dirt and debris which can cause the circuit to stay open; which disables the system.

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2007 Town and Country randomly turns off during driving
ANSWER : It is a 2007, so it’s reasonably new. The data on that thing is pretty strong. We mechanics have dealer-level computers that can analyze everything that is happening with the car. They call it stored axle codes, and since it’s dying, I’m sure it will trip the code that is going to show you what area is breaking down.

Now, if it didn’t trip any codes when the mechanic looked at it with the dealer-level scan tool, then a lot of times it is a fuel pump starting to go out. Because on that vehicle, the computer doesn’t have a sensor that knows what the fuel pressure is. So the computer has no idea of the fuel pressure. So when it loses fuel pressure, it won’t trip a code because it doesn’t know that the fuel pump has no pressure because there is no sensor. You could give the guys at YourMechanic a call and they’ll come and analyze your stalling issue and let you know what repairs are needed.

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As I’m driving, all my lights inside/out of the car turn off and the car still stays on. But when I turn the car off it won’t turn over
ANSWER : Hello there. The charging system on the car may not be charging the battery as you drive and the systems that keep the engine running are priority so the engine will stay running until the voltage drops below about 9 volts but the lighting and some other accessories may cut off above this voltage first. You should have the charging system tested to see if the alternator needs to be replaced.

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