Chrysler Pacifica - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported a total of 4,970 problems for their cars built in the 10 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chrysler Pacifica. The 2005 Chrysler Pacifica cars have the most problems reported (1,529 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chrysler Pacifica

  Common problems of Chrysler Pacifica

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Chrysler Pacifica cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,108 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (711 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chrysler Pacifica

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,108
  Structure
711
  Power Train
495
  Equipment
476
  Electrical System
474
  Suspension
394
  Other Fuel System
240
  Steering
220
  Vehicle Speed Control
170
  Service Brakes
167
   
  Gasoline Fuel System
99
  Air Bag
81
  Exterior Lighting
68
  Electronic Stability Control
61
  Visibility
51
  Seats
39
  Wheel
35
  Unknown Or Other
27
  Tire
21
  Seat Belt
18
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Air Brake
3
  Parking Brake
3
  Child Seat
2
  Traction Control System
1
  Back Over Prevention
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chrysler Pacifica of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Pacifica model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chrysler Pacifica model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Pacifica Model Years

Pacifica
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 16143,3811    
3.71
  2017 676161,0212    
2.10
  2008 13511,31311    
1.08
  2007 48743,75512    
0.93
  2006 87558,85113    
1.14
  2005 1,52971,24014    
1.53
  2004 1,10145,26115    
1.62

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chrysler Pacifica is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Pacifica
137
  2017 Pacifica
311
  2008 Pacifica
6
  2007 Pacifica
30
  2006 Pacifica
40
  2005 Pacifica
93
  2004 Pacifica
60


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