Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 36 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chrysler Pacifica based on all problems reported for the Pacifica.
My wife and I were returning from a trip to an appointment around 2:30 in the afternoon. We just exited off interstate 395 and were merging into traffic heading east on duke street. The light changed to yellow and required us to stop more aggressively than I typically would. We were traveling in a straight line and had to decelerate from 20 mph to complete stop within a matter of approximately 10 feet. Once our van came to a complete stop the car shut off. I didn�t notice any message on the screen, but when I released the brake pedal, the vehicle started again. Afterwards, I thought back to the previous stop and thought I noticed some hesitation in acceleration, but didn�t realize it until afterwards. The car was only purchased a month and a half ago and was purchased new. Unfortunately I do not have any photo evidence of the circumstances and the vehicle did not present a check engine light. The dealer we purchased from stated they didn�t know what we were talking about, but offered we make an appointment and they would check the vehicle.
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Van was in drive, but stopped at an intersection on a city street waiting to turn left. When light changed I attempted to accelerate and engine did not engage. Blue light on gear indicator started flashing. I was able to put car in park then shift into drive again, but there was lag when accelerating. I drove out of intersection and into parking lot. Shut off car then restarted and drove it directly to dealer. Still waiting for problem to be assessed. Check engine light had come on one day prior to this incident.
Sudden engine failure and power loss while driving. Error messages displayed on dash indicating failure of electronic stability control and transmission, along with check engine light. This issue started intermittently, but became so severe that it would happen multiple times in a short <10 mile trip. To recover, the car must be stopped, turned off, and then restarted.
My car stops running shortly after driving within a few minutes with zero warning. When this happens the power steering and breaks stop functioning. I have been able to successfully been able to restart the car and continue to my destination. This creates a defiant safety hazard and has happened randomly on multiple occasions. The stalling started at the time when the check engine light and �gascap� warning message came on - permanently. The mechanics have been unable to fine the problem and there are no computer code readings. Has there been a recall for this problem from Chrysler?.
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While driving my car I turned on my turn signal to turn right onto the highway, and upon accelerating my check engine light beeped and turned on, then as I turned my wheel and tried to accelerate it wouldn't and then my car died. I then had my car towed to my house where it remains until I have it towed to the dealership.
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The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. While approaching a stop, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the error codes as p401 and p172. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure was related to NHTSA campaign numbers: 03v471000 (fuel system) and 04v113000 (power train). The failure mileage was 160,000.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 55 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle started to make a jerking motion. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact also stated that the vehicle shut off while driving, and was not able to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the motor and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.
Motor mounts replaced, tie rods replaced, control arms replaced all done in the last month !! why doesn't Chrysler have a recall out on this issues since it's known for it! OH did I mention the gas pedal gets stuck all the time! other thing is my check engine light keeps coming on and off. . . It's been diagnosed as the fuel pump. . . . Really at this point I'm tired of putting money into the car.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the check engine light illuminated on her instrument panel and her vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed the pcm and fuel pump needed to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 151,000. Sr.
First began 11/2013 when headed out after picking up my daughter, slowed to enter left turn lane (on major busy intersection at night!) and entire car simply died - fried the battery (it was only a yr old & the second time I had replaced it since I purchased it two yrs prior from original owner) nearly was hit by several cars before tow truck arrived (so dead couldn't even be shifted into neutral!) after multiple opinions by several mechanics had to face the fact that issue w/rods caused metal pieces to infiltrate oil (all oil changes on time, previous before incident 6 week prior) causing all engine bears to go. Luckily, was able to work out a fairly decent deal to the tune of $1200, only to be faced w/multiple additional needed repairs thereafter and over a year later, I'm still trying to get to the bottom of why engine totally stalls when coming to a complete stop if my a/c is on - check engine light has been on since I purchased it & still won't stay off despite multiple re-sets & computer checks, as is abs light (again, checked multiple times & since no issue I have left it as is) now battery light also comes on intermittently. All codes come back fine, and hoses & seals all fine. . . . As of two days ago, seems I'm now looking at engine cradle issue as well! nearly $3000 in (just counting these latest issues!) after replacing battery for a third time & tire replacement (all 4) twice within a year, in addition to breaks & rotors for 2nd time in 2 years . . . Seems to be a common problem w/these vehicles and yet my VIN # isn't included in the recall. . . Shame on you Chrysler. . . . I am a single mother, who has had all regular maintenance and upkeep & cannot afford to continue to throw $ into this issue, and am afraid every time my kids are in the car that the stalling issues will cause a horrible accident!.
I have almost been in four accidents in the past week and a half due to my 2004 Chrysler Pacifica stalling in the middle of intersections and roads without warning. As I accelerate the car starts to hesitate, sputter and then just dies out. The last time it did this in the middle of a busy road with cars going by at 50mph, I had two good samaritans and two police officers that were nearby help me to safety where I had to have the vehicle towed back to my home where it sits today. The first time it happened the check engine light came on, it said bad crankshaft sensor, so I replaced it. The second time it happened it said bad camshaft, so I replaced it. The third time it happened it said bad camshaft sensor again, so I replaced thinking I bought a defective one. This did not work either as the car ended up stalling for good two days ago. I know there have been recalls in the past for this exact stalling condition of the engine, but Chrysler says my car did not show up as one of the recalled ones. I find this very concerning that this dangerous condition would not be covered by Chrysler when they know it has been an issue on thousands of other similar Pacificas.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic where the contact was advised that the catalytic converter had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, the contact was advised that the part needed to complete the repair was on back order. The failure mileage was 90,000. The current mileage was 91,000. Kmj.
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Noticed a couple of times that the car hesitated when merging on to highway or accelerating on the highway. Today however, it did that in town, going about 35 mph and then stalled, check engine light came on and smoke came out from under the hood. Now it won't even start.
After replacing a both motor mounts in July of 2012. They broke again in November 2012!! this time it was so bad that when I turned the corner the engine died and would not start back up. Eventually after trying to turn it over so many time the battery died. We had to have it towed to the shop after the holidays to find out how much it would cost to fix ($1200) and exactly what the issue was. The tech informed me that besides the mounts being broke, when I turned the corner the engine lifted and cut thru all of the wires leading to the failure of the car's power control module. This resulted in a loss of speedometer, other electrical functions, and the loss of three ignition coils. I just want to know why they keep making "rubber" engine mounts if the damn things are useless in the first place? there has to be a reason all these cars are having the same issue and if I had known about this before I financed this "pos", I would never have put my childrens lives in danger. !! I had the car fixed and everything was going fine until last night, once again! I was driving on the highway and some stupid person slammed on her brakes in front of me so I hit mine and when I did my car lunged forward and I heard the god awful "pop" sound again!!! now I am back to square one and within a years time this car will have had 3 sets of motor mounts put on it. Someone please tell me there is not a defect somewhere, because whoever handles these issues at daimler/Chrysler needs to drive one of these cars for themselves and see what we have been dealing with for so long. Also, another issue is the check engine light and it has to do with a very small leak inside the gas tank. I have been told this is a recall, but have not been able to get anyone to fix it. I just want some answers, more so for my kids sake so I can try and get it fixed completely or a new car so they are out of harms way.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the front subframe and cross member were rusted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine cradle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that while the vehicle on, there was a fuel odor and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, there was smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear, the lower front, and the front upper motor mounts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.
While driving at speeds of 10-35 mph, the oil and esp lights would illuminate, then the engine will simply cut off / stall. We have to put on the emergency flasher while in traffic, put the vehicle in neutral or park and restart. No engine light. We brought the Pacifica in to the Dodge dealership 5 times and they could not find any codes. They tried updating the software on the ecm which did not help. Then, the dealership said the motor mounts were bad and the torque of the engine was pulling on the front wiring harness(ES), causing the stalling issue. We had all 3 (front, rear, upper) engine/motor mounts replaced and the issue still happens every time we try to drive the car. The dealership has the car again and said the front motor mount still looks like it is bad even though it was replaced 4 days ago. Based on what I've read in the NHTSA database and the Dodge dealership telling me that motor mounts go out on a lot of Pacificas, this is happening to a lot of 2007 Pacifica owners. Chrysler should absolutely recall the motor mounts on this vehicle and provide a more reliable replacement motor mount with a robust design at no charge to all Pacifica owners. My wife has reported that she has almost been rear ended several times as a result of suddenly stalling while driving. To have this vehicle completely stall out while my wife is taking my 3 kids to school or other activities could cause a crash and is potentially life threatening. I just want this issue to be resolved. The Pacifica is a well designed car and we love the interior but we need reliable transportation.
Obtained car brand new in 2006, yr later had to replace engine, was said they gave us a new one, prior to that we had sunroof issue that still persist to this day 6years later. . . Electrical off. One minute you have gas and next minute literally fuel light is on. . Fast forward a tad 2007 stalling problems,. . . Fast forward even more 30,000miles later. . . . Stalling allllllllot,especially while I'm driving with my kids. Making a u-turn and just simply parking into a space no go. . Gas cap light is on, check engine light on. . . . Currently vehicle is at dealership which was charging us $2,632. 00 to fix problems, besides overcharging ridiculously, Chrysler offered to pay most of bill after doing research and realizing we were getting ripped off, a two day job is now turned into 1week, no vehicle, no loaner. . 6yrs. Later failed emissions test is what prompted me to take it to a dealership. . . Now I cannot pass an emissions test nor register my vehicle @ end month>( today). Would like to trade, however they low balled me & said $4,000. They cannot get car to reset, and still could not find out why it is stalling. After letting dealership know I have an open case seems like they are singing a different tune. . . Still no car/ no fix. . .
On Jan 16, 2012 car missfired on an incline several times within 12 miles, then stalled upon turning right. During the return trip, missfired several times in an incline. Stalled backing out of a drive way. Engine light came on. Took the car to mechanic and the light register the cam shaft. Replaced it. During another incident two days later on Jan. 29, 2012. The car again miss fired on an incline then promptly stalled - not on the turn - during the incline. Had to wait several minutes for the car to start again. The miss firing has been occuring for at least two months intermittantly. I got it checked with the engine light came on, but the replacement of the can shaft didn't correct the problem. The first stall occured on Jan 16, 2012. The engine light is back on after the stall today. After researching this issue, it seems that this is not just my car, but many Pacifica's have this problem. I'll be notifying Chrysler dealer tomorrow. I'm am very concerned about this issue. I do not feel safe in this car.
1st time: driving straight around 20-45 mph when engine light came on & engine started acting up. Stopped shortly at a stop light & engine died. Had to wait several minutes before the engine would start & engine light stayed on until we got to auto mechanic's shop approx 2 miles away. Multiple times in the last 2 months: sometimes engine light comes on as we are stopping or decelerating or turning left after a stop light changes. Engine then acts up & subsequently dies shortly after that. After a few minutes we are able to start it & drive it home or to the dealer. Both the auto mechanic's & at the Chrysler dealer's diagnostic machines identified fault code "p0508 iac circuit low" & told us we had to change out the idle control motor (Chrysler part # 4593851-aa). We have had this part changed out & the throttle body cleaned twice now with no resolution of the problem. We also have noticed on occasion when we have our foot on the brake at a stop, the engine may arbitrarily race for a couple of seconds. Fortunately our foot is on the brake when this happens.
Starting in 2011 my Pacifica's electrical systems seem to be shutting down. First I lost the ability to open windows or use power locks on the passenger side. Next I lost the cruise control function. Now my check engine light appears intermittently. Most recently the air bag light and alarm comes on but only intermittently.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated upon starting the vehicle. The contact also stated that the vehicle would intermittently stall or jerk when accelerating from stops. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and was repaired, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 55,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact was driving 60 mph as the vehicle exhibited an unusual violent vibration in the front end. The check engine light was illuminated and she pulled off the roadway and shut off the engine. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where she was advised that the number one fuel injector was fractured and leaking fuel into the engine valve. The mechanic advised that the engine would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 77,000.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the engine would not start intermittently and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the engine was replaced. However, the failure continued. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving at an unknown speed, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. She could not turn off the light because she lost control of the instrument panel functions. While accelerating, the vehicle began to jump. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the motor mounts were failing. The dealer ordered the parts for the repair, but they are on backorder. The contact has not yet received a price quote. She is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 44,000.
This has happened three times now (today being most recent). Chrysler Pacifica's engine completely shuts off when taking a left or cutting across traffic to left going at a slow speed. This is extremely dangerous and we have a toddler who we are concerned when we drive in the car. Dealer has run reports and checked car out twice and found nothing. No codes pull up despite the fact the engine light comes on and the system dash says "perform service. ".
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||
|Engine Knocking Noise problems||