Check Engine Light On Problems of Chrysler Pacifica - part 1

Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 41 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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 05/21/2018

My 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has over 22,000 miles on it. About a month ago, I started experiencing hard shifts, jerks, Mini-stalls when accelerating. It has happened while coasting in traffic, accelerating from red lights, stop signs, and merging into traffic! I believe its 2-3 gear shift. I feel the rpms drop down to nothing and spike. It feels like being hit from behind and getting whiplash. Its very powerful and frightening. Having two kids in carseats when his happens is scary! the dealership hasn't been able to reproduce to problem (even on a drive along) and they say they can't do anything about it until a check engine lights comes on. Warranty is up in 14,000 miles - this needs to be fixed by then. Latest occurrence was this morning accelerating from a stop.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2
Failure Date: 05/16/2018

In January 2018, took the van in because of jerking motion shifting out of gears. Would go from first gear, skip second gear and then jerk hard into third gear, almost feeling like the van was going to stall. Chrysler dealership stated that Chrysler doesn't know how to fix the problem but doing an engine stall reset with the computer system in the car may fix it. That worked for about 2 weeks and the jerking motion started to happen again. Most times it was at speeds between 15-20 mph, but then it started to happen at speeds like at 40mph. Then yesterday, while driving on the highway, there was stop and go traffic, and as I was trying to accelerate, the car jerked so hard twice, I thought I was rear ended. The check engine light came on, and the car began to accelerate on its own. I tried to brake and at first was unable to. Finally the car slowed down, but the rpm's were reving at 4 while I was only going 25mph and then stalled. The car would not shift out of first gear, and would not go any faster than 25mph. I was able to get off the highway before being involved in a crash as it was rush hour traffic on the one of the most busiest highways in miami. So now my car is at the dealer and they are telling me that they are going to try to replace the valve body of the transmission, and if that still gives them problems, they will have to replace the whole transmission. This van is a year old!!! the service advisor said that they are just doing what chrylser is telling them to do to try and fix this problem. Very sad Chrysler. This is a huge safety issue and telling consumers that they don't know how to fix a problem that could be life threatening or they are going to "try" to fix it is unacceptable. Many of us that own vans have small children that are in them everyday and this is what we have to deal with. At this point, I want new manufacturer van.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 3
Failure Date: 05/03/2018

Since 11/2017, have had ongoing issue with sensation of a very hard shift occurring when accelerating especially if I have been driving in heavy traffic for some time. This has been on both highways and on local streets. Sensation is so hard, it feels like vehicle has been rear ended. This has occurred both before and after recall work was done. Have requested evaluation twice at dealer and each time nothing able to be found as cause. The event does not occur all of the time so service techs most likely did not experience it. Starting the week of 4/30, van has started to be slow in acceleration when pulling away from red lights, intersections and merging onto highways. Feel van is becoming increasingly unsafe to drive. Also had check engine light come on and found to be fuel pressure sensor. When first replaced at dealer, fuel pressure sensor worked for a few days and then van would not start and approx. 1/4 tank of gas lost on parking lot surface. Required towing and when checked o-ring had crimped and burst on new sensor.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 4
Failure Date: 04/21/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated while idling, the vehicle would shake and lose power. The check engine light illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was dealer: island Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram 1239 hylan blvd, staten island, NY 10305 who diagnosis the vehicle a misfire. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was given a case manager. The failure mileage was 10,000. Hk.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 5
Failure Date: 03/29/2018

As of today, my new van has been in service 13 of the 15 days I have owned it. Not even 12 hours after bringing my new van home, I noticed some lagging/slight jerk after braking going around 20 mph. The next day, in a neighborhood (thank goodness) after turning right after a stop sign, the check engine light came on with a ding and blinking and I was unable to accelerate. I coasted into my friends driveway to put in park and the van began to shake. This went on a few min and because I was on my way to work, I left the driveway and continued on my way for 10 min. The check engine light came on two more times after that. After four days in service, they finally concluded it was the O2 sensors and replaced all of those. After it was fixed, my husband couldn't even make it home before the check engine light came back on. As of yesterday, computer modules have been updated and the check engine light still comes on and they can't pinpint where the misfire is happening.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 6
Failure Date: 11/17/2017

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 7
Failure Date: 10/30/2017

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 09/21/2017

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 9
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 10
Failure Date: 12/23/2016

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 12
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 13
Failure Date: 06/28/2014

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 14
Failure Date: 03/06/2014

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 15
Failure Date: 11/14/2013

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!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 16
Failure Date: 09/19/2013

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 17
Failure Date: 04/12/2013

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 18
Failure Date: 01/03/2013

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 19
Failure Date: 07/20/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 20
Failure Date: 05/23/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 21
Failure Date: 05/07/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 22
Failure Date: 03/08/2012

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. . .

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 23
Failure Date: 01/16/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 25
Failure Date: 08/02/2011

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.


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