Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 31 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).
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.
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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.
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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. ".
2005 Chrysler Pacifica, started having problems at 50,000 miles. Abs sensors had to be replaced and recall for fuel module. . . But most upsetting the car stalls at low speeds or while making turns. . Pulling into parking spaces,etc. . I have brought it to dealership and like many others without engine light on they cannot duplicate problem, therefore we are sent on our way with no fix!! I have 4 children and I am terrified to drive this car!! why wont Chrysler stand behind these vehicles!!!.
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact noticed that the check engine light was illuminated. Subsequently, the contact's mechanic monitored the light for approximately one week. The mechanic was able to retrieve a service bulletin, and the code indicated that when a consumer placed 12 gallons of fuel or less in the vehicle, the check engine light would illuminate. The contact had to pay $70 to have the engine reset. He consulted Chrysler initially for reimbursement, but then for an explanation as to why the feature caused the light to illuminate. Chrysler responded that the vehicle was out of warranty and they denied his request for reimbursement. He informed the dealer that the vehicle did not malfunction because, as he was informed, the vehicle was supposed to perform in that manner. Therefore, the warranty was not an issue. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage was 64,500 and failure mileage was 64,000.
We were getting onto the freeway and the car lost power and the check engine light kept flashing. Then we regained power a minute or two later.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While backing out of the driveway at 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. When in reverse, the vehicle goes forward. The engine warning light illuminates and the handling fails. The dealer stated that a minimum 4-hour diagnostic is needed to identify the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 99,500.
Check engine light at approximately 40,000 miles. The check light has come on the vehicle indicating cylinder three misfired. I have taken vehicle to the shop the first time and had the coil replaced. The same light came on with the same warning. This time the spark plugs were replaced, the injections cleaned out, the throttle body cleaned out. I just got it back yesterday and I feel confident that I will have the same thing over the next few days. When this happens, the vehicle idles rough and the car has no power. This vehicle has been maintained higher than the standards call for in the manual. Looks like Chrysler is good for about 40,000 miles, then be prepared to spend some money. I plan to trade the vehicle for a Toyota, though I had supported american made vehicles in the past, with a product like this, you can't afford to. The total cost thus far has been $600. 00. It appears that chrsyler knows the problem exists because of the bulletins, yet they will not recall the car ,and do what is right for the consumers. People can't afford to pay for a vehicle and repair it at the same time with so few miles. The Pacifica is a great riding car ,and I otherwise thoroughly enjoyed it.
On several (10+) occasions in the last month, our car has lost power while driving from what appears to be a fuel starvation issue. On the last event we were nearly rear-ended by following cars due to the sporadic acceleration/deceleration. I have brought the Pacifica to the dealer twice to have the problem diagnosed and have been told twice that no problem can be found and the computer does not indicate a "fault code" for why the check engine light is on.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and then the check engine light illuminated. To restart the vehicle, it had to be shifted into neutral. The contact also stated that the power steering assist would fail intermittently. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 104,000.
Purchased an 2005 Pacifica June 10th. Was back in the service department 3 days after purchase with check engine light on. Service supposedly repaired problem but after 1 week noticed vehicle misfiring and check engine light back on. Took it back service replaced a part (not sure what) and reset light. As of today this makes my 4th trip to service department with same problem. Check engine light. The mechanic said today it failed the emissions test and he can't figure out why. I left it there and took a rental, but now it kind of feels like I have bought a problem. (check engine light).
After having my Pacifica for 1. 5 years and experiencing 19 problems (54 days in the shop!); 2-3 of which are recurring (I. E. The engine light coming on), even the service department at my dealership stated that they would stand behind my efforts to get a vehicle replacement! we are completely happy with the dealership's service as they have stood behind this "lemon" better than the manufacturer appears to be able to. After talking with the Chrysler representative, mr. Craig kishner, I was informed that the "best" Chrysler could do was to refund my extended warranty price. I pushed back and my boyfriend also called to announce our dismay at the manner in which we are being treated after being tremendously patient for 1. 5 years to see if this "lemon" could be repaired to a reasonable level of usability. Mr kishner then came back with the answer that Chrysler would only "step up" for the previously laughable answer. We had hoped for a laudable answer. I find it difficult to believe that a manufacturer, with the questionable track record of Chrysler, would want to create more adverse publicity than they already have chalked up over the course of their existence. Nonetheless, we will pursue this through the courts and undoubtedly tell all of our friends and business colleauges of this horrific experience.
The contact stated vehicle stall with no warning while making a left turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, and they could not duplicate the problem. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership, and they installed the autopilot. When they checked the autopilot, they state it was not working. Upon further inspection, the dealership found there was a problem with the fuel pump. The part was ordered, but according to the manufacturer, the part was being redesigned ,and will not be available until the end of the year. The engine light came on, and the dealership suggested he ignore it. After filling the gas tank the gas gauge showed empty. The dealership stated this was part of the fuel pump problem. The gas gauge still is inoperable ,and he has to constantly put fuel in the vehicle. Updated 12/7/2005.
While driving at 70 mph engine check light came on, then the vehicle started to jerk and stall. Driver pulled off the road. Consumer has contacted the dealership on two separate occasions, but the problem still occurs.
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