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Power Train Problems of Chrysler Pacifica - part 1



Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 117 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 04/02/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel would go on and off and the vehicle stalled. The contact took the vehicle to their mechanic and it was determined that the power train control module needed to be replaced. The contact mechanic informed them it was under recall, but when the contact spoke with the manufacturer they were told the vehicle was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. Rl.

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Failure Date: 03/31/2015

Vehicle engine cradle sub-frame is rotting through and nearly separating one portion from another. This will at some point in time fail in a catastrophic manner. This defect seems to be well documented on numerous web sites and fiat Chrysler group is aware of this problem and makes like the problem is with only a very limited number of vehicles which is clearly not the case. They have an extended warranty of note for this very problem, but is limiting it to a very few cars manufactured between a very limited timeframe from late 2004 to early 2005, all others are excluded in spite of the fact that numerous Pacifica's are noted as having this problem. This repair is an approx. $3000 repair that Chrysler is ignoring the safety of the owners and families of these cars and those driving around them.

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Failure Date: 03/10/2015

I took my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica in to a Chrysler dealership because I couldn't pass the IL emissions test. I was told that my subframe was very rusted and holes were in it. He told me that they fixed my car so I can pass emissions ($900) and basically told me to drive it for a few months and get rid of it. I asked him how much it would be to fix it and he told me, it would be very expensive. I did my research and there are a lot of people with the same problem. There is a recall for 04-05 Pacificas and after looking at pictures of other subframes for 04-05 models, they look just like mine (rusted w/holes). 06 Pacificas should also be in the recall. I did not call Chrysler because I felt I would get the same response as others. So now I have to pray every time I drive the vehicle that the subframe doesn't break. I still owe on the vehicle and can't afford another. Please do something!.

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Failure Date: 03/07/2015

Today I was told that the engine cradle of my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica with 125214 miles was rusted out and needs to be replaced, will not pass nys inspection. Online I read that Chrysler is only are covering the 2004 and 2005 models. This is a extreme safety problem just like the defects in the 2004 and 2005 that Chrysler needs to cover.

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Failure Date: 03/02/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and it was determined that the power train control module needed to be reprogrammed and the fuel pump module will be replaced. The dealer informed the contact there was NHTSA recall campaign number: 06v432 (power train) but the contacts vehicle was not included. The current mileage was 84000. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was not available. Rl.

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Failure Date: 02/18/2015

The engine cradle is rusting through leaving holes, and flaking off even when just touched by hand. This is a problem with 2004 and 2005 Pacificas as well; Chrysler extened warranties for those model years, but decided not to for 2006 for some reason. Really these should all be recalled anyway as it is a major saftey issue since the engine support is rotten with rust which could easily cause major accidents.


car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 7
Failure Date: 02/12/2015

The reverse clutch burnt out. The car was parked and wouldn't go in reverse. The car is in limp mode. The rpms are ranging high because it can't shift properly. The transmission is about to go out completely.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

Sub chassis frame assembly rusted and corroded. Was found when taken in for a routine oil change. Was advised should not be driven in current condition.

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Failure Date: 01/12/2015

Power steering fails completely for about 30 seconds or more. This occurs when the vehicle travels through any water on the road that may splash into the engine compartment. The steering belt gets wet and will slip (making a screeching noice until it spins off the water and drys). The power assisted steering will stop completely not allowing the driver to maneuver the vehicle until the power steering is restored. This problem will cause the driver not to be able to change the direction of the vehicle in any direction to complete a turn or avoid a collision! it is very dangerous and can occur without warning. We are looking into the problem. It maybe that a splash guard was left off and not replace during a previous service. This has not been confirmed to be the fix. We will update this post once this is confirmed to be the fix.

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Failure Date: 12/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while at a stop light as the brakes was depressed, the vehicle jerked forward as the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle as the vehicle failed to accelerate above 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power train control module and the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number:04v113000 (power train) and 03v471000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 147,000. Ss.


 
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Failure Date: 12/16/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while approaching a stop at approximately 3 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 06v432000 (power train) however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 8,000.

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Failure Date: 12/12/2014

My steering wheel started to jerk to the right when accelerating and it was hard to keep the car on the road. It felt like the front wheels were going to fall off. I took the car to the shop and they informed me that the sub structure cradle was rusted through and had failed. This also took out the transmission mount and idler arm. Had I been going any faster when this failed it may have caused the car to swerve into on coming traffic.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted but the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the power train control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 04v113000 (power train) and 03v471000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was unknown.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2014

Engine cradle has rusted a big whole through.

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Failure Date: 10/17/2014

While stopped at a traffic light I heard a noise coming from under the hood. I put the car in (n), and listened for the noise I then noticed the speedometer moving from 0 to 20 mph while I was not moving.

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Failure Date: 09/29/2014

I was at stopped at signal light in traffic at rush hour. When light turned green to go, I stepped on gas petal and vehicle started to snorkel and stall. It started jerking and continued to stall then it took off for a bit and started to stall again, then continued to go. Cars were honking and I almost got rear ened and hit on the side!. Another few times before that it would rev up on its own while stopped at signal light lunging forward. Few times almost hit vehicle in front of me due to this issue! recall most definitely needs to be enforced>>>>.

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Failure Date: 09/13/2014

Had to have my vehicle towed due to my ignition switch. I am glad that I was not driving when this happened! getting this car repair will set me back in my bills and I just got this car 2 years ago!.

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Failure Date: 09/10/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the engine stalled. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to side of the road. The vehicle was towed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer mechanic and diagnosed failure of the power train control module. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the failure and advised the VIN was affected by a recall previously and recall was remedied. The contact was also advised the remedy to a recall is once per lifetime of a vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Lb.

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Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The sub frame under the drive train has rusted out to the point that it has little or no structural strength, this has essentially rendered the car inoperative and unsafe to operate. The car has barely 100,000 miles.

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Failure Date: 08/11/2014

I have a 2005 Pacifica. The car was in for body work, when a mechanic noticed severe rusting on the frame. He stated that the engine, could fall through the body frame! I did a google search and found hundreds of complaints about the problem. There is a story from a tv station in florida covering this story. . Read more...

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Failure Date: 08/04/2014

Car has rotten sub frame that cradles engine suspension! in looking at Chrysler complaints this appears to be prevalent in all the sub frames. My mechanic has welded in metal in place of rot. This sub frame is responsible for suspension of the front end and cradles engine mounts. There is no way a car design should allow for failure of such a critical job after 89000 miles and 8 years. These cars need to be recalled and or removed from the road before there are unnecessary deaths.

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Failure Date: 06/30/2014

My car failed on us as we were on our trip towards brownsville texas. The electrical in my car started flickering and the motor kept accelerating itself. . Then the gas indicator went from showing half tank full to 10 miles to empty. . We were in the deserted part of the checkpoint ranch so we had about 30 miles until a gas station we thought we couldn't possibly just run out of gas, but as we continued 5 minutes later our car electrical just sounded a spark and our car starting shutting off, hard steering to pull on side of road. . But thank god we had no vehicles behind us so that prevented an accident from happening. . We called family member to go help us haul our car to a nearest gas station or mechanic. . Something I never want to experience with my children 3 and 1 in my car and the hot summer. . I have searched for my car if it falls in the recall category but it shows nothing. . Yet it showed to have similar defects as the ones being recalled.

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Failure Date: 06/22/2014

I filled up the tank with gas and was on a long road trip. I had reset the trip at the time of fill up and I had tracked the highway mileage using a little less than 1/2 tank then refilled it then took how many miles I had gone divided it by how many gallons of gas it took to fill it back up. I was getting 21 miles per gallon. When the gas gauge reached 1/2 tank, it dropped straight to empty. I had only gone roughly 200 miles and figured at 21 miles per gallon I should easily get 350 to 400 miles before needing gas so I carried on. After I had traveled 220 miles on a full tank, (20 gallons) the motor just shut itself off. I pulled over and called for help. They brought 2 gallons of gas and put it in and it fired right up. I drove 2 miles back to the gas station and filled it back up and it only took 8 gallons to fill it back up. 10 if you include the 2 we had just put in on the side of the road. That is 1/2 a tank of gas. When I got home I looked up recalls and there is a recall f44 on my vehicle that describes this problem but when I called Chrysler, they said my vehicle was not manufactured within the dates of the recall. If my vehicle is having the issue shouldn't they cover it?.

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Failure Date: 06/16/2014

I took my newly purchased 2005 Chrysler Pacifica to my mechanic to get the breaks serviced, and was told that the engine cradle was completely rusted out and the engine was in danger of falling out! my mechanic was extreamly concerned (he is a friend and an honest mechanic who runs a very reputable repair and body shop in ottawa, KS). I called Chrysler before I purchased the car to see if their were any recalls on it, and was told their was not. The car is otherwise in perfect condition, no damage and very little wear inside and out. It was clear to my mechanic that this was due to some defect in the vehicle, and should not happen on a 10 year old car that is in as good of condition as mind is with only 110000 miles on it. To have a new engine cradle put it, it would cost over $4000. I cannot afford that, so we are putting in a reconditioned one, inspected to make sure it has no wear or rust on it, and we are painting and putting additional undercoating on it as to prevent any such reoccurances. After looking online, I have since learned this is a widespread problem, and is effecting a large number of owners, and is much more widespread than Chrysler is willing to admit. I called them, and my car is supposedly not one effected in their 3-4 week window of production, yet it was completely rusted to the point of possibly causing a serious and even fatal car accident.

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Failure Date: 06/03/2014

Went in for regular yearly inspection to find out that my motor mount was almost detatched from my vehicle . The powertrain was rusted . So I had to replace the motor mount the powertrain still needs replaced. In the 6 years that I have owned this vehicle I have never been notifyed of a powertrain recall. At this point I'm very upset to find out that this was never brought to my attention. However this could have put my family at risk . I hope and pray that this can be replaced as it should have been since the recal. L please notify your customer before something tragic occurs.