Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 109 problems related to power train (under the power train category).
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.
See all problems of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica.
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.
See all problems of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica.
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.
See all problems of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica.
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.
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.
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.
Engine cradle has rusted a big whole through.
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.
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>>>>.
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!.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?.
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.
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.
Engine cradle/sub-frame is rusted through on both sides. The gaps 1/4" to 2" wide extend for 15-20". My mechanic lifted my car so I can see the damage, he says it is unsafe to drive it because of all front suspension and steering is supported by the frame. When driving over potholes I hear loud thumps coming from front suspension area. I'm expecting Chrysler's recall or reimbursement for projected $2500-3000 repair.
The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate and the power train warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the power train control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was serviced two years prior under NHTSA campaign id number: 06v432000 (power train). The vehicle was to be inspected and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80000.
While I was driving down the road my car stalled and then cut off in the middle of the road. My car started back up right away but as I continue to drive home it continued to stall and shut off. Thank god there was not very many cars on the road because someone could have gotten seriously hurt. My car has been down since April 2014 and it is now September 2014. My husband and I have put so much money into this car because the mechanics can't figure out the problem. We have had replaced the egr valve, O2 censors, throttle position sensors, idle air control valve, and a tune up and my car still runs the same, like crap. The computer is not diagnosing the car properly and neither are the mechanics.
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power train control module and the egr pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was to be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Dyd.
Nhtsa please notice how many people have submitted this problem. Over 50 just since this January. Subframe corrosion to the point the mechanic didn't even think it should be driven home. Engine, transmission, front wheels could all fall at any moment. Why hasn't anyone done anything about this? I see over 50 people have complained about this very problem since only this January. Luckily we noticed it, hate to think of all the other Pacifica drivers out there that have no idea the danger they are in. What will it take? one death? two deaths? how many people, Chrysler? this is obviously a major problem and needs to be fixed at no cost to the consumer. Who has $2500 to repair their car? not us. Will be contacting Chrysler to no avail I'm sure but worth a try.
I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica that has failed inspection due to extensive engine cradle rust. This vehicle's body and undercarriage is immaculate except for the engine cradle "k frame". I have contacted Chrysler and they are unwilling fix the problem because it is 20k miles over the power train warranty even though there is no other rust issues on the vehicle. After doing research, I have discovered that I am not alone in this battle! I am within 8 months of the previous recalled vehicles from Chrysler for this same issue and I believe that Chrysler should extend their recall as this is a potential dangerous issue that is growing with this specific model vehicle.
I initially took my car in because I hear a noise in the wheel well. After an additional day of holding the vehicle, I was told that my cradle that basically housed the major engine components was corroded and needed to be replace. I was provided a total of over $2300 for the parts alone. After researching the part, I found many incidents reported that this is a known issue by Chrysler. I as well was told that I had extended power train warranty when I purchased the vehicle used in June of 2013. This is a major safety defect; as this car (and others) are not structurally sound. I drive my 7 year old daughter and 10 year old son in the vehicle everyday. I also make a 68 mile highway commute round trip to and from work in the vehicle. This should be something that is recalled and I want to know what is Chrysler going to do about the matter. I see there are recalls for seat belts that save lives. Recalling the structure of the vehicle should be included as failure of this component is catastrophic. It will save lives to recall and repair.
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|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
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|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Transmission Stuck In Gear problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
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