Power Train Problems of Chrysler Pacifica - part 1

Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 238 problems related to power train (under the power train 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   Power Train problem of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 05/23/2018

On may 23, 2018 I was in route to work per normal. It was about 8:30 am. The car was stationary in the left hand turn lane (second from right lane) on a 6 lane busy city street waiting for a red light to turn green so I could turn left/north onto next street. The car was in drive with my foot on the brake. As the light turned green I took my foot from the brake to the accelerator and the car suddenly powered down. I put my foot on the brake, put in park, turned off the car, and then pushed start again. The car started but would not move out of park. I retried several times with no luck to get the car out of park and move forward. I put on my hazards as cars started to stack up behind me while I was motioning for traffic to go around me. I tried again to restart and while the car would restart, I could not move it out of park and was stuck there. With my hazards on, I called the police to assist and then tried to use my uconnect to reach my �free� roadside assitance using my assist button. I got an error message multiple times that it would not connect. I found the 800 number and manually dialed myself. After about a 10 minute process I finally was able to order service via the text process that was sent to me. It took another 5 minutes before I received confirmation that tow truck was ordered. Police arrived. I called back to determine how long tow truck would take to find it was 90 minutes. This was unacceptable due to my location and the traffic backup. I called my dealer directly and they sent service within 30 minutes. The dealer immediately received a call from Chrysler star team (due to the roadside report I filed) and they had my car for one week. I have the car back now and there are no solid explanations as to why this happened. I know that Chrysler was very involved in having dealer perform multiple tests. Thankful I was not on freeway.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2
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   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3
Failure Date: 05/18/2018

When fueling gas pump automatically shuts off not letting gasoline into fuel pump. When half a tank of gasoline is left in car it automatically goes down to empty on fuel gauge. Egr valve problem, rpm too high when idled, feel like car slows down on own when driving on highway. Engine light on with p0507 code: idle air control system rpm higher than expected and p1861 fuel line disconnected.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 4
Failure Date: 05/18/2018

2017 Pacifica limited, mileage 3573. Coming to full stop at stoplight, engine suddenly reved up and car attempted to accelerate forward on its own. Had to keep foot hard on to brake to prevent forward movement into intersection. Incident lasted at least 20 seconds before car returned to normal stop.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 5
Failure Date: 05/15/2018

As I was merging into interstate 15 northbound during traffic, the vehicle jerked twice, it almost felt as if I had been rear ended from such a hard jerk. Finally the vehicle released the gear and I was able to drive up to normal speed.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 6
Failure Date: 05/15/2018

Exited interstate 215 and made a left turn, traffic was a bit backed up so we slowed down to almost a standstill, when the speed picked up I started accelerating and felt a huge thump as if I had been rear ended, then the vehicle shifted and drove normal thereafter.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 7
Failure Date: 05/10/2018

While idling at a light and pressing pedal to go. My 2017 Chrysler Pacifica failed. Lights started. Flashing in dust cycling through check abs, check tire pressure, etc. . . Car was in drive and was rolling backwards with breaks and steering not working. This resulted in an accident rolling into the vechical behind us. The nice individual the we crashed into was able to catch the failure on his dash cam. We have brought in the van on other occasions to have it looked at for transmission wanting to launch forward when going from idle. They still can not figure it out and told use no record in service reports with other having any problems. After a 10 second search we found others have had similar problems with same make and model. These. Can be found on consumers reports. With. Out a guarantee the breaks and steering will not go out again I do not want the car back. I. Just. Want my money back. The sell this thing as a safe family vehicle, but loosing breaks and steering is not what I want my family in. They still can not figure out way it happens.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 05/08/2018

Traveling down the interstate, a vehicle was traveling slower, so I slowed down until it was clear to merge lanes to pass, once I switched lanes and depressed the gas pedal, the transmission jerked and wouldn't shift making the car slow down, once I let go of the gas, it did a rough shift and I was able to accelerate again.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 9
Failure Date: 05/07/2018

I was driving on a state route (rt. 59 rockland county, NY) after light turned green I started to accelerate and all of the sudden the car went into neutral. The light above the "d" (drive mode) indicator started blinking and the car wouldn't accelerate. I had to stop in middle of a busy intersection and shift into park, then shift back to drive. This has to be addressed urgently since this is a very dangerous thing. I don't feel comfortable driving my car anymore. I called Chrysler and they say it's unusual and I should bring it to the dealer in 2 weeks (that;s when they have an available appointment). I hope the nhsta can do something about this faster.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 10
Failure Date: 05/06/2018

The vehicle stalls while in motion and while shifting from first to the second gear or from second to third gear. After it stalls for a couple of seconds the vehicle jumps. It is not something constant that will occur, only sometimes and the dealer cannot reproduce the occurrence and they cannot take any action to fix it (at least this is their response). The computer is not recording any malfunction. When this occurs but you cannot accelerate or decelerate, or do anything to avoid any potential accident. I submitted the vehicle to two Chrysler dealers for a check and because they couldn't reproduce the incident they told me to wait until such issue occurs more constant. This is a very disturbing approach because it happens while the vehicle is in motion and can provoke an accident. I have 4 children and I use the van to drive my family and this is a significant safety issue that should be considered more seriously.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 11
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   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 12
Failure Date: 05/01/2018

Automatic start and stop is very concerning, after a year of driving 2017 Pacifica, the automatic start is slowing in response, causing significant concerns for roll back, torque twist, air conditioning, and overall safety. This is a major issue, that needs to be reviewed.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica 13
Failure Date: 04/20/2018

The car randomly shifts to what sounds like neutral and has the rpms skyrocket while driving around 10-15 mph. After 2-5 seconds of loss of momentum the transmission engages and jerks the car forward like it was rear ended. This happens 3-4 times a day. The dealer states "nothing is wrong, we cant replicate the problem". This car is not safe to drive, but its our family vehicle and is needed on a daily basis.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica 14
Failure Date: 04/17/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid. The contact stated while driving 60 mph the vehicle seized. The contact stated when he turned the vehicle back on it drove various speeds. The vehicles temperature and traction control lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer (ry dell Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram � 700 san fernando road, san fernando, CA 91340) who informed the contact temperature shorted and the vehicle required a transmission. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that they would not grant the warranty on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 278. Jc.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 15
Failure Date: 04/06/2018

While driving at low speed or accelerating from being previously idle, the oil pressure warning light and the traction control indicator will simultaneously light up. Upon doing so, the engine will lose all power and shut off. This requires the driver to put the car into neutral or park to start the vehicle again. This problem occurring while driving has the potential to cause an accident at no fault of the driver from this loss of control.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 16
Failure Date: 03/30/2018

Van stalled at low speed while slightly turning to the right in a parking lot,then came back on on its own. The engine was not running for a few seconds. My van has already had all recalls completed.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 17
Failure Date: 03/30/2018

Vehicle was recalled due to Pacifica's stalling creating dangerous situations, van was take to dealership and software updated. Our van had been having many transmission issues, mainly hard shifts that shifted so hard it felt like the vehicle was rear ended. After the software update, our family was on an on ramp to the highway and the vehicle suddenly just stalled and stopped. The vehicle finally began moving again after what seemed like a long time but was most likely 5 - 10 seconds. Had a vehicle been following us it would have resulted in an accident without question. The van made it home and has been parked in our garage as we feel it is unsafe to drive. Chrysler has been contacted and is looking into it. We bought a new vehicle and this one because of the many safety features, unfortunately we are left with a vehicle that puts my wife and three kids in danger.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 18
Failure Date: 03/13/2018

My vehicle has a recall notice u01 from Chrysler and a letter was delivered that it was completed after the recall was issued on January 11th 2018. The car has never been to any dealers and the letter claims that this was completed 2/18/18. I believe that they are sending false notices about recalls being completed without them actually being completed. As a matter of fact, we did experience this complete stall as described in the recall.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 19
Failure Date: 03/03/2018

Van stalls intermittently while driving without warning. This van has had the Chrysler recall for this issue performed on it in late 2017 and its still stalling about every 500 to 1200 miles of operation. Van is very dangerous to drive it can quit on a moments notice without warning at any speed. The obd2 system records no system faults when this has happened as per dealer service that has looked at the vans data logs. Chrysler claims the van has been repaired via download update for egr valve that also included the stalling fix but it has not fixed the issue.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica 20
Failure Date: 02/15/2018

I had just purchased this car and was driving away from the dealer. About a mile down the road I was slowing down and started to put on the brakes when I had an uncontrolled acceleration event. (it felt like someone had just stepped on the accelerator). I had to slam hard on the brakes and just avoided hitting the car in front of me. I know this was caused probably by the computer but I know it wasn't me. My foot was only on the brake. I know this feeling well since I used to have a 2004 prius where this happened to me many times.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 21
Failure Date: 02/06/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. Within less than 30 days of the contact owning the vehicle, the contact stated that the vehicle jerked and the transmission slowly shifted in and out of gear. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the sensors could be the cause of the failure. The vehicle was also taken back to the dealer it was purchased from and the alternator assembly was replaced; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was also taken to bergstrom used car super center of appleton (2925 n victory ln, appleton, WI 54913, (920) 749-3232) where it was diagnosed that the frame had extensive rust, holes, and corrosion that could affect the motor, rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 22
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Front sub-frame has rusted through rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive. This is the exact same failure as many other reports you have received on this vintage, make and model vehicle. Fca has refused to offer any assistance toward the repair and my local mechanic reported that new replacement sub-frames are not even available - leaving consumers with the choice of recycling the vehicle at a salvage yard, repairing it with what is obviously flawed oem components, or keep it as lawn decoration. I have taken the vehicle off the road and am thankful the problem was discovered prior to my wife or son experiencing a catastrophic failure while driving. It is only a matter of time before someone looses a life because of this defect. Be proactive and force fca to repair these failures - regardless of mileage - or this organization is part of the problem.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 23
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Engine shut off while driving at approx. 25mph on a snow covered street in the dark. Lost all power and electrical systems and was stranded in middle of street with traffic all around. Engine restarted after a number of attempts. Vehicle had previously been updated with recall to address this issue in January of 2017 (u01/NHTSA 18v-049). Contacted Chrysler and was told they are aware of the issue and expect another software recall to be ready in April. They requested the vehicle be taken out of service and provided an rental car until update will be made available.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 24
Failure Date: 01/24/2018

I was driving in my residential neighborhood, I had slowed down at a corner to let a child on a bike pass me by. When the child passed me, I put my foot on the gas and the car moved and then stopped - everything shut off, the lights, the engine, everything. I am not sure what happened next- people behind me were honking like crazy and I it took me a few seconds to figure out what to do next. I put the car in park and pushed the start/stop button and car started again. There was an error message on the dashboard (the a with an arrow and exclamation point), I drove straight to the dealership and left the car with them.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 25
Failure Date: 01/22/2018

While waiting at a red light my auto stop/start system automatically activated as usual. However, this time when the light turned green the engine did not automatically start. Instead, the vehicle stalled. The car was in drive and my foot was on the brake pedal. A warning chime alerted me to the problem. Also, a message instructed me to turn the car off and the put it into park and restart it. After turning the car off and then on the car moved.

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