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Power Train Problems of Chrysler Pacifica



Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 94 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

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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.

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Failure Date: 04/16/2014

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.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 04/14/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 04/05/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 03/05/2014

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.


 
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Failure Date: 02/26/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 02/20/2014

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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Failure Date: 02/14/2014

While driving approximately 55-60 mph on the highway, through a very dangerous curve (s-curve), in rush hour traffic, my vehicle just shut off. After safely pulling over (difficultly) and stopping I let it sit while calling my husband. Then the vehicle started back up no problem after about 5 minutes, from that point forward the vehicle would only stay running for 5-7 minutes, then while trying to diagnose the problem the vehicle would only stay running for 3-5 seconds and now sometimes won't even start at all. After finally towing to a dealership believing it was the skim module we were told that it is the power train control module that is bad and would need to be replaced. In researching this problem I find that there has been a recall on the same vehicle and year for these same exact type issues, but have been told now by 2 dealerships and the daimler Chrysler corporation that my specific vehicle checked by the VIN # is not part of the recall.

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Failure Date: 02/08/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler pacific. The contact stated she took her vehicle for an oil change. The mechanic informed the contact that her under carriage was corroded, and that the engine cradle was about to be disengaged. The vehicle had not been taken to a dealer or a independent mechanic for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 128,052. Lj.

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Failure Date: 02/03/2014

When I start my car from a parked position, I put the car in reverse and it stalls out . It throws the car in neutral . I also ended up in a ditch . I had to leave the car at my job. Unable to drive it home from work. My mechanic will come and tow my car to his shop.

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Failure Date: 02/03/2014

My engine sub frame is heavily rusted creating a dangerous situation for my motor to falls or loose control of my vehicle putting my wife and child in danger.

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Failure Date: 01/20/2014

Found out in December 2013 getting tires, that engine cradle had serious rust and to watch it. Engine light came on in January 2014, and car needed transmission work. Mechanic took frame off and it rained rust particles from the horribly corroded engine cradle frame. Called Chrysler, wanting to speak with supervisor. I was told that a supervisor would call me within 24 hrs. Never happened. Called again a week later, and that operator found out my original message was never delivered to a supervisor. And now I"m waiting again for 24 hrs for someone to call me.

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Failure Date: 01/03/2014

I own a 2006 Chrysler pacific. While traveling 35 mph the abs lights, and brake lights illuminated, followed by a chime noise that sounded through out the vehicle. Then a ticking noise prior to the vehicle loosing all electrical power, this happens everyday! this a very dangerous situation and when this happens I have to sit and wait for awhile, once for more than 30 min then car cuts back on and works fine until the abs lights, come on and the engine light followed by the chimes and the ticking the car cuts off again. Can not get a mechanic to fix it they have told me that there is no way to fix it that Chrysler knows about the recall and refuses to do anything about it. I have had the battery replaced. Problem #2 is the mounts that hold the motor are corroded and rusted. I was told that this is another defect and there have been instances where the motor just falls out. Two mounts have been replaced but I still hear the knocking and a pulling sensation sometimes. First incident was in January the past two months it happens everyday at least once a day where the car just cuts off.

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Failure Date: 01/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the vehicle would either shift upward or downward independently without any warning. The vehicle occasionally failed to shift into gear and it stalled. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage were 97,000.

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Failure Date: 01/01/2014

The engine cradle cross member of my vehicle is rotting to the point that I can no longer have the car safety inspected in PA. There is a service note for a small window of Pacificas included on a warranty for the same problem, but only for the cars built within a certain date. Chrysler is aware of the problem, but will do nothing to correct it. The cradle incorporates the engine mounts, lower control arms, and steering. If it is not replaced, and brakes while driving, there will be a complete loss of control of the vehicle. I know that my vehicle is not the only one with such a serious issue.

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Failure Date: 12/10/2013

This issue has now happened multiple times. While driving the car, it will completely shutdown (stall). I have been able to get the car over to the side of the road every time. I can turn the key off and then restart the vehicle without issue.

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Failure Date: 12/05/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle exhibited difficulty in acceleration and deceleration power. The vehicle would respond to acceleration attempts with a delay. Additionally, the check engine, eps and brake warning lights were illuminated. The contact also stated that the instrument panel failed. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

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Failure Date: 12/03/2013

My vehicle was recently found to have a rusted out engine cradle during a routine inspection. I have contacted Chrysler, and they will not take any responsibility for the repair. My mechanic has tried to find one in a junk yard to replace it, but every Pacifica in the junk yard has a rusted out engine cradle. They know this is a problem and refuse to take responsibility. My state has mandatory inspections. I shudder to think of what will happen when someone is driving down the road unaware and their engine falls out.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2013

I was driving down the street at approximately 25 miles per hour and lost the ability to accelerate. The electronic throttle control light came on. I turned the car off and back on and the car drove normally for about a mile, and then behaved the same way. I went to the dealer for an inspection a month after purchasing the vehicle because the perform service indicator was displayed, the only suggestion was to fix motor mounts. The battery died on me a week later, and now the car is losing power while I'm in traffic. The vehicle is turning into a money pit.

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Failure Date: 10/24/2013

Chrysler has a known problem with the sub-frame cradle supporting the engine. In northern areas these frames are rusting through causing loss of steering control. Chrysler has extended the warranty to 10 years /150k miles, but only applied this to a small band of vehicles produced between Feb. 23,2004 and March 31, 2004. My vehicle was manufactured Jan. 12, 2004 and has the same safety problem. I have sent several letters to Chrysler requesting they take care of this problem and have received negative responses. Chrysler needs to be held accountable for this safety issue before someone is killed. In my last request to Chrysler I asked them to commit to me that my vehicle was safe to drive ( I sent multiple pictures). Chrysler responded 5/12/14 that they were not going to consider this problem warranty, but they did not respond to the safety question. I would really like to talk to someone at NHTSA about this issue.

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Failure Date: 10/18/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled as the service immobilizer warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power train module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but did not resolve the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 92,000.

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Failure Date: 09/05/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stopped accelerating. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

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Failure Date: 08/17/2013

I was in the bank drive thru with my car in park. I went to put the car into drive and it wouldn't shift out of park. I called aaa and when the tow truck man arrived and I told him what the problem was, he told me he knew exactly what had happened. . . The red clip inside the gearshift box had broken. He said it happens all the time to Pacificas and 3000s and it's a factory recall issue. He was able to get it into gear for me so I could drive home, but it is broken and won't shift out of park (without trying his temporary "fix"). I came home and went online to search the recall (because I don't remember ever getting a recall letter) and I can't find anything. Based on what this driver told me, this is an ongoing issue with certain Chrysler cars (including mine) and should be a manufacturer's recall.

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Failure Date: 08/17/2013

I had my car in park, waiting in line at a drive thru. When I tried to put it in drive, it would not shift out of park. I called aaa and the tow truck operator came. Upon hearing the issue, he immediately told me he knew what it was because "he deals with this all the time with 3000's and Pacificas. . . And it's a recall issue). He lifted the trim around the gear box and showed me that the "red clip" had broken. I have not seen a recall for this issue, but I need to know if Chrysler is honoring this defect, which I've been told is a huge problem with different Chrysler vehicles.

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Failure Date: 08/07/2013

Vehicle is parked in the garage and unable to put the car in reverse to back out. After googling the problem ,it seems that many owners have had this issue and discussing with Chrysler customer service their answer was to engage the pink plastic button inside shifter console which I'm afraid did not work for me. I've since released the cable inside the hood to free up the shifter and now in the shop for repair. Chrysler is aware of this issue and made corrections for the 05-07 300's &chargers but neglected the Pacificas,for what reason I don't know.

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Failure Date: 08/02/2013

2004 Pacifica has a clicking noise and had it checked out and it is the craddle assembly& rear engine mount is bad. It is rusted and cracked. Also has alot of suspension issues. Engine getting ready to fall out.

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Failure Date: 07/15/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact check engine and gas cap warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The contact spoke to the manufacturer regarding NHTSA campaign id number:06v432000(power train), but was told the vehicle was not included. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

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Failure Date: 07/12/2013

The vehicle was purchased June 11, 2013 and had the rear passenger tire replaced due to unfix-able flat tire. The dealer had me take vehicle to peerless tires CO. The tire was replaced with wrong size and different brand of tire. Traveling during thunderstorm approximately 3,5 weeks after purchasing vehicle; the computer appeared to lock when vehicle slipped on pavement as awd attempted to engage causing loss of steering and power then skidded off the road. I made claim through my insurance and had vehicle inspected by local shop, and I had my mechanic look to see if damage to vehicle was noticeable was not handling correctly after accident. When accelerates or decelerates the vehicle will lunge forward. Took vehicle to peerless tire CO. After mechanic pointed out the wrong size and model of tire on rear passenger side of vehicle. After accepting fault wanted to take vehicle to brian's paint and body to pay for the repairs. When the estimate was being done and vehicle was on lift. . . Brian and mechanic pointed out the whole motor carriage had completely rusted out and corroded. They had not seen anything like it. Took vehicle back to dealer and explained this issue. Had to go ahead with insurance claim and wait for adjustors to determine fault of accident. The vehicle is totally unsafe to drive, feels like the engine is tipping forward when accelerating or decelerating. After researching this issue im shocked and appalled that 2 previous model years have same issues which are not being addressed for the 2006. I don't want this vehicle repaired I want out from under it, since it was sold unsafe and is a reoccurring problem even after having motor mounts replaced and undercarriage treated or replaced. I expect more from mopar period.