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Power Train Problems of Chrysler Pacifica - part 1

Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 169 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 07/15/2017

My 2006 Chrysler Pacifica seems to have some very common and related issues to an existing recall. My vehicle experiences all kind of issues related to a faulty fuel pump/tank design and possibly software issues also. My vehicle can be very hard to start. My vehicle can shut off without warning. (no other known issues) my vehicle tends to think the gas cap is bad. Displaying gascap in the odometer area. We experience power loss, stalls, poor fuel economy, fuel capor smell on occasion that could ignite, if for any reason the fuel system is slightly overfilled by even ten cents worth of fuel it can poor fuel onto the ground. This happens on top of the tank. Not at the filler hose. Check engin light code points to evaporative system. My vehicle was manufactured in August 2005. I believe the fuel pump module is bad as well as possibly software. If you do your own research you will find this car is know to have evap system and fuel system issues. Lots of them. One that comes to mind is a connector on the pump or model cracking and allowing fuel /air to escape. I am terrified my car might blow up with my children in it. I can't give exact dates because this happens all of the time. Evap codes return, fuel smells, poor engine performance power loss, if it does shut off while driving it becomes hard to steer. Etc etc.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2
Failure Date: 07/05/2017

The vehicle has 950 miles on it, a rotatory gear shift know, and an electronic parking brake. At home I park the vehicle on a level surface. I do not engage the parking brake when I leave the vehicle. On quite a few occasions when I enter the vehicle and turn on the engine, the parking-brake light comes on and the brake is engaged even though I did not set it. For most occurrences, I can press the parking brake button, and the light will go off and the brake will disengage. However, on some occasions, pressing the brake button gives no response. If I turn the engine off and then back on, the brake then disengages. A few times I have had to turn the engine on and off more than one time to get the brake disengaged. A more series problem with the parking brake is that on several occasions the brake has suddenly come on while I am driving. This has occurred when I have started the engine and driven about 100 feet. It has occurred when I am moving forward and when I am backing up. The brake suddenly engages and brings the vehicle to an abrupt halt. On these occasions pressing the brake button gave no response. I had to turn the engine off and back on. On 7/5 I stopped at a pharmacy drive-up window, and put the vehicle into park. After my transaction, I rotated the gear knob to drive, and the parking brake light then went on. I pressed the brake button multiple times, and the light would not go out. I then turned the engine off and back on. (to do this I had to have pressure on the brake pedal. ) when I turned the engine back on the vehicle took off at significant speed, and I crashed into a street light pole. When a tow truck came to get the vehicle the truck operator found that the vehicle gear knob was in the park gear. He had a good deal of difficulty in getting the vehicle into neutral gear for the towing process. Have pictures upon request.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 3
Failure Date: 06/17/2017

Just bought vehicle and driving on the highway with small children when the car surged and abruptly stalled momentarily on a 60 mph hwy. Would only drive in 1at and 2nd gear and had no way to exit off highway. Almost caused a car pile up as the vehicle behind me had to stomp on brakes abruptly. Mechanics are saying transmission. I haven't even had this for a week. It was extremely unsafe and I was terrified as I had 5 little lives in the vehicle at that time.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 4
Failure Date: 05/22/2017

While driving on a busy street, my 2017 Chrysler Pacifica suddenly lost the ability to accelerate. I was in an intersection pumping the gas pedal with nothing happening. The warning message on the dash read "shift vehicle to park" (or similar). I coasted to a stop with cars nearly missing me, shifted to park, turned the car off, then turned it back on, shifted to drive and pulled directly into a parking lot. I called Chrysler roadside and was towed to the dealership where my car is now. According to what I'm seeing on Chrysler forums, this is beginning to happen across the country & Chrysler is not addressing this extremely serious situation. Thank you for your time and I look forward to a response.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 5
Failure Date: 05/21/2017

Vehicle stop running randomly. Stopped running while on road. How to completely stop put in park to restart period safety issue big time.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 6
Failure Date: 05/06/2017

New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid with 270 miles stalled on a busy intersection and won't turn on. The vehicle was in motion when it lost power and came to a complete stop. The engine sign is on and message says "press brake to prevent rollong". Turning off and turning the it back on does not make the issue go away.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

Its new Pacifica van with safety package. It stopped suddenly in the middle of the road as if parking break is applied, it showed a number of warnings including parking break malfunction, transmission issue, traction control issue. I put flashers on, tried to stop and start the vehicle , it did not not allow me to change gears to drive. It is very dangerous if the same issue happens on a highway , this can cause serious collision, more dangerous for a Mini van carrying family.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 04/11/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. While attempting to accelerate from a red light, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the onboard computer displayed a transmission code. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The mechanic stated that there was no transmission code and that the failure was due to the contact fueling the vehicle while the engine was running. While the contact was turning left at an intersection at 10 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate again and stopped in the middle of the intersection. After 5-6 seconds, the vehicle jerked forward and accelerated as the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure occurred four times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 9
Failure Date: 03/16/2017

When driving the car would stall at stop signs or has issues maintaining speed going up hills. Also I took the vehicle into a mechanic and they told me the sub-frame is completely rotted through and the steering is being held together with 1 bolt. They stated the car is unsafe to drive.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 10
Failure Date: 03/05/2017

I was on freeway doing 60_70 miles per hour when I noticed my car felt like it was not accelerating and gas pedal felt stiff like when car is off. I had my whole family in car and I could of wrecked if I didn't notice in time to put car in neutral and restarted it some how before we got rear ended. I got off freeway somehow and turned car on and off again a few times and it seemed like it was a one time thing . A few miles later it did same thing and I was stalled out in middle of on coming traffic . Cars braked and swerved out of my way to avoid rear ending us . My children were scared cause of this happening out of the blue. I now have no desire to even drive my car with any of my family in it incase this happens again. I contacted Chrysler but they claimed my VIN wasn't part of the f44 recalls but I know it is same issues. . . I will be taking car to Chrysler first thing in morning to leave them car to find out why my family almost got in accident due to this issue. So in total it stalled out on me 6 times twice on freeway the rest on city streets just to get home . . . . This is a serious issue that could of killed everyone in my vehicle if I didn't react fast enough to avoid that from happening. .

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 11
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled at an intersection and lost all power. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and restarted. The failure recurred approximately three times, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and stated that there was no recall. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 12
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 35 mph, the low oil and abs warning indicators illuminated and the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power train control module and the fuel pump module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06v432000 (power train). The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 13
Failure Date: 07/10/2016

I purchased my new vehicle and inside of 2 months I had two major problems. I went shopping and when I arrived at my destination and tried to park the car would not shift into park. No matter how long I waited or slowly or quickly I turned the shifting knob it would not shift into park. The parking break was also behaving strangely and would disengage on it's own as I tried to troubleshoot the problem. I had to keep my foot on the break pedal to keep the car from rolling away. My husband and I decided to try turning the car off in the hope that the matter would resolve itself and that is when we discovered that the car would not shut down. No matter what we did it would not turn off or shift into park. We immediately drove to the dealership and dropped the car off since we had no idea what else we could do and it was a tremendous safety issue. Today September 20, 2016 I experienced another electrical parking problem. While I was driving in very light traffic and a safe distance away from other cars the emergency breaking alarm went off. I was in the middle of crossing an intersection when the alarm started blaring and "break" flashed in large red letters. In my opinion there was no reason for that warning and I feel that this issue might be somehow tied to the other issues listed above. The first issues occured on 07-10-2016.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 14
Failure Date: 07/08/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact was unable to move the shifter out of park. The vehicle was diagnosed and the brake transmission shift interlock was replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 18,658.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 15
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The engine light came on. The car would not accelerate over 25 mph. It kept feeling as if it was stalling when stopped at light and trying to accelerate. Hard to go up inclines. After being parked for 4 hours we noticed the car was smoking. I called the fire department who discovered that the insulation and the engine was smoldering. It is now at excalibur being looked at. I was driving on a city street when this happened. When we discovered the car was smoking, it had been parked for four hours.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 16
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

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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car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 17
Failure Date: 03/27/2016

The engine mounts have broken, and been replaced, and broke again. The floorboard, has rusted through on the drivers side, and the frame is rusting out. The suspension is breaking and has now blow out 2 tires. The electrical panel /dash, doesn't work and causes other problems. I don't live by salt water and have been informed that this is not a new problem with this make/model. Gas fumes come up through the floorboard, and I have been dealing with this since I took it off of the dealership. I am a single mom of 3,and am not finding help from anyone. Can you please help me?.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 18
Failure Date: 03/03/2016

Won't let me pump gas in with out it constantly clicking off, when gas gage hits half it drops with in seconds. Traction control light engine light low and high tire pressure stays on but nothing shows on tester. Front end does a lot of popping, and clanking while driving even while turning and stopping.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 19
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

Oil light continues to come on (red) for no reason. I've been told the power transfer unit is going out.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 20
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

The cooling system for the car does not work correctly. After a steady idle of about 5 minutes, the car will begin to get hot and the fans will kick on. Two minutes later it will do it again. The system it self seems ok, but the fan is constantly on and off. The motor get s so hot that the hood on my car is starting to turn. Next is the airbags. The airbag light for the passenger side is always on indicating a failure. The bag has never been deployed? now the biggest problem is the top end of the motor. My check engine lights keeps coming on. Keeps saying misfire on cylinder 4. Everything has been replaced and I still get this code? my vehicle gets it regular maintenance and my mechanic said my car should not having these problems.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 21
Failure Date: 11/11/2015

Frame is rusting under the engine and service bay at tire dealer said it was unsafe.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 22
Failure Date: 10/28/2015

Shortly after starting and driving the car, within a couple of minutes, the car completely stops running with no warning lights. Just dies while driving as if the ignition was just turned off. This has happened multiple times causing a significant safety hazard as the power brakes and steering immediately stop working. The car is under an extended manufacturer¿s bumper-to-bumper warranty so the repair should be covered as it is a clear defect. Apparently, because the car just stopped, no codes were recorded as to the nature of the problem. Hence, the dealer was unable to identify a problem. The dealer recommended that the cost of a suspected repair be made by the owner because they could not definitely define the problem as necessary to be reimbursed under the warranty. Recommended repair was done at owner¿s cost yet the same thing happened again. An earlier model of this car had a recall to repair a similar if not identical problem.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 23
Failure Date: 09/28/2015

I went to get the 2005 chrystler Pacifica inspected and was told by the mechanic that the bottom was rusted so badly that the engine would fall out, and further that the year make and model was under recall for the same problem, the bottom rusting out horribly. I called chrystler with the VIN # and was told this 1 wasn't part of the recall even though it was the same year and make of the recall. I owe 4,400$ on the car and now am told the repairs would exceed 5,000$. I financed it for 6,455$ at the start. I'm disabled and greatly in need of help, I don't know what to do I have made a slew of calls to no avail at this point and continue to make payments as I don't want to ruin my credit, please help me, I don't know what to do.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 24
Failure Date: 09/05/2015

This vehicle was appraised as a trade-in for another automobile. It was discovered that its engine cradle was corroded and the vehicle was declared unsafe for resale. This situation is identical to numerous other complaints regarding Chrysler Pacificas and is the currently the subject of a class-action lawsuit.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 25
Failure Date: 08/25/2015

Will not pass inspection says vapor leak, has replaced gas cap twice, not able to find leak. Also the transmission shifts really hard , broken motor mount.