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Power Train Problems of Chrysler Pacifica - part 1

Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 189 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 11/20/2017

With only 7300 miles on the odometer, as of this writing 11-21-17, my Pacifica has failed to start on 4 separate occassions. With each event, all the warning lights on the main and radio dash lit up and flashed on and off. Also, the wiper blades came on and stayed on, not being able to shut off with the designated switch. As well, numerous "warning windows" popped up on the center dash info screen. . . Service electronic stability, park brake unavailable, blind spot alert unavailable service required, service tire pressure system, park sense unavailable, service air bag system, warning bells constantly chiming, entire dash goes completely dark and radio turns off and on by itself. The last attempt to start, 11-20-17, after numerous times in an hours time, the engine did start only to shut down almost immediately. The vehicle has been towed to my local Chrysler dealership twice now and is still there as of this writing. On the first event when towed in, I was told that a service writer also could not attempt to start the vehicle, but when the service tech tried, it did start. I was told to come pick up my vehicle that there were no error codes found and my vehicle was operating normally. I really dread the day when my Pacifica dies while driving, as that apparantly has happened to many dozens of other 2017 Pacificas already, placing the occupants in extreme danger. I just read an article in the new york times with regards to this dangerous issue and I near the point of demanding that Chrysler buy back my vehicle. I do have multiple videos taken on my cell phone but do not have the ability to upload them just yet.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2
Failure Date: 11/12/2017

While stopped at a traffic light, the ess feature of the vehicle typically stops the engine to reduce co2 emissions and supposedly save on gas. As soon as I release the brakes, the engine re-starts and off I go. However, in this instance, after I let go of the brakes, the vehicle began rolling backwards, which caused me to step on the brakes right away or I would have hit the car behind me. I let go of the brakes again, then the engine restarted as usual. This is very concerning and a potential safety issue.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 3
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

After sitting at a red light I attempted to drive forward when the light changed and the car would not move and I got a message on the drivers console that said "shift to p to drive" I attempted to shift but the knob wouldn't turn and so I had to turn the car off,shift to park then turn the car back on and then shift back into drive to move forward. This has happened twice now within the span of 3 days. The car has roughly 4. 5k miles on it.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica 4
Failure Date: 11/02/2017

The gearshift sticks in park position and does not release. Upon investigation there is a small plastic lever with a spring attached to it that has become broken. Upon review this has occurred the number of times with the Chrysler vehicle.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 5
Failure Date: 10/27/2017

My wife was driving home from work and slowing down to approach a red light. As she was slowing, the vehicle experienced total systems failure. The touch screen display became scrambled, steering was unresponsive and the vehicle slowed to a stop. My wife was unable to accelerate, shift gears or turn the vehicle off. Three police officers pushed the van into a nearby parking lot. During this time no one was able to turn the vehicle off or shift gears. Finally, the car essentially rebooted itself and all systems seemed to return to normal. The car was towed to the dealership on 10-27-17, 12 days after purchase with approximately 400 miles. The car has been at the dealership for 6 days now and no problems have been found. They have not been able to recreate the problem and no error codes were found. This means the car has now been in the shop for 1/3 of the time that has passed since we first drove off the lot. This failure is disturbingly similar to numerous other complaints that have been filed. Thank goodness my wife was slowing down when this happened or it could have caused a serious accident and even death. I refuse to allow my wife or children back in this vehicle with something so catastrophic happening after so few miles. I have opened a case with Chrysler and waiting for them to get back to me. I hope a formal investigation is started soon and Chrysler acknowledges the issue to protect the safety of everyone.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 6
Failure Date: 10/23/2017

While driving, the engine stops and the dashboard and shifter lights start blinking. The message "vehicle must be in park to shift gears" displays on the dashboard. This is incredibly dangerous and has happened 3 times now. Our family was almost struck by oncoming traffic.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 7
Failure Date: 10/03/2017

Engine cradle is corroded through.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 10/03/2017

Bought my 2004 Pacifica from a dealership used on June 5 2017 at that time I had the oil changed at the dealership the next day. Nothing said about the cradle almost rusted off on right side. Took Pacifica to get tires cause I planned a 1500 mile trip in a few days and wanted good tires. Needless to say besides $400 in tires I had to put $1800 into parts and labor for struts, tie rods, arms, brake pads, rotors and valve stems. Was shown the rusted cradle that was 3/4 rusted through and told it should get changed but the vehicle was safe to take on my trip. While driving when going 25-35mph with my foot on the gas pedal it chugs like its not getting gas and have also noticed it now when going 55 and taking my foot off the gas pedal it doing the same thing. There's been 4 or so times the fuel indicator has gone down to empty and back up again once while idling in a construction zone and almost died twice. Needless to say brought the vehicle to the dealership for an oil change October 3, they changed oil and did an inspection- my vehicle is no longer safe and need to talk to the dealer who sold me the vehicle. Right side of cradle totally rusted off. So why did they even sell the car when they knew it was unsafe or even sell me part because it was unsafe? dealerships and tire dealerships taking advantage of older people and women! I will be going into both these places and needless to say still paying on the repair with their credit card. I cannot drive an unsafe vehicle and put a few more thousand dollars into it. I also had a new battery put in cause not even a week after purchasing it it wouldn't start and needed an interstate battery! I cannot believe Chrysler is being so negligent about putting a recall on these vehicles. I've only owned Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth vehicles the 44years I been driving.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 9
Failure Date: 09/21/2017

Sudden engine failure and power loss while driving. Error messages displayed on dash indicating failure of electronic stability control and transmission, along with check engine light. This issue started intermittently, but became so severe that it would happen multiple times in a short <10 mile trip. To recover, the car must be stopped, turned off, and then restarted.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 10
Failure Date: 09/20/2017

9/16/17 while driving, the uconnect system and instrument panel shut off and reset and the passenger window lowered. The vehicle continued to drive normally. 9/20/17 while driving the uconnect system and instrument panel shut off and reset and the car switched from drive to park. I was in slow traffic on a town street and was able to switch back to drive quickly.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2017

Car is stalling while driving and fuel pump and system have had to be replaced twice! head lights and turning signals are have to be replaced often as well!.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 12
Failure Date: 09/10/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle restarted after several attempts. A unknown dealer was contacted and confirmed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06v432000(power train). The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power train control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,474.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 13
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact took the vehicle to the sport durst Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealer (513 durham-chapel hill blvd, durham, nc 27707; 919-724-4677) to have the vehicle repaired for a recall regarding the door locks. The vehicle was repaired. Shortly after the repair, the transmission warning indicator illuminated. The contact returned the vehicle to the same dealer where it was diagnosed that the computer needed to be reprogrammed. The computer system was updated. The failure recurred three more times and the contact returned the vehicle to the dealer a total of four times. The contact stated that the vehicle was presently at the same dealer, but they were unable to identify the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The recall details were not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 23,600.

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Failure Date: 09/01/2017

As I was driving the vehicle sometimes goes like it was in neutral then the gear kicks in it feels like if someone rear ended you I have taken it to dealer but no fix yet.

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Failure Date: 08/29/2017

Only a few thousand miles with the vehicle, the vehicle would make clicking noises as I turn the vehicle (doesn't matter left or right). Dealer service dept checked and replaced defective right axle. At 10k miles, left axle failure. Dealer service dept checked and replaced a broken left axle. This break also caused the e-brakes to no longer engage and while the car was in park no brakes were applied thereby allowing the car to continue rolling unless your foot was on the brakes or a block of wood is placed at the tire to prevent rolling. When I spoke to the service rep, he mentioned that front axle failure seems to be common in the Pacifica. This nearly killed me and my family. Thankfully we weren't struck as we got stuck mid left turn with opposing traffic speeding downhill. I do not feel this vehicle is safe and further investigation is necessary. Had this had occurred while a car was coming downhill, in a busy intersection, or at high speeds on the freeway, we would have been in a major accident. We got lucky and I no longer feel safe driving my family in this vehicle.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 16
Failure Date: 07/19/2017

The van has less than 200 miles in it when it stated stalling. It now has 205 miles, and it has stalled(engine stopped) 5 times already. This occured when decelerating or when fully stopped with the gears still in drive. The engine will stop and a message on the dashboard to put the vehicle in park to start will appear. Restarting the engine is normal with no issues.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica 17
Failure Date: 07/15/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While attempting to accelerate the vehicle, it stalled without warning. The vehicle was unable to restart and was towed to the contact's residence. An independent mechanic inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that there was no fuel. The contact noticed that the fuel gauge displayed that the vehicle was filled with fuel. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning. The vehicle was towed to an unknown shop where the failure was undetermined; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that NHTSA campaign number: 06v432000 (power train) was repaired before she became the owner. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 18
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.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 19
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.

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Failure Date: 06/22/2017

Highway speed, heavy traffic, engine suddenly stopped. Warning sounds and lights on dash. Loss of power steering. Had to come to complete stop in middle of highway traffic, place in park, depress brake, push start button. Occurred June 22, 2017 about 3200 miles on new vehicle. No resolution from dealership or Chrysler. Chrysler instructed dealership to report loaner car as stolen. Also requested data recorder be installed and I continue to drive until occurs again. I refused to place my family at risk. Have since purchased other brand replacement vehicle and am trying to arrange buy-back.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 21
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 22
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.

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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 24
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 25
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.