Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 141 problems related to power train (under the power train category).
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.
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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.
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The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and shook violently at any speed. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic diagnosed that the egr, O2 sensor, and front motor mount were defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle had the same symptoms as listed in the recall for NHTSA campaign number: 06v432000 (power train); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 186,000.
Was driving down the street and heard a load bang when drivers side of car dropped down onto front tire. Car abruptly swerved into lane with approaching traffic. Vehicle stopped against the curb and oncoming traffic stopped in time. We towed vehicle to a friends business for inspecting and it was discovered the engine cradle had rotted out from rust. We called local dealer and was asked for our v. I. N # and was told our car was not part of recall because it was not built within a few weeks window. In searching more information online we found this is a huge issue on these cars. Please advise.
Upper housing shock underneath the hood rotted off the side wall. Other side starting to rot off to.
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I had my 2007 Pacifica in park position with the engine on. I put my foot on the brake to reverse the car out of parking space. The gear shift lever would not release and go into reverse. I had to have the car towed to the dealer to repair. Cost me over $500 (part #4880276-ab shifter t21030407). Being stuck in traffic is very dangerous.
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after the initial attempt, but the vehicle began to operate abnormally. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 06v432000 (power train); however, the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 55 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle started to make a jerking motion. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact also stated that the vehicle shut off while driving, and was not able to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the motor and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel would go on and off and the vehicle stalled. The contact took the vehicle to their mechanic and it was determined that the power train control module needed to be replaced. The contact mechanic informed them it was under recall, but when the contact spoke with the manufacturer they were told the vehicle was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. Rl.
Vehicle engine cradle sub-frame is rotting through and nearly separating one portion from another. This will at some point in time fail in a catastrophic manner. This defect seems to be well documented on numerous web sites and fiat Chrysler group is aware of this problem and makes like the problem is with only a very limited number of vehicles which is clearly not the case. They have an extended warranty of note for this very problem, but is limiting it to a very few cars manufactured between a very limited timeframe from late 2004 to early 2005, all others are excluded in spite of the fact that numerous Pacifica's are noted as having this problem. This repair is an approx. $3000 repair that Chrysler is ignoring the safety of the owners and families of these cars and those driving around them.
We just bought our 2005 Chrysler Pacifica not to long ago, and the check engine light comes on and stays on, it also affects our gas milage, we had it checked and that's when we found out that there is a recall on the gas sensor in the tank, and every now and again when we make left hand turns it dies on us. We have a child with multiple disabilities and we need a vehicle that is going to be safe to get him to his appointments.
I took my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica in to a Chrysler dealership because I couldn't pass the IL emissions test. I was told that my subframe was very rusted and holes were in it. He told me that they fixed my car so I can pass emissions ($900) and basically told me to drive it for a few months and get rid of it. I asked him how much it would be to fix it and he told me, it would be very expensive. I did my research and there are a lot of people with the same problem. There is a recall for 04-05 Pacificas and after looking at pictures of other subframes for 04-05 models, they look just like mine (rusted w/holes). 06 Pacificas should also be in the recall. I did not call Chrysler because I felt I would get the same response as others. So now I have to pray every time I drive the vehicle that the subframe doesn't break. I still owe on the vehicle and can't afford another. Please do something!.
Today I was told that the engine cradle of my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica with 125214 miles was rusted out and needs to be replaced, will not pass nys inspection. Online I read that Chrysler is only are covering the 2004 and 2005 models. This is a extreme safety problem just like the defects in the 2004 and 2005 that Chrysler needs to cover.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and it was determined that the power train control module needed to be reprogrammed and the fuel pump module will be replaced. The dealer informed the contact there was NHTSA recall campaign number: 06v432 (power train) but the contacts vehicle was not included. The current mileage was 84000. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was not available. Rl.
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.
The reverse clutch burnt out. The car was parked and wouldn't go in reverse. The car is in limp mode. The rpms are ranging high because it can't shift properly. The transmission is about to go out completely.
Sub chassis frame assembly rusted and corroded. Was found when taken in for a routine oil change. Was advised should not be driven in current condition.
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.
When getting oil change mechanic pointed out front frame (engine cradle) rust. Frame rusted through. Not safe to drive.
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.
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.
When driving the car on streets the car will just shut down. No steering power ,brakes is so hard and no system!!! it always seem to happen as I'm going around a corner or a curb . Today 8/18/2015 really upset me, because it shut off as I turned a curb and I almost slammed into a fire hydrant. Starting the car up I have to put it in neutral . 20% of the time the car will start in drive 80% in neutral . We have took it to dealerships Chrysler and drivetime and no answers . What's so sick about it is the car is almost payed off. . I love the car,but I am surely not ready to loose my life or my 4children and wife in this car,but what can you do when you can't afford to buy another . We could trade it ,but I would never want to hurt another family!!!.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Transmission Stuck In Gear problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||