Starter Problems of Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 9 problems associated with starter (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. I have had tons of mechanical issues with this vehicle and replaced 2 alternators within a couple months of each other, one was replaced about 3 weeks ago. I was driving in a school zone to drop my daughter off and the car just shut down. I have had to replace the starter, battery, alternators (2), and items with the tires and suspension. This car makes loud clinking noises and coming to a stop you can hear a loud knock sound. Chrysler needs to be required to fix vehicles instead of saying they can't find anything wrong with them. It was Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 when this starter issue happened.
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#2 - Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica
The vehicle involved is a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica. The VIN of this Pacifica is 2A8GM68X08_. The vehicle's charging system includes a heavy gauge wire which runs from the alternator feed post to the starter wiring harness, which then charges the vehicle, as the starter wiring harness then runs directly to the battery. None of this wiring appears to have a circuit breaker or fuse inline. This particular wire which runs between the alternator and the starter is routed through several bundles of other wires, and makes a hard bend in one location where a bundle is secured to the frame. This wire forced itself out of the bundle, and then abraded itself against the frame until it finally made contact with the copper therein and short circuited. Considering there is no breaker or fuse in this circuit, and the wire appears to be about a 6 gauge, it shorted until it melted, finally breaking the circuit. The approximately ten inch section of this wire between the short and the starter appeared to have started on fire for a short time. Luckily, this small fire extinguished before any other flammable components under the hood also caught fire. From what I have read, others with this particular automobile with the 4. 0l engine have not been so lucky. Pictures can be furnished upon request. This starter issue occurred 03/07/2012.
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#3 - Starter problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica
VIN of the vehicle was 2A8GM68X87_. The vehicle involved is a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that when inserting and turning the key in the ignition, there was an abnormal clicking and the vehicle would not start. The contact had to turn the key, depress the brake pedal, shift into neutral, and shift into pin order to get the key to move and start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced a computer mechanism and the starter yet, the failure persisted. The current mileage was 68,562 and the failure mileage was approximately 45,000. It was Thursday, May 21, 2009 when this starter issue happened.
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#4 - Starter problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. I bought a 2005 Chrysler pacific on July 18, and drove it home from the dealer. The next day, with 17 miles on it I drove it to work, a distance of approximately 72 miles. Returning home on the highway, I slowed from 65 mph (using cruise control) to make a left turn onto the turnpike entrance. The car oil light came on and the car cut off or stalled. I had difficulty contollling it to a safe place as the highway I was exiting from (hwy 82 from tahlequah to 412) has no shoulder. Iimmediately tried to restart it but it wouldn't do anything, no clicks, noise, anything. I walked about 1/5 of a mile to a convenience store to call someone. After 15 minutes I returned to the vehicle and it started up. I called the dealer and they told me to bring it in. The next day (today) they called and said they "had found a loose wire near the starter" that must have caused the problem. This sounds completely wrong to me. Why would the car stall and cut off while driving? I have no confidence in the vehicle, but the dealer says they have never heard of the problem. This starter problem happened on Jul. 19, 2005.
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#5 - Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
The car is a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. This car has had an on-going issue of stalling, lights turning off/going out, and automatic seat/mirror/radio position changes. 31 Dec 05 at approximately 1515, after driving 4+/- miles, I turned into a driveway, backed into a turnaround, pulled forward and backed up to a garage. I put the car in park, set the parking brake, turned the key to off and removed the key. The engine was still running with the key out of the ignition. I placed the key back into the ignition, turned it to run, turned it to off. This time the engine quit, however, the dash remained lighted. I turned the key to start, but the starter would not engage. I turned the key to off and removed the key. All dash lights remained on. The car was towed to martin Chevrolet, Jeep, Chrysler for repairs. This is the 8th trip for this issue. In all of the previous issues, since there was no code set in the computer, the dealer concluded there to be nothing wrong with the vehicle. In this instance, the dealer was able to "see" the defect, however, there still was no code in the computer. This issue happened on Saturday, December 31, 2005.
#6 - Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
The VIN of the problem Pacifica is 2C8GM68484_. 2004 Chrysler Pacifica: ignition switch failed to engage the starter on the first attempt to start. Second attempt would engage the starter. This scenario continued for one week. Eventually the ignition switch failed to engage the starter completely, which left me stranded. Ignition switch, and ignition switch housing had to be replaced due to a portion of the housing breaking off inside the switch. (defective part is available). This starter issue occurred Sunday, June 4, 2006.
#7 - Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
The car is a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. On Monday, 10/6/2003 my wife was driving her new 2004 Pacifica while transporting our 4 year-old daughter to her pre-school class. As she was driving through the community development, she prepared to make a turn into a busy intersection when her car suddenly lost all power to the engine, steering and brakes. This intersection is frequented by fast moving tractor-trailers from the distribution center, as well as the brewery. Fortunately, none of these tractor-trailers were present when her carã‚s engine died and she came to a stop in the middle of the intersection. Had this occurred during a different moment, the outcome of the stall in the intersection would have been tragically different. My wife had the composure to successfully re-start the engine and proceed to a safe location where she called me on her cell phone. This problem occurred on October 6, 2003.
#8 - Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
I have a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica and it has major problems with starting. I have been in very remote placing and the car will not start. After about 15 to 20 attempts the car may turn over. I have changed the battery and the starter as well with not improvements. I have read numerous accounts of others having this problem and Chrysler will not do anything about it. This car is not safe or reliable. It was Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2008 when this starter issue happened.
#9 - Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
The vehicle was a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. Car will not start on first try on a normal basis. Have changed battery and starter. Car also stalls. When it does start after about 30 tries or 30 min I have to put my foot on the gas pedal to keep it started. I have gone to many sites on line by typing in starting and stalling problems on line. There are many people having this problem and no one seems to know what the problem is. People along with myself are spending a great deal of money to try to fix this problem. Chrysler has to know what this problem is with all these cars having the same problems but they don't seem to care about our problems and the money that we are loosing every month. I fear that I am going to be stranded with my children because my car won't start or stalls. I just want to know what is wrong with this car. I know if they tell everyone what is wrong with this car they will have to fix the thousands of peoples cars that are in need of repair and that big company does not want to do that for the little people of the country who trusted them. They have received billions of dollars in tax payer money and they should come clean and fix these cars or at least tell us what is wrong so that we can fix them for good. Please help all of us. I am a single mother and can not afford to try so many different things that are not the problem. I ask again. Please help us. The failure date was 11/23/2008.
Other Electrical System related problems of Chrysler Pacifica:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||82|
|Car Will Not Start problems||8|
|Electrical Failure problems||5|
|Instrument Panel problems||5|
|Battery Dead problems||3|
|Starter Solenoid problems||3|
|Underhood Wiring problems||3|
|Battery Cable problems||2|
|Back Up Alarm problems||2|
|Dashboard Failed problems||2|