Starter Problems of Chrysler Pacifica



Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 12 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact was unable to start the vehicle when the key was turned in the ignition. The remote starter was also inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 148,718.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2013

My 2004 Chrysler Pacifica stalls out of nowhere when I'm driving it can be when I'm driving at 5 miles or even 20,30 or even 50 miles or if I'm making a turn which is very scary when my steering wheel locks up on me. It also wont start all the time I've had my car in the shop over 20 time to find out what's going on, I've spent over 5,000. 00 dollars trying to fix it but to no avail. I've been doing some research on this issue and there are tunes of people with the same problem on 04, 05, and 06 Chrysler Pacifica's but only the 05's have a recall on the pcm. I've had my gas line changed twice because I could only use half a tank be for it would drop to e and run out of gas and that was 3,000. 00 within a year and that's been a big issue in the Pacifica world also. I just don't understand why Chrysler wont fix the problems on these SUV's its clearly a safety issue that needs to be resolved. I've trusted Chrysler with my family and it's scary to drive this car knowing it can and will shut off on me at any time and may not start back up. I don't have money to get a new car being a single mom of 4 that's why I purchased this car. Now with all the problems that I'm having with it and no one knows what's wrong with it or how to fix it is a big headache. I took it to a mechanic that has a friend that works for Chrysler Dodge and Jeep and they put there machines on my car and they couldn't find out what was going on with it as well and there's no code that was given they said I needed to change my starter and something else I cant remember the part but that was another 200. 00 and its still not fixed now they say it has to be my pcm witch is another 1,500 that I don't have. I didn't expect to put all this money out to fix this car and it not getting fixed because Chrysler doesn't know what's wrong with the 04 Pacifica but I'm sure its the pcm just like the 05 and 06 models.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3
Failure Date: 12/03/2012

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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 4
Failure Date: 08/20/2012

She just doesn't like to start on occasion. The dealer diagnosis's was it needed a new starter, took all of three minutes. Had a new starter put in, same issue. New relay and new shifter assembly with new switch installed. Parts department said they sell a "lot" of these. Still no resolution. She does not like to start about 2% of the time and does so after running the shifter up and down a few times. I am worried as I have asthma and need a working car to get to hospital immediately when attack occurs. So far been lucky with timing of no starts. Please help!!!.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica 5
Failure Date: 03/07/2012

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.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 6
Failure Date: 05/21/2009

The contact owns 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.


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Failure Date: 11/23/2008

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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 09/23/2008

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.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 9
Failure Date: 06/04/2006

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).

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Failure Date: 12/31/2005

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.

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Failure Date: 07/19/2005

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.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 12
Failure Date: 10/06/2003

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.


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