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Vehicle Shudder Problems of Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica owners have reported 9 problems related to vehicle shudder (under the power train category).

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

Vehicle has a vibration/shudder that Chrysler considers "normal. " has been in for service to two separate dealerships a total of six times, with no resolution. Engine vibration continues to worsen, and have driven other vehicles without similar vibration. Others have reported vehicle will eventually shut off while driving, rendering no steering or brakes. I do not care to have a vehicle with my children in the car that can/will shut off while driving. Chrysler has been zero help, and will be pursuing buyback process immediately.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

The first problem was that the car shuddered and made loud "clunking" noises when shifting gears. It would often quit running when at low speeds as in parking lots. While at high speeds on the interstate car just didn't feel "right. " wanted to quit. Took it in the first time and they reprogrammed the transmission which seemed to help for a short while. Then, it started acting up again and when returning to the dealer this time they advised a lubricant was needed. Not sure what or where this was applied.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 3
Failure Date: 09/21/2016

9/21/16 7 days after purchase 822 miles driven vehicle at rest in driveway displays service shifter and requires new shifter installed before driveable. 10/11/16 1717 miles driven vehicle will not start at rest. After 15 minutes it finally starts sounds like a lawnmower and vehicle shaking starts. 2/28/17 15428 miles driven vehicle in motion on I-80 traveling in heavy rain when windshield wipers freeze for several minutes. I had my children in the vehicle and we came 6 inches away from being hit by a semi as we tried to navigate to the side of the road with zero visibility. Car had to be restarted for wipers to engage. 3/1/17 15559 miles driven vehicle in motion crossing a street with 45 mph speed limit and vehicle dies leaving me stalled in the middle of traffic. Chrysler tows to local dealer and replaces 1 spark plug, 1 ignition coil, 6 gaskets according to service report. Vehicle continues to shake at idle. 9/8/17 30000 miles driven when I press accelerator from stopped position, vehicle does not move. I press harder and vehicle makes a clunk then surges from 0 to 53 mph and the brake is firm and I have trouble slowing down. Within 15 minutes while vehicle is in motion at 48 mph engine dies and vehicle stops blocking traffic both ways in an intersection where traffic travels at 45-50 mph. Message on dash says "shift to park" but brake is hard and shift knob will not turn to p. Using push button start I am able to restart the vehicle while in drive and proceed to dealer where the Chrysler service team tells me that I will have to continue driving the vehicle until it happens again because they cannot fix it unless they see it happen. This is the third time my life has been risked and they aren't fixing the issue. I have had 5 warranty replacements, over 50 days out of service and dozens of other failures. Service records too big to upload.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 4
Failure Date: 12/10/2015

When depressing the accelerator, the car makes a grinding or clunking noise . We lifted the hood, put the car in drive and depressed the parking brake. We then applied accelerator and the front of the engine lifted from the motor mount a good 2 or 3 inches. This is extremely dangerous and this actually started doing this shortly after I purchased it in June of 2014. It had 97000 miles and now has 117000 miles. I am fearful of having the engine come completely off the frame. I am taking it to my independent mechanic next week. I cannot believe with all the complaints that this model has that it has not been recalled. I guess since no one has died yet or been seriously injured the manufacturer must feel fairly confident that they will just wait till everyone stops buying them. Well, I am selling my car after it is fixed. I have already had to have the shifter replaced because that went out about 3 months ago and my mechanic had to replace it. I think I should be reimbursed for that as well, and you can be sure I am keeping all of my receipts for repairs that I should not even have to make on an 8 year old vehicle.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 5
Failure Date: 02/29/2012

When I accelerate from a stop (at a red light to green) and "go" before I reach 10mph. . The car suddenly pauses and shakes (as though it's shifting in gear and gets stuck in a low gear) and is not smooth but shakes the whole car. Also, on the highway. . . . The car would suddenly go into low gear. . . And (again, I don't have stick shift) I press the accelerator and I can hear the engine burning. . . . Cause I can't go over 25 mph. So I have to pull over and turn the engine off and turn it back on. Another issue is the front bumper has a silver plate at the corners of the front car. I have replaced it 3 times cause it falls off. . . . So annoying!!!!!!!! worse than a wheel rim plate falling off.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle vibrated and jolted. The failure occurred without any warnings. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose exact failure with the transmission. As a result, the contact was referred to dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not taken to dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 104,000. Pmb.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate and failed to shift properly. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 8
Failure Date: 03/06/2009

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, after accelerating the vehicle would shake and lunged forward before the vehicle stalled. The engine warning lights were illuminated at all the time. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The dealer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 126,000. Pmb.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica 9
Failure Date: 08/14/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph the vehicle began to shake abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they could not find a failure. The vehicle was then taken to a local mechanic for a second diagnosis. The mechanic stated that there was a leak in the transmission. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was not under warranty. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 78,000.

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