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CarComplaints.com Notes: Engine cradle rot is a serious problem in the 2004-05 Chrysler Pacifica. Chrysler admits they didn't apply enough coating to the vehicle's sub-frame during assembly, but only offered to cover a very small portion of the vehicles they messed up.

So what happens when your engine cradle rots? Well, the engine could fall out for starters. It could also cause problems with the suspension and other components but did I mention THE ENGINE CAN FALL OUT? The worst part is you might not know because there's no way to see the problem without getting under the car.

If you have a 2004-05 Pacifica, make sure to have your mechanic inspect your sub-frame for rust and corrosion.

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,448 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica drivetrain problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #24

Oct 172012

Pacifica

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the fuel pump would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic and the contact was then advised that the power train control module would have to be reprogrammed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 06V432000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the contact's VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Wet Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #23

Oct 092012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 120,798 miles
While turning into the bank parking lot at 10mph the car just stalled. I was unable to brake or steer out the way. When gas gauge reads empty I am unable to fill the tank with gas as it begins to spill back out. Gas gauge reads 1/2 full when it is really empty? miles to empty sensor incorrect therefore I have no idea when I need gas. Driver side exterior headlamp seems dimmer than the other lamp. After repairing the entire front end(suspension) still sounds like the front end is going to fall apart when driving on Ohio roads. Felt it was necessary to document as I do not feel safe in this car.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #22

Sep 092012

Pacifica

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle could not be removed from park. Eventually the contact was able to remove the gear from park. In addition, the power windows, HVAC unit, windshield wipers and the headlights were not functioning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #21

Sep 262012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 93,814 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Accessed the interstate. Car slipped out of gear and started making a whining noise. Could not change speed so had to pull over to side of road and wait on tow. Had just done routine check/flush fluid. There were no noticeable trouble during diagnostic testing.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #20

Aug 212012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 77,856 miles
This car was recalled under the F44 recall notice and the PCM was flashed in 2008. The problems began in may2012, the car started going in reverse while in drive, the engine light flashed, and the car was hard to steer. A few days later the car shut down while I was driving. The mapping sensors were replaced and the car worked fine. The car shut down again in August. This time the car made chiming sounds and the symbols for the battery, ABS, and engine light flashed. The dealership replaced the PCM.

- Spring, TX, USA

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problem #19

Jul 122012

Pacifica

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the transmission failed. The code stated that the transmission control module failed. The contact stated the dealer believed that either the pump or the cooler had failed in the transmission. Both failures were connected to the transmission control module. The contact was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 06V432000 (power tran: Automatic transmission: Control module). The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were 92,000.

- Vale , NC, USA

problem #18

Jan 032012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle occasionally stalls when making a left turn. A popping sound occurs when turning to the left, the sound seems to be coming from the left tire hub. Also there is a clicking sound when the transmission shifts gears. Please send me any information regarding recalls for these problems, as I am a single mother who Transport small children daily in this vehicle, with limited resources.

- Forty Fort, PA, USA

problem #17

Mar 052009

Pacifica

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 5 mph in a residential driveway, the contact engaged the brakes and the vehicle lunged forward abnormally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated to the contact that the failure was contributed to a faulty power transfer unit. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Rumford, ME, USA

problem #16

Jan 292012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the gear selector failed to shift from park into drive. The manufacturer issued a customer satisfaction pertaining to the gear shift lever interlock return spring hook however, the VIN was was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact planned to have the vehicle repaired at her own expense. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 03/02/12

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #15

Nov 262011

Pacifica

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the transmission began to hesitate and during acceleration there was excessive pulsation. In addition, the engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. There was also a rapid decrease in the rpms. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road and the engine suddenly stalled and then restarted. The failure recurred on at least fifteen occasions. There was a recall related to the failure associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06V432000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Control module; tcm, PCM); however the VIN was not included. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the PCM would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #14

Feb 012010

Pacifica

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact was driving approximately 50- 65 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted after several minutes and was taken to both the dealer and an independent mechanic. Both the dealer and the mechanic advised the contact that the failure could possibly have been caused by the transmission. A transmission flush was performed on the vehicle but the failure persisted. The mechanic later performed a tune-up and cleaned the fuel injectors but to no avail. The failure soon recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 06V432000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM). The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Sagomore Hills, OH, USA

problem #13

Dec 242011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
When I initially purchased my vehicle, 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, from genesis auto sales located at 1005 springdale rd in austin, tx. 78721 there was noise by the front left tire. After bringing this to the companies attention they agreed to fix it. The kept the vehicle about a week. The day I picked it up my father looked it over and found duct tape on the part, cv joint. I took the vehicle back and also mentioned the horn also went out. The company agreed to fix this again as well as perform my inspection as the sticker had expired. The car was kept another 2 weeks. When the vehicle was picked up for a second time the car began overheating. At this time my father and mechanic looked it over and found a busted hose, but they noted that the cv joint was duct taped again this time covered in grease. He also noted missing lug nuts on all tires. I brought this up to the company again who refused to listen. I filed a complaint with dmv, BBB, oag, ftc and dps. Dps sent out an investigator who took pics as well and also noted that the tint on the vehicle was illegal and that not only were lug nuts missing but the lug bolts were broken off. All this as well as the motor mount have since been replaced. The bolts holding the cv joint and motor mount were also found not to be the proper size. On 12/24/11 as I was driving my seat belt became unbolted from the vehicle. I was able to place it back in where it came from but it is not secure. The company refuses to help with these problems and I will be pursuing legal action as all problems with the vehicle have been safety hazards and I am now unable to drive the vehicle for fear myself or my family will be injured as im not sure all problems have been fixed as different noises still occur.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 232011

Pacifica

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that a small shard of plastic fractured in the gear shifter and the vehicle could not be shifted out of park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that they would have to replace the parts. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 82,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #11

May 292011

Pacifica

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated his engine light constantly illuminated when his vehicle stalled while driving 40 to 50 mph. The vehicle was towed to the dealer in order to restart the engine. The dealer was notified and stated the fuel pump module and the power train control module (PCM) software may allow the engine to stall and needed to be replaced at the owners expense since the recall did not include his VIN. NHTSA recall campaign id number: 06V432000, power train: Automatic transmission: Control module (tcm, PCM) was related to the failure. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 202011

Pacifica

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica touring. The contact stated that the gear shifter would become stuck in park. The dealer diagnosed that the transmission air lock lever was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Johnsboro, IL, USA

problem #9

Jul 212010

Pacifica

  • 59,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and it is stuck in park, and has been for a week now. It will start up, and you can hear the shifter click when you step on the brake, but you cannot move the shifter stick to put it in another gear. It will go over to park, but cannot get the shifter to come down to put it in gear. I have told the Chrysler company about the defect, but they are not willing to do anything about it. I have went online and read numerous complaints about Chrysler vehicles getting stuck in park, and people are manually going under the hood to pull the brake out of park. This is a safety feature that in order to move the vehicle, you have to have your foot on the brake to put it in gear. Without this safety feature in place, a vehicle could roll into the street, or if a child is left alone in the vehicle, they could easily put it in gear. This is dangerous because I am more than sure, people are not taking the vehicle to a dealer to have this safety feature put back in place, once they get it unstuck. People have been stranded because their vehicle got stuck in park. This is something that should have a recall and Chrysler needs to fix this problem. To see the complaints, google this my Chrysler is stuck in park.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #8

Sep 102006

Pacifica

  • 24,000 miles
This is an old story. 2005 Chrysler pasifica. I adjusted (move forward) accel and brake pedal position by electric position adjustment system. Then I went to a highway (I94, mi), my car did not speed at all. Very slow. So, I could not follow the flow of other vehicle, I was almost be crashed. I immediately quit from the highway and checked the pedals. The reason of the issue was poor stroke of the pedals. In case of Pacifica, when we move the pedals forward more than middle position, moving range of the accel pedal was reduced less than half because the pedal hit on the floor. Also, this problem causes auto cruise system problem. Because the pedal can not move more than half of its range, the system can not pull the pedal correctly. Then the vacuum hose drops out from the line. My vehicle suddenly slow down when the problem occurred. I went to Chrysler service center and they reconnect the vacuum hose again. I am sure this is a design error and should be improved immediately. Maybe recall.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 032010

Pacifica

  • 83,000 miles
When shifting from park to drive or reverse the gas pedal is pressed and appears to "stick". when pressed with more force the automobile "lurches" quickly either forward or backward depending on which gear has been selected. This is occurring on a daily basis. I will be making an appointment with the dealer. No injuries or damage have occurred as of yet, but the potential is there.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #6

Nov 152009

Pacifica

  • 85,000 miles
05 chrys-pac on 11-15-09 driving on interstate 87N turned on ac to clear windows everything in the car went dead, engine, elect pwr everything, no pwr steering, nopwr brakes, just made it to road side with out getting hit. After a short time the car started again and was driven home.

- Malone, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012009

Pacifica

  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica with 3.8 liter engine with broken motor mounts. These cannot be fixed/replaced because the parts are not available from the manufacturer or any parts supplier. When I ordered the parts in January 2009, there were already 3500 on backorder with no due in date. As of 4 May 2009, Chrysler can still not provide the parts nor a due in date.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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