Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,086 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #14

Dec 272005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

My wife and I leased a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica in April. The car stalls for no apparent reason. The first time this occurred was when my wife was driving with our 3 small children. The car stalled and all power was lost. It was raining that day. I drove the car 12/27/05 and the car stalled on me going down a very steep incline. It just so happens that it was raining that day too. I almost hit a utility poll as I lost my steering. I had to really pull on the wheel and pump the brakes to pull off the side of the road safely. I turned the ignition off and restarted the car. The car was brought back to the dealer of origin twice and we were told that they connected the cars computer to a diagnostic machine that informs the dealer if the car has a problem, but both times the dealer couldn't find a problem. At this point I'm very concerned about this issue as I experienced a situation that could have resulted in serious injury to me or any other motor vehicle operator that I could have collided with. I'm placing everyone on notice of this major problem in hopes that someone will do something to correct it before a family member, perhaps yours, doesn't come home one day because a Pacifica stalled and rammed the car in which your loved one was an occupant. The first time this occurred the car had 5000 miles registered and the second time it had approximately 10,000.

- Brookfield, CT, USA

problem #13

Oct 132005

Pacifica 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,578 miles
My 2005 crhysler Pacifica is having big safety hazard problems when I completely turn the steering wheel to the left at a certain speed the car shuts off. That has happened 6 times so far. When I take it to the dealer they say they can't find anything wrong. This is a deadly safety hazard.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #12

Dec 192005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Intermittently, all electrical in vehicle fails. Unable to start, no power, vehicle is dead. Then suddenly, vehicle is able to start and run normally. I believe that it may have something to do with remote start system.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #11

Nov 102005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,447 miles

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

I was making a left hand turn across 2 lanes of traffic when my engine stopped, power steering stopped, and the oil light came on. I immediately contacted the dealer. They were unable to duplicate the problem and told me to come back when the problem was more persistent. I have two children 2 and under and taking the chance that we will be in a collision when the engine and power steering fail is not an option.

- Weirton, WV, USA

problem #10

Oct 132005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,473 miles
When turning corners my 2005 Pacifica will occasionally stall causing the steering wheel to lock and all systems to fail. I have had the car towed to the dealership 3 times and they were unable to locate any problem. The 1st time, they didn't find a problem in the computer system. The 2nd time, they found a problem in the fuel pump. They replaced the fuel pump. The 3rd time, they told us they could not determine what the problem was nor could they replicate the stall. My wife drives this car to school everyday with my 2 kids. She narrowly avoided a serious accident when the car stalled this last time. I will be filing for the SC lemon law.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #9

Oct 112005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,500 miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica stalls and also puts itself into neutral while driving or after stopping and starting again. I brought it to the dealer who said they could not find a problem. This afternoon on my way home from work on the highway it went into neutral again (not the shift itself but the engine revved up and then jumped or should I say banged back into the correct gear). Then later in the evening I had a problem starting it on my way to my daughters soccer game. It also acted like it wanted to stall the whole way there and the same thing happened when we went to leave the game 1 hour later. This is extremely dangerous not only for me but also for my 7 year old and 6 month old driving with me 90% of the time.

- Valley Falls, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 072005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

This is the 3rd incident in which while driving the car power has been lost to my 2005 paciifica. In all instances the dash would go out and the engine would not rev and the oil light would come on. This last time on 09/07/05 the engine lost power as well. A little tough to swallow when it is your wife and 3 year old in the car. Has been to the dealer for all three problems and no resolution as well as no registration of problems in the computer. My issue has not been resolved and I pursuing Ohio lemon law of serious injury or death could occur.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 072005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
I am having occasional stalling problems when maneuvering my Chrysler Pacifica '05 at slow speeds. The car simply stalls, causing me to lose all power steering and braking abilities. I was nearly rear-ended on one occasion. With 2,500 miles on the car, it is now in the shop for the fourth time. The idle air control motor was replaced and that did not correct the problem. I am currently waiting for a new set of fuel pumps (recommended by Chrysler engineering), but after reading many forums on sites like www.ezboard.com and www.edmunds.com, I am less than hopeful of Chrysler finding a solution and will be pursing the lemon law if they can not remedy the problem this last time. I will not drive an unsafe vehicle and Chrysler is not acknowledging the problem at all, despite the many complaints I see online daily.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 252005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The caller was the father of the driver. Caller stated this vehicle was part of a fleet. The vehicle quit running during a left hand turn and it went into an electronic lock mode. Dealership looked at vehicle and they were unable to duplicate the problem. This vehicle stalled once. Other vehicles in fleet had the same problem. Quit at highway speed on the interstate. The company did not know that the father of the driver was filing a complaint. When trying to lock the car with the remote it would not lock. When starting the vehicle, the dash board was locked. After about 20-30 minutes the vehicle seemed to reset and worked normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and they could not duplicate the problem. The manufacturer suggested they reprogram the vehicle and this problem would not happen again.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 192005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220 miles
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.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 282005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93 miles

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

June 26, 2005, my husband and I purhased a new Chrysler 2005 Pacifica touring with 31 miles on it. June 28, 2005 the engine stalled after making a left hand turn across three lanes of traffice and then a quick right turn into the parking lot of my employer. I called and spoke with the salesman who advised that there is no reason for the vehicle to stall and that if it stalled again to call him and he would make arrangements to have the service department look at it. June 30, 2005 the engine stalled again after turning left across three lanes of traffice and making a quick right into my employer's parking lot. I again called the salesman and he made arrangements for the service department to look at it the next day, July 1, 2005. July 1, 2005 the service department advised that they could not find an error log entry, they could not recreate the problem, they had me drive the car in an attempt to recreate the problem and therefore there was nothing they could do other than to document the problem. My husband and I selected this vehicle for safety reasons -- it has a five star crash worthiness rating, however, now we are extremely concerned about our and our small children's safety. A new vehicle with an unpredictable stalling problem greatly increases the risk of a crash resulting in injuries and/or death of its occupants. This has us very worried!

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 212005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,300 miles
My car stalled when I turned left going at 25 miles per hour, as resulted the car behind me also turning left hit my rear bumper with light damage to it.no injured, but it could had been worst if was driving on a highway.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 052005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,720 miles
Driving along rural road at 35 to 40 mph, 2005 Chrysler Pacifica stalled going around a bend. Car was maneuvered to side of road and restarted. Chrysler dealer claims they cannot fix the problem since the problem cannot be reproduced. 2004 Pacificas were recalled with same problem. Several complaints have been filed wtih NHTSA with 2005 Pacificas with the exact same problem. Chrysler Corp. Claims they have never heard of the problem with the 2005 model even though 2 complaints have filed with NHTSA and both complaintants stated that they had been to their Chrysler dealer for service.

- Harrison City, PA, USA

problem #1

May 312005

Pacifica 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Below, please find an excerpt of a copy of a letter send to the dealer and the CEO: "5/31/2005 - to: General manager, lake wylie Chrysler, 800 gold hill rd., fort mill, SC 29715 - re: Chrysler Pacifica "limited? 2005 with currently ~ 6500 miles - VIN # [xxx] dear madam or sir: I have had numerous problems with this car for which I had visited you service department of lake wylie Chrysler and find myself without assistance. The main concern is that the car stalled on me twice and once while my son was driving while I was in the passenger seat. There was no precursor that we can identify, that would have caused this to happen. All three times, it happened when driving slow (10 " 20 mph) in our neighborhood street. All three times at the same spot, which is a sharp left immediately followed by a sharp right. The engine stalled just at the mid point going into the right curve. Power loss for steering and brakes is life endangering, if it were to happen at higher speeds. Even in these circumstances, with our neighbors walking dogs, the loss of those systems may trigger a fatal accident! twice Chrysler checked for error codes and could find none. The first time the service representative said that I should never run the tank down below 1/4, something I think is non-persuasive. Especially after the third time, the tank was full. I do understand the Chrysler dealer?S problem, in that they only go by the reported (and here supposedly missing) error code. However, I am not dreaming and as an engineer myself and having studies physics (in germany), I know that you can only report what you look for. This problem may just evade those sensors. In any case, this problem is serious and needs attention!..."... something I do not get from the dealer. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

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