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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,344 miles

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica brakes problems

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 012013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Consumer requests reimbursement for a fuel pump replacement. The consumer stated prior to the replacement, she was not informed or notified of a recall, until a google search revealed the recall. Also, in February 2013, the catalytic converter was replaced at a cost of $800 and the brake system was replaced at a cost of $500.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #11

Sep 012011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
About 5 months ago my car would not stop completely when braking. I would let off brakes and reapply & it still did not stop promptly. ABS light came on & engine light came on. I took it to Chrysler repair center in delray beach Florida. They said my nvl pump & ABS sensor needed replaced. They also said if I do not replace the nvl pump my car will begin to stall. The car began stalling about 3-4 weeks later. It happened about 4-6 times at low speeds or when the car was at idol. I had the pump replaced by another mechanic a few weeks later. The car kept stalling after the part was replaced. Then the car started completely lock up & turn off right in the middle of driving. I have no power, no steering...nothing. I can't believe I haven't been in an accident yet! I took it back in to 3 different mechanics for an inspection & diagnostic. All three mechanics say now I have O2 sensors & mounts that are bad. They all say that everything else is fine.they all 3 say the mounts & O2 sensors doesn't explain why the car stalls & locks up/turns off while driving. My last mechanic ran a recall search for my car & found a recall for my make & model that completely explains my problem. However when I called Chrysler back in the middle of January they said my VIN # does not qualify"!?!? I called Chrysler home office to see if there was some kind of error as to why my car is not eligible for the recall & they haven't called back. How can Chrysler not honor this defect in my car when it honors it in others. It is dangerous. I have 2 children that I drive around. I need my car to be safe. I have researched that many other people with my car have the same exact problems. Chrysler obviously is aware of the problem but will not deal with it. This should be illegal! please can someone help me"

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Oct 012010

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
On the evening of Monday, October 11, 2010, we dropped our car off at a local Chrysler dealership. The purpose for this drop off was to determine why the ABS light was on, and would not go off. The next morning we received a call from a service technician explaining that our computer module needed to be replaced, and that they had discovered an additional problem with the main wiring harness. The technician went on to explain that the main wiring harness had completely melted, and he could not understand why ¿the car did not catch on fire." After an "investigation, " Chrysler's legal department determined that the issue was not a manufacturing defect, and would not provide any reason for the fire, but only offered that it extinguished itself. We contacted our insurance company, and they ruled it a fire, and repaired the wiring harness. We were responsible for repairing the ABS light malfunction.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 172009


  • 50,000 miles


Burns oil, brakes flutter, check engine light on no one can figure out why or how to turn it off I live in California so light on gives me an automatic fail on my smog test all of this is ongoing and has been for over a year.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 282010


  • 60,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). ABS light on - failure to stop the vehicle. I own a chry-Pacifica 2006, ABS light came on while driving the car, just before the light came on, (transition between ABS stopped working and turned to traditional brakes) I was making a left turn, the car instead of stopping kept going and I just missed hitting the oncoming traffic. The failure could have resulted in catastrophic accident. I took the car to get this repaired and was informed that there is a bulletin providing instruction about replacement of sensors for Pacifica, also it suggests it could be covered under warranty based on warranty provisions. Mileage: Around 60,000 the question I have is if Chrysler is aware of the issue why can't they extend warranty on such parts that are related to safety" also, it requires the owner to replace all four sensors - why? is there anything that can bedone to help the customer with this issue" [xxx]

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #7

Mar 162009


  • 50,000 miles
I drive a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica touring. I have had issues with the ABS light coming on and off. It does not make a difference the speed I am traveling and when I come to a stop it begins to vibrate and I rearended the people infront of me. I have also had issues with my car stalling for no apparent reason. It is hard to believe that there is not a recall on this particular unit. I have called the dealership and also Chrysler and they said no problems have ever been documented...they need to start checking this site and see that all of the problems are the same.

- Polk City, IA, USA

problem #6

Aug 282009


  • 19,000 miles


2006 Chrysler Pacifica has ABS brake issues. ABS lights come on and off and ABS pulses randomly at times. Car only has 19K miles. Many others have same problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 152009


  • 40,000 miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica. ABS system failures. ABS system engages and disengages at random while driving. Dealer says this is known to Chrysler because they used wiring to the wheels that was not heavy (or strong) enough and each wheel sensor must be replaced to correct the problem Chrysler dealer said this is not a safety issue but I believe that it is especially should I need to brake hard in and emergency. Why should the owner of these vehicles have to pay to correct an issue that Chrysler knows is their fault from the beginning" is this a safety issue or not"

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 082009


  • 45,000 miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica I had my tires rotated the ABS and traction control light came on I looked this information up online and found out that this is happening all the time on the Pacifica and Chrysler will not take responsibility for this problem the charge just to look at the car is 85 dollars then the cost of repair.

- Ofallon, MO, USA

problem #3

Sep 082008


  • 51,123 miles
The ABS light has been flickering on and off. Recently, the ABS "traction" kicked in while the Mrs. Was at a low rate of speed (luckily) without causing a collision. In reading about this problem on the internet it appears that there are others who have cited a similar problem with the ABS module for the 2006 Chrysler Pacificas.

- Douglas, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 142007


  • 18,000 miles
I bought my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica during the month of March 2007. After 3 days of driving the vehicle, I realized that there was something wrong with the brakes. At this time, my vehicle had only 18,000 miles on it. When I would hit my brakes the ABS light would come on and it felt as if my brakes were actually bumping under my foot. The bumping was also coincided with a horrible grinding sound. I contacted the dealership and was told that the vehicle was to new to have brake problems and that the ABS light was most likely a dummy light. As to date, August 13, 2008, the problem still persist. I cannot believe that there are so many complaints on this particular year, make and model of vehicle concerning the brakes and nothing has been done. Does there have to be a fatality to get anyone to notice?

- Youngstown, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012006


  • miles
Incident #1: 3 days after purchasing the vehicle, I noticed there was something wrong with my brakes. I took it in and was told that my rotors needed to be replaced (the vehicle had 30 miles on it when I bought it). I was told all the rotors were warped. Incident #2: approximately 4 weeks after purchasing, my left headlight went out. Not a major problem, but still an inconvenience...especially when car is brand new. Incident #3: I was making a right hand turn out of the parking lot when vehicle stalled on me. My steering wheel locked up and I glided across 2 lanes of the road (amazingly without hurting myself or others). No warning at all. Vehicle started back up just find...but very scary. Took it into the service and was told that my computer needed to be "flashed" incident #4: ABS light came on out of nowhere and I felt a "fluttering" of the brake pedal when pressing the brake. I was told the sensors needed to be replaced and they were. Incident #5: received my vehicle back from repair on incident #4 on Tuesday, vehicle is back in the shop today (2 days later). Fluttering from the brake pedal again. Unsure what the outcome is...still in service. Fortunately, none of these incidents have caused me, my family, or others any injury or harm but each of these incidents (besides the headlight) could have resulted in serious injuries or resulted in deaths.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

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