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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,147 miles

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica engine problems

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #22

Jul 252010


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While turning left at approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The electrical system continued to function and the oil warning light illuminated on. The contact was able to restart the vehicle as it resumed normal operation. The failure recurred three times. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #21

Jul 202010


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 35 mph a tapping noise could be heard in the engine. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated that the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer to have the failure diagnosed. The contact will have the vehicle diagnosed by the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 41,000.

- Homestead, PA, USA

problem #20

Apr 012010


  • 58,800 miles
Loud ticking noise and rattling in the engine. 4th time since buying the Pacifica I've had to take it in to get the same issue fixed. The noise sounds like the car is a truck. The issue is the valves, shafts and shaft head. I was also advised that if I were to continue to drive the Pacifica, the engine could blow. This is a defect when they made this car. I know for a fact it's not the dealer I take it to B/C I've been to one in ga, one in orlando, fl and now in miami, fl. I knew what it was before I took it in and every single time Chrysler looks at me like, "just another women complaining B/C she doesn't like the sound." It's B/C I don't want my engine to blow in my face while driving. I am in tune with my Pacifica and know that sound well. They have had to change the valve shafts each time and even a shaft head. I've owned the car brand new 12/2006, no miles, have had it service regularly like warranty states yet the problem keeps coming back. It has 58,900 miles on it so it shouldn't have this issue almost every year. Last incident has been selected. Previous incidents, every year since 2007.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 102006


  • 83,000 miles


2006 Pacifica has major knocking noise. Sounds like a lifter and after checking online I found that several other people with this year model have had the same problem.

- Oakwood, GA, USA

problem #18

Aug 102008


  • 35,000 miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica using over a quart of oil per week, there are thousands of same complaint all over the internet with the same response that I have received from Chrysler dealers. "1 quart per week or 1 thousand miles is a perfectly normal oil burn off rate" this is a serious safety issue and financial issue especially involving a car this new and it started at 37,000 miles. The car is not leaking oil, it just disappears and from other stories I have read it says that the piston rings do not fit the engine cylinders. Correct me if I am wrong but couldn't this problem cause engine failure or fire. Not to mention leave a person stranded after the engine blows.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 082009


  • 44,000 miles
Engine dies during left turns. At least third incident occurred today (12/8/09). This is a major safety issue.

- Theodore, AL, USA

problem #16

Feb 102009


  • 39,000 miles


I am also having a problem with a ticking sound in my engine. Took it back to the car dealership to fix, but they will not honor our warranty. I do not even think they know what it wrong with it. It is just becoming louder and louder and I do not know what to do.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #15

Jul 012009


  • 24,000 miles
We bought a 2006 Pacifica touring this car burns a quart of oil 1000 mile. Its like clockwork, I have to check it all the time!!!! because it consistently burns oil. No vehicle with 37000 should do that we have a 2003 Chevy with a V-6 with 137000 miles and it doe not burn near the oil if any. This need to be seriously looked at by Chrysler my problem is at 37000 miles our warranty expired!!

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #14

Feb 102009


  • miles
I bought my car January 31, 2009! there is a knocking in the engine and I have been told that it is the valve lifters. The dealer where I bought the car will not do anything about it.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #13

Jan 112007


  • 27,922 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact noticed that the display on the instrument panel would sporadically fail. In addition, the vehicle would stall without warning. On one occasion, the piston rod failed and caused the engine to stall while idling. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the battery, alternator, and computer (icm). Shortly after the repairs, the failure resurfaced. All of the remedies have been insufficient in correcting the failures. The failure mileage was 27,922 and current mileage was 59,999.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #12

May 022009


  • 32,000 miles


My 2006 Chrysler Pacifica started leaking fluid a few days ago. I took it into the shop and they told me that the rear motor mount is defective. The part is back-ordered. Supposedly they say it is safe to drive. I am worried that if I am in an accident or have to go on a bumpy road that something serious could happen. The dealer said that this part shouldn't need to be replaced...according to what I have read it seems to be a problem with the Pacifica having defective motor mounts in their cars. Chrysler should be responsible for this, it is not a part that "normally" wears out (let alone at 32,000 miles). The worst part is that our car just came off of the 3 year warranty one month ago...ugh.

- Verona, WI, USA

problem #11

Jan 052009

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I was driving down 436, when I felt my engine lift up, and slam down on the frame. Turns out both engine mounts broke on my 3.5L V6 touring Chrysler Pacifica. I called the dealership, and the parts have been on backorder for over 5 months, and wont do anything about it, I cant even drive this $42, 000 piece of !@#$% any more.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #10

Aug 172008


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 70 mph on normal road conditions, the engine stalled unexpectedly. The engine restarted and resumed normal operation. On a separate occassion, when the engine restarted, the contact noticed an excessive amount of white smoke and fumes coming from the exhaust. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing, but they could not duplicate the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on a separate occasion for the same failures, but there was no resolution. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were unavailable. Updated 04/15/09. Updated 04/16/09.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #9

Feb 052009


  • miles
Car burns way to much oil could result in blown engine...should not have to add oil every 100 miles when there is no leak.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #8

Nov 122008

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 28,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While accelerating, the vehicle hesitated. The dealer stated that there was carbon build up on the throttle body. The cost to repair the failure was $200. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage updated 06/11/09.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 252007


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was constantly sticking. The failure only occurs when the vehicle is at a complete stop and the accelerator pedal is depressed. The contact must apply maximum pressure on the pedal in order for the vehicle to move. As a result, the vehicle takes off very quickly. The dealer stated that there was carbon build up on the inside of the throttle and suggested that it be cleaned. The current mileage was 41,500 and failure mileage was 40,000.

- Marydel, DE, USA

problem #6

Sep 032007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
2006 Pacifica I have had 10-12 instances where my vehicle has stalled during a left hand turn. Initially they were far enough apart that it didn't seem that bad and they appeared to only happen at slow parking lot speeds. My most recent 2 events were much worse: One happened with my children in the car driving on a mountain road and had to do a hard "hairpin" left turn that almost resulted in our driving off the face of the mountain!!! latest event occurred while making a left hand turn through traffic on a divided highway. The vehicle once again stalled during the left turn at about 40 mph while crossing traffic. I narrowly avoided being hit and almost hit another vehicle head on due to the failure. Please help us.. this is unreal!

- Rosemount, MN, USA

problem #5

Aug 082007

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica with stalling concerns. Customer states that stalling sometimes happens when he makes a slow left hand turn and wants to know if this is a know issue*

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #4

Oct 202006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,544 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine surged. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage is 7,500 and failure mileage was 3,544.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 172006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
While making left turns into traffic or left "U-turns" the vehicle stalls putting my family in extreme danger to oncoming traffic. I have taken it to a "5 star" Chrysler dealership in greensburg, pa and they told me that they can't fix it because there is no error code associated with it. This condition is extremely unsafe and needs to be corrected immediately.

- Hunker, PA, USA

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