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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,632 miles

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Oct 182006

Pacifica

  • miles

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

While making a slow left-hand turn into a shopping center, my 2006 Pacifica touring AWD stalled without a warning of any kind. I was not able to steer (no power steering). I had to coast out of the lane to the curb. I was then able to restart it without an incident. I was fortunate that this did not happen on the main road. My Pacifica was bought new in February '06 and has approx 9300 miles. I had about 3/4 tank of gas at the time. There have been zero problems with this car until now. I take it to the dealership tomorrow, but I fear that they won't be able to 'duplicate' the problem.

- Benedict, MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 022006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,400 miles
: the contact stated while driving 20 mph and making a left turn over a speed hump, the vehicle stalled completely without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted immediately, and displayed no further issues. A service dealer was notified, who informed the contact that since there were no illuminated warning lights prior to the incident, there was nothing that could be done. The vehicle was not immediately taken in for service. Updated 9/27/2006 - when the vehicle was taken tp the dealer the technician performed tsb 1803905; update flash. Updated 08/14/08.

- Highland Heights, KY, USA

problem #10

Aug 282006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,087 miles
No injury, death or collision. 2006 Pacifica engine stalled when making a downhill left. Just purchased 2 weeks ago with 13,000 mi.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #9

Jul 062006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,789 miles

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

My wife was driving vehicle around town on a short trip (<10 mi). She had come to a complete stop to perform a "Michigan" turn (turning left using separate turn-around drives located in the median). When she began to accelerate to perform the turn, the car lunged but did not move. Her initial reaction was that the car was in neutral, but further review showed that the car had stalled (identified by the "dummy" lights lit up on the dash). She put the car in park, restarted it and proceeded. This is our first experience with the "stalling" problem with this vehicle. Gas tank was greater than full but not completely full. Vehicle mileage: 7788 miles. Vehicle had probably not reached full operating temperature.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #8

Jul 082006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,070 miles
Car stalled when making a left turn. Was able to restart engine right away. Engine was well warmed on a 90F day. For now, I don't think there is anything that the dealer can do. I did an internet search and found that other owners are having the same problem. I also saw that action RQ06-002 was reopened for the same problem. I just wanted to add myself to the group.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 012006

Pacifica

  • 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

problem #6

Jun 162006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,200 miles

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

2006 Pacifica engine stalled while taking a left turn. Coasted to a stop. Restarted the engine without incident. This is the second time this has happened.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #5

May 312006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
My 2006 Pacifica 2wd touring is stalling out with no warning. This has happened twice and I have only had this vehicle for three months (bought it brand new). This last time I was turning left into a shopping center. After yielding to oncoming traffic I turned left and proceeded through the intersection and my Pacifica stalled out with no warning again. This almost caused a serious accident. It gives no warning at all that it is about to stall out and the only way to know is that the steering wheel locks up and the car stops.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 102006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,289 miles
Vehicle stalled without any notice or warning.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 022006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,004 miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica with 13000 miles stalled making a left turn at a very low speed. There was no warning the vehicle was about to stall. I was turning left in a residential area, driving around 10 miles per hour or less, when I let off the brake to make a left turn, the steering while tightened up and my dash lights came on (the mil malfunction indicator light did not come on). I put the car in park, turned off the engine, and restarted the vehicle. Arrived at my destination few minutes later. An hour later when my family and I were leaving to go to another store, the same scenario; I was turning left to enter the parking area when the steering while tightened up and my dash lights came on. I put the car in park, turned off the engine, and restarted and did not stall the remainder of the trip. It was 90 degrees outside and sunny, and I had more than 3/4 of a tank of gas. Vehicle was manufactured 9/05. This is the same problem that many people have reported with 2004, 2005 and 2006 model year Pacificas. This is an extremely serious issue that concerns us, obviously for safety reasons. Please help.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #2

Jan 082006

Pacifica

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica - stalls when performing slow turns and low speeds. Almost caused a severe accident in traffic.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 032006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,650 miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica with 1650 miles stalled making a left turn at a very low speed. There was no warning the vehicle was about to stall. I had just come off a major highway where I was traveling approximately 50-60 mph for about 10 miles. I exited the highway and slowed to about 3 mph, when I let off the brake to make a left turn, the steering while tightened up and my dash lights came on. I put the car in neutral, it started right up and did not stall the remainder of the trip. It was 60 degrees outside and sunny, and I had more than 3/4 of a tank of 89 octane gas. Vehicle was manufactured 9/05. This is the same problem that many people have reported with 2004 and 2005 model year Pacificas. This is an extremely serious safety issue that obviously Chrysler hasn't resolved.

- Monroe, NJ, USA

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