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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,085 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Jun 222010

Pacifica

  • 55,000 miles

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

Accelerator pedal sticks after lifting. I have to exert extra pressure on the pedal to get the car to speed up. Sometimes from a stop it sticks and the car lurches forward or reverse depending on the gear selected.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012009

Pacifica

  • 111,000 miles
Ongoing issue with gas pedal sticks intermittently at idle. Have to press gas pedal very hard to unstick causing vehicle to jump forward or backward rapidly.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 222009

Pacifica

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While attempting to accelerate from a stop the contact had to depress the accelerator pedal down into the floorboard in order for the vehicle to engage. The vehicle was not diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Litchfield, OH, USA

problem #11

Oct 012009

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

Chrysler model: Pacifica year: 2006 problem: Sticky pedal that depresses and remains depressed until pulled by hand into its rightful position frequency: 4 out of 7 days per week 5 out of 7 drive instances per day...updated 06/28/13 the consumer stated the when the accelerator pedal is un-stuck at speeds above 60 mph, the vehicle does not slow down, at lower speeds, the vehicle follows inertia. The pedal is hard to depress/stiff when stuck about 1/3, of the time it is smooth/easy, when it is not stuck 2/3 of the time. He stated the cruise control is not activated when he experiences the problem and there is nothing interfering with the pedal.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #10

Apr 172010

Pacifica

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving down the road and my cruise control wouldn't dis-engage when I pressed the cancel button on the steering wheel. I tried it again and when I hit cancel it sped up!!. I was lucky that I was able to hit the brakes to make the cruise shut off other wise I could have caused a major accident.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #9

Feb 112010

Pacifica

  • 57,000 miles
Gas pedal sticking.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #8

Feb 182010

Pacifica

  • 52,000 miles

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

2006 Chrysler Pacifica gas pedal is sticking. When moving from parked or stopped position the pedal needs a lot of force in order to go. The car jerks forward and takes off fast.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 222010

Pacifica

  • 58,981 miles
My wife has a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica and as of yesterday 2/22/2010 the accelerator pedal has stuck in the up position 3 times while she has been driving and 1 time while I was driving the vehicle on 2/21/10. The pedal sticks up so that it can not be pushed down. We have had to turn the vehicle off and restart before we can easily push the pedal down. I am concerned that a time may come where we are pulling out in traffic and the pedal sticks potentially causing our vehicle to not accelerate and causing an accident.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #6

Oct 122009

Pacifica

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 15 mph on normal road conditions the accelerator pedal became stuck. The accelerator pedal released after several attempts. There was a separate occasion when the identical failure occurred and the pedal released only in the "neutral" position. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician stated the failure was contributed to a carbon build-up in the throttle body. The vehicle was repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 102009

Pacifica

  • 35,000 miles
When accelerator is released it (sticks in up position / has a catch) making difficult to press. This occurs at all speeds (from a stop to 80 mph). This could be a major hazard when driving in heavy traffic or needing to pull out into heavy traffic. Problem is persistent since purchase mileage 35,000 with current mileage 49,250.

- Leroy, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 152009

Pacifica

  • 53,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. When the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, it extended to the floor as if it were stuck. The dealer stated that the carbon needed to be cleaned from the throttle body butterfly at the cost of $90. The contact is in the process of having the vehicle repaired. The failure and current mileages were 53,000.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jun 262006

Pacifica

  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate properly while driving 60 mph. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the sensors. The contact also noticed that the vehicle was using excessive fuel at low mileages and she smelled a strong odor of gasoline coming from the vehicle. She took the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that the wires in the electrical system were damaged. The repair would cost $3,000; however, the dealer could not diagnose the failure pertaining to the fuel system. The vehicle has not been repaired. Weeks later, the driver side head lamp failed, reducing all visibility. Several months later, the vehicle would vibrate abnormally and was taken back to the dealer. The technician replaced another sensor. Days later, the contact noticed that the accelerator pedal would become stuck in a fixated position, but the dealer could not duplicate the failure. Lastly, while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warning. She took the vehicle to the dealer, but they could not diagnose the failure. She is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 200 and current mileage was 32,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

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

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