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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,467 miles

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Oct 222016

Pacifica

  • 128,000 miles

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

Takes forever for me to pump gas in to the vehicle it can say it's empty and I will put 15 dollars of gas in it and it will register full and when it gets to a half a tank it will drop to empty as soon as it hits that point. Please fix this recall

- London, KY, USA

problem #41

Dec 042006

Pacifica

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the driver's seat belt failed to function, the service engine indicator illuminated, and there was an internal leak emitting from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 06V432000 (power train); however, the fuel pump module was not replaced. The technician was unable to determine where the vehicle was leaking. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on several occasions, but the failure was unable to be replicated or diagnosed. The contact was waiting for a response from the manufacturer to determine the recommended repair solution. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #40

Aug 182009

Pacifica

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump, water pump, cam shaft sensor, catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, timing belt, pvc valve, and multiple other parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 06V432000 (power train), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lancaster, TN, USA

problem #39

Feb 022014

Pacifica

  • 175,000 miles

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

Reccall F44 (fuel pump module). This recall was for repair/replace of module due to fact that Pacifica cars stall with faulty unit. My car has stalled numerous times. I took to dealer as instructed by recall letter. The dealer said they made repair. My vehicle continues to stall. Dealer would not replace part again. I am stuck with a vehicle I cannot drive because it is unsafe to drive.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #38

Jul 062016

Pacifica

  • 107,000 miles
The engine light came on. The car would not accelerate over 25 mph. It kept feeling as if it was stalling when stopped at light and trying to accelerate. Hard to go up inclines. After being parked for 4 hours we noticed the car was smoking. I called the fire department who discovered that the insulation and the engine was smoldering. It is now at excalibur being looked at. I was driving on a city street when this happened. When we discovered the car was smoking, it had been parked for four hours.

- South Euclid, OH, USA

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problem #37

Jun 282016

Pacifica

  • 103,000 miles
Entered the freeway and after reaching speed of approximately 55-60 mph I heard a loud sound that sounded like a small explosion. Someone driving in the lane next to me began frantically pointing at the engine of my car. Immediately I saw smoke and flames coming from underneath the car's hood. I pulled off the exit that I was approaching, parked the car at the curb, jumped out the car, dialed 911. Fire department responded in a couple of minutes and by this time entire engine and hood was on fire.they put the fire out. Car was not able to be placed in neutral or any other gear, but was still towed to the dealership that performed repairs to fuel injectors and other components of the engine on February 2, 2016. During Feb. 2016 incident the gas pedal would not give power to make the car accelerate, car started smoking and giving off fumes that smelled like burning plastic. Car repairs were made in that incident. Going to have diagnostic performed to research if there is a connection/relation between February 2016 incident and June 2016 incident.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #36

Jun 172016

Pacifica

  • 128,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 25 mph, the fuel gauge indicated that the tank was empty after indicating three quarters of a tank of fuel one minute earlier. The contact attempted to add fuel to the vehicle, but the tank was full. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel lines and fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact stated that the failure occurred approximately a month and a half. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #35

Jan 102016

Pacifica

  • miles
One side of my engine mount is rusting out badly as well. Would be nice to have a recall to repair this issue. I also have idling issues in which it seems like the car is going to die whether it's in park or drive. This has been going on for quite while now.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #34

May 022016

Pacifica

  • 2 miles
My vehicle stalls when remaining still, or if driving it will just shut off. Turning left around a round about it will shut off. Recently when stopped it will idle high then sputter as if it wants to shut off, sometimes it does. I know there has been a recall for vehicles made up to the date November 2004. Mine was manufactured May 2005, should that make a difference even though mine was manufactured one year later and still can have the same problem? just a note, I have young kids in my car. Another problem is the engine, in researching I notices that there have been a lot of complaints about rusting engine mounts or breaking of engine mounts. As may complaints that I have read, I believe that there should be a recall. I have an engine mount that is rusted and worn out. For the safety of all the 900 and something complaints in forums, I believe this should be fixed. I also believe that my 2006 Pacifica should be in the stalling recall notice and be fixed also. One year apart should not be judged in a issues. This happens a lot an many dates, but I can only put one.

- Sultan, WA, USA

problem #33

Aug 042014

Pacifica

  • miles
My 2006 Chrysler Pacifica keeps sending a message saying gas pump, and then my fuel gauge keeps dropping to E even after I just filled it up. I have replaced the gas cap and I am still getting the message saying something is wrong with the gas cap, and the gauge keeps dropping. I can not tell how much gas I ever have and have to constantly stop after a few days to fill it back up. I took it to oriellys to let them run the code on the vehicle and it said that it was the gas cap, so I replaced the gas cap and they reset the sensor and its still saying the same thing.

- New Market, AL, USA

problem #32

Apr 252014

Pacifica

  • 198,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 75 mph, the vehicle suddenly was empty on fuel but the fuel gauge indicated a full tank. The contact also stated that the vehicle was only able to refuel up to half a tank and the fuel gauge continued to display that there was a full tank of fuel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump, fuel tank and fuel wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 198,000.

- Firth, NE, USA

problem #31

Oct 012014

Pacifica

  • 195,260 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the fuel gauge failed to properly detect the fuel levels after a half tank. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 06V432000 (power train). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer was not able to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 195,260. The VIN was not available.

- Fort White , FL, USA

problem #30

Jul 162015

Pacifica

  • 267,000 miles
About 3 weeks I let my cousin use car. She made it to indy twice from fort wayne, and once back home before I came to get car she stated she had set alarm off and then car wouldn't start. I had it towed and they couldn't find the problem completely but thought fuel pump. Car turns over perfect just won't fire. So fuel pump replace and about week and a half later it's starts to not start up on first ignite. Sometimes it takes me two-three tries then it starts. Also something weird 2 times while pumping gas and leaving car on, the car shuts off as soon as gas starts filling. Today for the 3rd time I started pumping gas and my car shut off but this time wouldn't start. It once again turns over but won't start. I had it towed again!!!! any suggestions? could 2006 cars need reset to on computer

- Fort Wayne , IN, USA

problem #29

Jun 302015

Pacifica

  • 86,616 miles
So once again this car is having issues with the fuel pump system. I have a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica (86616) and one day when driving my car just stalled out and would not start for quite some time. I took it to a Chrysler dealership here in baytown and was told that the plastic evap line may have broken due to a design flaw of the line being not only too short but also made of a harden plastic that is supposed to be rubber instead. I was luck enough to be by myself but if I had my god daughter in the car with me it would have been worst or I could have been seriously injured. Now Chrysler wants close to $800 to fix the issue when in fact this was a design flaw to begin with from the start. I am highly upset and also scared to drive any Chrysler car because of the piss poor design and want to know what and if Chrysler will even do anything to help me and my mom out.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #28

Jun 032014

Pacifica

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. When the fuel gauge reached half full, the vehicle would suddenly stall. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump module was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V432000 (fuel system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #27

May 062015

Pacifica

  • 185,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving at 45 mph, the engine and the fuel cap warning lights illuminated. The vehicle lost fuel pressure and the viper fuel tank released fuel under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel line fractured and the pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 185,000.

- Troutman , NC, USA

problem #26

May 202013

Pacifica

  • 100,000 miles
Rocker arm failure, requiring replacement on both sides. Searched internet and is a known failure with many Pacifica consumers. Responsible car manufacturer should have recalled. Safety hazard primary fuel pump crack on external fuel pump nozzle. External hose connecting primary and secondary fuel pumps original manufacture was ~3-5 cm too short. Hose was stretched to connect fuel pumps, eventually causing the connector nozzle to crack (break) and leak fuel. Hose replacement part has been modified, but owners of original manufacture would never be aware of this until/unless specific service is performed. Result = costly repair to replace both fuel pump and hose.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #25

May 232012

Pacifica

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the front subframe and cross member were rusted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine cradle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that while the vehicle on, there was a fuel odor and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, there was smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear, the lower front, and the front upper motor mounts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #24

Mar 252015

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I own a Chrysler Pacifica 2006, the engine light is on (gascap) keeps coming on. I was told by dealership that the tank needed to be replace. That it was unsafe to drive car, and this sometime happen with the Chrysler Pacifica 2006. It is going to take about $400 dollars to fix it.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #23

Mar 202015

Pacifica

  • 70,500 miles
Check engine light (gascap) keep coming on was told by dealership there was vapors and tank needed to be replaced and fuel line. Unsafe to drive car was never in accident. Was told that sometimes that happens.

- Miami, FL, USA

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