really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,517 miles

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 132016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 80 mph, the transfer case failed and disconnected from the motor. The driver side, steering wheel, and front passenger side air bags deployed with force. There was a white substance that emitted into the interior of the vehicle, which affected the four occupants in the vehicle. The force of the air bag deployment hindered the vision of the driver and front passenger. The driver, front passenger, and two rear passengers were uninjured. The insurance company stated that they would not cover the repair because there was no crash. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided a third party technician who diagnosed the vehicle. Neither the insurance company nor the manufacturer repaired the vehicle. The contact was to take the vehicle to an independent mechanic for further inspection and repair. The failure mileage was not available.

- Casper, WY, USA

problem #10

Aug 282015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 35 mph, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags deployed causing a burn onto the contact's hand. As a result, the contact required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 032013


  • 88,015 miles
Traveling at 35 - 40 mph and cars came to a stop and no matter how hard I pushed the brakes, the car would not stop. Steering wheel and under steering wheel airbags deployed, burning my shin. Upon starting the car at the body shop, the dashboard caught on fire due to the airbag modular. Fire destroyed my vehicle.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 292014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


Vehicle was broadsided (aka T-boned) by another car that ran a stop sign while I was crossing an intersection. Windows shattered and the drivers side of the vehicle (including front and rear drivers side door) were completely caved in and door had to be snapped by two firefighters in order to extricate the driver and at no point during impact did side impact airbags deploy causing further damage and a mild concussion from impact with drivers side door post.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

problem #7

Jul 042014


  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, there was a rock slide, which caused the contact to crash into a boulder. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who did not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000.

- Licoln , NE, USA

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problem #6

Sep 072013


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and would not start. The failure was recurring. The battery was replaced over six times but to no avail. The dealer was not able to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed and replaced the computer and the engine. Additionally, the contact stated that the air bag sensor, ABS brake sensor and the service engine sensor illuminated after the vehicle was repaired. The contact had experienced multiple electrical failures and the air bag warning light was illuminated. The dealer was not able to replicate or diagnose the failure. The dealer advised the contact to remove all keys from the key ring except for the fob and keys. The dealer also replaced the ignition switch. The air bag sensor continued to illuminate and the local authorized dealer was notified several times of the failure, who advised the contact that the air bags would not deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired for the air bag sensor. The manufacturer was notified of failure. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jan 202014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


We were going West bound in a two line street, light was green for us, when all of sudden we were hit in drivers side (T bone) by another vehicle coming South to North that ran a red light also on a two line street, speed of other vehicle unknown, impact send us over a 2 to 3 feet retainer brick wall and crashing into a brick fence and into a tree, our vehicle has side curtain airbags which did not deployed. We bought this vehicle for the safety crash rating and recommendations according to the sales person at a car dealer.

- Chino Hills , CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 192012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
The airbags (driver or passenger) did not deploy in the automobile accident.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 272011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 82,367 miles
1. accident where my car was severely rear ended on interstate. The other car (Honda Prelude) hit the left rear of my car (Chrysler Pacifica) after I came to a complete stop. 2. no air bag was deployed. No restrain by safety belts for driver and passenger. Driver hit steering wheel with face; passenger hit something and suffered a concussion.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #2

May 182010

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. While traveling at speeds of 65 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a nearby guard rail. The airbags did not deploy upon impact. The contact and the passenger sustained unknown injuries and a police report was filed accordingly. The vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. The failure and current mileages were 39,000. Updated 7/20/10 updated 07/22/10

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #1

May 182007


  • 32,300 miles
Passenger air bag light goes on and off, while a passenger sits in the seat. It happens at least once a week, there's a chime that happens periodically as well. Have taken it to the dealer 3 times, they say they cant find anything wrong. The light will stay on sometimes as long as 5 mins. It started happening 3 months after we bought the car.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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