really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,010 miles

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica transmission problems

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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 012011


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle restarted after fifteen minutes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000 and the current mileage was 111,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 192011


  • 44,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired according to recall 06V432000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Control module (tcm, PCM). However, when she received the vehicle back, the check engine light was still illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the purge valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint; she was awaiting a response. The current mileage was approximately 45,000. The failure mileage was approximately 44,800.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #8

Jan 112011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 59,600 miles
All motor mounts on our Chrysler Pacifica broken after only 60000 miles!!! this condition could cause an unknowing motorist an accident. Very dangerous condition. Also same vehicle had broken gear shift stranding my family for hours and could not be repaired without changing the unit. Poorly designed and a constant drain on our finances. Government owned"?"

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 102010


  • 42,000 miles


Drove my 2006 Chrysler Pacifica to the convenience store drove normally went in did business came back out to leave and the shift lever would not move, had to be towed. Tow truck driver says he sees this 4 to 5 times daily with both Pacificas and 300's, had to have car towed to Dodge for repair of a plastic clip that broke, push key override would not work.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012010


  • 30,000 miles
2006 Chrysler Pacifica -- axle clanks when I lift my foot off gas pedal when slowing down in traffic and then put foot on gas pedal at any speed.. took in to Chrysler dealer and they said need new axle which will cost $1000 plus tax approx. Said this is common to Pacifica's and my problem was not as loud and as bad as other Pacifica's they have seen and worked on. I don't see why I have to pay for this repair when this is "common to Pacifica's". in fact my own mechanic looked at it and said the very same thing --- why wasn't vehicle recalled. What can I do" I don't have $1200 to fix this. And if Chrysler mechanics say this is "quirk of the Pacifica's", then why is the repair on me" I'm worried this will get to the point where I cant drive the car.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 042009


  • 50,000 miles
After 1 hr of highway driving, turned in parking lot, car made strange noise on turning, seemed to not want to move forward. Parked veh for the day. Upon return to vehicle tried to back out of spot, car made same noise, stopped, checked all fluids, checked under car/in engine. Nothing visible, drove vehicle across parking lot, heard loud noise, parked again, visible trail of fluid and puddle under vehicle. Called for tow. Tow truck driver backed vehicle up to get on flatbed, several large metal pieces fell from under vehicle. Veh towed to dealership. Service at dealership determined that power transfer unit had disintegrated, metal housing and gears came apart from inside out, disintegration also destroyed transmission with metal pieces and filings. Vehicle has approx 50,000 miles-mostly highway miles. 2005 Pacifica has 70,000 mi warranty, the 2007 has lifetime power train warranty. This 2006 has 36,000 mile warranty. Chrysler customer service will not assist with cost of repair or stand behind their vehicle. What did they know in 2006 that made them not warranty their vehicle or its parts past 36000 miles? repairs are in excess of $5,000 on a 3 year old vehicle due to manufacturer defect.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

problem #4

May 242008

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Failure of cv joint resulting in a right front broken axle. The vehicle had just been to the dealer and had a 30,000 mile service which supincluded inspection of cv joints. The actual mileage was just under 30,000 at the time, which seem early for such a serious problem.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 262006


  • 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 #2

May 062007

Pacifica 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Unsafe vehicle stalls when in reverse.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 082006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was in park on an incline, she exited the vehicle to unload it. Suddenly the vehicle switched gears on its own into reverse causing the driver's front door to hit the contact. This incident resulted in a fractured shoulder to the contact. The emergency brake was not set and the vehicle has not been to a service dealer. Updated 12/12/2006 -

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

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