hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,543 miles

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2007 Chrysler Pacifica steering problems

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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Oct 102016


  • 120,050 miles


My husband was driving the car 2 days after we purchased it. He was coming down a slight incline and trying to yield and turn at an intersection. The power steering went out and the brakes locked up so he could not stop or control the direction of the vehicle. It was very scary with young children in the back seats! no warning lights or sounds alerted him to the failure of the steering or brakes.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #28

Dec 072015


  • 95,000 miles
Bought in 2007 used, 16000 miles. Last two years, stalls sometimes at low speeds. Loses all power, will not steer, cannot brake. Occurs too randomly to predict. Very dangerous when making turns to join traffic flow as cannot stop or steer car while rolling. Latest example 12/7/15 - nearly at a stop on slight decline, ready to merge with street traffic from parking lot. Suddenly lost power and brake stopped responding and locked up. Steering locked up. Was slowly rolling into oncoming traffic.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #27

Aug 292015


  • 96,125 miles
Have owned a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica for almost 3 years now - bought it used and enjoy most features of this car having waited for a few years to purchase one after having recurring (and costly) repair issues with my previous Chrysler (cirrus.) however, for the past year, I've experienced intermittent stalling issues with my car - while operating/driving and I am now terrified of the what "ifs" since I thought we'd resolved the issue just over a month ago when replacing my egr valve. This was a huge expense particularly since I've been underemployed for a while now, but then again today while driving with my young daughter the issue happened again!! I too have had my share of being inconvenienced by taking to multiple mechanics and repair shops saying they need to "mimick" the issue in order to find the problem. Since this issue occurs intermittently, how is that exactly suppose to happen"?" Chrysler corporate really needs to step up and address this issue asap since this appears to be a major issue and possible defect on the products themselves used when manufacturing this car and/or a huge defect of this particular make and model of vehicle, in general! Chrysler - please hear us before you all are faced with an even larger penalty than the ones used to recently bail you out - please don't make a further mockery of the process by ignoring the voice of your consumer on such a major health and safety concern. To echo the words of another complaint I came across in my research of this specific issue... the price to replace a defect is much less than that of a human life!!

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #26

Feb 012015


  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel veered to the right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer replaced the bushing, the cradle, and the motor mounts; however, the remedy failed to repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #25

Jul 032015


  • 67,500 miles
The vehicle was turning into parking space, acted like the traction control engaged, power steering function was lost. Vehicle was put in park, engine turned off. Restarted at that time. Owner assumed incident resulted from a slip on fresh rain concrete and resulted in traction control engagement due to sensitivity of traction control feature. This is really not necessary at < 10 mph. Second incident: One week later to the day on July 10, 2015, the vehicle rolled to a stop on residential road. The vehicle passed over an insignificant, small pile of dead loosed grass on right side of vehicle during its rolling to a stop mode. Vehicle steering locked up and engine stalled. Owner made numerous attempts to restart but had to wait 10 minutes before vehicle would restart and park it. Dealership has been notified-appointment scheduled to diagnose.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #24

Dec 072013


  • 78,500 miles
Purchased the Pacifica touring AWD in September/October, 2013. It was in fabulous condition. A couple of months later, I experienced my first of eight occurrences wherein the vehicle shut off without warning. Once the engine shut off, power brakes and power steering didn't function properly, likely because the engine was no longer running. Five of these eight occurrences have been within one mile of my residence. Additionally, it occurred once in a parking lot, once in an intersection, and once as I was getting onto an interstate highway. A few of the occurrences almost resulted in accidents. I was at the mercy of the other drivers in those cases. I have six grandchildren. I'm hesitant to take them on trips because I have no confidence in my Pacifica's safety and reliability. My vehicle safety complaint seems eerily similar to numerous other owner's 2007 Pacifica safety complaints. I pray Chrysler will investigate this issue to determine what is causing the engine failure before a precious life is lost. Chrysler, please identify the cause and notify the owners of the fix soonest. It makes no sense to continue neglecting these safety claims. I'm certain $$$ is causing your hesitation to investigate; however, it will seem like pennies compared with the cost you will undoubtedly pay due to negligence in the event of injury or fatality. Thanks in advance for hearing my concern, diagnosing the problem, identifying the solution, and quickly implementing your plan to repair the affected vehicles. Safety has a price, but human life is priceless.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #23

Jan 122015

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Power steering fails completely for about 30 seconds or more. This occurs when the vehicle travels through any water on the road that may splash into the engine compartment. The steering belt gets wet and will slip (making a screeching noise until it spins off the water and dries). The power assisted steering will stop completely not allowing the driver to maneuver the vehicle until the power steering is restored. This problem will cause the driver not to be able to change the direction of the vehicle in any direction to complete a turn or avoid a collision! it is very dangerous and can occur without warning. We are looking into the problem. It maybe that a splash guard was left off and not replace during a previous service. This has not been confirmed to be the fix. We will update this post once this is confirmed to be the fix.

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #22

Mar 012014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
This vehicle tends to stall at or below 35 mph. Have been to independent mechanics and Chrysler and no one can seem to figure out why it stalls. When it stalls there is a loss of control of the car and is very dangerous especially when in rush hour traffic. My wife drives this vehicle along with my 3 children. I have seen numerous complaints on this matter and I am quite surprised there has not been a recall.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #21

Dec 032014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 112,011 miles
Several instances of stalling with absolutely no warning at approximately 40 mph. Car does start back up but stalls at random intervals. Has been seen at multiple shops with no errors, codes or problems found.

- Malone, NY, USA

problem #20

Oct 162014


  • 167,000 miles
This is not the first time that my car has stalled out while going under 40 mph, also when making a turn it will stall and I have no brakes or power steering! it is very scary. I almost got hit because of this issue!! I have researched it and found that there are numerous complaints about the Chrysler Pacifica's stalling under the same conditions as mine. There needs to be a recall or something needs to be done. Especially since it is my family car and I have two daughters under the age of 3. I do not want or need a fatality wreck to occur before they do something! I am extremely scared to drive now and it is our only vehicle!

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #19

Aug 012012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 122,092 miles


When driving, our 07 Pacifica will randomly lose power and there will be no brakes and no steering. I have to put it in neutral and restart the engine while the car is still in motion. This has occurred on the freeway and also around town. It is most noticeable when I am approaching a corner or stop light/ stop sign and slowing down to turn or to stop. On the freeway, I was not slowing down or preparing to stop when it happened. The check engine light and etc light (electronic throttle control light) come on when it happens. We have taken our car to non-Chrysler dealerships/auto shops over the summer because it's less expensive to scan. The car was in the shop three times this summer, and the problem was not corrected. This is a frightening occurrence and we may have to take it in to our Chrysler dealership anyway.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #18

Jan 072008


  • 6,500 miles
I have had multiple issues with my 2007 Chrysler Pacifica-from the beginning a popping and clicking noise from the transmissions/results from dealership motor mounts went bad ¦repaired several times over the years. Another issue is my car is just go dead while driving on the freeways/streets etc. I took it to the dealership and they have not been able to repair or see the issue. I know it's something wrong and this is scary driving this car.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #17

Jul 012013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
The vehicle dies--especially when coasting toward a stop sign or light, or down hills--usually at lower speeds, though several times at speeds of 40 mph. The power brakes and power steering cease. The only option is to shift into neutral and restart the car. Going around corners at speeds higher that 25 is difficult, this car has been in the shop several times for the same thing; they can't really find anything wrong but have charged me over $2500 this year alone. I'm afraid to drive this as this has been happening on nearly a daily basis. And taking it to the dealer seems futile. Is this part of the recall? I'd hate to see my wife or someone else injured or killed because the safety systems on the vehicle stopped working at the same time--such as happened with the GM products. Updated 3/3/2015

- St. Charles, IL, USA

problem #16

Apr 152014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While driving approximately 35 mph, car lost power and steering became very difficult. After reaching a stop I put the car in park and was able to restart it. This has now happened on 5 separate occasions, with children in the vehicle. Dealership service was not helpful in remedying this problem. Additionally, despite recalls for this problem in previous years, there is no apparent solution for this. This problem has occurred both in my neighborhood and on surface streets, which make this a significant safety hazard as there is minimal (if any) opportunity to get the vehicle to a safe location to re-start. I have had regular service to the vehicle and it has been used primarily for work and errands. However, the motor mounts have had to be replaced 3 times and this latest issue has compounded the problem.

- Madison Heights , MI, USA

problem #15

Jan 302014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While driving, the engine just stopped/stalled. Steering, brake and gas pedals stopped functioning. I have to wait until the car fully stopped. Scary and feels so helpless in the middle of the road!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 192013


  • miles
My Chrysler Pacifica has a power steering problem. Powersteering goes out while driving every once and a while. Now it has been happening daily. There seems to be a leak and on one occasion smell of burning from the engine. I have seen that this has been a issue with 2007 Chrysler Pacificas and I have children in the vehicle. It is dangerous and should be addressed! also car shuts of while driving which is also very dangerous!!!

- Leeds, ME, USA

problem #13

Aug 012013


  • 46,000 miles
When cornering at low speeds there is a loud rubbing noise (like a tire rubbing in the wheel well) coming from the front of the vehicle. I can feel it both in the steering wheel and brake pedal. When I got new tires, I had the mechanic check the wheel wells for rub marks and he did not find any. He stated that the tires were not rubbing anywhere.

- Hinckley, IL, USA

problem #12

Jun 122012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
First week in June I sent my Chrysler Pacifica to athens Dodge Chrysler Jeep in bogart ga. The steering was locking up on my wife. I figured it was maybe the power steering. The tech informed me that the motor mounts were again broken and they replaced the right one for the third time. I read in social car chat rooms that the motor mounts are failing in just about all these type cars, and that Chrysler was not going to cover the costs. I now have a car that no one will buy or at least I wouldn't because it can't hold its own engine. I know this is a consumer concern just wanted to point that out. My main concern is the steering locking up with my family on board. Motor mounts are not supposed to break unless there is a major accident. In my opinion this is a manufacturers design flaw that they are dumping on us consumers. I mean if they told me the motor mounts were going to be a maintenance issue I would have never bought the car. This is absolutely ridiculous, and now my concern is the safety of my family. Please advise me on what I can do to find some kind of help with this. I am not the only one. Where else can I complain and steer others to. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 232009

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
When turning the steering, mostly to the right, at low speeds there is a rubbing, vibration coming from the front of the vehicle which is quite loud and can be felt as a shudder through the steering wheel. I took the vehicle into my local dealership but they were unable to replicate this problem due to the fact that it is an intermittent issue. I no longer have warranty on the vehicle but feel that Chrysler should take care of any issue that is reported during the warranty period but not fixed during that time. I fear that eventually a steering failure will occur which may have major consequences.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #10

May 242011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
Rear engine mounts are defective in vehicle, the engine is shifting within the car causing it to hit the transmission. Additionally, the control arm within the car is broken and loose. There was a recall on the 2008 Chrysler Pacifica for the same problem because the driver can loose control of the vehicle while in operation. My 2007 is currently being looked at for this issue. Cause as stated by mechanic: Internal failure of the steering gear and both lower control arms bushings broken and loose.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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