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#138 of 838 Re: Transmission shudder [tdunaway]
Dec 17, 2007 (5:55 pm)
tdunaway: Having gone the complete way of a buy back from Chrysler back in April 4, 2007 I can give you some information that might help. We has a 2005 Jeep Liberty with the diesel engine. This vehicle was in the shop 25 times in 16 months. Chrysler called us and asked if they could help us with this situation. So we stated the buy back on Feb. 16, 07 and we got our choice replacement of a 2007 Jeep Compass on April 4, 07. The Compass was a huge disappointment. We traded it in on our 2007 Pacifica Touring AWD on 8, 31, 07. The Pacifica gets better fuel mileage than the Compass did! We are pleased with the Pacifica. Yes, we had the converter R & R done a bt two weeks ago, There is still a small shudder at low RPM's like 1200 to 2200. But with the LIFETIME WARRANTY POWERTRAIN I have no worries about it not being resolved sooner or later. The Pacifica's ride and fit and finish and quality makes this a great vehicle for us.
The buy back will cost you something per mile for use, anywhere from $ .50 to as little as $ .05 a mile.
The 4.L engine and the 6 speed automatic are new for 2007, and are now in the Town & Country and Caravan. So I would expect this will be resolved rather soon. Unless you hate the Pacifica I would advise to stick it out for a while. One other issue is that with a buy back you have to buy a Chrysler vehicle of your choice, but not a MB.
Frankly from what I have seen all vehicles regardless of brand have some sort of unique problems. Chrysler is easier to deal with problems than most other brands, and make your issues known by calling 800 992 1997 at customer care and get it documented, so you have a clear history that cam be proven should you want to get a buy back.
Hope this helps. and merry Christmas
#139 of 838 Re: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Ed. Torque Converter Issue [pjkirby]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:26 am)
I bought a 2007 Pacifica in October 2007 and the shuddering started shortly after that. I had the torche converter replaced and it still shudders. The mechanic said this is the way these cars drive because the idle is kept low for fuel economy. I'm sorry I bought it because it is driving me crazy. I have only put 3400 miles on it.
#140 of 838 Re: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Ed. Torque Converter Issue [frankbjr]
Dec 18, 2007 (12:22 pm)
Correction - I only put about 1900 miles on the car as I bought it with 1500 miles on it. And the problem started within a month of purchase if not sooner.
#141 of 838 Re: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Ed. Torque Converter Issue [frankbjr]
Dec 18, 2007 (12:33 pm)
Same problem here from an April purchase. Chrylser (or at least the dealer) doesn't want to own up to much. I've been in four times and not even had a torquer converter replaced yet. Other problems also. Is your MPG so good that you believe what the mechanic told you? Mine really sucks.
#142 of 838 Re: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Ed. Torque Converter Issue [gthos]
Dec 18, 2007 (12:45 pm)
My MPG also sucks. Whether the mechanic is right or not it doesn't really matter to me. Because I would have never bought a car that shakes or shudders. I just spoke to my salesperson and told him I can't beleive that he never heard of this problem after seeing all these complaints. I told him to go onto this site. He is supposed to check with his mechanic tomorrow as I have been going to a local dealership since the one I bought it from is 1 hour away. I will persue this until they fix it, I get a buy back, or I go through the lemon law. I can't beleive they have not replace your torque converter yet?
#143 of 838 Re: Transmission shudder [farout]
Dec 18, 2007 (1:24 pm)
You say you have no worries about it not being correct, due to the warranty. However, do you want to keep battling this issue forever? I say the issues should be corrected NOW so that we can drive these vehicles in comfort now, as we'd intended when we purchased them. I owned a fantastic Chrysler a bit over 30 years ago when it was a very fine company and people were honored to be driving one of their cars. I wish I could still say that today.
Dec 18, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Hi , I have been away some time because I was waiting to reach 5000 miles on my Pacifica (the time they told me it takes to break in ) so I went today to the dealer and we did the road test and the car felt better than normal but shudder about 70 miles per hour then when you come to a complete stop the down shift feels hard and even pull the car foward , about the shudder they told me that was normal and the down shift problem was because It has 6 speed transmission? I told the service advisor that I have an Audi that has 7 and it does not make that, is the 4th time that I take my car in , but for them reflash the computer does not count as a repair so I have just 2, and this one they were unable to replicate a problem that was there, I think they have no intention to fix my car, they even think that I'm crazy that is my imagination I don't know how this people works there.
Dec 18, 2007 (4:32 pm)
Just heard from my dealer today, they want to replace the torque converter again, number 2!! Chrysler seems to be giving us all a bunch of Bull, the area rep told me yesterday that w/in 3 to 5 months they should have a fix, they didn't want to wait 3 to 5 months for theyre 30,000.00. I really hate this car, I've heard all the excuses from them for driving technics, not broke in, its the way cars w/ over drive all shudder. I am going to call and bitch everyday until they buy it back, I drafted a letter the attorney generals office and our state representative today, I hope all of us do, Chrysler needs to step up and admit theres a big problem and fix it right or pull these Pacificas off the line.
#146 of 838 AutoStick or 2006 Transmission
Dec 18, 2007 (5:21 pm)
I have a 2006 Pacifica with 62,000 miles and no transmission issues. I have a couple of questions for owners with the transmission problem.
1. Is there still a problem if you shift using the AutoStick function? I understand that we should not have to, but I need to replace my car next year at 70,000 miles due to it being a company car, and I would like to know what my options are. I love the car, and might be willing to do the AutoStick rather than downgrade to another vehicle.
2. I realize that this is outside the box, but has anyone put a 2006 transaxle in a 2007? I assume that this would solve the problem. Again I understand that we should not have to, but I love the car and I want to know what my options are. I have searched the world, and there is not another car at this price point that has the fabulous ride, handling, and interior that this car has. The GE guy and the Toyota guy who are running Chrysler now must not understand.
#147 of 838 Used 2004 - 2006 Transmissions
Dec 18, 2007 (5:33 pm)
As a follow-up to my Post #146, I went to the car-part.com website to check what the price is for a 2004 - 2006 Pacifica transmission. It appears that they are available at $600 for a unit with less than 50,000 miles. I am not sure if it will work in a 2007?