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#144 of 211 Re: 2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Oil Problems [woy]
Mar 25, 2010 (5:03 am)
If you feel its burning oil more faster than the 3000 mile checkup, every time you change the oil, you can ask the attendant to fill it 1/3 above the normal filling line which will give you more time and less worry when you are ready to change the oil. I have a Pacifica 2005 touring AWD 80,000 miles with no problems but of course we do not drive it much unless its a snowy day or family outing.
#145 of 211 Re: oil problem [cyberb]
Mar 25, 2010 (11:11 am)
I am in middle of countersuit with Chrysler over this issue. I'll keep you posted...
#146 of 211 '06 Chrylser Pacifica AWD Touring - LOSING OIL!
Apr 19, 2010 (6:58 am)
I'm glad I stumbled on this discussion. I own a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Touring. After reading this discussion I started keeping a watchful eye on the oil consumption. It is consistent with other posts on here... If I take a road trip, oil consumption is RIDICULOUS! I lose 1 QUART PER 1000 MILES. I've had cars in the past which burned oil, but this is horrible. Class Action Suit sounds good to me!
Can I do anything other than keep the oil full? What's next... Trans fluid?
#147 of 211 Re: Ridiculous Oil Consumption [happytrails07]
Apr 21, 2010 (5:48 am)
Well just an update my 05 Ltd. After a couple years of mild bliss (As you recall the dealership supposedly fixed my old consumption problem in Aug of 07) we are back to burning it like the gov't burns through money. Just took a spring break trip of 1500 miles and it toasted a full quart. I am trying the Lucas oil additive, but no major improvements. Help!! This is my fourth and last Chrysler product.
#148 of 211 Re: Ridiculous Oil Consumption [happytrails07]
Apr 27, 2010 (4:06 pm)
I have a 04 FWD Pacifica 6 Cylinder and it burns oil as well. It started going through the oil when it was about three years old. In fact every vehicle I have owned that were Dodge/Chrysler and even Chevy cars with 6 cylinder engines, they all burned oil after a few years. Some I had the engines worked on, ring jobs, etc, but it did not seem to make much difference. My father taught me cars need gas, oil, water, and air to keep running, so I know to add oil if it needs it.
#149 of 211 Re: Ridiculous Oil Consumption [happytrails07]
Apr 28, 2010 (12:46 pm)
Our problem was that the engine was doing this from the beginning. To make it worse the check oil and check engine lights never came on so you have a car burning crazy oil and no warning that's it happening. After the new engine was installed all these warning lights started working. Chrysler stopped making that car and installing that engine because they knew both were pieces of crap.
#150 of 211 No warning light, problem is oil
May 18, 2010 (2:59 pm)
I am so glad to read this forum about the oil problem. My 05 3.5L Chrysler Pacifica have the same issue with high oil comsumption. Without the warning light put a lots of us in danger of flying the engine. I do notice the exshaust system seems to be louder and louder each day. I was alway afraid to pass another car fast on freeway because it doesn't have the power to excile. I only have the car for 6 months, 82000 miles now haven't need to go to shop to replace the engine or tranny yet. The discussion and warning from other pacifica owners are enought to make me want to get rid of this car ASAP.
#151 of 211 Re: No warning light, problem is oil [mysailboat]
May 18, 2010 (3:27 pm)
Probably a good idea to read these forums before buying a used car, not afterward. Sorry you got stuck with a used Pacifica. I wouldn't wish one on my worst enemy. The 3.5L has been rife with problems and the 4-speed transmission is a dog. The only Pacifica models worth owning are the '07 and '08 with 4.0L 6-speed combo and lucky original owners with a lifetime powertrain warranty. I wouldn’t recommend any used Pacifica ’04 through ’06 model year.
#152 of 211 I will never again buy a Chrysler product again!]
May 18, 2010 (7:01 pm)
'05 pac cpo vehicle 8/80,000 powertrain warranty. Rod bearing went at 84k. A modern day engine, short of neglect, should never go anywhere near 84k. Oil changed regularly and Chry won't do a thing! Thank God the thing went close to home, can you imagine had it of been on a trip somewhere far? This is why Chry is in the position they are. I can deal with the little gremlins that pop up in vehicles, and all cars have them, but when your engines blow (the main component) and then you don't even stand behind your customers or what you sell?!! BTW did you know there's a TSB that states the rod bearings are bad and may lead to engine failure! Now what kind of mess is that? BMW, Porsche, Audi, Chevy (corvette) just to name a few, would never dream of putting out such crap of an engine and then putting out a TSB. They would be falling over themselves to replace that motor. Those engines are their rep.
May 18, 2010 (7:44 pm)
When we turned the car in at end of lease it was significantly over the mileage limit. We informed Chrysler that we would deduct out the cost of the engine from the the mileage due and went to court to make it happen. Using documentation from this forum helped alot and I am happy to say that we were able to do just that. The Pacifica is officially history!