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#1 of 14 05 pacifica Rotor and brake problem @ 11000 miles
Aug 06, 2007 (10:36 am)
This is my first post.
I purchased my 2005 AWD Pacifica on Dec 28 04.
My odometer reads 11,000 miles as today.
My rotor is bad I called local dealer they said Chrysler only cover this part in the first year regardless the mileages I have.
I had the front repaired last Fri. and mechanic said my rear was even worst than the front one.
Now I am waiting the rear rotor and brake to be arrived tomorrow.
The local dealership told me I can make a complaint to head quarter's customer service.
I called them this morning and they said I should go to dealership to have my car diagnosis and they will tell me will they knowledge the cost of repair or not and no guaranteed they would. This option is too late for me because I had friend fixing the problem for me.
I called my salesperson this morning (I had purchased and lease 6 different Chrysler cars from him since 92).
He gave me a hint that it seems around 04-05 Pacifica have brake issue.
I would like to know does anyone have the same experience like my 05 AWD Pacifica?
Any input will help. Thanks in advance!
#2 of 14 Re: 05 pacifica Rotor and brake problem @ 11000 miles [luscombe1310]
Sep 04, 2007 (11:35 am)
I have the 05 FWD Pacifica. My front brakes would shimmy real bad when braking on the expressway. Mine started at about 12,000 miles. When I finally had the chance to take to the dealer, (18,000 miles), they told me they were out of warranty. I eventually purchased a set of slotted rotors on ebay and bendix pads. Best thing I ever did. Had them installed by my mechanic...less cost, better job.
#3 of 14 brake issues
May 10, 2009 (9:14 am)
I have a 2006 Pacifica it has about 38000 miles on. my husband uses it to commute. About 2 weeks ago we noticed the brakes were grinding a little when we first started braking but only while going slow. Then the brake light on the dash started to go off about the same time grinding noise started. So my husband decided to do the brakes. Well when the pads were pulled off I still have about 50% of the pad left. So I;m trying to see of anyone has had this same problem and if so what was the out come. Considering the warranty is now out I'm not sure what to do.
#4 of 14 Re: brake issues [diffsam]
Jun 19, 2009 (6:28 am)
I have an 05 AWD Pac. w. 25k miles. At 9k miles, my rotors warped and were replaced under warranty. At around 25K miles, ie recently, they warped again. This time the right driver side rotor developed deep scores/etching in the outer rotor. Since it was no longer under warranty, I decided to go after-market w. both rotors and pads, Duralast Gold Cmax pads to be specific. I'm hoping these will work out better for me than the OEM's. So far, much better brakes, ie quieter and more responsive, than the OEM. Hopefully, these rotors will not warp. I'm sure it's not my driving style for I'm not a brake rider or have a heavy foot, especially with these gas prices and my Pac fuel economy. Time will tell. One good thing, Pac brakes are simple to service for the DIYer.
#5 of 14 Rotor Issue
Jun 23, 2009 (12:06 pm)
I bought rotors from a local autoparts store and after putting them on and driving for less than a hundred miles and holding the brakes they start to shimmer. I bought the vehicle to dealership and was told than they were warped and I need mopar parts. Could this be the case?
#6 of 14 Re: Rotor Issue [dvee]
Jul 12, 2009 (1:21 pm)
I realize this reply is months beyond original posting, but may help someone in the future. Although rotors purchased "new" from a reputable parts store, one assumes they are true and do not need turning, Take the time to have your new rotors turned before installing. This will save both time and $. Otherwise your new pads will also be come warped, and may cause premature and uneven wear to the rotors.
#7 of 14 REAR BRAKES ISSUE
Mar 08, 2010 (10:03 am)
I have had my 2008 Pacifica in the shop three times in the last two months for a rear brake poping (or slapping) sound when brakes are applied. The dealership can work on th problem and resolve it for a couple of weeks then it starts up again. The car has 28000 miles so we are begining to push the 36000 mile. Yes I know the brakes are really out of warranty but the dealership has been nice enough to do the repairs at no cost so far. They have replaced rotors, pads, and calipers completely but the problem keeps returning. Will it become a safety issue? Anyone with any ideas or siumilar problem. Chrysler says they have not encountered this problem before.
#8 of 14 Rotor Warping on 2008 Pacifica 4.0LV6
Aug 10, 2010 (9:07 am)
I have a 2008 Pacifica Touring Signature Series with 8000 mi. The car obviously has not been driven much in 2 years and most driving was highway, but when braking now there is a shimmy in the steering wheel. My technical experience led me to suspect the front rotors were no longer true and that warping had occurred. Took vehicle to dealer who stated that "diagnostics" charge would be over $100 and that the vehicle is over 2 years old (by 1 month) and that I may gone through a puddle when the rotor was hot. I told him that this was an SUV and that driving through puddles should be expected when it is raining. Cars should be able to go through puddles without warping the rotors and most likely the steel or machining were inferior grade. The dealer agreed that bad steel could be the problem, but Chrysler will not reimburse the dealership, so I would have to pay. I have driven several hundred thousand miles in all types of vehicles and had never encountered this issue except in severe service emergency vehicles. I went to an auto parts store and purchased everything (rotors and pads) for $150. That is where the dealer's charges would have just started. Ranges $225 to over $500. If you want it done right........
Aug 28, 2010 (8:33 pm)
We are having problems with the automatic braking system. We had the front sensors changed. We had the extended warranty on the vehicle but it still cost $100 deductable on each one. Now the others are showing bad. I think Chrysler should recall these and not charge anything for the repair.
#10 of 14 05 Pacifica problem with ABS light and brakes
Jun 02, 2011 (6:29 am)
I purchased my 05 PAC in December 2010 from a private seller. The seller had all four brakes replaced right before I purchased it. Now I am getting the ABS light to come on intermittingly.
Also the on some occasions the ABS will start working when I am braking at slow speed for no
apparent reason (with the ABS light Off) then a few seconds later the ABS light comes on. Has anyone had this problem or know what might be causing this problem?
Thanks for any info.