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#21 of 29 2005 Pacifica V-8 threw a rod @101K
Jul 14, 2011 (7:04 am)
After having our 2005 Pacifica serviced for general maintenance two weeks ago and then having the EGR valve replaced last Friday we picked the car up at 4PM and at 7:30PM it threw a rod through the oil pan. I have a 100K Chrysler Maxicare warranty that hasn't expired time wise but is 1,500 miles over the milage . I think Chrysler may honor the warranty but I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this. We have regularly maintained the car and in 40+ years of car ownership this is the first time I have had a rod go through the oil pan. The dealer advised that a short block is not available for this car and a new engine with oil pan is over $8,800. Has anyone else experienced this.
#22 of 29 HELP!Missing oil issue now need new engine, Chrysler wont help!
Jan 17, 2012 (6:44 pm)
We have an 2005 Pacifica had it since 2006 it has been in the shop every year for some type of repair. We have had an on going missing oil issue. Anytime the car made a tapping noise we check the oil and sure enough its low and never seen any oil leaks nor oil light indicator. Car was towed into the dealer after we had it for 3 months because it was almost out of oil then they replaced some defective oil rings and pistons. About 2 months ago the car started a knocking noise took it in for an oil change and found out we need a new engine. I was told by a friend that owns a car lot tell us the engines in the 2005 pacificas were no good and they stopped making them. Chrysler Corp. has done nothing but put the blame on us talking about normal wear and tear but bad rods is not normal wear and tear we keep up on maintenace and we do not drive our car hard. So now we are looking into some legal action.If anyone has any advice please let me know. I have read several post on bad gas pumps where the gas hand goes up and down a car stalls that has happened to us last year and there is a recall for that issue. I am so sick of Chrysler not standing behind these lemons thet are putting out there I will never but another Chrysler and have advised all my family friends not to. But anyone with some information please feel free to respond! We can get a class action law suit against these crooks!
#23 of 29 Emissions Test Reject
Feb 04, 2012 (3:32 pm)
I have a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica with the 4.0L V-6 and 43,000 miles. About two months ago, I had the battery replaced. Since then, I went for a state emissions test. The vehicle didn’t fail, but I received a “reject” notice meaning the test could not be completed. The car has passed the emissions test previously. I was told that replacing the battery meant loss of power to the emissions sensors and I needed to drive the car more to reset them. Specifically, the O2 and catalytic convertor sensors were reporting “Not Ready.” I have been back to the testing station twice since then and received the same indication and suggestion. I have been to a dealer and to an independent service facility three times. Both report that there is nothing wrong with the car. One suggested that I drive the car with the gas tank over half full. I have driven a few hundred miles under city and highway conditions with tank over half full since the battery replacement, but to no avail. There are no codes and the “Check Engine” light is not on. I have been told that this vehicle model is known to have this issue, but no-one can provide a more definitive resolution. Any thoughts?
#24 of 29 Re: Emissions Test Reject [therck]
Feb 04, 2012 (8:01 pm)
We have emissions testing in Illinois. I took my 2008 Pacifica to get tested the day after I received the notice in the mail last November. It wasn't due until the end of March 2012. It passed with flying colors. My advice is to not dilly dally around when you receive the notice and get it done right away. Then you don't have to deal with these issues. You never know what kind of glitch will turn up like this. I feel for this person and hope it never happens to me the next time my emissions is due to be tested in 2014. Good luck!
#25 of 29 Re: 2005 Pacifica V-8 threw a rod @101K [drf49]
Feb 09, 2012 (10:01 am)
I have a 2007 PAC that now needs engine work. In November the transmission that was replaced in 2010 ($2000) needed to be rebuilt again. I've repaired motor mounts twice ($400). When I purchased the car in 2007 I had the stall problem that was fixed with the software upgrade. I'm a single middle class
Person and I can't afford the cost to repair/replace an engine. My AC is not working, they told me the radiator has problems, snd i have the radio static issue. All mechanics have told me to get rid of it and quick. I've been told dealers are not too willing to take them in for trade in. Prior to this I owned a 2000 Durango. At this point I have lost all faith in Chrysler product.
#26 of 29 Re: 2005 Pacifica V-8 threw a rod @101K [cpor]
Feb 09, 2012 (2:23 pm)
Where is your Lifetime Powertrain Warranty?
#27 of 29 Re: 2005 Pacifica V-8 threw a rod @101K [cpor]
Feb 09, 2012 (7:05 pm)
I feel your pain...those cars are a piece of crap....we needed a new engine really when we first got the car they went in and replaced some parts and should have replaced the engine. the engine threw a rod 4 months ago sat at the dealer with us going back and forth with corp.....all in short we are having to replace the engine with a rebuilt engine at our expense. corp wasn't willing to help out at all unless we could prove there was a defect in the engine which we would have to pay for costing $1000. The car is nice and has the space for our family but i won't be driving it too much I am looking to get back into a bmw I will never by another chrysler again they don't stand behind thier cars and not willing to help. and anyone that has had a problem with fuel pumps there is an recall and they have to replace them at thier cost. the car will actually go from full tank to half to empty and car will stall.
#28 of 29 2007 Pacifica electrical?
Nov 11, 2012 (6:43 pm)
Bought a used pacifica 2 years ago with 67000 miles on it, have not had any issues with it until now with 123000 miles. Lost the AC this past summer, then 2 weeks ago started having issues with the heat and gas gauge. Lost heat but temp gauge never moved, no overheating. Hubby said low on antifreeze, so we replaced it. Yesterday he had an overflow of fluid, overheated several times, with temp gauge going to the red. Today he replaces the thermostat (mechanic friend recommends) let it run for 30+ minutes with no issues. My daughters took it to gas up, stated the temp never went over halfway but car wouldn't start after. When they turned the key back on, temp gauge was in the red. After it had cooled for a while, hubby tried to turn it over with booster cables hooked up, started to get a burned wire smell and smoke. Going to the mechanic tomorrow. Have reviewed many posts but did not see any related to this. Any suggestions?
#29 of 29 Re: HELP!Missing oil issue now need new engine, Chrysler wont help! [msjackie1]
Apr 15, 2013 (9:17 am)
Same problem. I have the check engine code p1080 and I need a new engine or engine overhaul. I will never buy another Chrysler again. It was purchased new and although it looks good it runs awful. This is the only car I've purchased with so many problems. I'm going back to Nissan or Infiniti. Chrysler lacks reliability and dependability.