really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,324 miles

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problem #120

May 152019


  • 24,300 miles
As I was exiting the parking garage, the trunk opened up while the car was being driven. There was a loud noise from the liftgate and the rear windshield was shattered, plus the wiper system broke.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #119

Mar 012017


  • miles
Problema con en tapÓN de gasolina SE activo la luz de check engine SE detecto el problema de fuga de aire en la LÍneas de gasolina, tambiÉN con lo elÉctrico marca que no estÁ la llave dentro de la unidad cuando SÍ estÁ Y no desaparece el mensaje aÚN conduciendo el vehÍculo, esto pasa cada vez que SE baja alguien de la unidad gracias

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #118

Mar 212019


  • 17,000 miles
My 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lost all dashboard power yesterday which meant no heat, etc. I was going to bring it in to the dealer this morning but the power doors weren¿T working and it wouldn¿T start. A few minutes later everything electrical shut down and now it's completely dead. Seems there are many cases of issues with this make model year. Luckily it died when stationary.

- Walpole, MA, USA

problem #117

Mar 112019


  • 14,000 miles
On multiple occasions the vehicle's engine has shut off while in operation on city streets bringing the car to a stop in traffic. Two of the occasions have occurred while crossing a street with oncoming traffic. Two of the occasions occurred in our neighborhood street. The vehicle then instructs the driver to shift into park to start the engine again. After shifting into park and attempting to start the vehicle all power/electrical is lost leaving the vehicle stranded.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #116

Mar 192019


  • 35,165 miles
I was in a parking lot and I turned the van on with the lights on auto and the interior lights flashed on then went dark...no speedometer, no gas guage, no navigation, radio, or phone connection. I turned the car on and off twice but it didn't fix it. Then I turned the headlights off and the dash came back. I turned the headlights on and off twice more and nothing changed. We just bought this car and I am concerned it's a lemon.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #115

Feb 192019


  • 45,000 miles
The uconnect system has gone out in my car ( screen goes black) over a dozen times in 2 years. We are unable to use features such as backup cam, temp contols, navigation, radio etc. It has been to the dealer 6 times and no permanent fix has been found. Last week I re-set the fuse in order to get it to work.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #114

Feb 022019


  • 18,000 miles
I purchased a used 2017 chyrlser Pacifica and could not get my uconnect to work. I found out that the previous owner maintains the uconnect access account until they cancel it. They can unlock, start and if wanted steal my car using their cell phone. Uconnect does not cancel the account when the car is sold so the previous owner maintains the account until they cancel it. This is very dangerous as the previous owner can effect the operation of the vehicle without the new owner's knowledge.

- Branson West, MO, USA

problem #113

Feb 032019


  • 45,992 miles
Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been jerking into gear and won't accelerate and then after a few moments, it does. The jerking feels as if someone just hit you from behind and you stall before being able to accelerate. This always happened while in motion flat road, incline, or down hill. When we called the dealership and took it in and informed them of the issue, they said they didn't see a problem. Now, we have an unknown message that says "service shifter". this came after the van was sitting and we got in to start the vehicle. It wouldn't start. Had to wait for a tow. The power windows, doors, hatch won't work but the radio and communications systems work fine.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #112

Jan 102019


  • 25,000 miles
Initially, while driving, a brief warning message would flash on the driver's info cluster that the "power steering was unavailable" and then the warning would go away very quickly. However, the warning began coming on more frequently, always while driving, and it would stay on, resulting in a total loss of power steering. This was very frightening since in the large van it became difficult to control while driving at both highway and side-street speeds. When the engine would be turned off and then restarted, the malfunction would resolve, however, it began happening more and more frequently, sometimes multiple times during a short drive. It was very unsafe to drive as the power steering could have potentially gone out at any time, such as a highway corner, resulting in loss of control. The car is now in the shop while they are trying to find a repair for the problem but as of now they are saying it is electronic and not mechanical.

- Calimesa, CA, USA

problem #111

Jan 182019


  • 45,000 miles
There was a recall due to this vehicle hard shifting. I have had this fixed three times and it is hard shifting again. The vehicle lurches forward and sometimes it feels like it will stall out completely. It occurs when accelerating, especially after stopping. It is worse when shifting from the lower gears when the vehicle just begins to accelerate, however it also occurs while slowing down to turn. The electrical system that monitors the temperature gauge is not working properly. It often shows to be in the negative degrees. This causes the check engine light to come on. This has also been fixed by my dealership but it has continued to occur.

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #110

Jan 062019


  • 34,767 miles
Engine, lights, and all electrical shut off twice. The first time we were stopped waiting to make a left turn.we were able to restart it right away. The second time we were making a right turn off of a busy road onto a side street and got about half way through the turn when everything shut off and we were not able to restart it.this was scary and very dangerous fortunately the van rolled sufficiently to get off the main rd. We tried to push it further but with out electric we were not able to release the parking brake which turns on when the engine stops. We were finally able to start it with the help of a portable jump starter that we always carry in the vehicle. We took it to the dealer and they were not able to find anything wrong. I have no idea what the problem is but it involves a total electric disconnect that is possibly reconnected when an outside power source is introduced (jump starter). I am afraid to drive it. I notice online several more of the same type complaints. The first was 12/26/18. The second was 1/6/19.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #109

Dec 212018

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 37,800 miles
Vehicle started having issues starting, the vehicle would not start once the start button was pushed. Once it did start and put into reverse or drive the vehicle would not move. I would have to turn the vehicle off, and on again several times before it would start. The vehicle would shut off and then turn back on while on the interstate whenever speed was reduced. The headlights would spontaneously shut off at night while driving, and could not be turned back on. The inside dash lights would also turn off making for a very unsafe situation. The air control also did not work properly. It would be very hot at 68 degrees, and would not blow a steady flow of air. It will speed up then slow down....

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #108

Nov 282018


  • 18 miles
Vehicle shut off on my 7 times already 2 on highway and 5 on streets. 2 on highway was driving around 65 mph when dash went off all lights went off no power steering or hazard light function. Had to pull over to median at a complete stop. The others were variant from coming to a stop all the lights shut off the gauge needles went crazy. And the others were driving at lower speeds. The worse is trying to muscle onto a parking lot or median with no power steering or lights

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #107

Nov 262018


  • 11,000 miles
Power steering failing completely. Started intermittently and was first advised that a 'low battery' caused a power spike in the power steering unit and they charged the battery. Then it happened more frequent and they diagnosed it to the power steering unit itself which took a week to replace. Then two days later the power steering went out while entering a 90 degree curve at 35 mph. Afterwards I could sit idling, watching the voltage wander between 11 volts and 15 volts, and have power steering, but as soon as I turned on the headlights or foglights or put it in gear, the voltage would stabilize at 14.6-14.8 volts and the power steering would turn off. It's been a week and they just contacted Chrysler. I'm at 15 days in the shop between failed secondary battery, and a major safety issue with the power steering and no end in site. When the power steering fails, there is practically no way to turn the vehicle unless you have significant strength in the arms. A normal sized woman would only have one recourse and that is to stop abruptly. This will lead to an accident. When the power steering went out on me at 35 mph, I had no ability to abruptly stop as I had a car immediately behind me. That would have resulted in being rear ended. If I hadn't been able to steer it by sheer brute force, we would have crashed into the trees along the road. When the vehicle was towed to the dealership the power steering would fail while sitting still, much less driving like it did when it first started. I have video of the power steering going in and out while sitting in the drive way.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #106

Dec 012018


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. After coasting to a stop, the vehicle restarted and operated normally. The vehicle was taken to sarasota sunshine Chrysler(7745 S. tamiami trail, sarasota, fl) who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Haines City, FL, USA

problem #105

Nov 022018


  • 10,000 miles
Hard shifting - going from 2nd to 3rd gear the van feels like it wants stall out and then all of a sudden a hard jerk(feels like you were hit from behind) then a loud knock and it drops into gear and takes off. Most often happens when in stop and go traffic. Sometime happens when just taking off from a red light. I have brought the van into the dealership over 8 times in the past 12 months, we have been able to duplicate the problem with the mechanic and Chrysler care first tells me it is the adaptive transmission control trying to adapt to my driving habit so its the way I drive, then they tell me that is the way the van was designed to operate since we able to duplicate the problem in the same van but a brand new model that was on the lot. Then they tell me there is nothing else they can do.

- Maurice, LA, USA

problem #104

Oct 282018


  • 10,500 miles
In a shopping center parking lot, rolling forward at 10 miles per hour. My foot was not on the brake or the accelerator. Suddenly, the car accelerated over 1 second up to about 20 miles per hour. The acceleration was so rapid and sudden that I thought that I had been rear-ended. The vehicle slowed when I applied the break. The car then did it several more times over a few days period. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer, and they say that the car's computer has generated multiple errors, but they are unable to interpret the errors. The vehicle has been at the dealer for a week, with no success in diagnosing the problem or the fix.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #103

Sep 192018


  • 21,060 miles
In Sept. 2018 I took my Pacifica in for cruise control recall and check engine light. Recall and check engine light repair completed. Next day check engine light came on again and has been on and off for the past few weeks. It seems to stay on about 4 days and then off for a day or two. Cruise control (in motion) goes out sporadically. Power window- drivers window- auto up does not work. Window(parked and moving) goes up half way, stops and goes back down. Transmission-not consistent issue but lurching @ 10-15mph also at 30mph

- Kaufman, TX, USA

problem #102

Oct 192018

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
The main problem is, my car does not start, the battery is dead and if I jumpstart their car it dies as soon as I shut the ignition, I spoke with a few people with the same car and they all have the same problem I called Chrysler roadside assistance that's on the warranty and they save that no Chrysler dealers will accept my car before two weeks, the first time it broke down I was in the middle of driving on a busy street, I dropped off my wife and helped her unload onload and then the car did does not start some of my friends told me their car stopped in the middle of driving also my transmission jumps gears in the middle of driving it?S a new car with a warranty but no one to talk to...

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #101

Sep 192018

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 22,800 miles
Wife and children in the van in August 2017 driving at around 55mph on highway. Message center told her to place vehicle in park before starting. Vehicle lost all power while in motion and she coasted to side of road. Would not start, towed to dealer dealer drove for 10 days before faulted on them. Chrysler repaired a "faulty egr." August 2018, message told her that auto on/off needed service. Vehicle lost all power at 30mph on residential street. Took to dealer, they replace a battery for auto off/on. September 2018, while pulling into garage van put up message telling her to place vehicle in park before starting. All power lost and vehicle died. Van has been at dealer for 29 days. Currently has data recorder installed, and we are in contact with Chrysler enhanced customer service to figure out the problem updated 11/29/18

- Longview, TX, USA

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