The Pacifica offers an enticing blend of performance, style and comfort that any midsize family is sure to find appealing but a rash of repair issues on early models prevents it from getting our full recommendation.
by aheflin on Jul 28, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We fell in love with our Pacifica when we first got and would probably still love it if we did not keep having issues with it. First it was in the shop, free of charge, for most of the first 30 days we had it. The check engine light came kept coming on every 3 days after we bought it. After that we put in a new alternator. Now it needs new tie rods and ball joints. I was told we did not buy a lemon but a bad make/model. I am now trying to decide if we should put more money into it or buy a better make/model. I
was told that the next issues could be struts and transmission. Oh, and the electronic seats and passenger air bag are messed up due to a one time change in positions.
by bshultz22 on Feb 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Like many of the other reviews I have read, our car was fine for 1st several years - then nothing but problems.
Brakes, Tie rods, Sub-frame rusted out, Engine mounts rusted out, Rear axle, Wheel bearings...
I was interested in the new 300 sedan - but after all these problems, I'm streering clear of Chrysler again.
We bought this car used in 2008 and in 2012 it is junk with just 86000 miles.
by ckuhn55 on Nov 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought in June 2005 in New Jersey, and only major expense has been catalytic converter needed to be replace. Just change my oil every 5,000 otherwise no problems. Driven across the USA from Boston to San Francisco twice. Thats 4 trips at 3000 each way. Gas mileage 23 hw 18 (all wheel drive) city. Note: cracked alum tire rim parking, need to replace full rim, very difficult to find. Car is discontinued, so premium for replacement approx $285.
Still searching for better price new or used. Great car
by lbsunshine on Jan 4, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We purchased our Pacifica in 2006 with 30K miles. It now has 118K.
This has been a great car to drive.
Our longest trip was from Southern California to Mt Rushmore.
It has been super reliable and practically maintenance free. The comfort can't be beat.
We change the oil every 3k or so miles and all has been fine.
We had the brakes and
the oil pan gasket changed. We are a family of three so storage isn't a problem. Our son, though about 5'6" still sits in the third row of seats.
My only complaint are the blind spot on the drivers side due to the rear end being so wide and the noise when the back windows are down. Chrysler should put it back into production.
by freddie22m on Nov 8, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
i have a 2005 chrysler pacifica i have had nothing but problems with it well the brakes to start with i have had them changed so many times. now the motor mounts and they said its normal for the car well i have a kia which has more miles on it and it has never had anything wrong with it. my pacifica only has 85,000 miles on it the dealer said it was going to be around 1,000 dollars to fix it which is crazy i would never get another chrysler again i should have listen when people told me that the car was a crapsler.....
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