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 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 deemilli on Oct 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. I've had nothing but problems. I've replaced the tire rods, brakes 2 twice, just last week spent $800 dollars on motor mounts, last year replaced the transmission $1500. Guess what, transmission is still acting up, took it back to the dealer and they said they could not find anything wrong with the car. They cleared the codes and the car ran fine until this past weekend. Check light engine is back on and you guessed it?? Transmission Torque convertor and front pump failure. Thank goodness for warrenties!!! otherwise it would be another $1500 if not more. Beware do not purchase this car, it is a MONEY PIT.
by oileater on Aug 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought a 38k model in 2005. On the 45 min. drive home (I-75 N) the accelorator began to surge & fail. About half way home it became clear that I would have to "CRAWL" the rest of the way in order to avoid an accident. Made it home called carmax. They asked if I could drive it back the next day. I told them I was coming back now (tonight).
Got there right before they closed where I was lead to a 7 yr. old "rough" celica loaner. This is surely the ONLY $38,000 7 yr old celica known to ever exist.
After a week of the dealer managment insisting that I "honor" the service agreement we had purchased the "DAY BEFORE". The newly promoted Pres. of dealership asked me to pick a equally valued replace
by patronabk on Jun 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We purchased a 2005 Pacifica in '07 seeking a car with a sleek exterior design, ample space for three children, durability, and good gas mileage.
Unfortunately, the vehicle only met 2 out of 4 of our expectations.
Though the first 2 1/2 yrs were trouble free, the remaining 2 have been horrendous! Despite performing regular maintenance, we've had to repair/replace sensors, valves, hoses, batteries, and the entire break system.
Right now, the car is in the driveway in need of a new transmission...and it's only 6 years old! I beg you to save yourselves the trouble!
Do not purchase this car!
You will regret it in the long run.
by kelly021480 on Mar 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Within 3 months of buying our 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring we started having problems. First the rear brake sensors went out. This caused the cars brake pedal to grind when pushed, and sometimes, not stopping like it should. those were replaced at $200 each. Two weeks later, front sensors went out. Car has stalled 2 times while making a sharp left hand turn. Currently, front sway bar is bad, and causing a loud roaring sound while driving. I am not the only one having these problems, I've read HUNDREDS of reviews with the same problems. When is Chrylser going to do something about this??
What a waste of money buying this car!
by abartel on Jan 27, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Based on the looks compared to mini-van and suv options, my wife chose a red Pacifica Touring with 3.5L engine for our family car purchase in Spring 2005.
We have owned the vehicle since new (now has 76000 mi), experiencing a few problems including 1) tie rod end replacement, 2) motor mounts twice, 3) blower motor (under warranty), 4) egr valve cleanout at 70,000 (relatively normal for many cars).
Can't say I'm happy about making ANY repairs on a vehicle this new ... but in retrospect ... total repair over 6 years ownership is less than $2500.
Yes, I too have experience the oil consumption issue.
Using Shell Rotella-T 5W40 oil (1 qt consumed/3000 is ok for me).
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