He advised that it will not be safe for driving in a short period of time. Dealership could not figure out what was wrong so they replaced the battery of the starter. I replace the cap when the check engine light comes on. Warranty or not, this is not a consumer problem. The contact stated that the independent mechanic was able to place a hand through one of the in the subframe. Passenger side tanks left fuel and does not transfer fuel to other side or accepts gas into tank.
However, this vehicle is in great condition garage kept all of its life unless driving, no surface rust, etc etc. Just have to live with the seat position. I went ahead and took a look and saw that the engine is literally falling through. He was shocked at the amount of rust he found underneath. Lots of space for people and cargo. A lot of electronic problems too. Among their many services is the capability to provide information on recalls, the status of defect investigations, and referrals to many other Offices and Organizations.
An independent mechanic stated that the motor cradle and the subframe was severely rusted and corroded. Hazard: Inadvertent unlatching of the left outboard seat belt can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. What is wrong with the car?. Run away from these cars as a used vehicle!! The failure mileage was 138,000. They declined to sell me the contract siting that the engine could possibly fall out of the vehicle within that time.
Last time I went through a car wash the things that slide next to the windshield to stop water from coming in both flew off, rain guards flew off too. No indicators, codes read misfire. There is a class action lawsuit currently pending. Mechanic told me the motor mounts are shot and some kind of leak in evap. It has been 4 full days, they still have not found the source of the problem. So far both cars are excellent.
Please contact me to view additional photos. When the car would get to the dealer, it would start. Most of the bad reviews you'll read here are from second or later owners. One photo doesn't adequately show the depth of the situation. What should I expect when I get it to the shop? It has a German engine and if I take care of the vehicle, it will last a long time. With owning so many of them and over 500k miles on them, I think I'm pretty knowledgeable about them and the issues most people encounter.
Having 5 children to provide for, I cannot afford this and nor should I have to. Looking online it seems other Pacifica owners are having the same issues. But with any vehicle, if you take care of it, it will take care of you! We live in Michigan so of course there are winter issues associated with cars in general. And hopefully put another 100000 on her cause it looks and drives great with plenty of room. The vehicle was not repaired. I've found numerous news stories online about this exact same safety issue occurring around the us yet nothing seems to be done about it. Metalurgist examined it and it was fatigue from flexing.
Many times the secondary pump fails and isn't diagnosed. Got a mini-tune up-- spark plugs, wires, replaced an injector. This is a very easy part to replace yourself. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2017. I had new struts and tie rod installed about 2 years ago so I took it in there to have it looked at next. Her husband is a mechanic and as soon as she got it home he looked it over and refused to let her drive it. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the sensors could be the cause of the failure.
I seriously hope that it does not take the loss of life or lives to have this potentially deadly problem addressed and corrected. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the entire front subframe was rusted through. We have had Chrysler on board with this problem since the beginning in 2012. I went to get the oil changed and the technician told me by the way there is a big rut hole in the sub frame and you might want to have that looked at. Thinking about throwing car away due to repair cost, just bought it last year for 5000. This could be a potential life threatening situation for myself and my family. Lawsuit denied due to Chrysler 2009 bankruptcy.
In addition, the rear passenger's tires protruded outward on an angle, when the brake pedal was applied, due to significant subframe damage. So the risk to any given driver is often remote, even though there may be a few high-profile incidents traced to the problem. It only refused to crank intermittently. Chrysler's number for this recall is S42. Having no warranty, I am left to figure out what to do. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
January my car just wouldn't start, 3 tow trucks has tried. Original review: April 28, 2019 Bought this car like 2 years ago, an 05 with only 120k on it, I should have walked away from the start. But I had just replaced the struts and the only part I did not replace was that mount and springs. Chrysler has only repair roughly 7,000 vehicles made is 2004 during a one month period. The dealer and the manufacturer had not been contacted. My concern is that premature failure has cost me harm to either drive the car because I like it or even to trade it because of this unexpected failure. My wife was leaving our town of owosso, Michigan to go to doctor appointments in lansing, Michigan about 35 miles away.