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  • You are correct, the photo with no fog lamp was taken 5 days after purchase and I installed a Mopar fog lamp kit (#82209236AB) 3 days later. GOOD CATCH!
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  • rodutrodut Posts: 343
    Well ... it occurs naturally to me !
    I am paid to be picky !
  • Just bought a 2005 Limited Demo with 5000 miles on it. Paid 33,700. MSRP was 42,120. It has everything. Any comments? Thanks. :confuse:
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    Congratulations on your new Pacifica!

    You might want to take a look at what others paid in Chrysler Pacifica: Prices Paid & Buying Experience. Also, please tell us about your purchase experience there.

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  • brought a 2004 AWD with 35K on it. want to know how to get the fog lamps working ? did not see any switch for the same. Please help me out. :surprise:
  • nelson33nelson33 Posts: 100
    Left stalk. Pull top portion of left stalk out, ie pull out to the left. A little green fog light will appear below the speedometer.
  • Thanks for the info.... I will try it out tonight an my ride back home. :)

    Left stalk. Pull top portion of left stalk out, ie pull out to the left. A little green fog light will appear below the speedometer
  • aviateaviate Posts: 31
    2 weeks ago I was rear ended by a Ford Expedition and pushed into a Toyota Pickup truck. The Ford left the scene of the accident and has not been seen again. The rear bumper of the Pac was push in but no body damage. The front bumper was pushed into the grill which then pushed the radiator and cracked the upper left corner. And again not body damage. It was quite a jolt and I have to say the seat absorbed the impact very well. I was a little sore for a couple of days but other than that nothing.

    The bottom line, $3,500 in damage, no body damage and no personal injury. I am very impressed with the vehicle and am looking forward to getting it back on the road. After 45k miles it is still one of the best vehicles we have owned.

    Long term happy Pac owner. :D
  • citymomcitymom Posts: 8
    I have owned a 2004 pacifica since nov 2003...the car is leased for 39 months @$409 monthly...........My maturity date can not come fast enough, which is 3/07.....I HATE this car!!!!!!!!

    It has been in the shop 17 times....by the time I turn this car in it will have everyhing in it is brand new............
  • bjbird2bjbird2 Posts: 647
    Interesting, I also own a 2004 Pacifica, leased in Nov 2003...the car is leased for 39 months, $306 monthly.
    The only time mine has been in the shop is for the free oil changes every 3000 miles. :confuse:
  • klcblinkklcblink Posts: 1
    I've admired the Pacifica since it was introduced..........and finally got around to buying one. Found a loaded 05 Touring model (11k - driven by the dealer's Finance Manager). Stone white, dark charcoal leather......and most of the bells & whistles (nav, sat radio, DVD, etc.). The only problem I have with it is that it barely fits in my garage!!! It takes me 5 minutes to park the thing. I had to use spray paint to create some "parking guidelines" so I don't hit the rear wall (not equipped with the backup sensor - wondering if I should purchase one?).

    In the end, the Pac has great safety ratings, is absolutely gorgeous and is exceptionally comfortable. I've already had several complete strangers ask me about it (cost, features, etc.). So far, so good.
  • I bought a brand new 2004 loaded Pacifica that listed at 44,600 in Feb of 2004.I now have 68000 miles on it and brought it back to the dealer for the first time last week!It was a squeaking tentioner on the serpentine belt. The only maintenance I have performed is that I replaced the front brake pads at 45000,use only synthetic oil and change it four times a year,replaced the original tires at 65000 miles and use a K&N air filter which I clean 4 times a year.I consistently get 17.5 to 18 mpg in mixed driving and have received as high as 23.1mpg on pure highway driving.I always use 87 octane reg gas and have no problem with engine performance.The car still rides like a dream with not one rattle. My other car is a 2004 Honda Pilot with 34000 miles it's been back to the dealer at least 4 times!I think my Pacifica thinks it's Japanese manufactured! I guess I'm lucky compared to problems that other people are having.
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  • mimmamimma Posts: 5
    I loved my 2005 touring Pacifica from day one, but now at 36,000 I am buring oil. I burn about 1 quart every 1,000 miles, which the dealer states is normal. I have talked to many mechanics who say this is absolutely NOT normal and they would never accept it. I am going to get rid of it because I don't trust that it won't lead to problems down the road. I am dissapointed because the car is everything I could want. It rides great, look great, it is roomy and comfortable. I wish this problem could be fixed. I feel I got a car with a bad engine, probably just bad luck, but the dealer and corporate won't give on this issue. So it has really soured me on Chrysler products. Good luck to all of you!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    keep complaining, keep visiting the dealer, have them start a measuring profile where you get the oil measured every 1k miles. you have a 75k mile warranty. why give up so early and take a big hit on trade-in?

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • mimmamimma Posts: 5
    Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately I went six thousand miles a few times between changes so they are trying to throw out my warranty. Keep your receipts, and if you want your warranty to stick do your scheduled maintenance work. I know they are wrong, but I feel I can't win this because of the oil changes. What is interesting though is that this didn't start until after a 27,000m oil change.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    ?? Isn't the manufacturer's suggested interval 7500 miles??

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • mimmamimma Posts: 5
    No, the manual explicitly states that "under no circumstances should oil changes intervals exceed 6,000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first", but for my climate and driving circumstances it recommends changing the oil every 3,000 miles. Do you have information that states something else? Interestingly, there is nothing in hear about needing to add oil ofcourse.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    I have to check my manual when I get home. We bring it in when the maintenance reminder tells us, but I believe that has exceeded 6k miles. Maybe I am wrong.

    I could be getting confused with my Honda.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • I have an '04 Pac that I use for business, putting about 30K miles per year on it. Recently it seems like I'm having nothing but problems. Other than normal maintenance and tires, I've had a rash of (expensive) problems lately. First I had to replace the upper strut mounts (and struts, while they were at it). Now the oil drain plug is stripped and I'll have to replace the pan, and the cruise control doesn't work. I have about 90K on it now. This is my favorite car ever, and we've even discussed buying another, but not if they are all this expensive to maintain. Has anyone else had these problems?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    well, struts and mounts shouldn't cost much, unless they are overcharging. Who stripped the oil drain plug? Of course, that's no fault of the car's. Someone stripped it.

    What's up with the cruise?

    Our cruise gave us a fit for a while, where hitting accel or decel would actually shut the system off altogether. But the dealer couldn't replicate (big surprise). It eventually just went away.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    hey mimma. sorry i forgot to come back and update ya. I did check the manual, and it does say as you stated. 6k miles.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • mimmamimma Posts: 5
    I think we have smoothed things over with the dealer.They are going to check the oil for us every 1K miles like you suggested. However, two days ago I started having something new happen. When I am going under 10-20 miles, after I step on the gas, I feel a clunk. Sometimes it happens with the brake, but mostly the gas. Vague description, I know, but that is the best word to describe it. Anyone know what that might be?
  • kkodalkkodal Posts: 34
    Hi MIMMA
    it sounds like the motor mounts to me.you might as well have the dealer check the mounts.
  • nbeannbean Posts: 1
    Try checking the nuts on the wheel axles. Our 06 was clunking because they had backed out.
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