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What are some know issues with the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica?

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Some known issues with the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica include a defective fuel tank, exploding air bag inflators, suspension problems and the engine stalling during acceleration. Other issues include defective transmission and faulty sensors.

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Puncturing of the front surface by road debris causes a defective fuel tank in the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Low fuel tank components and lack of protection on the floor plan exposes the fuel tank to damage from high road surfaces, leading to fuel leaks and excessive fuel input. In addition, a faulty ABS sensor and carbon buildup on valves may cause check engine light problems.

High internal pressure can cause the explosion of airbag inflators, releasing gases and shrapnel. This may also cause breakage of the airbag plate and steel housing unit. An engine stalling during acceleration indicates a faulty power control or defective fuel pump. Furthermore, a broken retaining pin may cause ticking engine noises when the rocker arm shaft blocks the oil passage.

Cracking of the lower control arm bushing, as well as strutting coming through the hood, may cause steering problems in the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Faulty struts and a faulty front stabilizer may cause clunking noises when the car is on a washboard road. A failing overdrive clutch pack may cause loss of overdrive transmission. In addition, defective gears and mounts may cause humming noises from the transmission area.

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