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CarComplaints.com Notes: Engine cradle rot is a serious problem in the 2004-05 Chrysler Pacifica. Chrysler admits they didn't apply enough coating to the vehicle's sub-frame during assembly, but only offered to cover a very small portion of the vehicles they messed up.

So what happens when your engine cradle rots? Well, the engine could fall out for starters. It could also cause problems with the suspension and other components but did I mention THE ENGINE CAN FALL OUT? The worst part is you might not know because there's no way to see the problem without getting under the car.

If you have a 2004-05 Pacifica, make sure to have your mechanic inspect your sub-frame for rust and corrosion.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,348 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 132013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate and the brake pedal became jammed. The contact applied excessive force to the accelerator pedal before it became dislodged. Additionally, the contact was unable to adjust the front driver's seat. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Huntly, VA, USA

problem #7

Apr 042013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
The power seats both front aren't working and the peddle adj. And the driver seat in back position hard to drive.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 292012


  • 54,000 miles
Both electric seat adjusters just stopped working. The driver's side seat is so far back that it's not really safe to be driving, and both seats are stuck in an uncomfortable position. The driver's side seat is stuck in the "exit the car" position, so it must have stopped working last Sunday when I drove it and then parked it for the night. Now it's too far back for me to operate safely and I am sadly disappointed in Chrysler. This should be fixed for free in my opinion, because I see many complaints online about the same problem. What a piece of junk.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 192010


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the power seats failed and were stuck in the reclined position. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact called the manufacturer who referred him to the dealer. The current and failure mileages were approximately 150,000.

- New Palestine, IN, USA

problem #4

Aug 182005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car does not start! when starting, a loud clicking noise happens, and engine will not start. Need a jump start often. Have brought it to dealer they cannot find anything wrong.

- Rhinebeck, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 242004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lower seat carriages heavily corroded, only had the car 7 days when we noticed it. Contacted dealer salesman davis said that he looked at others on lot they are also corroded.

- Russellville, AR, USA

problem #2

Nov 062003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
Power seat control failure for dirver and front passenger seats. Also, seat heating system fails. Dashboard flashes with signs of memory failure. Car has been taken to the dealer for repair four times with no solution to the problems.

- Union City, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 222003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 980 miles
Power seat/memory failed since new. Startedwith lumbar support inoperable. Memory module had 8 failures flag. Dealer reset computers. Since then, power seat/pedal function & memory fails intermittently and frequently, often leaving seat in full back position (making it dangerous for short drivers).

- West Hartford, CT, USA

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