Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.

5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,351 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.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 092010

Pacifica

  • 56,256 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph on the highway, she reached to turn the radio and when her hand touched the key, it turned the vehicle off. No accident was caused by the failure. The contact stated that the failure had never happened before. The vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. The failure and current mileages were 56,256.

- Scituate, MA, USA

problem #8

Oct 152006

Pacifica

  • miles
Our 2004 Chrysler Pacifica has stalled multiple times and been taken to the dealership. They cannot reproduce the problem and therefore say they cannot do any repairs. The key turns and makes a sound and shuts off, sometimes after several attempts it will start and we have taken it directly to the dealership, they cannot get any computer readings.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #7

Sep 182006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
1-my 2004 Pacifica will not start at times. Sometimes 2 weeks can go by without incident, then the car will not start until I hold my foot on the gas. The dealer claims that unless it happens while at their shop, they cannot do anything. 2- the drivers side mirror will change position and make a sound like gears trying to engage but cannot. Again, the dealer could not find a problem although it happens each time I use it. 3- I complained about the transmission being sluggish from a parked position until it passes first gear. They told me they could not find a problem. They told me I could pick up the car. I asked them to drive it. They now found the problem and claim the motor mount was broken. They said it happened because of a fender bender I was in. The fender bender occurred two months after purchasing the car and I have been driving it two years since that event without a problem. 4- my headliner keeps sagging where the headliner meets the moonroof. They have fixed it now three times. They said the manual tells them to use sticky velcro tape. I keeps happening.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #6

Sep 182006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2004 Pacifica will not start at times. Sometimes 2 weeks can go by without incident, but then the car will not start until I hold my foot on the gas. The dealer claims that unless it happens while at their shop, they cannot do anything. Also, the drivers side memory mirror will change position and make a sound like gears trying to engage but cannot. Again, the dealer could not find a problem although it happens each time I use it. I complained about the transmission being sluggish from a parked position, they told me they could not find a problem. I asked them to drive it. They claim the motor mount was broken. They said it happened because of a fender bender I was in. The fender bender occurred two months after purchasing the car and I have been driving it two years since that event without problem. My headliner keeps sagging where the headliner meets the moonroof. They have fixed it now three times each time using sticky tape. It doesn't work.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 112006

Pacifica

  • miles
04 Chrysler Pacifica fails to start. Nothing happens or briefly start & die out. Starts after pumping the gas pedal. Dealers service dept can't duplicate starting problem therefore cannot fix.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #4

May 192006

Pacifica 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Pacifica key would not turn in ignition. The ignition cylinder had to be drilled out and replaced.

- Mio, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 232004

Pacifica

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2004 pacific (6 months old) and 9,000 miles would not start until jumped. Had to be jumped twice in 1 week to start car when we were away on vacation. Appears to be lose connection between alternator and battery. Dealer couldn't find a problem but said when it happens again have it towed and they'll fix it then.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172004

Pacifica

  • miles
Remote fob is integrated in key has a small hole for the key loop spring. When driving on a long trip, I adjusted positions on legs and bumped the keys that hang down. Due to small hole, the hanging keys don't fall out of way, but rather create a rigid link that creates the key to turn from "on" to "off" and locks steering wheel. Fortunately, when it happened, I noticed it right away and was on a straight road (but going 65 mph with a locked steering wheel).

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 082004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Car stalls while in transit, when slowing down and turning. Loses all electrical and power steering capabilities in the middle of a turn. Restarts when put into park.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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