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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.

1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,952 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #18

Mar 102013

Pacifica

  • 150,000 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 the temperature gauge warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and they informed the contact that the engine would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. The approximate mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #17

Mar 082013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Driving around 40 the vehicle started to shake. I thought maybe a wheel bearing or tie rod was the issue. Upon taking it to the shop to get checked I was told that the engine cradle was rusted to the point of almost failing. I am currently having the cradle replaced. Had that occurred at a higher speed I hat to think what may have happened. I called Chrysler and was told there is a replacement program for vehicles built between Feb 23rd and mar31st 2004. Because my vehicle was built January 23rd 2004 it was not covered and I received no letter. Despite the fact I was driving a vehicle with the same problem in a very dangerous state. There should be a nationwide safety recall.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #16

Feb 292012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
When I accelerate from a stop (at a red light to green) and "go" before I reach 10mph.. the car suddenly pauses and shakes (as though it's shifting in gear and gets stuck in a low gear) and is not smooth but shakes the whole car. Also, on the highway....the car would suddenly go into low gear...and (again, I don't have stick shift) I press the accelerator and I can hear the engine burning.... cause I can't go over 25 mph. So I have to pull over and turn the engine off and turn it back on. Another issue is the front bumper has a silver plate at the corners of the front car. I have replaced it 3 times cause it falls off....so annoying!!!!!!!! worse than a wheel rim plate falling off.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #15

Jan 102013

Pacifica

  • 45,000 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 the vehicle was taken for routine service when he was advised that the motor mount in the front needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that the rubber piece had broken, which allowed the mount to leak. The contact was told that the part was not under warranty. The failure and the current mileages were 45,000.

- Marino Valley, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 092013

Pacifica

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated the while driving 15 mph, the vehicle lunged forward with force. The contact was able to shift into neutral and stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home where the contact inspected the vehicle and located the failure as the engine motor mount being fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 142,000.

- Holden , MA, USA

problem #13

Dec 012012

Pacifica

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, a loud noise emitted from the engine. The contact stated that the failure recurred when applying heavy breaking or hen attempting a turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the front and rear motor mounts needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and the current mileage was 116,000.

- Solana Beach , CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 082012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 76,500 miles

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

Vehicle was took off of the driveway and few seconds later oil from engine came to be spilled off from bottom of engine, vehicle was took to mechanic and it was revised, problem looks to be that oil was coming off the motor from oil filter gasket; though something was wrong with filter gasket, oil filter was replaced with new one and new oil was placed at engine, when motor was started up it was noticed that oil pressure was contained into the oil filter and it causes the new filter to blew out; mechanic was confused at the moment; need to mention that I have took the vehicle to this specialized mechanic shop since 2 years ago and we have never noticed something similar. After spending few hours reviewing the vehicle motor it was noticed that the spring that goes into the oil pressure relief valve was broke. Not really know how this spring crack, all oil services have been made to the motor every 3000 miles and vehicle had all services per the maintenance manual. This defective spring causes that vehicle drains all engine oil from filter, luckily it happened close home and to mechanic shop and not at highway, other way I could be ended with a total wreck engine. No warning light when on, it came on until all oil was totally drained from engine. Hope this can be addressed to Chrysler, I do not want it happen to another person and it causes a major damage to engine.

- Eagle Pass, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 062012

Pacifica

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced, the technician discovered that the rear motor mount was rusted and advised the contact that the vehicle unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #10

Nov 272012

Pacifica

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler pacific. The contact stated that the front and side motor mounts needed to be replaced. The contact was told by the dealer that due to wear and tear the motor mounts fractured. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance since the motor mounts were not under warranty. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 126,000.

- Clarksburg, WV, USA

problem #9

May 012009

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
The engine and transmission mounts on all Chrysler Pacifica models are putting the public at risk...the failure rate for these vehicle components is astronomical and repetitive after repairs. The failure of the engine and transmission mounts can cause additional failures that also put the public at risk...this includes: --ground wire fatigue and failure causing a multitude of unexpected electrical problems and vehicle shut down --damage to vehicle wiring harness to the powertrain control module, again causing a myriad of unexpected electrical problems and vehicle shut down --cooling system failure...engine movement causes upper radiator hose to disconnect compromising the cooling system and contributing to environmental contamination when the engine coolant is released. I know that this has been reported previously and it is appalling to realize that no action has been effected by this oversight arm. Chrysler needs to be held accountable for their poor design and quality standards and find an effective solution to this issue that has affected every Pacifica manufactured. I look forward to your response...

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #8

Sep 152006

Pacifica

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. While stopped at a traffic light, the vehicle exhibited an abnormal clunking noise as the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle also jerked forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the motor mount would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred two additional times and the motor mount was replaced three additional times. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 182012

Pacifica

  • 148,845 miles
The contact owns 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while traveling 15 mph she heard crackling and popping noises coming from the rear end of the vehicle. The contact was able to drive the vehicle home. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was confirmed the engine cradle failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 148,845.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 212012

Pacifica

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica.the contact stated that the engine cradle had become corroded. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 86,000.

- Richmond Heights, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 192004

Pacifica

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the transmission slipped. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the motor mount needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Bakersfield , CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 022011

Pacifica

  • 120,000 miles
Starting in 2011 my Pacifica's electrical systems seem to be shutting down. First I lost the ability to open windows or use power locks on the passenger side. Next I lost the cruise control function. Now my check engine light appears intermittently. Most recently the air bag light and alarm comes on but only intermittently.

- Kitchener Ontario Canada, DC, USA

problem #3

Oct 182011

Pacifica

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contacted stated that a private mechanic confirmed there was a hole in the engine cradle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 108,000 and the current mileage was 118,000.

- Northville, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 122011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
On numerous occasions I will be driving my car and it will just stall out completely. I have no control over my car. There is no inclination that it is even going to happen. I have almost wrecked my car. At higher speeds my car jerks and stutters and will randomly shut off too. I will be stopping to make a right or left turn and my car will stall out and I have almost wrecked my car with my four children in the car!!!!!!! I see there is a recall on some Chrysler Pacifica's for this exact problem, but for some reason it is not on mine and it is a major issue!!! I am very concerned with my family's safety when driving my car.

- Titusville, PA, USA

problem #1

May 122012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
In going to mechanic to get oil change. I was notified that subframe was rusted out and car is very dangerous to be driven. I have yet to contact dealership but on doing a search on line I found this to be a major issue with this car. I live in the suburbs of Chicago.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

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