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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.

4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,100 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I am only the second owner my 2004 Pacifica for three months and have never owned a vehicle with this many problems. I only drove it two weeks when I started hearing a terrible rattling noise around the front right tire. I had my local Chrysler dealership look at the car. They said I need to replace the rotors and sway links. We replaced those however the problems was not fixed. I took it back at which now it's pouring oil out from under it. They attempted to fix it however they do not. I took it back a third time they finally fixed the oil leak but the rattling and popping in the front suspension is still there. I have since taken it to an independent mechanic who assisted that the top and bottom motor mounts were completely broken. I replaced those and they seem to think the popping is possibly the control arm or bushings. Only two days ago the air pressure sensor in the left front wheel broke and I have an engine light on. The engine light reader stated the car had an emission system leak. I can not believe a car this new could have all these problems. I am very unsatisfied with this automobile. I am in shock. Chrysler should make this right.

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 202006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,200 miles
On Oct 20,2006 my third (emission failure) has happened to my Chrysler Pacifica 2004 fwd model (48,535 miles). This model had problems in the past-most have been corrected. The first was engine stalling, which was repaired with updated software. The next was my A/C control/HVAC unit which would not light, noise from bushings was replaced. Flickering of dash lights time to time is an issue-the current major problem is that it will not pass emissions on three occasions it has failed next visit will be to the dealer on Oct 30,2006- nys inspector/mechanic has told me that the pc in albany in nys may not read all codes all places show -oxygen sensor and cat sensor as being down and not ready on the print report-third mechanic thinks it is under warranty which si should be and that it may be the ECM or bus section of the module-this is based on a scan test and a obd2 system. Failures = 3 nys inspection fails -4th will be at the dealership-consequences hoping to get it repaired as soon as possible.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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