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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,056 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 #6

Jan 152007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,500 miles


Low beam head light burns out at 34K miles. Replaced H7 (oem) lamp myself because dealer claims it is a maintenance item and not covered under warranty. Upon installing new lamp the other low beam lamp expired. I believe there is a defect and checked my car stats to verify any reports. I see I am not alone.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #5

Jan 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,839 miles
Headlights stopped working on 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2005 Pacifica was recalled for the same problem. But, the dealer said this vehicle was not covered under the recall because a different part was replaced. Also, model year was not part of the recall. The headlights would not work. Luckily, I was at home when the problem occurred. It appeared that this problem was related to the one mentioned in the recall and I should not have to pay for the repairs.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 062004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I purchased the car from carmax 08/03, with 500 miles on it. At the end of 09/04, with 2200 miles, I began to have problems with the fuel light. I took it in for service for the fuel light on 10/6, 10/11, 12/18, and 12/27/04. Each time service said it was due to a gas cap not being tightend, and or gas was being topped off. They didn't tell me they replaced a C34 fuel line clip on 12/18, and on 12/27 they replaced the egr system. I continued to have the same problems 1/11 and 1/17/05. On 1/17/05 they replaced a detector for general evap system failure/replace nvld pump. 1/25/05, service again for the headlamps not working, they found no problem. I was not told they did a recall on 10/06/04 on the auto transmission powertrain controle module. I found out, via the internet there was a recall on the headlamps, and they could go out anytime. I received another recall in the mail on the seat control module and drivers door handle, so I took the car in for both recalls 03/31/05. I got home that evening, and now I can't get into the car through the driver's side! this whole car is a lemon and should be recalled!

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 022005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Headlamp failure. This car is 1 1/2 years old to us and has just under 30K miles. The vehicle has a recall on the 2005 model but not the 2004. They are calling it a maintenance item on my car.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 302003


  • miles
Upon purchase of my new Chrysler Pacifica I became aware that the field of illumination with the low beam headlamps was quite reduced from any vehicle I've had before. This is of particular concern in rural driving where there are no street lights. Dealer has adjusted them (to no avail).

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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problem #1

Sep 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon purchase of my new Chrysler Pacifica in Sept. 03, I became aware that the field of illumination with the low beam headlamps was quite reduced from any vehicle I've had before. This is of particular concern in rural driving where there are no street lights. Dealer has adjusted them (to no avail) and manufacturer has been notified through a new purchase survey (no response).

- North Yarmouth, ME, USA

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