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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,060 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 #10

Oct 212015


  • miles


Why is the automotive makers allowed to put out car with headlight lenses that cloud up after 6-7 years. This reduces visability and could lead to an accident.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #9

Jan 282015


  • 156,000 miles
All of the dash lights, ABS, brake, interior lights, headlights have been flickering for a solid 3 days. I was driving at night on a non-lit stretch of road when all my lights went out, inside and out with a car approaching from the other direction. I tried to use my high beams and they were out too. I had my children and had to pull over. I have read reviews and this seems to be a huge problem with these cars yet no recall" why" this is so dangerous! this is my main vehicle I drive for work and with my family. I know am scared to drive it and what people have stated its hard and expensive to fix!

- Kiefer, OK, USA

problem #8

Sep 012014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
2004 Chrysler Pacifica. Bought the car with 16000 miles and have had it 6 years now. The last 3-4 years have had problems with constantly replacing headlights and tail lights, approximately every 6 months. Now recently, beginning Sept. 2014, the driver side rear running light will not come on. The break light is fine and the parking light is fine, but no running light. I know it is not the bulb, because I used the bulb that was working on the right side and it still did not work. Took it in to a local dealer about 3 years ago and they basically could not find any "problem". Chrysler needs to recall these cars and fix the ongoing issues.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #7

Oct 192013


  • 80,900 miles


The computer that controls everything including the headlights failed causing all my headlights to go out and blow during night time driving, resulting in a crash.!!!!! this is just as bad as a cars brakes totally failing and should be a recall on these ECU/ECM computers on Chrysler immediately as the dealer wants to charge $1000 to fix!!! I see hundreds of people reporting the same problem and there are law suits also from this failure!

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #6

Sep 272013


  • 100,695 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the headlights suddenly failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the headlight wiring harness had failed. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 100,695. The VIN was unavailable.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

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problem #5

Apr 022012


  • 159,000 miles
While driving on busy road in the rain on 3 different occasions my headlights went out for no apparent reason...I did not realize that they had gone out until I was pulled over by a state trooper and given a ticket...also when my tank reaches 1/2 full the needle will drop to empty and the gas light will come on warning me that I have run out of gas even though I have 1/2 tank of gas in there, almost caused a pile up on the highway...low tire pressure light stays on even when I put air in all 4 tires.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 012009


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the headlights failed excessively. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure, nor was the vehicle diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage was 85,000 and the failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Spring Lake , MI, USA

problem #3

May 082009


  • 81,000 miles
Low beam headlights not working.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 192009


  • 92,000 miles
Headlamp 2004 Chrysler Pacifica failure (this was a recall item on 2005 model ) the right side failed in 2004 but was repaired by Chrysler now the left side failed this could increase the risk of a negative driver outcome (crash).

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 152008


  • 48,000 miles
Own since new 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, (mfg.: Feb 2004). Originally equipped with H7 halogen low & high beams. On Nov. 16, 2008, replaced low-beam H7 bulbs with 35W ddm hid kits ( have already been successfully (for almost two years) using a similar pair in my 1987 Mercedes 300sdl, (9004 bulb form factor with high/low beam elecromagnetomechanical actuators). Issue is not with ddm upgrades but with the Pacifica! only upon roughly below 60F ambient temp. And after lights have run for a few minutes, they recycle (I.e. flash off and back on), mostly both at once when: A) starting from initial standstill after boarding and the power locks automatically actuate to close the vehicle. B) sometimes when vehicle starts from standstill, even without power locks actuating. C) sometimes when shifting from reverse to drive (e.g. getting out of a parking). Issue never occurs when vehicle cruises, regardless of road bumpiness (no loose connection) and how long am driving. Found similar issues on 2004 Pacifica and Chrysler 300M, some even with oem hids (not retrofits as me). 1) 2) 3)!keywords=allin%3amsgtext%20limit%3A.EF16284%20what%20type%20of%20headlight%20on%202005%20pacifica&count=20 cottage industry arose selling capacitors so hids survive glitches present on Chrysler headlight sockets: 1) 2) 3) am positive the issue is not electrical but rather a firmware bug!

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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