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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
8,333 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.

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 212004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle began to shake and made a thumping sound. The vehicle also tends to pull to the right. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer, but the failure continues. The current mileage was 51,200 and failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 6/16/08 the left rear seatbelt would not retract, the outer tie rod ends, the blower motor and resistor were replaced because the vehicle didn't have any heat, the battery was stalling. The heated seat were not working. Updated 06/16/08

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 112007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in fatal accident. Driver complained of hearing clicking noises days before accident. Took vehicle to be serviced at the place where vehicle was purchased. The vehicle checked out fine. Driver felt steering wheel lock and was unable to steer while driving on interstate he says could not steer vehicle at all vehicle uncontrollably flipped 6 times. No air bags deployed.

- Southaven, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 132005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Car was making a noise, when consumer turned the wheel it felt like the steering wheel was falling off and then the steering went out. Consumer has called manufacturer and they will not help. Dealer said they are only involved in fixing it, not taking complaints. 2000 miles ago, consumer got it fixed and now she feels the problem is still there. She still hears noise in the wheel.

- Westwood, NJ, USA

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