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 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,179 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.

2005 Chrysler Pacifica engine problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #5

Aug 112010


  • 60,000 miles


I was driving on the freeway, and all of a sudden the car turns of. I had my niece in the car. The steering wheel wouldn't move. I could've crashed and caused a major fatal accident. Shortly after that I needed to replace the engine. Luckily I had warranty. The dealership couldn't figure out why the car would turn off. This happened about 3 times. And still does. Now im having problems with the motor. I've doesn't over 8000 dollars fixing this car out of my pocket. The car is almost paid off. I need help. I feel like Chrysler has stolen money from me since I purchased this car. Not fair. Not right.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 312012


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being inspected by a local mechanic, the engine cradle was found to be corroded due to defective material. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 103,000.

- Lemont , IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 182006


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact heard a clicking sound coming from the engine. There was then a rapid increase in the engine rpms. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The technician stated that the motor mount would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure occurred two additional times after the repair. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012012


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact was traveling 70 mph with the cruise control engaged when the vehicle shifted to a lower gear and failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the valve retainer springs in the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.

- Buford , GA, USA

problem #1

May 072012


  • 149,783 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle would vibrate abnormally when driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the failure was located at the engine cradle. The engine cradle exhibited several holes due to severe corrosion and the contact was advised that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The manufacturer was also contacted and denied any assistance with the repair because the vehicle was not included in the engine cradle extended warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 149,783.

- Murrells Inlet , SC, USA

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