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.

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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:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,570 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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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #13

Mar 312006

Pacifica

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,650 miles

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

1) driving the first time, and sitting in park the second time 2) Chrysler 2005 Pacifica stalled out for no reason, but was able to restart the car. Luckily the first time I was driving in a parking lot and not on the road 3) local dealership has no idea what the problem is and cannot replicate the problem.

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #12

Apr 052006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Shut down engine while driving.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #11

Feb 202006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Entering a busy parking lot, after making a sharp left hand turn, the SUV stalled and died. This was not the first time, it has also happened to my wife twice before.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 172006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

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

: the contact stated without warning, at various speeds, the vehicle stalls. The vehicle is pulled over and restarts. The dealership has seen the vehicle twice for this, but is unable to determine a problem.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 152005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Car stalled on 3 different occasions. All three times occurred while making a slow left hand turn. When this occurred, the power steering, and brakes failed. Was able to restart the vehicle after putting it in neutral.

- Wichita , KS, USA

problem #8

May 282005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
Frequent low speed stalling of engine.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 222005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 650 miles

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

Vehicle stalled while making a left turn. Was unable to make left turn due to power steering shutting off as well as engine, ended up stalling in middle of intersection.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 192005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,272 miles
On 19 October 2005, I had just completed a left hand turn and came to a somewhat abrupt stop at a stop light. After the light turned green, I hit the gas but the car would not move. I noticed that I lost my power steering for the steering wheel felt heavy. The dashboard lights were on but I did not notice any warning lights on the dashboard. The cd player was still playing nor did it pause when this occurred. Uncertain as to whether the car was off or not, I turned the key to the "off" position and restarted the engine. The vehicle operated properly after the incident. However, I became concerned about driving on the highway at higher speeds fearing that it would happen again.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 172005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,200 miles
Engine stall while performing turns. My wife has been close to be involve in an accident in the last couple times. The dealer says they can not do nothing until Chrysler investigates the problem. Maybe Chrysler is waiting until someone gets involve in an accident to resolve the issue.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 242005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Stalls during hard turns like into a parking space.

- New Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 292005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130 miles

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

Brand new 2005 Pacifica with 140 miles and again at 612 miles. Engine stalled at low speeds turning into either parking space or parking lot. Put in park and re-started. Could not immediately duplicate. After first incident service manager at dealership stated that the car was "learning" my driving style. Said if it happened again to call back and schedule service call. Will be on the phone with service manager tomorrow.

- Smyrna , GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 122005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 545 miles
On 8-6-05, there was an electrical problem. There was a fuse in the incorrect spot. The dealership fixed the fuse problem. On 8-12-05 the steering wheel froze and the vehicle turned off. The consumer was in traffic when this occurred, but there was no accident. He was able to get it to start back and drove it home. He had it towed to the dealer, and they could not find the problem. The consumer got the vehicle back from the dealership and he has not driven it since. He does not feel that the vehicle is safe to drive.

- Mill Town, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 242005

Pacifica

  • miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica engine stalled on two occasions.** answer required***.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

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