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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,826 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 102005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,826 miles


My problems began on 10/03/05 @ 2,826 miles. Since that time there have been a litany of problems through eighteen months. Wheel sensors -6 were replaced. Front end noise like a rubbing sound. Returned to dealer several times. Accelerator sticking. Returned to dealer several times each time they lubricated the linkage but after two weeks the problem continued. At this point nothing else was done concerning the accelerator. Next, problem a defective axle, replaced. Power module replaced. Doors would not lock and car would not start after installation of the power module. The car had to be towed to the dealer. It was repaired. Parking brake assembly fell apart in the rear brakes as I was driving down the highway. Parking brake assembly replaced by the dealer. Front end vibration again brought to dealers attention. Another wheel sensor replaced. On 5/24/07 brought my Pacifica back to the dealer concerning the front end noise. They replaced the power steering pump on 5/30/07. On 6/04/07 returned to the dealer noise in front end still there. Also, the accelerator still sticks. Concerning the front end noise, they said that a power steering line was leaking and they repaired it. The accelerator butterfly was finally replaced after over a year of complaints. On 6/08/07 I returned the car because of the same noise in the front end every time you turn left or right. At this point they decided to replace the steering rack. I picked up the car on 6/14/07 the vibration rubbing noise was still there. I returned to the dealer on 6/15/07. The service manager told me that they could not fix the car and to take the car home and wait for Chrysler to call. It has now been 6 weeks and they have not called. I have called the dealer several times for up dates, they say that they do not have any information. Chrysler's letter, dated 6/26/07 states, " we consider this matter closed, " even though the car has still not been repaired.

- West End, NC, USA

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