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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,750 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 182006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


My 2004 Pacifica will not start at times. Sometimes 2 weeks can go by without incident, but then the car will not start until I hold my foot on the gas. The dealer claims that unless it happens while at their shop, they cannot do anything. Also, the drivers side memory mirror will change position and make a sound like gears trying to engage but cannot. Again, the dealer could not find a problem although it happens each time I use it. I complained about the transmission being sluggish from a parked position, they told me they could not find a problem. I asked them to drive it. They claim the motor mount was broken. They said it happened because of a fender bender I was in. The fender bender occurred two months after purchasing the car and I have been driving it two years since that event without problem. My headliner keeps sagging where the headliner meets the moonroof. They have fixed it now three times each time using sticky tape. It doesn't work.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 142004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left and right exterior mirrors do not return to memory position.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 042004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Automatic memoryy settings for outside mirrors do not return to their "set" positions. I have had this issue to 2 dealers. Neither could find the cause.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162003


  • 1,000 miles
Power mirrors not holding memory. Have had car in 4 times since 7/16/04 and as of today they have had my car since 8/14/03 (2 weeks). They have replaced mirrors 3 times and now do not know how to fix problem.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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