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:
6,015 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.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 150 miles


Sunroof shattered while driving. Not caused by any projectile. Seems to have happened spontaneously.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 162006

Pacifica 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
: the consumer stated the sun roof drain lines froze. When the drain lines defrosted the condensation leaked into the passenger side electrical system, causing the electrical passenger seat to malfunction. The manufacturer has been contacted and the vehicle is at the dealership at the present time.

- Amston , CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 042004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,024 miles
Traveling East on I80 in rockaway township, NJ approximate mile marker 37. Heard a loud bang, moon roof shattered and as shade was open, broken moon roof glass fell into passenger compartment. Pulled off highway to shoulder and the remaining glass around perimeter of moon roof looked as if it exploded upward. There were broken glass pieces found along the tracks of the vehicles roof rack. The weather and highway was clear and dry, temperature in the 40's. there was no apparent object that struck the vehicle.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #2

Nov 162003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
When rear windows are rolled down, with front windows rolled up, there is an air pressure harmonic generated that shakes the interior of the car that is very painful (ears). The effect is that it sounds like a helicopter is in the car with you. This harmonic is also generated slightly by the sunroof being opened and the windows rolled up. The sunroof harmonic will cease if you place a hand or arm in the air stream. These issues are not dependent on the interior layout of the vehicle (seats up or down, or seat position).

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 082003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sunroof on 2004 Chrysler exploded. There was no external cause. The glass exploded outward. Car was only 4 weeks old. Dealer did replace is as under warranty. While driving down the highway, consumer heard a loud bang and then saw glass flying from the outside of the vehicle. The sunshade was closed and no glass from the sun rood glass panel flew into the interior of the vehicle. Upon inspection it appeared that someone kicked the glass panel from the inside of the vehicle. Just the glass flew out and not the glass panel frame. 90% of the glass was gone. The consumer stated that he did not use the sunroof that day nor did he use it much since the purchase of the vehicle. The weather was warm when it happened at 108 degrees. Will fax copiy of the work order. The repair was fixed under warrante. Consumer stated that he did not have dealer repair order.

- Houston, TX, USA

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