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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,864 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022012


  • 159,000 miles


While driving on busy road in the rain on 3 different occasions my headlights went out for no apparent reason...I did not realize that they had gone out until I was pulled over by a state trooper and given a ticket...also when my tank reaches 1/2 full the needle will drop to empty and the gas light will come on warning me that I have run out of gas even though I have 1/2 tank of gas in there, almost caused a pile up on the highway...low tire pressure light stays on even when I put air in all 4 tires.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 052008

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,729 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. When the contact starts the vehicle, the fuel gauge dial fluctuates up and down at random. The fuel light illuminates and a sound is heard as well. The dealer stated that the fuel gauge pedometer failed. The contact was informed that there were no recalls, but learned of a technical service bulletin. He believes that the vehicle should be under a recall for this failure. The dealer refused to repair the vehicle; therefore, the contact was responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 68,729. Updated 6/9/08

- Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

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