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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,390 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not fixed, continuing problem, needs recall to fix by mfg (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Chrysler Pacifica accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102004

Pacifica SW 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


It was replaced by the dealer. Car was extremely going up and down on the gas readings. I complained. It was a new car, still under warranty. The warranty didn't cover this. They say they replaced it, but it didn't change a thing. I just have learned not to trust it.

- , Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162013

Pacifica ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,780 miles

I have kept a log of my miles -v- amount of petro in each tank fill, the miles are getting lesser & lesser per tank.

I have had this problem corrected twice, this is clearly a Mfg problem, not the owner of this particular vehicle. A recall must be sent out for this issue as on the last occurrence, petro spewed back onto me while adding petro to my Pacifica. I did have it towed as I was scared of what would occur next. There is enough owner concern of this problem as there definitely problems in the manufacture of the sensors, tank & design of how the petro is moved from one side of the tank to the other.

Come on guys it's not rocket science! Man up and fix this problem. I am running out of repair monies, as of 01/30/2015 the problem is still ongoing.

Arlington Texas

- , Arlington, TX, USA

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