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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,866 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.

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 182010

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. While the vehicle was parked he attempted to adjust the driver's power seat but the seat would not move back or forward. The contact stated because of the failure it was very uncomfortable driving the vehicle. The dealer was notified of the failure and advised him of the repair cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure was on-going for one month. The failure mileage was 108,000 and the current mileage was 110,000. Updated 04/12/11 updated 04/13/11

- Mahtomedi, MN, USA

problem #7

Nov 152007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Power seats, driver memory, pedal height adjustment all failed simultaneously at about 58,000 miles. My wife is about a foot shorter than me, and cannot, therefore, drive the car anymore. I contacted Chrysler, and they were no help.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Driver's seat memory periodically fails. Dash will display "memory disabled - vehicle not in park" on information display. Diagnosed as short in seat switch. Switch replaced. Problem periodically still exists except, on occasion, the seat will now move forward while vehicle is being driven pinning driver to steering wheel.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #5

May 092007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


2004 Chrysler Pacifica with approx. 46,000 miles logged. Electric seats, driver and passenger no longer adjust. Also, driver memory and pedal height adjustment inoperative. As my spouse and I are about 12" different in height, she is no longer able to drive the car. When she attempted to drive it, she was up against the steering wheel and said it was too dangerous.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 042007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Have had many instances where the power seats in my 2004 Chrysler paciffica were not able to move. This has happened in instances in which it poses a significant driver safety issue. On one occasion my wife had to drive the vehicle with her body almost pinned against the steering wheel. This seems to be a known problem with many Chrysler Pacifica's, I have brought it to two separate dealers, and they both admit they had many occurrences of this. There are at least two separate technical service bulletins relating to this issue. They refuse too perform any services under a safety alert. It's only a matter of time until there is a fatality related too this problem. This is an extreme safety issue, and should be recalled by the manufacturer.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 172004


  • miles
My Pacifica has had power memory seats repaired 5 times. My air compressor repaired X2. A "dampener" placed to try and minimize the noise from the A/C. the dash electronic module replaced X1. The wheel plastic covering just came off while driving. My tire pressure sensors have had to be reset X2. The exhaust made a rattling noise that had to be repaired. The right front bumper had to be tighten as excessive wind noise was heard by service dealer. It still makes an audible clicking, knocking type noise on acceleration that they claim to be unable to duplicate. It has a loud pop on sharp right turns. And the A/C still cycle abrubtly and loudly approx every 30-45 seconds. I have had the car since Aug 2003 and Chrysler refuses to accept responsiblity and allow me another vehicle without obtaining a lawyer. I clearly exceeds the minimum criteria for the lemon law. This vehicle has been a huge inconvenience to my family and I. Chrysler states there is nothing to be repaired on my vehicle and will not help me in any way. I love the vehicle when it is problem free wich is rare and I just want them to step up to the plate and stop giving me the run around. It has been repaired way to many times already.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 242004

Pacifica 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,944 miles
Drivers seat automatic memory system.

- Ft. Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 222003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 980 miles
Power seat/memory failed since new. Startedwith lumbar support inoperable. Memory module had 8 failures flag. Dealer reset computers. Since then, power seat/pedal function & memory fails intermittently and frequently, often leaving seat in full back position (making it dangerous for short drivers).

- West Hartford, CT, USA

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