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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


I was driving on freeway and slowed for other traffic when brake pressure applied and it then began shaking and stopped. Upon stopping it revved then geared down. Took to dealer, and they made some adjustments to the transmission, but said nothing was wrong. This happened again. Returned to dealer, who thought this was a computer problem, when tried to repair it they fried the computer system in car. The car still has this problem. Contact feels this car is not drivable due to this situation. Also, has a clanking sound. Has to been to dealer for this, and said it was brakes, and adjusted those brakes. Yet this car still has problems.

- Antioch, CA, USA

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