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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,296 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 272007

Pacifica 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The front rotors on my 2004 chrusler Pacifica are in need of "turning" again for the second time. The front rotors were first turned by Chrysler in January 2006 at roughly 40000 miles, but need turning again now at near 50000 miles. This, to me, is indicative of a weakness in the design of the brake system.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 132006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,185 miles
2004 Chrysler Pacifica - at 31185 miles the vehicle had a cracked rotor. The rear passenger side rotor is close to disintegrating, though the vehicle was maintained per factory schedule every 3000 miles at a 5 star Chrysler dealership. This could have easily resulted in a total brake failure, risking the life of my family. Chrysler does not provide any goodwill coverage for what is clearly a supplier issue. The rotor is cracked in several areas but it is far from being worn.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 132003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica AWD, currently has 50,000 miles. We have had problems since we drove it off the lot. Time after time we were told there were no codes signifying any problems, and they could never duplicate the noises we were experiencing. Climate control screen went out, this was replaced. Message display went out, unable to see safety warnings, compass, menu display stalling when turning at slow speeds popping and clunking noises when turning slowly load clanging noise when shifting from park to reverse, sounds like we ran over a large metal object. Leaks on driver side when raining warped rotors at 35,000 miles fuel gauge needle will plunge from F to E when there is a least half tank of gas. I have taken the car in on numerous occasions, they can never duplicate the problem noises to diagnose or fix.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 212005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes on Chrysler are defective. This is known by Chrysler at they warrant the car for 36K butthe brakes (rotors, pads, linings and drums) are only covered for 12K. It is obvcious Chrysler knows they are no good thus the short warranty. If there were any good they should last for 50K or more. Vehicle only has 26K.

- Coudersport, PA, USA

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