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:
49,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 222007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


When driving at highway speeds or slower, when slowing down car would shake bad, took to dealer, said bad tires. Replaced tires keep doing it, back to dealer 3 weeks later left tire rod was bad. Dealer replaced brakes, rotors at 25,000 miles, we now have 53,000 when rod goes out. Help also transmission problems resulting in loose bolts in front axles loud clunk back again.

- Greendale, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 112006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,200 miles
: the contact stated having problems with the brakes. While driving 15 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealership who replaced the front brakes. The brake sensors did not work properly when the incident occurred. Updated 9/11/2006 - the caliper bolts (self locking) fell out. The dealership indicated that this should never happen.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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