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.


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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I lease a 2004 Pacifica with approx 30,000 on the vehicle. Several weeks ago while driving up an interstate highway I felt a front vibration and suddenly heard a loud thump. I immediately exited my car to see if I had a flat tire and noticed that what had made the noise was from losing the bottom half of my front bumper. I drove directly to my dealer whereby the front was inspected and referred to the district parts manager for Chrysler. I have just received word from Chrysler that they, nor the dealer, will cover this 'lost part' because I never retrieved it from the interstate where it was lying in the middle of the road and had already been run over by at least one or two 18 wheeler trucks. I furthered whether Chrysler expected me to pick up this large piece in my business attire or more importantly risk my life in doing so because if I had retrieved the piece from the highway then they would consider it under warranty. I actually had the car in for a routine 3000 mile inspection 1 week prior to this incident and would have expected that something like this would have been noted by the mechanic. Chrysler say's that they back their dealers which naturally solicited a response from me that they should rather back their customers first. Chrysler broadcasts an excellent bumper to bumper warranty and other than my fan belt failing within two months since taking possession of the car I have not used the warranty.

- Park City, UT, USA

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