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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 202005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Transmission unit failure. Has been to the dealer 3 times that I can remember. Clicking popping noise in the transmission or axle. "fixed" 3 times 2) 3 electrical problems a) display for heating and ac went out. It was repaired B) display for message center went out. It was repaired C) the gas guage would "go empty" then "refill" all while driving. It was repaired 3) now I just found gear oil on my garage floor, the rear axle seals are leaking.I'll be calling the dealer tomorrow.

- Cochranville, PA, USA

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