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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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
63,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042009

Pacifica V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


Issues w. car starting after door is open, or hatch open for a short time. Finally had it, as the radio being in the 'on' position would not allow that car to start. Took to dealer. They said it was the starter. We replaced & still have the same issue. Then the dealer said it was the battery. Put a new battery in, everything worked somewhat better for a while, then had this issue with the radio. Took it back to the dealer & they said it is definitely the battery & charged us $50 to just test it. Took it back to the place where I got the new battery in August & they tested for free & battery is fine. I think I will try what someone else suggested which was possibly the fuse box...

- , Bothell, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 042009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

Got in my Pacifica last Thursday and when I turned the key, it just clicked, never turned over! Thought battery. Had friend give a jump & went to work. Left it running thinking it would help the battery. Turned it off & immediately back on & wouldn't start...Took it to AutoZone (after another jump) & they tested the battery & alternator. Both fine. My manager also has a Pacifica & asked me if my dash info. was acting ok. Well it now doesn't register the right speed. Says I'm going 90 when I "think" I'm only going about 35. So my manager told me she has the same issue & has to take out the accessory fuse" so that it won't drain the battery. So this keeps it to where it will start, but with this fuse out, I don't have any air conditioning or a radio.... She had hers put on one of those big diagnosis machines & it said that her integrated power module" needs replaced. This is the box that holds the fuses...... They said this is a common problem. Not cheap though!!!!!!! Does anyone have any ideas or maybe that it is something else??????

- , Shelbyville, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 292008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

Battery is being drained when car is not being used. Purchased new battery and the problem remains. So far mechanic cannot find source of battery drain. Any ideas?

- , Cheswick, PA, USA

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