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:
42,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 302014


  • 152,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that an odor emitted from the vehicle. The contact discovered that there was corrosion on the battery terminal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

- Mason, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 312010

(reported on)

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Letter from senator graham on behalf of constituent re safety issues pertaining to the Chrysler Pacifica reply to greenville office (dot/I#2010-1232) the consumer stated the engine light illuminated. The technician found a code in the PCM for the transmission sensor out of range. The transmission would chatter when accelerating. The technician found a defective engine support. The battery was replaced due to the vehicle not starting.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 142004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have talked to the dealership about the gas mileage that my vehicle is getting. It is supposed to get 17 in town and 24 highway. I am only getting 12.8 in town and 13 on the highway. They tell me to wait until it gets to 5,000 miles and it will get better. Well, I'm at 4,660 and it is still bad!! definitely not the mileage posted on the dealership papers in the window of my car when I purchased it 5 months age. They wouldn't even write it up for the tech's to look at while it was there for battery problems. I'm taking it in again.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,500 miles
On 7 separate occasions vehicle failed to start. When this occurred vehicle was towed to the dealership, who replaced the battery/transmission, and main computer. Also, did a software upgrade. The failure recurred.

- Covington, GA, USA

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