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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace battery, ground connections (1 reports)
2004 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102004

Pacifica SW 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


This is just ONE of the consequences of the cable being too small. Over all, I have spent many repair bills, including 7 years of warranty work, 6 batteries, an alternator and lates for work, stuck in traffic, parking tickets and other things before we figured it out in 2015! 11year later. I complained to the dealer MANY times, once being given a new battery. battery ground was way too small, like a lamp cord

- , Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 172007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

When the tailgate is lifted the battery will run down quickly and not able to start the vehicle. I have experienced this several times during the cleaning of the vehicle. The first time I thought it was because I left the doors open also but realized after that that it was even if the tailgate was left open by itself.

- , Franklin, KY, USA

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