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:
87,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica engine problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 072012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


I like the car but I have put so much money into it and I have only had it for 3 years. I had to have the transmission rebuilt, I have a sensor in the gas tank going, had to put new heating element into it, the exhaust system is going again and it is only 3 years old. This vehicle has a high maintenance $ amount to it. The gas pedal sticks so bad that i literally have to slam on it to make it move and it happens all the time, oh ya and I had to put a map sensor in it. This vehicle is amazingly expensive.

- , Portville, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 022010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

My problem is that my car gas pedal will get stuck but it's not an everyday occurrence so no mechanic can help me and when I called Chrysler ant told my problem they won't help me even though they have other cars with the same exact issue but because my car isn't the same model or year they won't help. I'm so frustrated. When my car is in the park mode and you put to drive or reverse it gets stuck like there is no acceleration coming to it until you keep pushing on it and then when it finally releases your foot is pushing on the gas then your car suddenly floors it luckily I haven't hit anything or anyone for that matter! I hope this gets fixed soon before something worse happens!

- , Beaumont, CA, USA

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