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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,682 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,682 miles


After having my Pacifica for 1.5 years and experiencing 19 problems (54 days in the shop!); 2-3 of which are recurring (I.e. the engine light coming on), even the service department at my dealership stated that they would stand behind my efforts to get a vehicle replacement! we are completely happy with the dealership's service as they have stood behind this "lemon" better than the manufacturer appears to be able to. After talking with the Chrysler representative, Mr. Craig kishner, I was informed that the "best" Chrysler could do was to refund my extended warranty price. I pushed back and my boyfriend also called to announce our dismay at the manner in which we are being treated after being tremendously patient for 1.5 years to see if this "lemon" could be repaired to a reasonable level of usability. Mr kishner then came back with the answer that Chrysler would only "step up" for the previously laughable answer. We had hoped for a laudable answer. I find it difficult to believe that a manufacturer, with the questionable track record of Chrysler, would want to create more adverse publicity than they already have chalked up over the course of their existence. Nonetheless, we will pursue this through the courts and undoubtedly tell all of our friends and business colleauges of this horrific experience.

- Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

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