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:
42,808 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012010


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving at speeds of 35 mph, the fuel level indicator dropped from one half full tank to empty and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle then restarted itself and continued to read fuel levels at empty. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs or diagnostic testing. The failure and current mileage were 71,000.

- Triangle, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 192004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,616 miles
The transmission was making a clanking noise. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and had the transfer case replaced on two occasions, yet the problem recurred. The consumer later contacted the manufacturer, who was unwilling to do anything about the problem. The noise was heard when shifting in and out of park, drive and reverse, the vehicle leaked a brownish color fluid and the fuel gauge would go in and out.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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