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:
44,195 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 042011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


A similar incident has occurred on my 2004 Chrysler Pacifica as stated below. "on certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pump module and the power train control module (PCM) software may allow the engine to stall under certain operating conditions." The manufacture is stating that because of my vehicle's VIN# it wasn't part of this recall# F44. It is clear to me that the same conditions that have happen to the vehicles part of recall# F44 should pertain to any vehicle built prior to the dates associated with this recall Chrysler is recognizing for repairs. All Pacificas should be under the #F44 recall notice, not just a certain portion. I've had to replace the exact same items listed as a necessary repair to correct the problem. As like recall# F44, I to had to replace the fuel pump modules, for the left and right side. However, the difference is it was out of my own pocket for these repairs.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 062011


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the fuel gauge had malfunctioned and would provide inaccurate fuel level readings. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted who advised that they were unable to assist because the vehicle was outside of warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 73,000.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 222009


  • 95,000 miles
I own a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. I am having a major issue with the fuel gauge. The gauge shows 1/2 full and then the next thing you know is that it drops to empty and you run out of gas. I took the car to the dealership over a month ago and was told that the parts would be in a few days. This issue is dangerous as you run out of gas without a method of knowing what is going on. In addition, when you attempt to fill the tank with gas, it continues to pop avoiding you from putting gas in the car. I can take up to 30 minutes to force 1/2 tank of gas in the car to where the gauge will show the car full.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #4

May 202008


  • 46,067 miles


Vehicle was making a clunking noise at acceleration, vehicle was also making noises that sounded like the shocks needed to be replaced. Dealership told me that the both lower control arms were broken and needed to be replaced along with the front and rear motor mounts. After this was done 2 days later vehicle check engine light came on dealership has told me that the emission pump and solenoid has failed - the emission pump was just replaced in November 2007. From reviewing the website it looks like chrylser needs to take responsibility for service. I have asked them for all of my parts that they are removing from my vehicle since I no longer trust the dealership and will be looking for an outside mechanic to service my car.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 282007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased my '04 Pacifica used with 44K miles on it. The day after buying the vehicle the fuel gauge dropped from half tank to completely empty then would bounce back to half full. It did it several more times and when I returned it to the local dealer it was purchased from they were unable to find any problems and there were no diagnostic codes set by this encounter. The vehicle when for a few weeks without having it happen again but I was sure to keep the tank nearly full. Yet within the last week it began doing it again with much more frequency. I did some on line research and came up with a recall on the sending units and when I called a Chrysler dealership asking about the recall and giving the service person my VIN I was told there was no info matching my VIN. So I went back to my purchasing dealer and when I brought the car in I was told that it was a fuel sensor and that it would be taken car of. So after having no use of my car for a few days I picked it up this evening thinking it was repaired and low and behold I was barely out of the dealers lot and the same fuel gauge issues are once again occurring. I find it hard to believe that my particular Pacifica isn't experiencing the same issues that are part of the recall info that I was able to get online. I feel that Chrysler is doing a disservice to it's customers by not taking care of this problem seeing as it appears to be a large scale problem from what I have been seeing online.

- Hyde Park, PA, USA

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problem #2

Feb 082005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles
I purchased this vehicle due to reports stating how safe it is. First problem will just stop running. There were no warnings or anything. It has done this on 8 times the first being two months after I purchased the vehicle. The dash board will just not turn on and the fog light indicator no longer comes on. The dealership replace something for a recall dealing with the gas tank and not my gas light continuously flashes on even though I have plenty of gas. The gas needle starts going up and down continuously then stops. This happens about twice a day. I feel I am stuck with a lemon because each time the dealer tells me that they can't find anything and to being it back if it acts up again. I have a very busy life.

- Kenly, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 062004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I purchased the car from carmax 08/03, with 500 miles on it. At the end of 09/04, with 2200 miles, I began to have problems with the fuel light. I took it in for service for the fuel light on 10/6, 10/11, 12/18, and 12/27/04. Each time service said it was due to a gas cap not being tightend, and or gas was being topped off. They didn't tell me they replaced a C34 fuel line clip on 12/18, and on 12/27 they replaced the egr system. I continued to have the same problems 1/11 and 1/17/05. On 1/17/05 they replaced a detector for general evap system failure/replace nvld pump. 1/25/05, service again for the headlamps not working, they found no problem. I was not told they did a recall on 10/06/04 on the auto transmission powertrain controle module. I found out, via the internet there was a recall on the headlamps, and they could go out anytime. I received another recall in the mail on the seat control module and drivers door handle, so I took the car in for both recalls 03/31/05. I got home that evening, and now I can't get into the car through the driver's side! this whole car is a lemon and should be recalled!

- Pearland, TX, USA

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