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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Average Mileage:
112,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 232013

Pacifica LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


Bought Pacifica in August. While on Vacation, vehicle dropped from 1/2 tank to empty, and Car stalled 20 miles from nearest town (Out of gas) w/1/2 tank. Ran for 5 months keeping fuel above 1/2 tank. Problem started occuring just above 1/2 tank so I brought to shop. Chrysler dealer recommended to shop to change both fuel pumps. Picked vehicle up, did not even make it home (5 miles), and tank dropped to empty again. Returned to shop. Shop referred to local dealer to have computer flashed (dealer worked on for 4 hours), and told me their computers could not flash, it must have been completed already. Shop took back, changed all hosing, and vent tubes. Wife picked up, and once again did not make it home before dropped to empty. Returned to shop. Shop replaced transfer pump, vehicle worked for 3 days, before problem occurred again. Shop had to come out with gas can, and put gas in to return vehicle to shop. Shop replaced fuel tank, had vehicle for 1 week, and during testing phase, problem recurred. Vehicle is currently at shop still, and there appears to be no corrections for this problem. All venting filters have been changed. When system works properly, vehicle will accept fuel properly, when system fails, it takes approximately 15 minutes to put in $20 in fuel. Very frustrated that Chrysler hasn't taken responsibility for a problem that persists with this vehicle. It apparently is not just a problem with my Pacifica, it is prevalent in all Pacifica's from this time period. Was always reluctant to puchase Chryslers/Dodges, but now know I will never buy another.. Will sell immediately if fix is found!!

- , Spokane, WA, US

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