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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,932 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 272008


  • 86,000 miles


I was T-boned by a vehicle that ran a red light and none of my air bags including side impact ones deployed. The crash totaled my car and I suffered a broken hand, neck and back injuries.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #4

Oct 112008


  • miles
04 Chrysler Pacifica was struck on the passenger side by a semi, as a result of that the Pacifica then struck the guard rail on its drivers side. The impact was great enough to break multiple windows, take a tire completely off its rim, and yet the side airbags did not come out.

- Mendota, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 082006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on the highway, the passenger side curtain air bag deployed without warning. The vehicle stalled and restarted. It was driven to the dealer who had not determined the cause of the deployment. Updated 10/30/2006 -

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 282004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,660 miles
2004 Chrysler Pacifica AWD with side air bags did not deploy during a collision. Vehicle was struck, by a second vehicle traveling at a higher speed than subject vehicle was moving, broadside. The impact was at 90% to left side of vehicle. Driver door, center post and rear passenger door severely damaged. Rocker panel also severely damaged. Center post entered passenger compartment approximately 5+ inches. Drivers seat damaged. Driver experienced injury to left side of head, shoulder, back, left hand and left ankle. Left calf of leg and whip lash to neck. Driver was wearing seat and shoulder belt at time of collision. Vehicle damage severe and determined to be totaled by insurance company adjuster.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Failure of front or side air bags to deploy.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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