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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2004 Chrysler Pacifica suspension problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I am only the second owner my 2004 Pacifica for three months and have never owned a vehicle with this many problems. I only drove it two weeks when I started hearing a terrible rattling noise around the front right tire. I had my local Chrysler dealership look at the car. They said I need to replace the rotors and sway links. We replaced those however the problems was not fixed. I took it back at which now it's pouring oil out from under it. They attempted to fix it however they do not. I took it back a third time they finally fixed the oil leak but the rattling and popping in the front suspension is still there. I have since taken it to an independent mechanic who assisted that the top and bottom motor mounts were completely broken. I replaced those and they seem to think the popping is possibly the control arm or bushings. Only two days ago the air pressure sensor in the left front wheel broke and I have an engine light on. The engine light reader stated the car had an emission system leak. I can not believe a car this new could have all these problems. I am very unsatisfied with this automobile. I am in shock. Chrysler should make this right.

- Lenoir, NC, USA

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