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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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,548 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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.

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles


I been having my Chrysler Pacifica 2004 for 7 months. I had to fix my left passenger axle, shock, water pump, radiator, passenger upper motor mount, the tank for the water, fuel injector line, two tune ups, air filter, fuses, brake lights and tires. Thing that is broke, the passenger window elevator, and my ac.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 012014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
In January, the suspension on our 2004 Chrysler Pacifica (purchased 08/2003), seemed to have issues. A web search to investigate, led me to a much more serious issue that effects '04 and '05 Pacificas. I had our mechanic inspect the frame and sure enough, we were one of the many affected. Our mechanic told us the car was no longer safe to drive, and that the compromised frame caused the front right wheel to shift inwards. We were quoted between 4,000 and 5,000 dollars for our repairs. The car now sits in the garage as we hope for a resolution. After in depth research, I uncovered thousands of complaints related to the issue, two nbc news segments, and a petition. I also discover that a few years back, Chrysler extended the warranty for vehicles produced between February and March of 2004. However, since our vehicle did not fall under this provision, we were never informed that we may have been effected. I contacted Chrysler and opened a case. I was instructed to write an email to the case manager that contained all of the information which I uncovered online (as if they didn't already know the issue existed). This proved to be a waste of time, as we were declined any assistance because our vehicle did not fall within the extend warranty. We have been the only owners of our vehicle, which has 68,000 miles, has been garage kept, and has been driven only by my 85 year old grandparents. Apparently, Chrysler has made a business decision not to address this wide spread issue. There are thousands of owners driving unsafe vehicles, many of which are completely unaware that this issue exists. Us, as well as all other parties effected are due appropriate recourse, but I fear that we will have to cut ties with our vehicle before there is a resolution.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jan 012014


  • 102,000 miles
The contact was 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the tires were continuously losing air. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the tires, she noticed that all four valve stems cracked. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician verified the failure and replaced all four valve stems. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was replaced. The failure mileage was 102,000 and the current mileage was 114,000.

- Petersburg , OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 092013


  • 143,565 miles


These vehicles have a bald problem with the tires going bald way too soon and that is a safety hazard they shouldn't have to be replaced every 10,000 miles I always got new tires at 45,000 to 60,000 but now I cant wait that long. I've seen many of other complaints about this not just me. I did plenty of research before I filed a complaint about this..

- Latta, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 282013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
The front wheel studs are breaking off the vehicle and this is the second time this has happened in the last 3 months both time there has been brand new studs and bolts put on. It has caused the wheel to fall off the vehicle and cause other damages to the fender.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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problem #3

Jul 182007


  • miles
Is Chrysler doing anything about the bad rims they put on the Pacifica" having to air my tires daily, I've change the tires 3 times, removed the sensors, and having a multitude of service people check them. When all the while it was the rims which have cracks and are difficult to find. Did Chrysler issue a recall on the rims or are we on our own"

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 022011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 58,819 miles
My tires, which are not defective nor worn keeping loosing air causing the TPMS senor to come on. After taking it in many times to get air I was told the TPMS senor was bad on one tire and there was corrosion around the wheel. I replaced it and had sealant put around the corrosion. I was informed that this was a frequent problem with these wheels and Chrysler is aware of it. I still have to continually put air in the tires every 7-10 days, and the "service tire system" message now never goes out.

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
Headlamps - the headlamps had to be replaced due to light beams not coming through the clear plastic cover. The cover became cloudy and visibility was limited which caused safety concerns. The Chrysler dealership tried to clean but was not successful. Tire sensors - a year ago, we had an issue with the message center not responding to the tires. The Chrysler dealership installed 1 tire sensor and several months later a new message center panel had to be replaced. A year later, we are replacing the other three sensors. We are told by the Chrysler dealership that the batteries only last several years. They claim that these sensors are goverment regulated. Why are we putting parts into american made cars that have to be replaced every several years that cost $100 for each sensor plus labor. Either Chrysler needs to produce a better sensor that lasts longer or the government should provide rebates since this is regulatory. These car issues should be considered a safety issue and reviewed for potential liabilities that can cause harm to the driver.

- Covington, GA, USA

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