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:
24,217 miles

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 092007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,750 miles


Today is the second time my power window broke. 3 months ago the driver side rear window fell out of the track and it cost $275 to repair. Glass was ok. Today when I put the drivers window down the window shattered as it dropped down inside. I have owned Chrysler products since 1952 and never had this problem.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 182006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
1-my 2004 Pacifica will not start at times. Sometimes 2 weeks can go by without incident, then the car will not start until I hold my foot on the gas. The dealer claims that unless it happens while at their shop, they cannot do anything. 2- the drivers side mirror will change position and make a sound like gears trying to engage but cannot. Again, the dealer could not find a problem although it happens each time I use it. 3- I complained about the transmission being sluggish from a parked position until it passes first gear. They told me they could not find a problem. They told me I could pick up the car. I asked them to drive it. They now found the problem and claim the motor mount was broken. They said it happened because of a fender bender I was in. The fender bender occurred two months after purchasing the car and I have been driving it two years since that event without a problem. 4- my headliner keeps sagging where the headliner meets the moonroof. They have fixed it now three times. They said the manual tells them to use sticky velcro tape. I keeps happening.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 162003

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
When rear windows are rolled down, with front windows rolled up, there is an air pressure harmonic generated that shakes the interior of the car that is very painful (ears). The effect is that it sounds like a helicopter is in the car with you. This harmonic is also generated slightly by the sunroof being opened and the windows rolled up. The sunroof harmonic will cease if you place a hand or arm in the air stream. These issues are not dependent on the interior layout of the vehicle (seats up or down, or seat position).

- Easley, SC, USA

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