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2005 Chrysler Pacifica
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com 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.
Worst 2005 Pacifica Problems by Category
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- body / paint problems61NHTSA complaints: 357
- engine problems52NHTSA complaints: 439
- electrical problems17NHTSA complaints: 88
- fuel system problems13NHTSA complaints: 107
- interior accessories problems11NHTSA complaints: 13
- suspension problems8NHTSA complaints: 157
- transmission problems7NHTSA complaints: 37
- drivetrain problems6NHTSA complaints: 74
- AC / heater problems5
- brakes problems4NHTSA complaints: 88
- steering problems3NHTSA complaints: 46
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 5
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 5
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 26
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 47
- lights problemsNHTSA: 35
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 16
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 13
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