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:
40,530 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 152016

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact heard a sound like an explosion. The contact had to pull over to the side of the road and discovered that the sun roof had shattered. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000. Updated 03/18/16

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #6

May 302008

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,607 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 45 mph, the contact's vehicle was passed by an 18-wheeler tractor trailer and her sun roof suddenly exploded with a loud bang. She was able to maintain control of the vehicle. The dealer and the manufacturer stated that they could not assist with the repair costs. The contact had to wait until June 16, 2008 for the parts to arrive for the repair, and the dealer replaced the sun roof at the cost of $343.74. The failure mileage was 30,607 and current mileage was 30,652. Updated 07/15/08. Updated 007/15/08

- Chillicothe, IL, USA

problem #5

Jan 222008

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,200 miles
Traveling at highway speeds the sunroof glass was partially separated from the mounting frame. The glass was vertical in the air stream until the car was moved to the side of the road. The glass was fully removed and taken to a glass repair shop to reattach to the mounting frame.

- Gettysburg, PA, USA

problem #4

May 142006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driving down the highway with all windows and sunroof closed, suddenly the sunroof burst into a million pieces raining down on me and my family. No impact caused the window to break, it appeared to burst from the inside out.

- Rutland, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 232005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
While driving in clear but cloudy conditions all windows closed, the moon roof was closed with its shade in the open position. For no identifiable reason the moon roof exploded with a loud bang and shattered, glass fell onto us, and in the back unocuppied seat. No warning at all. Dealer replace moon roof under warranty.

- Cicero, NY, USA

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problem #2

Apr 012005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
While driving in the clear, with all windows and sun roof closed, without any observed reason, the moon roof "exploded"in a loud bang/pop. Glass and glass fragments (some not so benign) rained down onto my hair, shirt, and pants, but mostly on the unoccupied rear seats where my children were five minutes ago. I still have the broken moon roof.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 302004

Pacifica 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving rear window and the sun roof opened, a loud winding noise was heard coming from the rear and front areas. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed consumer that the dealer was aware of the problem, but a solution had not been determined at this time.

- Okemos, MI, USA

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