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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,500 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles


: the contact stated while driving 30 mph on normal road conditions, the front passenger side door opened. The door was locked but the door light that signaled the door was open was illuminated. This was the first incident with the vehicle, which also have had an engine that stalled. The engine failure light alerted the contact for the engine problem. The ABS light also alerted the contact for the brakes failure; the sensors were replaced. The dealership had honored the extended warranty but the contact was very upset because of the six times the vehicle had to be taken to the dealership.

- Huntsville, MO, USA

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