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:
26,468 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

May 312006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,468 miles


At about 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, our 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was parked in our driveway. It had been driven to and from my work place (about 44 miles round trip) that day, without any problems. Weather was about 72 degrees with sun and low humidity. The car's two front windows and the sunroof were open to let in air. While we were in the house, we heard a noise. Upon investigation, we found that the glass portion of the Pacifica's rear liftgate had a hole about the size of a soccer ball in it and that the surrounding glass had shattered, but had not yet fallen off the vehicle. There was no one around the vehicle and there was no golf ball, baseball bat, etc on or in the vehicle which would have indicated how the glass had broken. The dealer will be contacted as to repair of the liftgate window. Pictures were taken of the damage.

- Plymouth, WI, USA

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