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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,562 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 092010


  • 92,000 miles


2005 Chrysler Pacifica ABS braking light comes on unexpectedly and brakes begin to fail. Dealers say it is the ABS sensor but they continue to fail.

- Sherrills Ford, NC, USA

problem #7

May 142010


  • 140,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. ABS light keeps coming on. Dealer has repaired it twice. Problem keeps re occurring...

- Hillsborough , NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 212009


  • 4,000 miles
My ABS light comes on and off I have replaced my wheels rotors and pads assuming that it was my brakes that did not solve the problem and seems like my brakes worked fine but @times I would get like a scrubbing noise seem to be coming from the front wheels well brakes are great. And was told to take my car to a Chrysler dealership because the machine they had would not diagnose the code, well after that I new I would be into spending some money when I came to the dealership, I think this can be a dangerous situation if ever it came to a stop and would nt be able to.I think there should be a recall on the ABS wheel sensors and the module control will never purchase another Chrysler in this lifetime very un satisfied consumer this is a serious concern especially some one who has children they are @risk this problem needs to be rectified before as soon as possible someone could end up in a serious accident and I have seen enough of the same problems resulting in the purchase of the Chrysler Pacifica and problems such as this deters me away from purchasing american vehicles such as Chrysler.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

Sep 182007


  • 50,000 miles


Within about 3 months of purchasing my 2005 Chrysler Pacifica my ABS light started coming on. Now it comes on and stays on. After inquiring about the problem from several shops I have been told it is a very costly fix ranging from 1000-2000 dollars. I am afraid that this problem could result in brake failure at some point and cause a wreck. Chrysler needs to recall this part and fix the many who are complaining about it.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 042009


  • 45,000 miles
Making a left hand turn, I lost braking power momentarily. After that, the ABS light came on, but went off after the car was turned off. It comes on and off now intermittently and I on occasion lose braking ability. The ABS light does not seem to come on in correspondence with the braking issue however. I am told that this is due to faulty ABS sensors which Chrysler refuses to acknowledge.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 102009


  • 68,000 miles
I purchased a used 2005 Chrysler Pacifica with 68000 miles on it. A week later the ABS light came on. I was told it was the sensor but it was ok to drive. My brakes do not brake well and lock up on me. I got the pads replaced and rotors smoothed, but I am still having the sensor problem. While looking on websites, I noticed that many people have the same problem. What can be done to force Chrysler to recall this sensor?

- Murphysboro, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 192008


  • 48,500 miles
At approximately 48,000 miles the ABS light came on. It eventually went off but then the brakes failed. The pedal went all the way to the floor before the car came grinding to a halt. The ABS light now goes on and off and the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor at least once a day. After researching the problem and speaking to a mechanic, I found that the sensors had failed. It is a frequent occurrence among other 2005-2006 Chrysler Pacifica owners I've come into contact with across the internet.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312008


  • 45,000 miles
My 2005 Chrysler Pacifica has an ABS warning light that comes on and off, I went to midas and they told me there was a recall related to this, I went to dealership and they said only a technical advisory was issued saying to change all the brake sensors if one fails--this would cost me about $500--which I don't have. The dealership said I would still have brakes but the ABS system would not work so I would be more likely to skid. This doesn't sound safe to me--I went on line and found multiple sites stating this is a problem with Chrysler Pacificas--so why won't Chrysler pay to have it fixed, and if they don't volunteer why doesn't someone in our government make them? help! I haul kids around all day in my Pacifica and I want them ( and me) to be safe.

- Ozark, MO, USA

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