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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,333 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while at a stop light, the brake pedal started to vibrate as it was being depressed. The contact added more pressure and the ABS warning light illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the master cylinder but failed to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Manakin-Sabot, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012005

Pacifica 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated. The dealer replaced all the ABS sensors, however, the light continued to illuminate. While driving 30 mph, the brakes screeched when the brake pedal was depressed. The dealer was unable to repair the failure. The failure mileage was 16,000 and current mileage was 72,000.

- Southeast Palm Bay , FL, USA

problem #1

May 252006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dating back to the spring of 2006, I have been having problems with the "ABS" light symbol constantly coming on in my car. I took it to the dealers on several occasions and told them that when I'm traveling for 10-15 minutes or longer it comes on. They told me that they couldn't find anything wrong and they even test drove my vehicle. I'm very concerned about this problem. I'm afraid that the braking system is going to fail on me all together.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

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