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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,323 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 282014


  • 185,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while traveling 25 mph, the engine light illuminated and the temperature gage indicated that the vehicle had overheated. The vehicle started to shake and the air conditioner fan stopped working. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fan motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 185,000.

- Oroorion, MI, USA

problem #1

May 122005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,646 miles
Vehicle had been in to Chrysler dealer several times during may for the check engine light (emition controll issues) on the day of this incident I had just picked it up from the dealership. It had been repaired due to it leaking oil. The oil leak was due to the technician accidentally tightening the valve cover down on a wire during its last time in for repairs. I had driven about ten miles from the dealership when I pulled into a gas station to get a drink. When I exited the gas station maybe three minutes later I saw my car had flames coming out from under the hood. I was able to put it out using the gas stations portable fire extinguisher but there had been damage done as several parts under the hood had melted. No one was injured thankfully but if I had not stopped for a drink I would have never been able to put the fire out. Milage was 5646 the vehicle was not running while parked at the gas station. I was advised that the fire was due to a blower fan module short circiuting.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

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