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:
94,448 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica drivetrain problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #4

Nov 272008


  • 55,000 miles


2005 Chrysler Pacifica motor mounts need to be replaced and I am told the parts are on a national back order and I cannot get my car repaired. It has been six months and I am told that there is no way to get the part and no date in the future that the part will become available. I have contacted Chrysler and the can provide no information.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 192008


  • 53,000 miles
I recently(last week) had transmission service along with power transfer unit fluid change and AWD service on my 05 Chrysler Pacifica (limited). It has 50+ K miles on it. Day after this service (done at Chrysler dealer), my truck stalled while taking turn to right at low speed. I had to stop completely and restart the engine. Never had problem after that so far.

- Richmond, Henrico, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 122007

Pacifica 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Very loud popping/clunk sound from front half of vehicle. Car in reverse backing out of garage, wheels turned to straighten out and then shifting into drive, car makes a loud pop when making first turn. Brought to dealer, replaced axles, still popping. Returned to repair, couldn't find problem. Brought in again and replaced axles again saying they were sure it was a bad batch previously. Still popping loud. Car has to be cold, can't duplicate for dealer. I fear something is breaking and will cause an accident.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 032005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,300 miles
Vehicle stalled while turning into parking spot at low speed. Power steering was lost at that time making it difficult to maneuver vehicle. When vehicle was placed into park, I was able restart the vehicle and safely park.

- Woodhaven, MI, USA

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