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:
51,289 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica drivetrain problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 51,289 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the rear suspension would leak at any time. The dealer repaired the rear output half shaft lange and right rear axle numerous times, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and assisted with the repair costs to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 51,289 and the current mileage was 78,000. Updated 11/01/11 the rear differential was repaired three separate times, due to a leak. Upated 06/13/12

- Jackson, WI, USA

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