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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,104 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 262006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


The contact stated turning left into a drive or a private lot that has an incline the vehicle stalls. The vehicle restarts each time. The dealership installed a co-Pilot and determined the fuel pump was losing power. The fuel pump was replaced. The problem continued and the dealership was unable to determine the problem. The left turn signal failed, the ABS light illuminated, which resulted in the replacement of the wheel speed sensor, the left real tail light and battery were replaced. Updated 08/14/06.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 042005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,208 miles
" battery leaking" I have red fluid dripping from under my front right side of the car (looking at it), under where the battery / battery caseing is. It was noticed, as we pulled out of the garage and found the red spots under the front where the car was parked. We popped the hood, the same looking red fluid is all over the battery, and looks to be arouund the casing of the battery as well. Not 100% sure, but is has ruined our holiday, as the car now sits until we can get this back to the dealership, yet again (5th time ) in 5 weeks to be repaired. I took photos of this to keep as a visual document as well, as we have had our car in the shop every week, at least 1 - 3 days since we got the car on 5/23/05.

- Longmeaddow, MA, USA

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