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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012005

Pacifica 4WD 24-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles


Since of October of 2005 my Chrysler Pacifica 2005 touring has stalled numerous times. One particular incident I remember is when I was make a permissible U-turn and the vehicle stalled. Fortunately for me there was not on-coming traffic and I placed the vehicle in park and restarted the ignition. The stall issues complete power failure in the vehicle. The engine is very loud at low speeds and idles. Currently the fuel gauge is reading incorrectly. According to epa estimates miles on a tank is 393 miles, the gauge reads 301-312. Also, the vehicle around November started to experience difficult cold starts. Initially I attributed that to cold weather, however the problem has become persistent. The was an accident in January 2006 with my wife at the wheel but I has yet to be determined if it was due to vehicular or driver error. While I am not a professional auto mechanic or ase certified, my opinion is that this is an issue with the vehicles intake and possibly a misfire of the pistons. I have submitted the vehicle to a Chrysler facility for

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 022006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,500 miles
'05 Chrysler Pacifica engine stalled when making a hard turn into a parking space. Restarted normally, no warning lights or diagnostics.

- Powell, TN, USA

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