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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chrysler Pacifica electrical problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 232007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 65 mph, the fuel gauge went from half a tank to empty. The contact stated that the vehicle would not accept fuel. The check engine light illuminated and the headlights were inoperable. The dealer stated that the fuel pump and wiring harness caused the failures. The fuel pump, headlight bulb, and the wiring harness were replaced; however, the failures continued. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V066000 (exterior lighting: Headlights) and NHTSA campaign id number 06V432000 (powertrain: Automatic transmission control module (tcm, PCM)). The failure mileage was 68,000 and current mileage was 69,000. Updated 03/14/08. The consumer stated the fuel gauge was not reading properly

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 032005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car burst into fire, after shut down, causing the loss of two automobiles and home. Origin of fire was determined to be a 2005 Chrysler pacific that had just recently been serviced for a head light wiring recall.

- Chesterton , IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 272006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shut off during left turn in busy intersection and narrowly avoided accident. Dealer notified right away and appointment made. Reluctant to even drive to dealer because of safety issue.

- Moseley, VA, USA

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