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:
104,859 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jan 142013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 146,000 miles


There is a very strong fuel smell that is seeping into the passenger compartment of the car. It seems to appear around 40 to 50 mph and is very strong in the last week. At 125,000 mi the ABS sensors turns on and off constantly. When you first press the brakes it does not grab the rotors and continues to not stop until the ABS light comes on and the brakes perform normal. This is very scary because the car almost went thru several intersections without stopping. The fuel indicator drops to almost empty when it falls below half a tank for about 6 months.

- Charles Town, WV, USA

problem #3

Oct 092012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 120,798 miles
While turning into the bank parking lot at 10mph the car just stalled. I was unable to brake or steer out the way. When gas gauge reads empty I am unable to fill the tank with gas as it begins to spill back out. Gas gauge reads 1/2 full when it is really empty? miles to empty sensor incorrect therefore I have no idea when I need gas. Driver side exterior headlamp seems dimmer than the other lamp. After repairing the entire front end(suspension) still sounds like the front end is going to fall apart when driving on Ohio roads. Felt it was necessary to document as I do not feel safe in this car.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 072012


  • 123,000 miles
Driving home on highway with three children in the car. Gas gauge suddenly drops from1/2 tank to empty and car stalls immediately on the highway. I am towed to a gas station where I try to put gas into the tank and am only able to put a gallon or two in at a time as if the tank were full. Past 6 months, the gas gauge is inconsistent, drops from 1/2 to empty and am unable to put more than a gallon or two in at a time. Mechanics as well as myself contact Chrysler who claim that they don't know what the problem could be. I look on-line and see that Pacifica's have been recalled for this exact problem. I ask that you look into how my Pacifica is different from the ones that have been recalled. It is the same year as others that have been recalled and is doing the exact same thing as those on the recall list.

- Chattaroy, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the fuel gauge malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to stall. The contact stated that there was fuel in the vehicle however, the fuel tank displayed a reading of empty and caused the vehicle to stall. The contact also stated that when she tried to fill the fuel tank, fuel would spew back out as if the tank was full. The contact also stated that the rack and pinion had to be replaced three times. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000 and current mileage was 160,000.

- South Sioux City, NE, USA

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