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 1 of 2)

problem #24

Aug 122016


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook and shuttered. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure codes indicated that there were issues with the torque converter and the fuel pump delivery. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Romoland, CA, USA

problem #23

Jul 182013


  • 147,454 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving various speeds, the fuel gauge dropped to empty when there was still fuel in the cylinder. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. Te failure mileage was approximately 147,454.

- Howard Lake, MN, USA

problem #22

Jun 242016


  • 170,000 miles
The car will just go from half of a tank to E. my husband and son were stranded, because when they left the house it was at a half and then dropped all the way down to E, car stopped. This is very dangerous and I am very upset. We have taken the car back to the car lot at least 5 times, the fuel pump was replaced X 2, then they changed the fuel sensor. The car has never stopped dropping down to E. this is very frustrating, Chrysler should recall these cars. Plz help me and thousand more thnx and god bless

- Celina, TX, USA

problem #21

May 062016


  • 167,750 miles


Gas gauge fluctuates to empty with light and chime announcing no gas, but there is a three quarter tank full of gas. The engine turns off and steering locks without power. Used car purchased yesterday and we were stranded until we filled the tank with three gallons the car was in motion the first time it stalled. The second time it was idling at a stop light. The third time was in a parking lot. I turned the engine off than back on it resumed. We were heading in a straight directions.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #20

Feb 192016


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While parked, the contact smelled fuel coming from the vehicle. The contact also stated that there was an odd smell coming from the vehicle that was not fuel related. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where it was diagnosed that the frame was rusted out and needed to be replaced. The power steering was leaking and the contact was informed that the fuel pump may need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

- Lansing, MI, USA

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problem #19

Feb 082014


  • miles
My vehicle all of a sudden started to reflect an empty tank after a few minutes of driving after putting about a half a tank or more of fuel in the tank. I had one of the fuel pumps replaced and it seemed to have fixed the problem for a week or so and then it was doing the same thing again.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #18

Mar 012013


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving at 65 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact felt a vibration coming from the brake pedal. The contact had to shift the gear into neutral in order to stop the vehicle. The ABS and engine warning lights illuminated. In addition, "new fuel cap" was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer multiple times and the fuel cap was replaced. The dealer was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rotors needed to be resurfaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #17

Mar 122015

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
We just bought our 2005 Chrysler Pacifica not to long ago, and the check engine light comes on and stays on, it also affects our gas milage, we had it checked and that's when we found out that there is a recall on the gas sensor in the tank, and every now and again when we make left hand turns it dies on us. We have a child with multiple disabilities and we need a vehicle that is going to be safe to get him to his appointments.

- Malvern, IA, USA

problem #16

Dec 262014


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle ran out of fuel although the fuel gauge indicated 1/2 tank of fuel was present. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the fuel sending unit was faulty. The contact indicated that the failure caused the check engine light to illuminate and the driver side headlight to stop working. The light bulb was replaced, but the failure continued to occur. The failures were not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 122015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to intake fuel when the nozzle was inserted in the fuel tank. The contact mentioned that the fuel gauge incorrectly read half full, but it was empty. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ozone, AR, USA

problem #14

Nov 122014


  • 245,000 miles


As I sat at a stop light waiting for it to turn green, the speedometer jumped up to 20 mph and the vehicle lunged forward. I almost rear ended the vehicle in front of me. The vehicles check engine light came on and had stated on since than. I had the code scanned and it came back as codes P0700 and P0740. I searched for the meaning of those codes and they pretty much said it was the tcm (transmission control module) which had been recalled on several Chrysler Pacifica's. I called the local dealer and they said that was not a recall on my VIN specific vehicle. I of course asked how it was not recalled on my vehicle when everything I have read says it was for all 2005-2006 Pacifica's. there have been other reports of this same incident happening with other Pacifica owners as well. I would like to have the tcm on my vehicle recalled and replaced just as thousands of others were. If I had been and closer to any of the vehicles in front of me the several times this has happened then I would have rear ended several people by now and none of the accidents would have been my fault. These incidents happen every time I am driving in town. It never lunes forward as far as I am aware, on the freeway. Please help me fix this problem before it does cause an accident.

- Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #13

Sep 032014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The vehicle has stalled multiple times during a left turn. Apparently many of the 05 Pacificas were recalled for this issue, but the Chrysler service said my vehicle was not under the recall even though it has the same issue under the recall. 06V432000. Since my VIN does not pull up the recall they will not cover fixing the vehicle, even though so many other cars were recalled in the same year for this dangerous issue.

- Venus, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 242014


  • 130,000 miles
My vehicle is having the same issue as the recall. I contacted Chrysler on July 30 2014. And was told that my VIN was not apart of the recall. I told them my vehicle is stalling as im going over 50mph my gas tank goes from half full to empty and the E light turns on. If I don't rush to the gas station my car will die as if it had no fuel left. ( leaving me stranded on the side of the road. With my children ). when I do put gas in its very slow and I have to hold the bar back on the gas pump itself or my car will turn the pump handle off. My RPM jumps up and down as im accelerating. It feels like my engine is hesitating. My gas pedal gets stuck while driving and I have to tap it with my foot to unstick it. How is this even safe. To recall some and not others. I'm a stay at home mother to 3 boys under the age of 5 years old. I read online the horror stories of people with the same problem and year make model everything and Chrysler is not doing anything to fix the problem. Please help me fix this problem before me and my children and everyone else before a serious accident is to happen. As of right now my car is state inspected. But I do not feel safe driving it anymore I so not want to risk the safety of my children's lives.

- Bradford, ME, USA

problem #11

Jun 122014


  • miles
Car been having problems with ca gage and fuel. Car was just filled and only allowed 3 gallons in but said full on gauge. Car went about 5 miles before completely shutting off while driving down road causing jerk forward for driver. Updated 4/24/2015

- Brunswick, MO, USA

problem #10

Apr 012013


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle independently decelerate to 30 mph. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal but the vehicle would not accelerate over 5 mph. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who replaced the fuel pump filter and fuel pressure regulator however the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer advised the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 06V432000 (power train). The approximate failure and current mileage was 105,000.

- Pine City , NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 132012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that whenever he refueled the vehicle, gasoline would spew from the filler neck valve despite the amount of fuel in the vehicle or the amount being added. The contact stated that the problem recurred whenever refueling. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hale Center, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 152008


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while at a stop light, the accelerator pedal became stuck causing the vehicle to accelerate without manual force. The contact also stated that the fuel gauge failed with the illumination of the low fuel and check engine warning lights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 072011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 73,200 miles
Since I purchased my vehicle the front low beam lights have went out numerous times while driving at night. I have had them replaced on several occasions and the problem persists. Recently I have had problems with my battery and was told by pepboys auto shop that something is draining the battery and its possibility is the exterior lighting/headlamps. Even though I continue to replace the headlamps they keep going out and my battery is being drained. After 2 batteries in 3 years I had the alternator checked and it was in good condition. I was told to look up a recall list where I found exterior lighting 05V066000 and I called. I also have had a fuel pump problem that seems to exist and no one can figure out way. After getting it fixed by the Chrysler dealership twice my vehicle will not pass smog because of another leak. I also found out that there are complaints of some similar issues fuel pump/powertrain control module software 06V432000 and I called. Please put these to issues on the recall list so that auto owners will be safe on the road and California's air will not be polluted by the fumes.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #6

May 302013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 118,451 miles
I was driving back from a picnic with my family, going home my car just stopped white smoke was pouring out of the tailpipeand smelt gas really bad it was a horrible experience but my main problem is I only have had this car sine February 19 2013 and so I called my insurance company and had it towed to my home.I called my warranty company they said bring it to the nearest Chrysler dealership and have it looked at so I did in the mean time I check to see any recalls on my vehicle and there is one for the fuel module and power train so I got a phone call from the person that I was speaking with he said my car caught on fire and now I need a new engine this is a 5000.0 dollar engine that I don't have now my warranty said they were not going to cover it and the guy I am financing the car said for me to eat the loss well I am very unhappy right now because I have no car and no answers to why this happened I also don't want anyone else to go through this kind of thing thank god my family was not in the car when it caught on fire or there would be more serious consciences if anyone could please contact me in trying to help me figure out what happened that would be great everyone I talk to said that Chrysler should be able to help me. I am not looking to have to bring in a lawyer or anything like that I would just like to know how would you feel if it happened to you and if possible how to restore my faith in Chrysler again.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 182013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 93,956 miles
I am continuously having problems with the fuel system. It constantly runs out of gas even though I may have recently put gas in. The gauge is always floating between empty and full, but within driving for a few minutes it will drop down on "E" and the gas light comes on. I've had the fuel line and tank checked for blockage, but the certified mechanic says that there's nothing blocking either. I must make frequent stops to put gas in again, but at no time will it allow me to pump more than $10-$15 worth of gas (regardless of the gas prices). Knowing that I've just put gas in, I'll continue to drive a while, but then the car will begin to slow down because it has shut down and the low fuel light will either come on or be on. I was told that there was or maybe a recall that effects my vehicle and I don't know what else to do to get help on this problem.

- Lake Park, GA, USA

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