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:
43,910 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,233 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that when she placed fuel in the vehicle, the gauge showed that the tank was full. The vehicle would only take a few gallons and nothing more. She would attempt to force more gas into the tank, but it would spill out. The vehicle shut off on the contact due to the lack of gas not indicated by the fuel gauge. The dealer replaced the level sensors the first time. The second time the vehicle was taken to the dealer, they replaced the modular fuel pump and the primary pump. On April 20, 2007, the dealer repaired the hoses on the fuel line. On March 11, 2008, the contact attempted to fill the tank, but it only took six gallons. While driving at an unknown speed, the fuel indicator went to empty and the vehicle shut off. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced both fuel pumps. The dealer informed her that she had not run out of gas. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 73,904 and failure mileage was 60,233.

- Moriarty, NM, USA

problem #2

Aug 032006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,496 miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica when gas tank gets to half full, needle drops suddenly to empty and car stalls. I had a tsb software update at dealer, did not fix problem. I had right side fuel pump module replaced, did not solve problem.

- Homer Glen, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 182006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle stalled without warning. The dealer replaced the idler control motor but the problem persists. When the gas gauge reads a half tank, the needle would drop. The dealer replaced the sending unit, fuel level module.

- Westmont, IL, USA

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