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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,375 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 282006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,150 miles


(1) vehicle driven two months after purchased used from dealer with about 12,500 miles on it ; tank filled to capacity normally, no stalling incidents. (2) vehicle began hesitating while downhill on a driveway, tank near empty. Filled tank, but only took 9.6 gallons. When driven to the top of the red empty range, car began to hesitate, or even stall at a stop light. Progressively from that point, less and less fuel can be pumped into the tank, and dealer determined that one half of the tank is full, the other at the filler neck is part full. Dealer believes a "valve" inside the tank is the problem -- part on order. Meanwhile, I can not fill the tank with more that 4.5 gallons, and it reads 2/3 full at that point. Car continues to stall on downhill driveway when gauge reads at the top of the red empty range. When tank cap is removed, there is a rush of air either in or out of the tank.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
The contact bought a new 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. After 20 days of driving it was on a residential street where vehicle shut off. There was no current to the battery. The contact took the vehicle to the mechanic, and they told me they could not duplicate it. Then they called Chrysler, and they told him that the problem happened because the gas tank dropped below half full. Also, they said that they would be working on this problem in January or February 2006.

- Miami, FL, USA

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