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:
37,533 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 fuel system problems

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #13

Jan 232011


  • 70,000 miles


I have a 2005 chyrsler Pacifica. The gas pedal is sticking. It sticks hard enough that you have to forcefully push the accelerator peddle down. This causes unwanted rapid acceleration! the problem is getting worse in the past three weeks. The pedal has gotten stuck four times. I was backing out of a parking space and the car accelerated in reverse. Unsure, if my family car is safe, for my family.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 122010


  • 52,000 miles
I own a 2005 Pacifica touring edition. A couple months ago it stalled out and said I was out of gas. I figured someone might have suffered the gas from my tank so I went and filled up and it only took 7 dollars of gas. Tank read half tank. Within 50 miles, car stalled and said it was empty again. Went to gas station again and it only took 12 dollars of gas. The last straw was I was on the interstate and it stalled in the fast lane going up hill. We almost got hit by a tractor trailer. We drifted back into median and had car towed to the shop. They said nothing is wrong except for the fact I was out of gas but they could not find any leaks. I left there went to gas station, only a mile away, and it took 3 dollars to fill it up! this happens on a frequent basis and every shop says there is nothing wrong. Obviously there is something wrong! I read other reports with the same problem! so what can be done to fix problem" why hasn't Chrysler recalled the fuel pump or whatever is causing the problem??" if this doesn't get fixed soon, someone is going to be seriously injured or killed by their car stalling! please fix this problem Chrysler!

- Cumberland, MD, USA

problem #11

Oct 152009


  • 60,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. After filling the vehicle with fuel, the car will surge, lunge, and sometimes die. This happens every time the fuel tank is filled. I have had the vehicle in to service it more than 4 times, the latest time the dealer has had it over a week and cannot find the problem. The gas tank has been replaced, all fuel lines cleaned, pistons cleaned, fuel pump replaced, software flashed. All recalls have been performed. This is a major life/safety hazard, as the last time it happened I was turning left against traffic.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #10

Aug 012005


  • 500 miles


Sticking gas pedal on 2005 Chrysler pacific.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #9

May 282010


  • 43,427 miles
I just took my 2005 Chrysler pacific in due to the gas pedal sticking. The gas pedal would stick and I would have to press on it hard in order for it to work. This would happen almost everytime I started up my car. The service person stated that there was some type build up due to wear and tear on the vehicle. I only have 42,000 miles on my car. I paid for the repair (approx $190) because my warranty didn't cover the problem. I can't believe that at 42,000 this would happen.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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problem #8

Dec 032009


  • 42,000 miles
Sticky accelerator pedal 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. No easy way to accelerate out of full stop.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 202010


  • 49,000 miles


Periodic(very often) gas pedal gets very hard and does not push down. Have to apply lots of force, for it to work properly. This happens very often.

- Scottsboro, AL, USA

problem #6

Aug 202009


  • miles
Accelerator sticks badly requiring very heavy foot pressure to break loose, causing vehicle to jump forward.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #5

Jun 192009


  • 48,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica touring edition AWD with approximately 48,000 miles. This past week, my vehicle started stalling at stops. After my spouse took it to a car repair facility, they could not find any codes. She stated she had 1/2 tank of fuel showing. I had to rent a trailer to pick the vehicle up and drop it off at the dealer. When I started the vehicle the fuel gauge went from 1/2 to empty. I dropped it off at the dealer and they performed the repairs for the stalling problem. When I picked up the car, the service technician told me they had to put $10 dollars of fuel in it cause it was showing empty and that the tank low fuel light was on. According to the trip indication of fuel mileage, it said I had 18 miles until empty. I started the car and the fuel gauge went to 1/2 tank! okay problem here!! I had the technician put it back on diagnostic and showed no codes and fuel quantity was at 18 miles left according to the computer. I went straight to the gas station and attempted to fill the tank, it only took 6.73 gallons and would not take any more. I called the dealer and they said it was the tank sending units (2ea) that would have to be replaced. Looking at other complaints, we all have a problem with this model and year.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 222008


  • 46,000 miles
First noticed gas gage suddenly dropped from 3/4 tank to empty, low fuel warning and check engine light came on. Fuel gage would again rise up to full then drop to empty. Called dealer who asked for my VIN number and told me my car was not subject to recall. Gas gage is no longer functioning at all & I have no idea how much gas I have in my tank - I'm unable at this point to afford the repair. New problem has arisen, yesterday and today my car has stalled, causing me to engage park and restart my engine. First time I was going up a small hill and this morning I was maneuvering around a round about. Seems very similar to other reports on this particular model and those who have registered a complaint.

- Riverview , FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 202008


  • 36,000 miles


I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica that has a stalling problem. At slow speeds it stalls out on me and on the highway when traffic slows down.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Jul 092005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica has stalled 4 times. Each time the vehicle had been brought to a complete stop at a stop sign, then the vehicle stalled. Vehicle was put in park and restarted. I noticed that each time the vehicle had approximately 1/4 tank of gas or less. The last two times it stalled I put $7 of gas in the vehicle and the gas gauge showed 1/2 tank. Obviously this is not likely as it takes approximately $50 to fill the tank. After approximately 45 miles the gas tank gauge went from 1/2 tank to 1/8 tank in the blind of an eye. Also, vehicle was only getting approximately 200 miles for a full tank. Vehicle is currently at the dealership, however, at this point the dealership is saying that they cannot "recreate" the situation and have a call in to Chrysler to see if they can advise further.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Poping noises at front end on driver and passenger sides, while turning at slow speeds going forward and backing up. Also filled up gas tank, "mileage/guage till empty" was 344, drove one mile and it went to 243. It is currently in the shop again, they are waiting on a part "shaft" to replace it. They usually don't have old parts available because it is still under warranty.

- Pearland, TX, USA

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