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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,500 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 242007


  • miles


I purchased a 2005 Pacifica touring with AWD in the summer of 2006. Three times my car has had difficulties when there was a dusting of snow blowing over the road. The 1st incident was on Jan. 24 2007, the front end of my vehicle started to lose control and finally I went into a spin. I was in the left lane of a 2 lane road heading South. My car spun in front of the vehicle in the right lane, through the ditch, and finally ended up in the trees on the other side of the ditch. I suffered only minor injuries-neck sprain, but I took out a highway sign and a tree. Damages to my car totaled over $11,000, I got it back from the body shop 1 month after the accident. The 2nd time I was by myself, the 3rd time I had my 1 year old daughter in the back seat, both times I wasn't driving fast, the second time it kept swaying even after slowing down to 30 mph. This has caused me a lot of concern so my husband started having to drive me to work during the winter months. Now we are planning to sell the Pacifica because of the poor gas mileage. I don't feel comfortable selling this vehicle without reassurance that there's nothing wrong with it. Recently the front end has started to make noise every once in a while also. It makes a low thudding sound that makes my ears feel like they're going to pop. My husband tried putting the car in neutral and turning the ignition off, but it still kept making the noise. It first started about 2 months ago and I've heard it three times, we've also had problems with the blinkers failing to turn off.

- Mora, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 262006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact stated turning left into a drive or a private lot that has an incline the vehicle stalls. The vehicle restarts each time. The dealership installed a co-Pilot and determined the fuel pump was losing power. The fuel pump was replaced. The problem continued and the dealership was unable to determine the problem. The left turn signal failed, the ABS light illuminated, which resulted in the replacement of the wheel speed sensor, the left real tail light and battery were replaced. Updated 08/14/06.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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