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:
130,507 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Mar 032011


  • 57,318 miles


The accelerator pedal sticks when the vehicle is in reverse. The pedal has to be pushed down with excessive force in order for it to release, causing a forceful reaction.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

May 012010

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 50,021 miles
Brake pedal fell away from my foot and ABS light came on while braking at highway speeds. Light went off, but came on again later. Days later, more brake failures that made stopping difficult.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 222010


  • 60,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica throttle requires excessive force to depress causing the vehicle to lurch forward when the throttle finally moves. We reported the issue to our dealer approximately 18 months ago. They seemed to have prior knowledge of the issue and repaired it while the vehicle was in for repairs after striking a dog (unreleated to the defect). Now the issue has returned and when my wife called to schedule service to have the issue repaired again the dealership wouldn't schedule a time to repair the defect and actually acted as if they weren't aware of the issue and would need several hours to troubleshoot the issue prior to repairing it. I researched the issue online and evidently this is an issue with the throttle body assembly which typically takes an hour of labor time to treat the symptom which eventually returns. It also seems to be a common issue with the Pacifica. The issue with our vehicle is becomming serious and now that our local dealership in lugoff, SC seems to have no desire to help us I'm not sure where to take it for repair.

- Lugoff, SC, USA

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