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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,389 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032010

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 85 miles


I was in an accident where I hit a bridge on I-75 going roughly 70mph. I hit the bridge head-on. Nether of the airbags opened nor did the seat belt lock.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #2

Jan 232009


  • 43,000 miles
I was in a car accident and the front right fender, hood, grill and right headlight were smashed in but the front airbags failed to deploy. I expected them to deploy during the crash and the fire department on the scene also expected them to deploy at any moment after the crash, but they never did.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 252006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,082 miles
On October 25, 2006 I drove down my lane in my 2005 Chrysler Pacifica to pick up my mail at the end of the driveway my 4 year old daughter was in the back seat in a car seat. After retrieving my mail. I backed up and bumped a small tree. I then put the car in drive and at that moment was propelled forward at a high speed without my foot on the gas pedal. Within an instant I collided with a larger tree. I hit my head on the windshield, breaking the glass. No air bags deployed. The entire front bumper of the car was destroyed at the center point. My daughter bit her tongue, but otherwise was fine. The car could not be moved after that as the steering fluid was emptied onto the driveway. We filed a police report and had aaa tow the car. I was then taken to emergency. I had hit my hard enough to break the windshield and had cat scan and reported to have a concussion. The damage to the car was approximately $7000. My insurance company, westfield insurance covered everything except a $500 deductible, and did supply me with a rental car for 30 days. On November 25, 2006 I received mail from Chrysler informing me of a fuel pump recall. On Monday, directly after picking the car, I immediately took the car to the Chrysler dealership for the recall. I will not drive it again until the fuel pump has been repaired. I know that the reason I went forward without my foot on the gas was due to fuel injection or fuel pump issues. On Tuesday November 28, ladd hanford Chrysler informed me that their computer that would be fixing the software issues that cause the fuel pump to malfunction was not working. They wanted me to pick up my Pacifica and bring it back at a later date├┐ó├┐┐├┐Ž I would not be doing that, because I am completely skeptical of the safety on my car. I will not drive it until in has been repaired. The dealer took it to another nearby dealership to resolve the issue, only to discover that they also could not fix the software glitch.

- Lebanon,, PA, USA

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