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:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,263 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 302015

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 121,835 miles


Rear ended a chev. Truck at approx. 30 mph. Wife sustained neck, back, and shoulder. Upper torso was the most affected area airbags failed to deploy.

- Robstown, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 102014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
My husband was in car accident a car hit him on passenger side car flip over on driver side. Driver airbag did not deploy the window on driver side exploded in husband face hand went outside of window hit ground and car then flip back on its wheel.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #8

Mar 172014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph over a patch of ice, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the guard rail. The front and side air bags failed to deploy. The front passenger suffered injuries to the upper body. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #7

Feb 042013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 23,500 miles


Air bag light would come on and off during turns. Clockspring is defective. Safety component has failed with low milage.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #6

Aug 312012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,308 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic stop, a vehicle crashed into the rear of her vehicle. The contact was pushed forward from the force of the impact however, her seat belt failed to restrain her and her face was thrown into the steering wheel. The contact's vehicle then crashed into a preceding vehicle. The contact's seat belt then became completely unlatched and the air bags also failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck, back and the face. The vehicle had not been diagnosed for the failures of the seat belts or air bags. The failure and current mileages were 94,308. Updated 10/17/12 updated 10/23/2012

- Marshalltown, IA, USA

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problem #5

Oct 232011


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving approximately 15 mph the contact experienced a loss of consciousness and crashed into a brick wall of an apartment complex. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained bumps to his head and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to an auto shop. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #4

Sep 042010


  • miles


The ABS light keeps coming on in my 2005 Pacifica so I thought something was wrong with the breaks so I got the front brakes repaired and the problem stopped for about 3 days, then it started again so I got the back brakes done and the same results, so finally I took it back to the car lot that I purchased it from and they cleared the code but the next day the same result. The brake pedal would go all the way down and it seem like when I hit the pedal that the vehicle doesn't want to stop. This is an on going problem that needs to be dealt with. I called a Chrysler dealership and they don't have any recall on the brake pedal. Something needs to be done before a life is lost because of a faulty brake pedal.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 012009

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica. Consumer states defective airbag the consumer stated the air bag light illuminated in September 2009. Also, there were problems with the transmission control module, brakes, wheel sensors, a clogged throttle body and for the past 18 months there has been a popping sound coming from the left side of the steering components. The dealership made repairs three times, but the popping sound eventually came back. The drive shaft was replaced three time and the rack and pinion was replaced three times.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #2

May 282010


  • 39,990 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving 55 mph, the contact attempted to drive around an unknown object in the road and lost control of the vehicle crashing into a guardrail. The contact and the passenger were knocked unconscious upon impact and the air bags did not deploy. In addition, the seat belts did not restrain the occupants in their seats. The contact sustained broken ribs and a head injury. The passenger sustained a severe head injury and a broken wrist. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 39,990.

- Durham, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 052007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact was involved in two crashes. In the first crash, the contact struck a deer and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repair, but the more it was repaired, the more failures were found. In the second crash, the vehicle automatically accelerated uphill at a high rate of speed and spun out. The vehicle flipped over repeatedly and landed upside down, nearly killing the contact. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. After the crashes, she received a safety recall notice for the fuel pump module or program PCM. The speed, recall number, and mileages were unknown.

- Yukon, OK, USA

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