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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,267 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,267 miles


The passenger side and driver side lower control arms have both been replaced within one month of each other. Car still shimmies and steering wheel vibrates on speeds over 50 mph. I thought that by replacing the lca's it would resolve this issue, but now I feel less safe in this vehicle, especially on the highway. Called Chrysler, E-mailed Chrysler numerous times regarding this vehicle. Asked that it be replaced under the lemon law or shaken faith doctrine, but as of now, no offer of replacement. Had this vehicle 86 days, and it has been out of service for 26 of them/ 30% plus of the time. Have already filed 3 previous complaints with NHTSA.

- Longmeadow, MA, USA

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