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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. While driving at an unknown speed on wet pavement, the rear of the vehicle skid and slid. The vehicle fish tailed, became very unstable, and was difficult to control. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear suspension failed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Updated 02/23/16

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 182006

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
When driving the car the back end swerves and shakes as you go around curves and the back of the car body rolls from side to side. An accident has not occurred yet, but the dealer has looked at the car several times and says there is no problem with it.

- Sylva, NC, USA

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