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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,932 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 032012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles


Vehicle occasionally stalls when making a left turn. A popping sound occurs when turning to the left, the sound seems to be coming from the left tire hub. Also there is a clicking sound when the transmission shifts gears. Please send me any information regarding recalls for these problems, as I am a single mother who Transport small children daily in this vehicle, with limited resources.

- Forty Fort, PA, USA

problem #4

May 242008


  • 52,662 miles
Our daughter was operating our 2005 Chrysler Pacifica on I75 in Florida when the a new right rear (1501 miles) Goodyear integrity tire blew out causing the vehicle to spin and skid 300 feet before hitting guardrails with both the front and rear of the car. An eye witness confirmed the blowout which resulted in complete tread and sidewall separation to the attending Florida highway patrol officer. Our daughter and four year old grandson were transported by ambulance to the pasco regional hospital to determine the extent of their injuries. The four year old was not injured, however our daughter suffered neck and back trauma and is currently undergoing physical therapy three times per week. All four Goodyear tires were purchased new in late March 2008 from an authorized Goodyear dealer in tampa Florida.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

May 032008


  • 34,000 miles
My Michelin energy plus LX4 tires have been losing air pressure at an extreme rate. We must put air in them at least once a week. Took the car (2005 Chrysler Pacifica) to the only local Michelin dealer. When we explained the problem, without even looking at the tire, technician said he already knew the problem- that it is very common. Michelin tires react with aluminum rims (which my Pacifica has) and cause oxidation. He said it doesn't matter where you live- that this is a common problem. To fix the problem, them put a new sealant between the tires and the rims- cost of approx. $80. He could not tell me if and/or when this would happen again. The local Chrysler dealership seems to never have heard of this problem. My Pacifica was taken into the dealership for an oil change and inspection 1 1/2 weeks after the tires were "re-sealed" by the Michelin dealer. At that time, the tire pressure was checked and set to correct pressure (not sure if they were low at the time) as stated on my receipt. 1 week later, all tires are down at least 8 psi- 2 are down 12 psi.

- Calcium, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 122007

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
We have visited the Chrysler dealership and different auto shops such as pep boys several times. They have checked the tires for leaks. Each place we visited would tell us that the tires were fine, they would then fill them up and we would go another day or two and then would have to fill the tires up again. Finally a tire store manager at wal-mart found the problem: The tires: Michelin Pilot hxmxm4 P235-55R19 are too small for the 19 rims that they are mounted on. He showed us that they do not completely fill the rim, and this causes the tires to loose pressure if the road is uneven or if there are bumps in the road. He showed us the difference with tires on other cars. He explained that the same model tires from Firestone do fill up the rim completely and so no air leaks when you encounter bumps in the road or uneven roads. He explains that this problem will continue to occur unless the tires are changed. Furthermore he explained that this poses a serious threat to our safety as we travel. I need this issue to be resolved to my satisfaction. These are some of the most expensive tires on the market and the car has 28,000 miles on it. I expect the tires that come with the car to last the duration of their life without providing these types of problems. I trust my wife and children to the safety of this car and am distraught by knowing that the tires pose this type of safety threat. These tires need to be replaced at the earliest possible date. As a Chrysler /Michelin customer I donT agree that we should pay for something that is not our fault. Please advise which dealer we can take the car to get these tires replaced at no cost at your earliest convenience. In the event I am not contacted with 48 hours I will contact department of transportation safety as well as highway safety and request a full investigation. Furthermore I am prepared to contact any safety group to bring attention to this matter.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #1

Sep 162005

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dt contact stated two tires blew out. The first tire was the drivers rear tire, and the second tire was the passenger's rear tire. The tires were regularly serviced. The contact'sx husband burned his arm getting the spare tire from under the vehicle. She contacted the dealer, they referred her to the tire manufacturer. There was some type of black power inside of the tires. She contacted Bridgestone, and they offered her no assistance.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

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