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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,990 miles

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 012014

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


A cracked right rear wheel, and am unable to replace it due to unavailability. Where do I get a replacement?

- Milan, NH, USA

problem #6

Aug 252011

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • miles
I have had my car from 2011 till current and replaced the front axles/tie rods at least 3 to 4 times a year. Last incident it broke while pulling out of drive way and I lost control and rolled down a hill into 4 lanes of traffic narrowly missing the gas pumps at the station across the 4 lane thank goodness no one hit me with my young child in the car. When I first had to take it to a dealer to get them changed 2 other cars in this small town I live in were there also having there's replaced. This should be a recall every person I talk to states this is a problem that is arising from a rusted cradle problem when manufacturing the car. I would like my car repaired where this will no longer happen and it is too expensive for me to fix. I have decided to look further into this issue and maybe come together with other with this issue. There should of been a recall by now. I had my oil changed and was told that my boot is busted and that I needed to replace the drivers side yet again and I do not have $119 to pay my local Dodge for this yet again!

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #5

Nov 152013

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 162,929 miles
When driving the vehicle it shakes on passenger side some awful, scary too feels like its gonna fall down on the street or the tire is gonna fall off.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 262012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 129,000 miles


I took my car into the dealer where I purchased it and have it reg. Service I was looking to have a oil change and a sticker. They changed my oil $29 and rejected my car for a rotted frame and told I should not drive it. Service manager also told me they Chrysler would pay for the part $4500 and labor but I was responsible for $300 ded. And all the parts that needed to be replaced if any were damaged, motor mounts etc. No loaner or rental this was not my bad the car was great till that day I have a $5000 loan and over $5000 worth of work to get a sticker. When I went in to sch. Work they said deal off, part was sent back I cried for real.

- Wrentham , MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152012

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Multiple issues with this car! I will start with the problems that didn't almost kill myself and my children. The ABS light would stay on and the dealer had no resolution. The car would stall while turning. I replaced the battery five times in four years. While idling in the driveway the drivers seat reclined by itself, would not respond to the controls and started smoking! the dealer claims they could not diagnose the problem! lastly, while driving my sons to school, the car was handling poorly and because it was dark and raining, initially I believed that it was wet road conditions. To maintain control of the car, I was traveling in the slow lane and my speed was approx. 30 mph. Upon approaching the top of a small hill, the steering began to vibrate violently, at this time I believed that the car had a flat tire and that was what had caused the poor handling while driving. I immediately hit the button for my hazard lights and began to try to ease into the emergency lane and attempt to stop the car. It was instantly apparent that the car brakes and power steering were not working, which left me struggling at 30 mph and accelerating because of the I was now on the downward side of the hill, to try to maintain control of the car! I was able to keep the car from completely veering to the right and ultimately hit a 5 inch concrete curb that is a turn out for the corner gas station. Upon hitting the curb the car then sprang to the left back into the highway lane. Miraculously, no other vehicles were traveling in that lane at that moment! once, we were out of the car, I learned that the car did not have a flat tire but a part of the front end had broken and caused the passenger front tire to collapse into the wheel well...unbelievable! I believe this to be a defect of the car, in addition to he multitude of other defects of this car!!

- Barnesville, GA, USA

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problem #2

Jun 122011


  • miles
2005 Chrysler Pacifica touring with 36,200 miles has original equipment tires that have an air lose from the front tires of over 5 pounds each week of air pressure. Cause is believed to be corrosion of the wheels resulting from electrolysis due to contact from the chrome wheel covers. This much air lose could result in a driving hazard if tires are not checked weekly. It will also shorten the tire life.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 192010


  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. The contact noticed that the passenger front tire was loosing air. The vehicle was taken to the tire garage and the mechanic stated that the wheel was cracked. The wheel wasn't replaced. The manufacturer will be contacted. The VIN wasn't available. The failure and current mileages were 139,000.

- Lexington , NC, USA

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