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Rusty Cradle on 2004 Pacifica

I can't believe I have a car that is just 5 years old and part of the frame is shot. What kind of cheap sub standard steel was Chrysler using? I know with fuel economy, they are trying to make cars lighter, but this is crazy. I have had to park my car due to safety concerns and am going to Chrysler to see if they will cover this. I think Chrysler will be seeing a lot more of this in the coming year and if they do not resolve the issue, it will be a shame. I will be placing warnings on every Pacifica I see to increase that amount of complaints to the dealer and hopefully to help others to catch this before it is out of warranty.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u just want to make a statement or what, the steel is the same as anyones/



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What do you mean by shot?

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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    chargerhp Dec 02, 2011

    The engine cradles are rusting on 04 and 05 there is a new warranty on them 10 years 150,000 miles I posted a link somewhere here but go to Edmond' look up suspensions rust and you will see the link



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