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Recently bought a CPO 2017 Touring-L. It is the Molten Silver which I love.

This is not my first van. I used to live in Japan in the military and I sold my TT Supra and purchased a beater Nissan van so I could cart my friends and our scuba gear around the island. I loved it more than the Supra. I traded in my 2014 Mazda6 for this which was lowered, wider wheels, tasteful mods. It was coined the Mazda-rati by my friends.

That being said. I hate American cars. They suck in reliability compared to Japanese but you don't get much for the same price for a Honda and this is a second vehicle to my 3rd gen 4runner so I didn't want to go all out.

I initially please but my gf has a 2015 Chrysler 200 and it has the transmission gremlins and issues with oil loss yet it doesn't leak or smoke. Just mysteriously eats oil to the point its not on the dipstick and will shut itself down while driving.

I'm skeptical but I hope Chrysler proves me wrong...
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Recently bought a CPO 2017 Touring-L. It is the Molten Silver which I love.

This is not my first van. I used to live in Japan in the military and I sold my TT Supra and purchased a beater Nissan van so I could cart my friends and our scuba gear around the island. I loved it more than the Supra. I traded in my 2014 Mazda6 for this which was lowered, wider wheels, tasteful mods. It was coined the Mazda-rati by my friends.

That being said. I hate American cars. They suck in reliability compared to Japanese but you don't get much for the same price for a Honda and this is a second vehicle to my 3rd gen 4runner so I didn't want to go all out.

I initially please but my gf has a 2015 Chrysler 200 and it has the transmission gremlins and issues with oil loss yet it doesn't leak or smoke. Just mysteriously eats oil to the point its not on the dipstick and will shut itself down while driving.

I'm skeptical but I hope Chrysler proves me wrong...
Is your gf's 200 a 4 or 6cyl? The 4 is not very good, but the Pentastar 6 has a good reputation. Your Pacifica has a slightly larger version of that Pentastar.

Good luck with your new van! It's quite a change from the Mazda.
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Is your gf's 200 a 4 or 6cyl? The 4 is not very good, but the Pentastar 6 has a good reputation. Your Pacifica has a slightly larger version of that Pentastar.

Good luck with your new van! It's quite a change from the Mazda.

She has the 4cyl. I love driving it so hopefully she doesn't let me down.
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She has the 4cyl. I love driving it so hopefully she doesn't let me down.
When Sergio Marchione stopped production of the 200 and Dodge Dart, he said they were not profitable, and he needed the factory space for Jeep and RAM vehicles. The problem was that those cars were trying to compete in the space occupied by Accord, Camry, and Altima; that bar was just too high. Most of them ended up in rental fleets, a very low margin market.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude V6 FWD Eco Green

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2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L, 2003 Mazda MPV, 1997 Odyssey,
1999 Accord, 1994 Accord, 1988 Accord . . .
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Recently bought a CPO 2017 Touring-L. It is the Molten Silver which I love.

This is not my first van. I used to live in Japan in the military and I sold my TT Supra and purchased a beater Nissan van so I could cart my friends and our scuba gear around the island. I loved it more than the Supra. I traded in my 2014 Mazda6 for this which was lowered, wider wheels, tasteful mods. It was coined the Mazda-rati by my friends.

That being said. I hate American cars. They suck in reliability compared to Japanese but you don't get much for the same price for a Honda and this is a second vehicle to my 3rd gen 4runner so I didn't want to go all out.

I initially please but my gf has a 2015 Chrysler 200 and it has the transmission gremlins and issues with oil loss yet it doesn't leak or smoke. Just mysteriously eats oil to the point its not on the dipstick and will shut itself down while driving.

I'm skeptical but I hope Chrysler proves me wrong...
Welcome to the forum. If you put your van info (year, trim, gas/hybrid, build date (on driver's door), etc.) in the signature line of the UserCP it will show up at the bottom of each post and may help others assist you.
If your van is having transmission issues, build date may be important since there was a TSB in July 2017 for early 2017 Pacificas (many were built in 2016) that doesn't get applied unless requested (needed) since it isn't a recall. Other than that there are threads about clearing transmission adaptations. I had the TSB applied, and transmission adaptations done twice and my van is currently shifting fine at 37,000 miles. (There wasn't a MIL light regarding the transmission, but I took the paper in and it was updated.)

"NUMBER: 21-027-17 REV. A
GROUP: 21 - Transmission and Transfer Case
DATE: July 15, 2017
SUBJECT:
Flash: Transmission Shift and Drivability Enhancements

Some customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation, a technician may find the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) stored in the TCM memory:

• **P0887-00 - TCM Power Control Circuit High.**
• P1B13-00 - Park by Wire Unintended Out Of Park Position.
• P1DCD-00 - TCM Monitoring Processor Performance Multiple Clutches Locked Up.
• U0103-00 - Lost Communication With Electric Gear Shift Module.
• P1CC9 - Unable To Engage Gear.
• P1DDE-00 - Ignition Run/Start Input 1-2 Correlation.

The following improvement is also included in this update:
• Shifter interlocking improvement in an event of brake signal loss to the TCM."

2017 Pacifica Touring L (gas) - Sept. 2016 build

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