Fluctuating ambient air temp among other minor issues
We've had our van for almost three weeks, and we both love it. However, there are some things that need to get addressed by the dealership.
The most recent issue is a fault with the ambient air temp sensor. The temp indicated in the dash is very erratic and is indicating a temp substantially lower than it should. For example, Saturday it was showing -25°F when the actual temp was 30°F. The check engine light is on and codes P0073 (Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High) and U110E (Lost Ambient Temperature Message) are showing up.
This issue is causing remote start and auto stop/start to be disabled. I suspect a bad ambient air temp sensor is to blame, but we'll see what the dealer finds. The service manual states that removing the front fascia is required to replace the ambient temp sensor (located in front of radiator).
Other issues we currently have:
- front USB charging port isn't working properly
- MP3s occasionally skip when playing songs on a USB drive.
- passenger side sliding door needs to be adjusted inward. The black applique on the top sticks out a lot more than the other side (which looks smooth/flush).
- hood needs to be adjusted. The body lines are very uneven and the hood doesn't line up with adjacent body panels (vehicle has not been in an accident).
I consider these all to be minor complaints. The van was previously in a rental fleet, so it's likely they didn't care to get these things addressed.
However, I am still a bit upset since our van was supposed to be Chrysler certified pre-owned. The first few items I can understand not getting noticed during the CPO inspection, but IMO the hood and sliding door should have been caught since they are part of the CPO inspection checklist.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L 33K miles
Last edited by freddief73; 12-10-2018 at 05:42 PM.