Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Downstate Illinois (and sometimes Florida)
We bought our Pacifica at the end of May 2017. Since then we’ve fought the hard transmission shifting, defrost only working on the passenger side of the front windshield and an annoying knocking in the left front. After having our van in the shop seven times since late summer this year we have only the knocking and defrost fixed. While fixing the defrost on only one side they created another issue. Now, we get extremely high temperatures from our front defrost when in just the dash defrost mode. When the dealership gave us back our van the service manager told us that the 140 degree air they measured coming from our defroster is normal. Meat is consumable at that temperature! He gave me a line that there is a temperature sensor under the dash that controls the defrost temp. We have friends with the same van and theirs does not produce the same heat. Reality is that we can’t use the defrost now due to uncomfortable heat. Has anyone else had an issue like this? We still have the transmission hard shift starting to show again and today I noticed the paint on the hood starting to bubble. Love the van, but very frustrated with this unit. Any input is appreciated. Thank you.
Hopefully, ChryslerCares will jump in here and help you. If not, contact them. The hood paint is a known issue, and Chrysler has been fixing it. Your hood is aluminum, and there was some paint prep error during production. Keep us informed as to how this turns out.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Billet Silver, AST, 20" wheels (build date 1-25-18)
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Past . . .
2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L, 2003 Mazda MPV, 1997 Odyssey,
1999 Accord, 1994 Accord, 1988 Accord . . .
. . . and others in the 'way back machine!
. . . First new car:
1962 Plymouth Valiant