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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well so far since buying the 2018 Hybrid last fall:

1. intermittent sliding door issues (always works when i get to the dealer)
2. Front left ball joint defective within a month (replaced)
3. Active Shutter: shorted out, being replaced as we speak.
4. ~53% drop in efficiency in all electric mode with onset of winter (could be partially related to active shutter?).

Total Bummer! It drives well and the space is nice.....
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4. ~53% drop in efficiency in all electric mode with onset of winter (could be partially related to active shutter?).
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I read somewhere, can't remember where, that the engine will need to keep the catalytic converter at a certain minimum temperature which is why the engine may need to run even on full battery. If I remember right it was based complying with emissions requirements.

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5. Next problem, just at 5770 miles. Ambient air sensor causing check engine light. Back to the dealer AGAIN. I’ve wasted so much time there. How do you know when you’ve just got a lemon.........
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How do you know when youíve just got a lemon.........

When you have reason to believe that the problems with the car are enough to satisfy your local lemon laws.

Sorry to hear about your experience. I hope things get resolved soon to your satisfaction.



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5. Next problem, just at 5770 miles. Ambient air sensor causing check engine light. Back to the dealer AGAIN. Iíve wasted so much time there. How do you know when youíve just got a lemon.........
Hi mdhybrid,
We regret to hear that you have been experiencing these concerns. If you would like some additional assistance while your Pacifica is at the dealer, please send our team a private message!
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Update: After the Active Shutter was replaced ( and before the warm weather here in Maryland) electric mode efficiency increased. With the warmer weather its gotten close what we had last fall.

The ambient air censor has been replace once, but the check engine light came back on and bringing it in again tomorrow. Ambient air reads 185 to -30F. Door seems to usually work (maybe once a month it needs to be manually closed). Twice the reverse camera didn't come on. Then worked when I restarted the car and the screen rebooted.

Chrysler has escalated my case. Still hard being a single car family.
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Fingers crossed, they are keeping it at least till Monday.

Possible issue with harness. Got a loaner at least.

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Update: After the Active Shutter was replaced ( and before the warm weather here in Maryland) electric mode efficiency increased. With the warmer weather its gotten close what we had last fall.

The ambient air censor has been replace once, but the check engine light came back on and bringing it in again tomorrow. Ambient air reads 185 to -30F. Door seems to usually work (maybe once a month it needs to be manually closed). Twice the reverse camera didn't come on. Then worked when I restarted the car and the screen rebooted.

Chrysler has escalated my case. Still hard being a single car family.
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