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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Help! Missing plastic panels in the engine bay

I was evaluating a repair that was done to our new 2018 Pacifica, (more on that later), when I noticed something odd. I leased a 2017 Pacifica before purchasing a 2018 and noticed that on either side of the engine bay there were missing panels that allowed me to stick my hand all the way into the fenders. I thought this was odd so I stared searching google images and sure enough, everything I found shows plastic panels that my van does not have.

The repair was to the wiring harness due to rodents somehow getting into the engine bay and eating through the main wiring harness, on a van with 7500 miles. in evaluating the replacement of the wiring harness I noticed the missing panels.

I reached out to Chrysler on February 21st about this issue including sending them pictures of the areas in question and still do not have the issue resolved. I have attached images of my van, 2018 Pacifica Tourning Plus w/ S package. If you search youtube for "2018 Chrysler Pacifica S - Ultimate In-Depth Look in 4K" you can see in the video the panels around the 22:05 mark as he pans across the engine bay.

Has anyone else had this issue? Can you all pop your hoods and let me know if you have missing panels

Thanks!
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I was evaluating a repair that was done to our new 2018 Pacifica, (more on that later), when I noticed something odd. I leased a 2017 Pacifica before purchasing a 2018 and noticed that on either side of the engine bay there were missing panels that allowed me to stick my hand all the way into the fenders. I thought this was odd so I stared searching google images and sure enough, everything I found shows plastic panels that my van does not have.

The repair was to the wiring harness due to rodents somehow getting into the engine bay and eating through the main wiring harness, on a van with 7500 miles. in evaluating the replacement of the wiring harness I noticed the missing panels.

I reached out to Chrysler on February 21st about this issue including sending them pictures of the areas in question and still do not have the issue resolved. I have attached images of my van, 2018 Pacifica Tourning Plus w/ S package. If you search youtube for "2018 Chrysler Pacifica S - Ultimate In-Depth Look in 4K" you can see in the video the panels around the 22:05 mark as he pans across the engine bay.

Has anyone else had this issue? Can you all pop your hoods and let me know if you have missing panels

Thanks!
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Repair work

The repair work was done by the dealership that I purchased the van from. After getting the van back I went and looked at pictures I had took of the van prior to work being performed and the panels were missing before the work was done.

I believe these parts were simply, just not installed on the assembly line.

My question to FCA was why?

Every image I have found of the van and the 2017 I owned prior to this one had the panels.

I have asked for a written explanation and have yet to receive one.
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Just tell the dealer you want the missing parts installed. They will have to deal with it.

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Have a 2019 and do not have them installed on my vehicle.Guess factory neglected to install
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we have a new 2019 Touring L and it looks just like yours without any covers
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Ours has the covers installed. Jeff T (and Odyssey1), what trim level is your Pacifica?

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Looks like the 2019's are having some cost cutting done at factory. I need to check mine now.

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It's a 2018 Touring Plus with S Package
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