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For those members who have already taken delivery of your Pacifica Hybrid (or those who are familiar with the maintenance manual), what kind of unique maintenance requirements does the Pacifica Hybrid have (or not have) as compared to a traditional Pacifica with a gas-only engine?

For example, does the eFlite transmission need a fluid change? If so, is there a Mopar-specific fluid that is needed?

It would be interesting to note what maintenance requirements and timeframes are unique to the hybrid model.
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For those members who have already taken delivery of your Pacifica Hybrid (or those who are familiar with the maintenance manual), what kind of unique maintenance requirements does the Pacifica Hybrid have (or not have) as compared to a traditional Pacifica with a gas-only engine?

For example, does the eFlite transmission need a fluid change? If so, is there a Mopar-specific fluid that is needed?

It would be interesting to note what maintenance requirements and timeframes are unique to the hybrid model.
Here is the maintenance schedule from the Hybrid's user guide as well as the recommended fluids.

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From experience owning a plug-in hybrid:
Oil changes are much less frequent. Most Hybrids should be able to go a year between oil changes.
Brakes last much longer because of regenerative braking.
There are three separate cooling systems. Not a major maintenance item, but low battery/electronics coolant can lead to all sorts of unnecessary problems. Keep on eye on coolant levels.


In general, maintenance requirements for hybrids are less than for conventional vehicles.
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Here is the maintenance schedule from the Hybrid's user guide as well as the recommended fluids.

Can you please post the link to the entire manual? In absence of the VAN would love to read some more about what is in the manual...
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[quote=hmfic;120426]Can you please post the link to the entire manual? In absence of the VAN would love to read some more about what is in the manual...[/quote

It can be downloaded at www.mopar.com. Just so you know, I did have to login to my account to get access to the download link.
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Can you please post the link to the entire manual? In absence of the VAN would love to read some more about what is in the manual...[/quote

It can be downloaded at www.mopar.com. Just so you know, I did have to login to my account to get access to the download link.
Thank you, that was easy!
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According to what I read in the included manual, you should wait for the engine oil change indicator and then bring the car in for servicing, but never exceed 1 year/10,000 miles between oil changes. Given it's a full synthetic 0W-20 required, and the engine only runs in hybrid mode, that seems reasonable.
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I find it odd the first oil change is set at 20,000 miles or 2 years, then every 10,000 miles or 1 year after that. They do advise rotating tires if/when you notice unusual wear, but I like the convenience of doing both at the same time. VW and Toyota are using 10k service intervals for oil change/tire rotations with regular, hybrid or TDI's (those still on the road), so is Chrysler using special synthetic high mileage oil? Mobil 1 is advertising their new 0-20w oil as good for 20k miles or 1x change per year. But why only the first service at 20k miles, and not every 20k miles?
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I find it odd the first oil change is set at 20,000 miles or 2 years, then every 10,000 miles or 1 year after that.
It is true that if you just look at the maintenance schedule chart on page 201 of the User's Guide or page 451 of the Owner's manual that you might interpret it to mean that the first oil change is at 20K miles, but those charts are in addition to the tables on pages 200 and 450 respectively. At a maximum of 10K miles or when indicated by the Oil Change Indicator System you should do the following:

Change oil and filter
Rotate the tires - Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns on
Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required
Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses and park brake
Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or off-road conditions

Then, in addition to those items at each 10K max, accomplish the additional inspections and maintenance on the charts on page 201/451
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I just think Chrysler should make it as plain as other auto makes, and just show the 10k service interval in the chart. I'm looking at the 617 page pdf owners manual downloaded on my phone and the page numbers seo68 states don't correlate. The Service and Maintenance chapter starts on page 441. On page 443 and page 450, they indicate under "NOTE:" that oil change intervals should not exceed 10k miles or 350 hours of engine run, but they don't show anything for a 10k service/year 1 in the chart that starts on page 444! Why skip year 1 and start with year 2 or 20k miles in the chart? Also page 444 states at the top "At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated Oil Change Indicator System", accompanied by the list seo68 states.

I have 4,520 miles, and my oil life monitor is showing 80%, theoretically taking me over 20k miles. I guess my Oil Change Indicator will light up when I reach 1 year or 10k miles?


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