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2017 Pacifica here. Around 50k miles on it. It has the auto start stop feature. Wife just notified me today that is exact issue has happened twice on the past week. Steering wheel gets stuck when going around a turn, and requires some force to get it unstuck. We need to make some noise on this, because this WILL cause an accident and possibly even worse. This is absolutely unacceptable for a vehicle this new to be having an issue that can easily kill someone.
 

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Exact same issue here. Early 2017 Pacifica Touring L, 64k miles. I'm not the most knowledgeable car guy. But there is no way this is a tire issue, and almost certainly not a suspension issue. It's got to be related to the electronic power steering (oh what I wouldn't give for a good old fashioned reliable Hydraulic Assist...).

I liked the thinking about the recall (V-53 off the top of my head) about the bad ground. My van, not having the ESS feature, was not covered, but I performed it myself anyway, and it was about the cleanest ground contact I have ever seen! The problem persists.

Mine sticks primarily on Right turns, above 35mph, Driving with your hands at 10 & 2, it is not very noticeable, but driving with just my left hand, with my arm on the window sill, there is a decent "jerk" to bring the wheel back to center. It seems to happen almost every time I drive the van. I have not been to the shop yet. Two little kids at home & a full plate. Trying to do all my research first.

It is crazy that Chrysler has not tackled this issue yet. I would encourage everyone to fill out the NHTSA form. The more reports they get, the more likely Chrysler will fix it.

If anyone does have any success replacing steering parts, please update the group!
 

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2017 with 17k miles. We’ve been having this issue with steering sticking around 40-60mph as well. Like another posted mentioned way back, it is typically around the 10-2oclock area. No one I mention this to seems to take it seriously at the dealership. They won’t even look into it.
 

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Hi, all. First time poster here. We have a 2017 Pacifica Touring L Plus that we bought used in March 2020. Over the summer we noticed the steering frequently sticking when driving around curves, and long story short the problem happens at various speeds 30-80mph. Ay first it seemed to only stick slightly off center, but on a longer road trip it stuck even closer to center repeatedly. When the weather got colder here in Iowa it seems to have be happening as frequently...

And now, we started getting a stuttering on the steering when making tighter turns at low parking lot speeds.

This van has been inspected at a local independent shop and two different Chrysler dealership service shops this year! All three places say they cannot find anything wrong with the vehicle. One replaced the passenger side CV joint and axle after finding the CV boot was leaking, but that did not fix the steering problem.

We're very frustrated with this and at a loss of what to do. A web search shows that many people have experienced both of these issues, but there is no recall issued for vans without the electonic start/stop feature. Any advice?

Thanks!!
-Steve

Steve I know this is an older post but we have a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and are experiencing the exact same issue. We come off a highway here in FTL 2 times a day - same curve - speed 40-50 mph and steering sticks. We have had the vehicle in many times for service and they can not seem to figure it out. Was there ever a resolution for you?
 

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Hey, if I'm curving off to either direction, usually just before the 1-o'clock or 11-o'clock positions, then let go of the wheel assuming it will return to center (like any normal vehicle) it stays stuck and needs a noticeable force to jerk it loose. It doesn't get stuck during sharper curves or turns... Tires are 235/60 R18.
Hi. I'm having the exact same issue with my 2917 chrysler pacifica. I found your post by searching Google. Did you ever get it figured out. You described exactly what I'm experiencing. I've had my van almost 2 years and this is a recent issue.
 

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I have a 2018 Pacifica Limited and over the past 6 months the steering wheel sticks when making a long right hand turn like getting on an off ramp. It's requires me to use some force to move it and it can be felt by all in the car. My van is at 60500 miles.
 
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