You're right, hawkfan. Aamco, not surprisingly, doesn't know what they are talking about. I took it back to the dealer that originally said a trans fluid change would be $250 over the phone. Of course when I got there they looked up the fluid and were going to charge me $46.50 a quart and said it took 6.375 quarts.
Then they said the fluid is lifetime and they wouldn't change it unless I was having transmission problems. I then told them that my one year old Pacifica has 130,000 miles because I drive it 10 hours a day on a courier delivery route (transmission parts delivery oddly), and that in a year I would have a quarter million miles and two years after that, a half million miles and 'lifetime' would not likely apply. For reference, another contractor driver at the warehouse got about 425,000 miles on his transmission before the first rebuild because he changed the oil regularly.
So I called a few independent shops and found a place that would do it. They looked up the procedure and found that there is no pan/seal replacement. What you do is remove the drivers side wheel and control arm. You also need a special shorter measuring tool that's about $25. You then siphon the oil out the access port and put new oil in. No seals, no filter change.
Then said it would be about 30 to 60 minutes of labor and quoted me $38.50 for the oil which is probably at cost for them. I am sending the old oil to Blackstone Labs for analysis now that it has just about 140,000 miles on it. For about $25 they test heavy metal presence, flashpoint, viscosity, and a dozen other things and write a personalized explanation of what it all means and if you had any remaining life in the oil and recommend whether you should change sooner. I used them with a natural gas powered Honda Civic several times with engine oil changes. Very worth the money!! As an aside, all the full synth oils from Valvoline to Pensoil to Amsoil are all the same. They last the same and have no noticeable difference in metal content or breakdown over time. And I changed the cng Civic only every 25k miles.
Under normal use, a 2017 Pacifica needs a transmission fluid change every 100,000 miles. Also note, YOU HAVE TO USE THE EXPENSIVE CORRECT OIL. It is thinner than the cheaper +4 stuff for the old Town and Country. Totally necessary for proper operation says the mom and pop shop that's doing the change.
Hope this helps!