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We've just put the first 1000 miles on our 2020 Pacifica Hybrid Limited yesterday--and filled it up with gas for the first time since buying it. Nice!

Though when I got home after driving about 100 miles yesterday, I powered off the car and it began making a loud noise for about 3 or 4 minutes. It sounded like a fan working overtime, though far louder than I would expect. And it was only about 70 degrees Fahrenheit outside. It also made the same noise this morning after driving for about 10 minutes.

Any ideas what this noise might be about? Thanks for thinking with me!
 

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Cooling fans for either/or the HV battery or gasoline engine (ICE). Yes, even after the vehicle is off they can and will run to reduce temps. Typically heard in the warmer months. No worries.
 

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Especially if you plugged it in this is very common. Even in the mild Califonia winter I have the fan coming on for the HV battery cooling system. It's certainly startling the first few times - very loud! First time I ran out cause I thought I had forgotten to turn it off... :)
 

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And my fears are back. The red turtle light appears, when I power on the car, explaining that my speed will be limited. And in the bit of driving I've done since this problem arose, I have very limited acceleration power. Hmm . . .

Any other ideas, friends?
 

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I had the same problem with my 2017 and it ended up quitting on me on the side of the road. If this hasn’t happened yet, go to your dealer and have them check it over. There was a problem with the coolant pump, and it took some time to repair.
 

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Thanks for sharing--sounds like you've been down a similar road. My van actually broke down on the day I wrote the comment, and has since been towed to a dealership. They tell me that the Hybrid battery pack needs to be replaced, which will require around a month for the battery to arrive. Whew!

That said, I've since been in touch with Chrysler Customer Support and they tell me a specialist will be in touch with me tomorrow. Here's hoping they've got some great accommodations in mind since the van is one month off the dealership lot!
 
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