2018 Pacifica Hybrid Limited
I've had my 2018 surrendered for nearly two months. Two months. No ETA on parts (cables) even being available yet...
W46 Final Repair on Thursday - the explanation was that all they needed to do was to upgrade/repair the gaskets on the inside and out... there was no need to replace the posts or any of the cables due to the relatively new manufacturing date... which goes back to my theory, that over time, Chrysler's been making running production changes to try to fix the problem that they did accept and know about. Hoping for the best, looking forward to having van back in garage again.Is it possible that, over time, Chrysler's been addressing the issue, as in - they've upgraded the metal in the isolator posts, at a certain point in time - and then, they'd redesigned or adjusted the metals in the cable connectors, at another point in time, and now, finally - just to make sure its ok - they've created the gasket solution? As in - it might well be that at different points in the production runs over the past few years, they might have address certain aspects of this matter, hoping it was the full fix, but now - having no choice but to deal with it: due to the full and public recall - are trying to get all the needed parts - to all of us at the same time - and some vans need more/different parts than others... is that possible? I'm finally going in to get the W46 'final' fix in the morning - I'll give an update after the fix.
Well that worked out nicely in your favor. Hard to beat almost $10K in rebates, do you get another $7,500 tax credit as well?My dealer kept stating that parts weren’t available yet. I just gave up and traded my 2019 in for a new 2020 Pacifica that was manufactured in Aug 2020. It also has the updated Adaptive Cruise Control shroud similar to the 2021s. So looks like there were some changes made to the assembly process. Surprisingly, with all the rebates Chrysler has for October, I actually ended up making about $1000 in doing the trade. Apparently per the press release, the issue only affects minivans built between 2016 and June 4 2020.
The $1000 ahead is including the $7500 rebate. The value of these vans fall off the cliff pretty bad considering all the rebates that Chrysler is throwing out there. The way I looked at it was, would I be able to come off with a 2020 model without paying anything more than what I already had for my 2019 post the tax rebate. The number to beat for me was $41k. Formula I used was (2019 OTD incl taxes + Interest paid on autoloan so far + 2020 Registration Tag renewal - 2019 Fed Tax rebate + 2020 MSRP - Dealer Discount + Tax on 2020 - Chrysler Rebates - Trade In - Tax Advantage on Trade-In Value - 2020 Fed Tax rebate). This showed me that I’d actually gain $1000 over my original deal on the 2019 by upgrading to the 2020. Other option was to wait for the W46 fix and keep the 2019 and not go through all this hassle of negotiating with dealers. But I just decided that I had enough with my dealer on the parts issue AND I didn’t want to live in constant fear of a spontaneous combustion, especially as my wife drives the van almost exclusively with our 3 kids.Well that worked out nicely in your favor. Hard to beat almost $10K in rebates, do you get another $7,500 tax credit as well?
I noticed the new AST shroud on mine that was manufactured in Sept 2020.
Maybe they have had issues with bugs or dirt messing with the sensor in earlier models or its just part of the 2021 process?