I'm reserving judgement until I hear more reports from the field. If it's just like the Cherokee's ESS system, I'll be glad my Pacifica doesn't have it. If it's a little more refined, and does indeed save gas, I may be disappointed that I didn't end up with it. But I don't feel strongly enough either way that it would have swayed my purchasing decision.I am glad that my Pacifica doesn't have this function.
A sun roof and ESS were on my list of do not buy a car with those options. There were other options I did not need, but those two were show stoppers.
Or you can just get the ESS system and turn it off.There are plenty of pre ESS Pacifica's out there. 8 passenger (deletes sunroof, adds 20" rims) are available. There may also be a chance that you can still order "Quick package 25J" which is the non ESS engine. At least it showed up as an option to click when I was ordering mine.
But if you really don't want it to function at all, you'll have to turn it off every time you get in the car.Or you can just get the ESS system and turn it off.
That would certainly disable the remote start system as well.Disconnecting the "hood closed" sensor seems to be the easiest thing that would affect little else. It might mess with the alarm system/locks, so that would need to be tested.
.Congrats on the new arrival! I see you already updated your avatar :smile2:I finally have my Pacifica and can give you my initial impressions with ESS.
First it is hardly noticeable unless you are watching the tachometer. It starts back up quickly and really causes no delay in accelerating from a stop. I also noticed from the outside when remote starting that the starter is extremely quiet. Much quieter than any previous vehicle I've had.
Thank you. I've already noticed some other things that seem to have been addressed as well. I will be posting on those too..Congrats on the new arrival! I see you already updated your avatar :smile2:
It's great to hear that Chrysler seems to have done ESS right in the Pacifica. Keep us posted as you get more use out of it!