Anyone own/have owned a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica? Thoughts?

Looking at buying a used one with about 58K miles...a little leery of complaints online about hard shifting with the transmission becoming an issue.

Anyone own a higher-mileage Pacifica?

3 Answers

  • Jason
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    They have the same 9-speed automatic transmission as the Jeep Cherokee which had problems in the 2014-2016 model years and Chrysler came out with a recall to replace the valve body wiring harness because the pins weren't crimped right for the range sensor on some. I have had a Pacifica with a hard shifting concern. The customer said it felt like someone rear ended them that it was so hard. A new valve body and harness fixed this problem although I never reproduced the problem in the first place. Most of the shifting concerns now are just software related and a flash and relearn procedure fixes them. The 9 speed is an odd transmission and has a different feel because it has a couple of dog clutches which are like synchronizers and some customers will just never get use to it and they'll always keep coming back to fix a problem that isn't there. Go on a test drive with them and they'll just feather the accelerator trying to make it shift hard.

  • 6 months ago

    Mopar has gone to total crap with horrible warranty service since they were purchased by FIAT corp.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    that is pretty high mileage. the average for that year's vehicle should be half of that mileage.

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