Do You Own a Newer Model Chrysler Pacifica with Transmission Problems?

The Chrysler Pacifica mini van is a popular model in the Chrysler lineup and the 2018-2022 models are no exception due to their versatility and the options available.  Some owners have complained of various transmission issues since purchasing a new Chrysler Pacifica. If you are experiencing issues with your newer model Chrysler Pacifica you could be driving a lemon. Contact our Georgia Lemon Lawyers at 404-737-3451 for a free lemon law consultation, or complete the lemon intake form on our site. If you purchased your Chrysler Pacifica in a different state, visit Your Lemon Law Rights for a free consultation.


2019 Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Problems

After 2018 Chrysler Pacifica model owners experienced a myriad of transmission problems, 2019 owners experienced less overall transmission problems. There were, however, some 2019 Pacifica transmission issues, complaints from are below.

One owner complained of 2019 Chrysler Pacifica transmission problems to “On two separate occasions while at a complete stop, the vehicle shut-off. The stability control and service shifter warning lights illuminated. The contact had the vehicle towed twice to the dealer after each failure. The first time the dealer replaced the shifter assembly; however, the failure came back two months later. The second time, the dealer claimed that the range switch had failed. Additional repairs were made to the vehicle. The vehicle owner advised that she does not feel safe driving the vehicle and had left the vehicle since the second repair. Chrysler was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure occurred when the vehicle had logged 10,376 miles.


Another owner in Georgia complained of transmission issues in the 2019 Pacifica;My transmission or other powertrain components have failed several times. While driving my vehicle has a hard time shifting gears. When It does find a gear it Jerks hard forward. That happens most days. Last week it completely disengaged in the middle of an intersection and would not find a gear for about 20 seconds I could not accelerate at all. I was scared and almost got hit from incoming traffic. I have repeatedly reported the problem to the dealership I bought it from and our local chrysler dealership. They have told us that without a malfunction code from our van they don’t know what to fix or what the problem is. The technician that drove our van said the transmission slipped while he was driving, but that it only happened once while they had it. I am scared to drive this van with my children.


2020 Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Problems

Owners of the 2020 Pacifica have complained of a “hard shifting” transmission, which impacts the powertrain. Chrysler is aware of some transmission issues and has issued a Technical Service Bulletin for repair of this problem. The shifting issue has started for some Pacifica owners after an update has been performed to the Powertrain Control Module.


2021 Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Complaints

According to a number of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica owners, there are problems with their transmission. 2021 Chrysler Pacifica transmission problems reported include;

  • Grinding during acceleration
  • Delays in shifting
  • Shaking
  • A variety of noises including whistling  
  • Burning smell from under the hood.

If you have had multiple repairs to your 2018- 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, without resolution, you may be driving a lemon. Contact Georgia Lemon Law Attorneys at 404-737-3451 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Or fill out our lemon case review form.

3 thoughts on “Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Problems

  1. Jake Ritchie says:

    I just bought a used 2020 Chrysler Pacifica and I am experiencing nearly all of the listed issues above. It has 53k miles on it (bought at 52k) and I am very worried I may have purchased a lemon. I bought this from a Volkswagen dealer in Safford, Virginia. Is there anything I can do? Thanks in advance!

    • Lemon Law Admin says:

      Hello, you would need to contact an attorney that handles lemon law cases in Virginia. They would be able to advise as to your rights under Virginia’s lemon law and the federal lemon law. Thank you.

  2. Dianne says:

    I bought a 2019 Pacific with a little more than 11,000 miles on it. I took it in with a transmission problem and the dealer told me they did not hear anything that the engine had to get use to my driving habits. It’s still a problem. It shifts with a bang like sound. Have you heard of anything like this? I live in Florida

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