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Chrysler’s Recalling 160,000 Stalling Pacifica Minivans 15
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 15th, 2018

Chrysler is having issues with some units of the Pacifica stalling, so it’s issued a recall about its minivan.

The problem, which affects 162,508 vrhicles worldwide, stems from the engine control unit, which “may incorrectly assess the engines’ operating status,” according to the manufacturer, who adds that “if this occurs, the engine may stall.”

The issue could arise in a wide array of circumstances: when the vehicle is idling, starting, turning, or driving at low and steady speeds. It appears to be limited strictly to conventionally powered 2017 models, and not to the hybrid version.

Of the vehicles being recalled, the vast majority (153,859 units) are located in the United States. Another 7,457 are in Canada, 974 in Mexico and 245 outside of North America.

No injuries related to the issue have been reported so far, with the drivers apparently able to restart the vehicle without difficulty after it stalls. The fix will involve Chrysler’s dealers simply reflashing the software.

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Ford F-150 Continues To Dominate The Sales Chart But The Surprise Winner Is The Dodge Grand Caravan 29
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4 on 12 29th, 2017

Mercedes is on track to become the best-selling luxury brand in the United States for the second year in a row but that’s not the only interesting sales competition as there are classic rivalries such as Camaro vs Mustang and F-150 vs Silverado.

USA Today compiled a list of the hottest segments and they found some pretty familiar winners. In the compact sedan category, the Civic is dominating the competition as Honda has sold 345,880 models through November which puts it far ahead of the second place Toyota Corolla and its 290,163 sales.

The mid-size sedan segment is the opposite as the Camry is outselling the Accord by nearly 43,000 units. Next year promises to be even more interesting as the redesigned Camry had an early head start against the all-new Accord.

The muscle car segment is always interesting and this year was surprising as Dodge Challenger sales dramatically increased thanks in part to the halo effect of the Challenger SRT Demon. This helped Dodge to move 60,029 Challengers which wasn’t far behind the 64,138 Camaros that Chevrolet was able to sell. Of course, the real winner is Ford which sold 74,152 Mustangs.

Talking about surprises, the minivan segment was won by the ancient Dodge Grand Caravan. Thanks to fleet and commercial sales, Dodge sold 118,573 Grand Caravans which put it ahead of the newer Chrysler Pacifica which came in second place with 107,130 sales through the first 11 months of the year.

The crossover segment is booming and the Toyota RAV4 was a huge hit with consumers as they bought 375,052 units so far this year. The Honda CR-V is close behind at 340,912 units but the remaining competition isn’t even close.

The mid-size pickup market has seen renewed interest thanks to entries such as the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma. However, the latter model is the winner as Toyota has sold 179,420 Tacomas so far.

Speaking of trucks, the Ford F-150 continues to dominate the competition as it’s outselling the Chevrolet Silverado by nearly 300,000 units. Even when you factor in the GMC Sierra, General Motors still trails Ford by almost 100,000 units.

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Wards Names Its Ten Best Engines Of 2018 15
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Clarity, Infiniti, infiniti q50, Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, Kia, Kia Stinger, Toyota Camry on 12 15th, 2017

Wards Auto has released its annual list of the 10 Best Engines for 2018.

After spending two months testing 32 different powertrains, the company’s editors selected the winners. Surprisingly, the winners were primarily from mainstream brands and the publication notes not a single German automaker made the list.

Ford came away with two wins as editors loved the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 in the F-150 as well as the 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the Mustang GT. Other winners include the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the Honda Civic Type R and the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that powers the Infiniti Q50. Jaguar and Kia also appeared on the top 10 list for the first time thanks to the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the XF and the turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 in the Stinger.

Alternative powertrains had a strong showing as well as Wards honored the Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Honda Clarity, and Toyota Camry Hybrid. These models are a very diverse group as the cars have electric, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell, and hybrid powertrains.

Performance models were largely absent from the list even though contenders included the Audi RS3 and S4. The sole diesel engine, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the Chevrolet Equinox, also failed to make the cut.

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New ‘S’ Appearance Pack Gives The Chrysler Pacifica More Attitude 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Reports on 10 11th, 2017

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica can now be ordered with a new S Appearance Package, available on Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited spec models.
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Chrysler Warns 2017-2018 Pacifica Owners To Avoid Certain Seating Layouts Over Seatbelt Recall 21
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, FCA, Hybrids, Recalls, Reports on 09 21st, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling almost 48,000 units of the Chrysler Pacifica, from the 2017 and 2018 MYs, to realign seatbelt buckles.
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FCA’s Ontario Plant Suspends Minivan Production Due To Flooding 30
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Canada, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, FCA, Reports on 08 30th, 2017

Two days of heavy rain was enough to halt production at FCA’s minivan factory in Windsor, Ontario, with the company sending around 2,000 employees home early on Tuesday.
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Kia Tops J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Fiat Finishes Last 22
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 2-Series, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, Ford Mustang, Kia, Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte, Kia Niro, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, porsche, Porsche-911, Reports, Study, Toyota Camry on 06 22nd, 2017

J.D. Power has released its Initial Quality Study which found that new-vehicle quality has risen eight percent to its highest level ever recorded.
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Chrysler Shows Us What Mothers Brought To Cars 15
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Videos, commercials, FCA, video on 05 15th, 2017

Some of the things in cars that we take for granted today exist because a mother created them.
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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Gets New Touring Plus Edition, Starts At $32,360 26
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, new cars, prices on 04 26th, 2017

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was recently named the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and the company is hoping to build on that momentum by introducing the new Pacifica Touring Plus.
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Waymo To Get An Additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans For Its Self-Driving Fleet 25
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Autonomous, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Videos, FCA, Google, Reports, video, Waymo on 04 25th, 2017

Google’s Waymo is getting an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its well-known autonomous driving program.
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And The 2017 North American Car, Truck And Utility Vehicle Awards Of The Year Go To… 9
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Car Of The Year, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Ridgeline, Trucks on 01 9th, 2017

For Chevrolet and Honda, 2017 marks their second year in a row receiving either a North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award, whereas the Chrysler Pacifica is only the second minivan ever to win a NA Utility of the Year award.
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Electric Chrysler Pacifica Absent From FCA’s CES Plans 29
Posted by Brad Anderson in CES, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Electric Vehicles, FCA, Hybrids on 12 29th, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has just announced its plans for CES 2017 and an all-electric Chrysler Pacifica is notably absent.
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FCA And Google Reveal Autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Built For Waymo [w/Video] 19
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Autonomous, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, FCA, Google, Hybrids, Reports, video on 12 19th, 2016

Following the agreement between FCA and Google, the former revealed the specially prepared Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids that will be used in Waymo’s self-driving tests and operations.
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Chrysler Details 2017 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan, Gets Remote Access Features 14
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Hybrids, new cars, PHEV on 12 14th, 2016

Chrysler’s first plug-in minivan, the new 2017 Pacifica Hybrid, comes with a range of high-tech features, allowing future owners to take full advantage of the efficient hybrid powertrain.
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