Call for Recall of Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

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The Center for Auto Safety has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ask for an investigation and a recall of 150,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans from the 2017 model year. According to the auto safety group, the engines can stall without warning.

Call for Recall of Chrysler Pacifica Minivans

TheCenter for Auto Safety alleges over 50 people have complained about stalling and Fiat Chrysler has not been able to fix the problem.

Fiat Chrysler has responded, saying it takes customer concerns seriously but is not aware of any crashes or injuries due to the issue. The company says it has been monitoring data and will respond accordingly if they find a safety defect.

The petition by the Center for Auto Safety was filed on behalf of an owner from Leesburg, Virginia. The petition also sites that Fiat Chrysler recalled 1,375 Pacifica plug-in gas-electric hybrids earlier this year due to a similar stalling problem, but is treating gasoline-powered minivans differently. The problem with the hybrid version was due to diodes failing in a computer. The company reacted to that problem by reprogramming the diodes or having them replaced by dealers.

Fiat Chrysler says the electronic controls are completely different on the hybrid versions.

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