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Chrysler Pacifica Recalled for Stalling

Chrysler Pacifica Recalled for Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the recall of 162,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica models. The automaker says the new minivan could stall its engine unexpected, which could cause an accident.

The Center for Auto Safety recently petitioned the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) after it received 50 complaints over stalling issues on the 2017 Pacifica. FCA commenced an investigation into the matter at that time and concluded a recall is necessary.

FCA says their is an error the engine control module on the Pacifica that could cause the engine to stall. The issue is only exhibited under a very specific set of conditions, but FCA acknowledges at least one accident may be related to the matter.

Recalled units will be provided a software update by their dealership to address the issue. 154,000 of the impacted vehicles are in the U.S., while another 8,000 are found in various global markets.

The Pacifica Hybrid is not impacted by this recall.


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