Stellantis has a fix ready for 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid models that were recalled in February.
The minivan was recalled due to the potential risk of a fire even if the vehicle was turned off. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) insisted that owners park their vehicles outside and away from other vehicles and buildings. At the time the recall was issued, the car manufacturer was unaware of the root cause.
Fast forward to October and Chrysler has readied an update to the high-voltage battery pack control module software that will resolve the issue.
The carmaker says that owners of impacted vehicles should continue to park them outside and away from other vehicles and structures, even if the vehicle is turned off, until the repair is completed.
The recall involves some 16,741 models from the 2017 and 2018 model years that were manufactured between August 12, 2016 and August 7, 2018.
Chrysler’s Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance organization opened an investigation into a potential issue on August 31, 2021 after detecting a possible trend of fires in certain Pacifica PHEV models. By February 2022, the automaker became aware of 12 field reports related to the issue and while it remains unaware of any accidents of injuries caused by the defect, it decided to issue the recall in February anyway.
This isn’t the first time the Pacific PHEV has been recalled due to a fire risk. A similar recall was issued in 2020 for 27,634 vehicles from the 2017-2020 model years due to the risk of a fire related to the 12-volt battery system.
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