FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobile) will issue a recall for an estimated 10,021 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans, an FCA spokesperson confirmed. The recall will address powertrain control software and requires technicians to inspect the catalytic converter.
This recall is in response to complaints of power loss, a burning smell, smoke, catalytic converter failure and fire. FCA stated that it’s aware of three reports of fire and that no one has sustained any injuries (regarding any of the complaints).
Non-PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Chrysler Pacifica minivans are not part of the recall.
Some of the vehicles recalled are still in dealership fleets. FCA added that the U73/NHTSA 18V-332 recall, which was for reprogramming the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) software, creates conditions in certain vehicles that, in part, led to this newest recall.
Owners will be notified of the recall through First Class mail. In addition, they can contact FCA US Customer Care Center at 800-853-1403.
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