Vantage Mobility International (VMI), an Arizona-based upfitter for wheelchair accessible vehicles, is recalling the units of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica it has customized over an issue that could cause wheel wobble.
The defect: the rear pinion bracket on both sides of the vehicle may crack, causing the axle not to be centered and the wheel to wobble.
The hazards: a wheel wobble may cause a possible loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
Affected components: powertrain, rear pinion bracket.
Number of vehicles affected: 589 units (United States figure).
The fix: VMI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pinion brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21st, 2017
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Chrysler Pacifica recall should contact VMI directly by using the following information.
- VMI Customer Service: 1-800-488-9082
- VMI Recall Number: PAC20170728
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V482000