Chrysler previously recalled the Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid minivan, but owners of Pacificas sans the plug-in hybrid tech say a similar stalling issue plagues their vehicles. Now, an auto safety group has filed a petition asking for Fiat-Chrysler to recall the minivans.
The Detroit News reported on Monday that over 50 people have complained about a stalling issue, which shuts the engine down without warning, and FCA hasn’t been able to properly diagnose the problem. Some owners claim the minivans have stalled multiple times. Now, The Center for Auto Safety petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a recall of 150,000 2017 model year Pacificas.
FCA said it takes all issues seriously and added no crashes or injuries have occurred due to the undiagnosed problem. It will continue to monitor data and respond if it finds a safety defect. The NHTSA said it is currently reviewing the petition and will take necessary action if deemed necessary.
In the Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid, faulty diodes caused the vehicle to stall out. FCA will replace or reprogram the diodes free of charge through a recall. The automaker noted the PHEV and regular Pacifica minivan use completely different electronic controls.