• Chrysler is recalling some 67,000 Pacifica plug-in hybrids.
• A problem that can cause a short circuit can cause the engine to stop unexpectedly.
• In Canada, 7333 units have been affected by this campaign.
Chrysler has issued a recall targeting more than 67,000 Pacifica plug-in hybrids from 2017 to 2023. The problem is that the gasoline engine can stall suddenly while the vehicle is in motion. Of course, if this happens, it can cause an accident.
The problem is with the internal wiring connector inside the transmission. The latter can short circuit. This can cause the unexpected engine shutdown we were referring to. Chrysler told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as Transport Canada, that it is aware of 307 warranty claims or customer complaints related to the issue, but that there have been no accidents or injuries.
To remedy this, the company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the Power Converter Module (PIM) and, if necessary, the power pack software. A Chrysler spokesperson told Consumer Reports that if a short occurs under these conditions, the connector itself is not affected. Software update is not yet available.
In Canada, 7,333 units are affected by this recall campaign.