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Chrysler Recalls 27,456 Hybrid Pacifica Minivans - Don't Park Inside A Garage - Potential Fire From Second Seat Liquid Spill


NHTSA Recall ID Number : 20V334 Manufacturer : Chrysler (FCA US LLC) Subject : 12V Connector Post May Overheat Causing Fire

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said that it is recalling 27,456 hybrid minivans from the 2017-20 model years globally due to the potential fire risk from a 12-volt battery connection.

We are aware of one injury and a small number of fires, but didn't say how many or where they occurred .

Chrysler recommends that Pacifica Hybrid drivers shouldn’t park inside garages—or any structure—and that they should take care not to place wet items or liquids around the second-row seating area (above the potentially faulty connection).

The recall is because of a 12 volt problem not the model's high-voltage battery, nor its electrified propulsion system, Non-hybrid gasoline-powered Pacifica minivans are unaffected.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid—a plug-in hybrid minivan—over concerns of a fire risk relating to the 12-volt accessory battery connection.

The recall affects every Pacifica Hybrid produced for all model years combined. 3,370 are in Canada and about 1,684 are outside North America.

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Dealers will inspect the 12V connection under the passenger floor to check for corrosion. If there is no corrosion evident, they’ll simply tighten the connection. And if there is evidence of corrosion, the dealer will ask to hold the affected vehicle—and provide a free loaner—until it can be fixed.

Pacifica Hybrid owners will receive notification of the campaign starting June 22. They can check starting June 16, or call 800-853-1403.