A 2017 Chrysler Pacifica recall makes a petition unnecessary for investigating stalling issues, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Federal security agencies say the January 2018 recall of 154,000 minivans will hopefully be good enough to prevent additional complaints about engine stoppage in Fiat Chrysler's vehicles (FCA US)
The Center for Auto Safety requested the NHTSA to investigate a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans after filing 57 complaints about engines that had stopped without warning lights or causing diagnostic trouble codes. The condition made it difficult for Chrysler technicians to properly diagnose and correct the problem.
NHTSA contacted FCA and requested information on engines that got stuck in the Pacificas and 445 reports of incidents that typically occurred at low revs, but most owners
Chrysler says the minivans are stalling because of the engine management software with the crankshafts did not work properly.
When the FCA issued the recall, the NHTSA had received 88 complaints about engines that had stalled in the minivans, causing at least one accident but no injuries.
NHTSA believes the recall will eliminate the need for additional action unless customers complain about the minivans being repaired.
Following the petition for a federal investigation, FCA was notified of a proposed class action claiming engines in the 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans eq blocks with 3.6-liter V6 engines and 9-speed gearboxes 948HP automatic transmission.
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