Chrysler Pacific Owners Complain Minivan Repeatedly Stalls
While the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan gets some of the highest overall ratings in the auto industry for it’s design and bang for the buck, it may not be the most safe or reliable minivan, a California Lemon Law Attorney reports.
In fact, the Chrysler Pacifica already has eight recalls and 153 complaints by owners to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most of them for loss of power while driving.
Indeed, the biggest complaint among owners to the NHTSA appears to be vehicles stalling at both low and high speeds or at traffic stops. Minivan owners who have taken their Pacifica to the dealership become even more frustrated as it appears that the auto maker doesn’t know how to fix it. One owner stated on the NHTSA that they were rear-ended when this happened. Another claimed they were on the freeway when the vehicle stalled.
It’s a problem that is not new to Fiat Chrysler. A year ago the auto maker recalled 154,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans for the same problem. Dealerships found it difficult to fix the issue and owners fought back asking the auto maker to buy them back.
This is certainly a safety is at risk and owners may have grounds for a lemon lawsuit, according to California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson.
“It’s unacceptable that these Chrysler Pacifica minivan owners are forced to keep driving vehicles that are potentially unsafe,” Johnson said. “Most people who own this vehicle have children in the minivan who are at risk. Under California lemon laws, many of these problems would qualify for a replacement vehicle or buy back.”
There are also eight recalls for the Chrysler Pacifica’s 2018 model. One of the recalls affects the manual “park release” plug may be removed without a tool. If that happens, the vehicle to potentially roll away and cause a dangerous situation for families with small children or other pedestrians nearby.
Another potential crash hazard involves the minivan’s cruise control feature. This defect would prevent the cruise control from being shut off at the switch or even with a brake pedal due to a short circuit in the wiring. Other recalled issues affecting these minivans include a seat belt becoming unlatched, transmission problems, front axle issues and potential stalling due to a powertrain control module defect.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Recalls for 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
- 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles: The Manual Park Release (MPR) plug may be removed without a tool. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.”
- 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica: These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle’s wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
- 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles: equipped with the 8-passenger seating option. In certain passenger seating and vehicle situations, the second-row center seating position seat belt buckle could cause the left outboard seat belt to become unlatched.
- 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica hybrid vehicles: The right front lower control arm may separate from the steering knuckle.
- 2018 Chrysler Pacifica non-hybrid vehicles: A component in the transmission may not have been welded properly, possibly causing the transmission to not transmit engine power to the wheels.
- 2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The front axle halfshafts may have been incorrectly assembled, preventing the shaft from being properly secured to the constant-velocity (CV) joint.
- 2018-2019 Chrysler Pacifica: The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition.
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