Approximately 22,600 model-year 2017-20 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans are being recalled because a 12-volt battery connection may corrode, increasing the risk of a fire.
Chrysler parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners on June 22. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the battery and tighten the connection if no evidence of corrosion is found. If corrosion is found, dealers will hold the Pacifica Hybrid until it is repaired and owners will be provided with a free loan car.
In the interim, FCA recommends that Pacifica Hybrid drivers should not park inside garages or structures and they should be careful not to let any moisture get on the floor of the second row which is above the potentially faulty battery connection.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.