If your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica engine shuts off and you’ve received no valid answers from your dealership, a petition filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the government should investigate engine stalling problems in the minivans.
Filed by the Center for Auto Safety and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica owner Adam J. Cohen, of Leesburg, Virginia, the petition says more than 50 people have complained to NHTSA about stalling minivans that left drivers without power steering at various speeds of driving, including while driving 60 mph in a tunnel.
Some Pacifica owners say their minivans stalled five times within the minivan’s first 205 miles, and trips to dealerships typically do nothing to fix the problems. In the majority of cases, Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) allegedly tells Pacifica owners to keep driving the minivans until they stall again, something CAS says is reckless and shows a complete disregard of safety.
Dealers often say they can’t replicate the problem and can’t see any diagnostic trouble codes that would indicate a stalling issue.
Minivan owners claim when dealers do attempt to solve the problems, technicians have tried various repairs, including replacing the transmission control modules or updating the software, replacing the voltage control modules, replacing the fuel tanks and modules, replacing the electrical power distribution boxes and making sure no loose battery connections exist.
A recall has been issued. CHRYSLER PACIFIC STALLING AND RECALL
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