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Stellantis recalls Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid | Car News

Stellantis has announced it is recalling just underneath 20,000 Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans because of to a hearth hazard.

An inside investigation found 12 cases of fires with models belonging to the 2017 and 2018 design many years. In every single case, the motor vehicle was parked and turned off at the time the incident transpired 8 had been in the procedure of recharging.

“Stellantis is performing to validate the lead to of the fires. “The solution, when designed, will be presented free of charge of charge, and afflicted customers will be advised when they could plan support.”

– Stellantis assertion

The voluntary remember impacts 19,808 vehicles, the vast majority of them in the United States and Canada. The impacted versions are equipped with batteries made by a subsidiary of LG Chem Ltd, LG Energy Resolution Ltd, an entity spun off from the company in an IPO last month. It confirmed that Stellantis has not nevertheless recognized the induce of the fires.

In accordance to a assertion by the Korean enterprise, “There is no verified root lead to of fires in the Stellantis vehicles that is subject to the remember, or proof immediately linking to the battery.”

This will of system be something to observe. Recall that final October, it was GM that was at odds with LG over the remember of its Bolt. There too, a hearth hazard was associated and in the close, the fault was attributed to LG, which agreed to pick up the tab for replacing the defective elements.

We’re keeping an eye on this remember.

2017 Chrysler Paicifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Paicifica Hybrid