Chrysler’s parent company Stellantis is recalling 19,808 Pacifica Hybrid minivans and warned owners to stop recharging them. The recall was issued after the discovery of 12 fire incidents related to the Pacifica Hybrid model.
Stellantis is urging owners of the 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicles to stop recharging their units. All of the minivans were parked and turned off, and eight were connected to chargers, the release said.
The automaker said it is working to confirm the cause of the fires. Owners can keep operating the vehicles using the internal-combustion engine.
A total of 19,808 minivans are included in this recall, with 16,741 in the US, 2,317 in Canada and another 750 outside North America. Stellantis also confirmed that none of its Jeep 4xe plug-in hybrid models are affected by this problem.
A remedy isn’t currently available. Chrysler will notify owners as soon as one is developed. It will be available free of charge.