Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Elecric Vehicles (2017-2018) – FCA US, LLC’s Alleged Failure to Disclose a Defect Causing Certain Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to Explode and Catch Fire Focus of Class Action.
On March 21, 2022, a class action lawsuit was filed against FCA US, LLC, as a result of FCA US, LLC’s alleged failure to disclose a uniform and widespread defect causing its 2017 to 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to explode and catch fire.
FCA US, LLC has, according to the complaint, asked owners of 2017 to 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles to abstain from plugging in their minivans and parking near buildings and other cars after its internal investigation uncovering 12 fires among the Chrysler Pacifica minivans.
Are there any recalls on the Chrysler Pacifica?
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (2017-2018) vehicles were subject to a recall in February 2022.
According to the recall, a vehicle fire can occur when parked, even with the ignition in the “Off” position. The recall notice advised owners not to recharge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures, until they are repaired. The recall notice stated that letters notifying owners of the safety risk were mailed on February 25, 2022, and second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available.