Chrysler Has Issued A Fix For It’s Pacifica Hybrid Models Recalled In February!

Nearly 20,000 Pacifica Hybrids Are Affected In Recall...

In February, Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) issued a recall for its 2017 to 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (RU) plug-in hybrid (PHEV) minivans due to a potential risk of fire even if the vehicle was turned off. It now seems that the automaker has a fix for the situation.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited. (Chrysler).

At the time of the recall, FCA US, LLC said it could not determine the cause of the fires. But the automaker did advise owners not to recharge their vehicles, and to park them outside and away from structures until vehicles could be repaired.

The original recall stated that 16,741 units were affected. But now FCA US, LLC says that 19,808 units built between August 12th, 2016, and August 7th, 2018 were affected.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited. (Chrysler).

On February 4th, FCA US, LLC identified 12 reports of Pacifica Hybrids catching fire while parked. The fires all appeared to have started near the high-voltage battery, with 8 taking place while the vehicles were charging. Since then, 2 more fires have been identified with one minor injury.

So how is FCA US, LLC going to resolve the issue? 

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. (Chrysler).

Dealers will update the High Voltage Battery Pack Control Module (BPCM) software to monitor the battery pack’s operational status for conditions that could lead to a fire in the battery pack assembly. In addition, dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the battery pack assembly. 

The estimated repair time is 1.5 to 2 days. While the vehicle is serviced, FCA US, LLC will provide a rental vehicle or courtesy transportation, free of charge. 

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited. (Chrysler).

You can read the complete resource guide for the recall (no. Z11), by CLICKING HERE:

FCA US, LLC will notify owners of affected vehicles by mail starting on October 11th, 2022. Owners should contact their local Chrysler dealership to schedule a repair. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid uses a 16 kWh battery pack supplied by LG Energy Solutions Michigan, Inc. in Holland, Michigan.

You may recall that the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was recalled for a fire risk issue in 2020. Then, 27,634 units ranging from 2017 to 2020 for the vehicle’s 12-volt connector post that could overheat and cause a fire.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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