Recall: 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Due to Rollaway Risk


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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V395000

Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 240,242

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The Manual Park Release (MPR) plug may be removed without a tool. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.” According to FCA, if the MPR is unintentionally actuated, it could result in inadvertent vehicle movement.

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MPR plug, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 3, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U50.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Photo Credit: Chrysler
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