Print Edition - 2018-01-14  |  Money Digest

Fiat Chrysler recalls 162,000 minivans

- Reuters, Washington

Jan 14, 2018-

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it was recalling more than 162,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because a software glitch may cause the vehicles to stall. The Italian-American automaker said one accident had potentially been linked to the defect. Under a rare set of conditions, a vehicle’s engine control module may incorrectly assess the engine’s operating status and cause it to stall, Fiat Chrysler said. Dealers will update the engine control software, the company said, adding that most incidents associated with the glitch took place at low speeds or when the vehicles were starting up. The Centre for Auto Safety, a consumer advocacy group, petitioned the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in November to investigate the issue after it said at least 50 owners had reported stalling in 

new Pacifica minivans. 

Published: 14-01-2018 09:07

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