In February, Stellantis recalled 19,808 examples 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan due to reports of 12 vehicle fires. The minivans were manufactured between August 12, 2016 and August 7, 2018. All were parked and turned off when they caught fire; eight of them were plugged in and charging. While engineers were working on isolating the source of the fire, Chrysler recommended what has become standard practice in the event of an electrical fire risk: that owners park on the street away from other properties that could catch fire. Since then, there have been two more fires The Pacific Ocean PHEVs and the first report of minor injuries due to the fire. Chrysler says it has developed a solution to restore the minivan to normal operation and is now notifying owners.

Correction – a trip to the village dealer have updated software installed for the High Voltage Battery Control Module (BPCM) that controls the 16kWh Li-ion battery battery. Dealers will also check the battery and replace it if necessary. It’s worth noting that Chrysler says it hasn’t definitively determined the cause of the fires, but it understands the conditions that can lead to fires. The software has been updated with these prerequisites in mind the automaker says Green car reports he “confirmed his remedy”.

Owners must continue to park outside and away from the structures and refrain from recharging until their vans are repaired, at which point they can “restore the vehicle to operation as specified in the operating instructions.” The repair will take from 1.5 to two days; A rental or free car will be provided free of charge.

Stellantis has already started sending out letters to owners. Those with questions can contact their Chrysler dealerships, or contact Chrysler Customer Service at 800-853-1403 and refer to recall number Z11. They can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) and quote company number 22V077.