A silver Chrysler Pacifica minivan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 198,731 of its 2017 to 2019 Pacifica minivans because they may abruptly stall or lose power steering because of improperly installed wiring, the automaker said.

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If a vehicle stalls while in motion or if the steering effort required to turn the vehicle suddenly changes, it could lead to a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Only Pacificas that have engine stop/start systems—which automatically shut off the engine when the vehicle stops—are included in the recall. FCA said that it is unaware of any injuries or crashes resulting from the problem. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: Certain 2017 to 2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivans manufactured from Oct. 11, 2016, through Nov. 20, 2018.

The problem: Because of a manufacturing issue, a wiring connection may become loose over time. As a result, the vehicle may stall or lose its power steering.

The fix: Dealers will disassemble, inspect, clean, and reassemble the connection as needed, at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: FCA will begin notifying owners on or about June 28, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403. FCA’s own number for this recall is V53.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V348.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Chrysler Recall of the Pacifica minivan