A 2018 Chrysler Pacifica recall minivan

Chrysler is recalling 47,771 of the 2018 Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivans because parts that connect key suspension and steering components on the right front wheel may fail, which could lead to a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If these components fail, NHTSA says, drivers may lose the ability to steer or control the vehicle. Owners of affected vehicles have complained about buzzing, squeaking, and rattling noises while driving, Chrysler reported to NHTSA.

The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 47,771 Chrysler Pacifica minivans manufactured from Nov. 1, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2018.

The problem: The right lower control arm—which connects suspension components to the vehicle frame—may separate from the vehicle’s steering knuckle, which connects steering and suspension components to the wheel.

The fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the components if necessary, free of charge. If owners have already had the repair work done, FCA says it will reimburse them as long as they have proof of payment.

How to contact the manufacturer: The recall is expected to begin on April 19, 2019. Owners may call Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V143. Chrysler's own number for this recall is V15.

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