Chrysler is recalling 153,859 Pacifica minivans in the U.S. because they may stall in some situations.

“Under a rare set of conditions,” Chrysler said, the van’s engine control module (ECM) may misread what the engine is doing, leading the van to stall.

In its statement, Chrysler said that “most such events … reportedly occurred at idle or while starting, turning, or driving at low, steady speeds.” Most drivers were able to restart their vans immediately after they stalled, the company said.

Chrysler says it is aware of only one potentially related accident caused by the stalling and that it’s not aware of any injuries.  

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 153,859 Pacifica minivans. This recall does not affect hybrid versions of the Pacifica, Chrysler said.

The problem: In certain situations, the ECM may incorrectly assess the operating status of the van’s engine. If this happens, the engine could stall.

The fix: Chrysler will notify owners about when they can get updated ECM software installed by a certified Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealership. (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the parent company for Chrysler.) The repair will be free to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Customers with questions may call the FCA Customer Care Center at 1-800-853-1403.

NHTSA campaign number: There is no NHTSA campaign number yet.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall. Plug in the 17-digit vehicle identification number at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. It will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.