By Sepehr Daghighian
According to widespread consumer complaints and documents filed with NHTSA by FCA (Chrysler’s parent company), the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is prone to a dangerous stalling defect. The dangerous and frightening defect results in the vehicle dying while being driven. For instance, one Chrysler customer described the sudden and unexpected loss of vehicle control, “while driving Chrysler Pacifica 2017 limited, car stalled in freeway ramp. It was a very scary situation.” Other consumers have described, “Engine stalling while in low speed… Just returned from the shop 4 days ago with the same problem.”
According to documents filed with NHTSA, Chrysler acknowledges the problem with the 2017 Pacifica and has issued a recall to hopefully address the concerns. According to recall documents filed with the government, Chrysler acknowledges that “The recall population was determined to include vehicles produced with engine control software that is vulnerable to loss of crankshaft position synchronization.” Chrysler states, “In the majority of cases the stalling occurs at low speed, while decelerating, while at idle or while negotiating a turn.” Chrysler’s Recall No. 18V-049 attempts to address the stalling concern by reprogramming the vehicle’s software.
However, in spite of having the recall performed, many consumers have returned from the shop only to have their vehicles continue to stall.
If your Chrysler vehicle has suffered from repeated and frustrating defects, we invite you to contact an experienced Lemon Law attorney for a free consultation. The experts at CCA possess the technical and legal knowhow to achieve exceptional results for their clients. Please call us today: (833) LEMON-FIRM.