Chrysler Issues Park Outside Order For Pacifica Hybrids For Fire Risk

Written By: CarPro | Feb 15, 2022 10:17:58 AM

NHTSA Consumer Alert:


Chrysler Issues Park Outside, Do Not Charge Order for Select Pacifica Minivans Due To Fire Risk Even When Vehicle Is Turned Off

Chrysler (Stellantis) recommends that owners of select Model Year 2017-2018 Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicles park their vehicles outdoors and away from other vehicles or structures due to a risk of fire, even if the vehicle is turned off. 

Owners should also not charge their vehicles. They should continue to park outside and refrain from charging until a remedy is identified.

More than 16,700 vehicles are affected, and Chrysler will notify owners by mail.

Vehicle owners can visit and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number, or call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, to see if their vehicle is under recall. If it is, the owner should park their vehicle outdoors until a remedy is identified and the recall repair is completed. Owners may also contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403.

NHTSA encourages everyone to download its SaferCar App to stay informed on current recalls.

Read the February 15, 2022 NHTSA Press Release.



  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V077000
  • Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 16,741


Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). A vehicle fire can occur when parked, even with the ignition in the "Off" position.


Owners are advised not to recharge their vehicles, and to park outside and away from structures, until they are repaired. Letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed later this month. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Z11.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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