Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 10,021 model year 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV).
After the vehicle has been operating in PHEV propulsion mode, the gas-fueled engine may not restart properly resulting in unburned fuel entering the exhaust catalyst.
The improperly started engine could result in a loss of motive power increasing the risk of a crash or the unburned fuel in the catalyst may ignite increasing the risk of a fire.
What to do
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the powertrain controller module software, and inspect and replace the catalytic converter as necessary, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin December 8, 2018.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U94.