Chrysler parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced a recall for 27,634 of the model-year 2017-2020 Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans.
The problem is that the connection to the 12-volt battery poses a fire hazard. The gas-engine Pacifica is not part of the recall.
FCA is asking Pacifica hybrid owners not to park the recalled vehicles inside a garage, building, other structure, or near other vehicles, due to the fire hazard.
The fire hazard involves the 12-volt battery that powers the accessories, not the high-voltage battery that is part of the hybrid powertrain.
FCA said it is aware of “a small number” of fires and one person who suffered a minor injury.
Until dealers can inspect the vehicles for corrosion and perform repairs if necessary, FCA is asking Pacifica owners not to carry liquids that might spill in the second-row seating area.