Chrysler Warns Owners of Pacifica Hybrids Over Fire Risk

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Chrysler is warning owners of 2017 and 2018 Pacifica Hybrids not to charge their vehicles until a recall repair is available for the plug-in minivans.

According to Consumer Reports, the automaker says that the Pacifica Hybrids should not be parked near structures or other vehicles. About 20,000 minivans are affected by this recall.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids Recalled

In a statement, Chrysler has said it is still looking into what is causing these fires. All 12 plug-in Hybrid vehicles that caught fire were parked and turned off. Eight were plugged in and charging. The automaker says it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the recall. As soon as the cause of the fires is determined and a repair is ready, Chrysler will let vehicle owners know when they can schedule a free fix.

The automaker has already recalled 27,364 Pacifica plug-in hybrids for a different fire-related problem in 2020 and for a fuel-system issue in 2018. The vehicles recalled recently are about 19,808 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from the 2017 and 2018 model years manufactured between Aug. 12, 2016, and Aug. 7, 2018. When the remedy is available, Chrysler will notify owners and repair the vehicles free of charge. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Chrysler customer service at 800-853-1403.

What Damages Can You Recover?

Vehicles that could catch fire pose the threat of property damage and severe personal injuries such as burns. Some of the worst and most severe injuries occur when a vehicle catches fire and occupants are trapped in it. Burn injuries are among the most painful and costly injuries you can suffer. Such injuries require surgical repair, treatment, and care in a specialized burn unit, which could be very expensive. In addition, to burn injuries, victims may also suffer smoke inhalation injuries in the event of a vehicle fire.

Suppose you have been injured due to a car fire due to a vehicle defect. In that case, you can seek compensation for damages, including medical expenses, hospitalization, cost of burn treatment, lost income, lost earning capacity, scarring and disfigurement, permanent injuries, disabilities, long-term care, and past and future pain and suffering. An experienced auto defect lawyer can help you determine the correct value of your claim and help you pursue justice and maximum compensation for your losses.

 

Source: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-recalls-defects/dont-plug-in-pacifica-hybrids-due-to-fire-risk-chrysler-says-a7408763338/

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