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Fox business is a little behind the times. This has already been discussed in the forum including a direct link to Stellantis's website covering the info. The fire risks have been known and documented here as well.

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Pachy Fires While Parked
While the documentation above reflects the isolator post recall, I had stated a long time ago I did not believe the isolator post was the root cause of these fires but merely a contributor to a deeper problem. The one in Michigan blew the garage door out to the end of the driveway.

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Wondering what changed post 2018 that fixed the problem. Has Chrysler they been watching for 3 years to see if the problem was actually fixed before calling this recall fix?
 

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I think internally the production of the batteries from the manufacturer would cause overlap of conditions . So if I certain process or component was flawed it would be flawed for any batteries they manufactured for the automotive sector .
 

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I think internally the production of the batteries from the manufacturer would cause overlap of conditions . So if I certain process or component was flawed it would be flawed for any batteries they manufactured for the automotive sector .
Thank you for the reply. I see now, Chrysler must be getting burned over the same problem GM (and others) had with LG batteries in those days.
 

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I have read that Bolt owners that had their batteries replaced are getting more millage. Not sure if that means they see more miles available or their batteries feel/act like new again. Anyways I'm all for this recall for the safety and getting new batteries. I am worried about mechanics replacing the batteries and then messing up something else. Normally I would not be worried about something like that, but not many mechanics have had to replace batteries at the Chrysler dealerships. So we will be taking our time to get the batteries replaced if replacing the batteries is the "fix."
 

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Wondering what changed post 2018 that fixed the problem. Has Chrysler they been watching for 3 years to see if the problem was actually fixed before calling this recall fix?
I don't think it's a matter of Chrysler "fixing" the issue post 2018. It may well be like GM's recall of the Bolt, which started with just a couple of the earlier model years, but then eventually had to be expanded to encompass all Bolt's that were sold, even including the redesigned Bolt EUV. The Pacifica Hybrid uses batteries from the same Holland Michigan LG factory that made the later model year Bolt batteries that were also subject to recall.

So right now Chrysler and LG techs and executives are probably frantically trying to determine if the manufacturing defect that plagued the Bolt batteries is also in the PacHy batteries, and if so then the PacHy recall may well expand to later model years since the LG manufacturing issue wasn't identified (and hopefully fixed) until after mid-2021.
 

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Let's hope that they dont need to recall all Pacifica hybrids because of bad LG batteries. But this has the feeling of the GM recall where they only recalled a few model years at first, only to recall all them as they investigated more.
 

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Let's hope that they dont need to recall all Pacifica hybrids because of bad LG batteries. But this has the feeling of the GM recall where they only recalled a few model years at first, only to recall all them as they investigated more.
Yeah, people don't understand LG makes the individual battery cells NOT the complete battery pack. Chrysler assembles the battery packs in Michigan with the individual cells LG ships to them. I don't see why LG would have made any changes to those cells over the years for the requested application per Chrysler's specifications.

I hope not, but think they all will be recalled eventually.

You can see the individual battery cells in this video. 16S X6. The cells are the only thing LG makes nothing more. The rest of this pack was designed in-house by Chrysler.
 

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So what exactly is the recall for? I went by my dealership this morning, van was in for a check engine light where they replaced something related to a heater for the batteries, the service advisor said that's what the recall was for, I thought actual batteries needed to be replaced.
 

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So what exactly is the recall for? I went by my dealership this morning, van was in for a check engine light where they replaced something related to a heater for the batteries, the service advisor said that's what the recall was for, I thought actual batteries needed to be replaced.
Send this to your dealer so they are not stupid for the next client. It is really sad when people on a public forum know more about the vehicles than the people that work on them. :rolleyes:

Stellantis Media - Statement: Recall
 

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your attention on this important notice. The VIN list for affected vehicles will be released on 2/18/22 and we will share additional information as updates become available.

Here is more background information in the meantime:

Stellantis is recalling an estimated 19,808 plug-in hybrid minivans from model years 2017 and 2018, to resolve a potential fire risk.

A routine Company review of customer data led to an internal investigation that discovered 12 fires among model-year 2017 and 2018 vehicles. All were parked and turned off, while eight were connected to chargers.

Stellantis is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

The recall is limited to model-year 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids; no other Pacifica models are affected. Until further notice, the Company is advising owners of these hybrid vehicles to refrain from recharging them and to park them away from structures and other vehicles.

Stellantis is working to confirm the cause of the fires. The remedy, when developed, will be provided free of charge, and affected customers will be advised when they may schedule service.

Jeep®-brand plug-in hybrid vehicles with 4xe technology are unaffected.

The recall comprises vehicles in the U.S. (est. 16,741), Canada (est. 2,317) and another 750 outside North America.

Stellantis will contact customers if their vehicles are affected; notification by mail is expected to begin this month.

U.S. customers with additional questions or concerns may call 1-800-853-1403. Canadian customers may call 1-800-387-9983 (FR) or 1-800-465-2001 (EN).

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Does anyone know if the Jeeps with 4xe tech source battery packs from the same place as PacHy’s? Just curious.
 

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Send this to your dealer so they are not stupid for the next client. It is really sad when people on a public forum know more about the vehicles than the people that work on them. :rolleyes:

Stellantis Media - Statement: Recall
that’s because stellantis hasn’t figured out the remedy yet , the post issue was nothing more than a trail to find any overlapping factors . lol luv you have to start somewhere and might as well start at the point of less $$$$ .
 

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Oh no! They had our van for two months for the isolater post. I hope this isn’t as long…..
2 months - ouch! They inspected mine in a day, told me there wasn't any corrosion, but didn't have the parts for the new seals and returned it to me with a promise to advise me when the parts came in. Said advisement never happened and I eventually just made another appointment after confirming parts were available. Each visit was one day.

I can imagine that the batteries are going to take a while. I don't think I will settle for parking the car at the dealership until parts are available. Perhaps I am exposing myself to some hazard by continuing to operate my car, but I think the odds of injury via collision are greater.
 
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Haha yes. We got it inspected at the beginning and they said they would get the parts in within a few days. Unfortunately that turned into weeks. We were fortunate they gave us a loaner so we weren’t too worried but i think I’ll do the same as you this time and take it in only when they have the parts.
 

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Following this thread to see what the process is in case there's a wider recall.

If anyone's curious - there were two LG Battery defects, both of which needed to occur in a cell to cause the issue + combination with age/usage, etc.

Stellantis has only stated a recall, and is "working to confirm the cause". Going though my legal translator, that sounds to me that they have a strong indication of what the cause might be, but are reserving the final decision or at least a public statement until more research is done. I think finding the cause and correcting it as this is a safety issue, is top priority.

However, the statement also has "The recall is limited to model-year 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids; no other Pacifica models are affected" - which is up for interpretation - are they not affected because there's been no fires? or did something change in manufacturing that would mean we're not at risk?

Is anyone on this forum a part of the recall? Any info on what's happening next?
 
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