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Recall - Improper Engine Restart May Cause Stall or Fire

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October 19, 2018 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V740000
Improper Engine Restart May Cause Stall or Fire

My car falls outside of this recall...just barely. BUT, my 2018 Pac. PHEV had the exact symptoms at 1000 miles on October 6 - car slowly came to a stop, no power and smelled like it was catching on fire. Towed to the dealer. November 1st, the dealer replaced my Catalytic Converter - it had failed - with no explanation of how it could have happened. I now find this recall and have filed a complaint with the NHTSA hoping to expand the recall. I'm still waiting for the $1260 the dealer owes me for car rental while in the shop 25 days - a rental they said they would reimburse me for.

If you have had a similar problem with your car, file a complaint by phone or on-line to make sure this dangerous problem gets addressed. Look up Chrysler Pacifica recalls on the NHTSA.GOV website.
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My VIN isn't in the recall range. I believe it was manufactured after the original range of problem vehicles was described.My vehicle was probably manufactured just after the recall period edge, but one of the following vehicles that didn't get the fix at the factory. In transit.
I think you're right. I posted on that thread before I knew it was a recall problem. I guess I'm waiting for it to catch on fire or they decide that it should be included in the recall. My dealer is M.I.A.
I'm glad your vehicle is in the recall range. Though covered in the warranty - make sure they check your catalytic converter and O2 sensors upstream and downstream of it - the recall will make sure the underlying software/hardware problem is resolved. Get it in to the dealer immediately - A fire in the catalytic converter spreading out and reaching the Lithium batteries will make the car a fire bomb, essentially.
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