FCA recalling over 160,000 Pacificas
The Chrysler Pacifica wins Utility Vehicle of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Melanie Borrelli / CTV Windsor)
Published Friday, January 12, 2018 4:21PM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:53PM EST
FCA is recalling more than 160,000 late model Pacificas throughout North America.
A software glitch in the vehicle's engine control module has, in some instances, caused the motor to stall.
Company representatives say it happens when the vehicle is idling, starting, turning or traveling at low, steady speeds.
The company is aware of one crash which might have been related, but no injuries.
The campaign is limited to just the 2017 model year, and mini-van hybrids are not included.
The news follows another major award for the Windsor-built Pacifica.
It has been named one of Car and Driver’s 10 best trucks and SUV’s for the second consecutive year.
Judges of the publication say some of the highlights of the model include a suspension tuned for passenger comfort, yet the steering keeps the people mover nimble in parking lots.
It also highlights an “attractive exterior design” and “ergonomically-friendly interior controls.”
FCA spokespeople say the latest announcement brings the total number of awards for the Chrysler Pacifica to 77.
The vehicle is also nominated in two categories for the Cars.com awards that will be announced next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Chrysler Pacifica is one of three nominees in the Family Car of the Year category and the Pacifica Hybrid is also a nominee in the Eco-Friendly Car of the Year category.