Chrysler Pacifica Recall

Chrysler Pacifica Lemon Law – Minivan Recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will recall a small number of Chrysler Pacifica vehicles containing halfshafts that can suffer potentially catastrophic failure.

The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based manufacturer will recall 61 2018 Chrysler Pacifica vans built between Feb. 22 and June 11, 2018.

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The affected vehicles can contain “misassembled” halfshaft assemblies. Halfshafts are a drive axle type that extends from the vehicle’s differential transmitting torque to the front wheels. They are commonly installed on front wheel drive vehicles. The halfshafts in question were meant for hybrid electric vehicles, and when used in non-hybrid vehicles can keep the retaining ring from properly securing the axle shaft to the CV joint.

This can let the halfshaft disengage from the CV joint, killing motive power and increasing crash risk. This can also prevent the vehicle from staying in park when stationary, increasing rollaway injury risk.

FCA first learned of the problem on May 7, 2018, when a dealer replaced a malfunctioning halfshaft in a vehicle delivered to a mobility upfitter. FCA found three instances in which the wrong halfshafts were installed in 2018 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The company identified the potentially affected vehicle population and on July 19, 2018 initiated a safety recall.

FCA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left or right halfshaft assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is U80. Owners can also visit the NHTSA’s website and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.

Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.

If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to help you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket. is sponsored by Lemon Law Lawyers Allen Stewart P.C.

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