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Recall Roundup: FCA Recalls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan to Update Engine Control Software

Recall Roundup: FCA Recalls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan to Update Engine Control Software

By Joseph Dobrian, January 29, 2018
During the past week, several automakers recalled a total of just over 243,000 light passenger vehicles, dating back to the 2006 model year. The largest recall involves 153,859 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles from the 2017 model year. Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) also is recalling more than 87,000 Azera and Sonata sedans to address an ABS short circuit.

Details for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2017-2018 Aston Martin DB11 V12 Coupe, DB11 V8 Coupe
  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,027
  • Issue: The driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.
  • Remedy: Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2018. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988.
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V065000


2017 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Number of vehicles affected: 153,859
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with a 3.6-liter engine. The engine control software may become out of sync with the crankshaft position sensor, possibly resulting in an engine stall.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine control software free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 2, 2018. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: U01
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V049000


2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Lincoln Navigator

  • Number of vehicles affected: 361
  • Issue: The second-row window control modules may intermittently stop the movement of the power window. If something, such as a finger, is pinched by the window glass, the stopped window control module may prevent the window from automatically reversing.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second-row window electronic control modules, and replace them as necessary based on their build date codes, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 18C01
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V058000


2006-2011 Hyundai Azera
2006 Hyundai Sonata

  • Number of vehicles affected: 87,854
  • Issue: Water may enter the anti-lock brake (ABS) module and result in an electrical short.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the vehicle's main junction box to prevent the risk of an ABS short-circuit while the car is turned off. The repairs will be made free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 172
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V026000


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1,242
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine. The fuel line may separate.
  • Remedy: FCA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the fuel line free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 2, 2018. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 18C02
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V048000

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