Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans and the California Lemon Law
At Century Law Group, our California lemon law attorneys make it our purpose to research, understand, and produce legal solutions for vehicle manufacturing defects that affect our clients.
Currently, our focus is pivoting to the 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans, and the serious safety defects they are posing to our California residents.
If you are the owner of a 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan, here is what you need to know about its defects, so you can get the help you need.
Chrysler is Warning Pacifica Hybrid Minivans Owners Not to Charge Their Vehicles
The vehicle manufacturer, Chrysler, is warning 2017 and 2018 Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan owners not to charge their vehicles due to a fire risk.
The Pacifica Hybrid Minivans are under investigation, and Chrysler is “working to confirm the cause of the fires.”
Currently, it is believed the cause of the fires is corrosion in an electrical connection involving Pacifica’s 12-volt battery system used to power auxiliary features, including radios and garage door openers.
As they work on a solution, they ask that all Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan owners avoid parking in garages, near structures, or other vehicles until the cause of the fires is identified and a remedy is in place.
Of the 2017 and 2018 Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans that caught fire, some were parked and turned off, while others were plugged in and charging, making the risk of fire unpredictable.
What Should I Do If I Own a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan?
Until Chrysler notifies all Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan owners of a remedy to avoid potential fire hazards, the owners should not plug in their vehicles, or park them in garages, near structures, or other vehicles.
Chrysler will notify owners as soon as a fix for the defect is developed.
Chrysler Pacifica Models Have Exhibited Previous Defects in the Past
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids have been reported for having fire-related problems in the past.
In 2018, Chrysler reported a fuel system problem that was leading to fires, and in 2020, the manufacturer reported a separate fire-related issue.
If your vehicle has been affected by the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan recall, contact our experienced California Lemon Law attorneys today to help enforce the consumer protections you are rightfully entitled to under our laws.
The California Lemon Law states that a new vehicle is considered a lemon if it is still under the manufacturer’s warranty and has:
- A defect that substantially impairs the performance, safety, or value of the vehicle
- The vehicle has been out of service for at least 30 days, which do not have to be consecutive
- The defect has not been repaired after a reasonable number of attempts
If your 2017 or 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan is at risk for fire, the vehicle performance and your safety are in jeopardy, which means you may be eligible to file a claim under the California lemon law.
If your vehicle has already caught fire because of the defect and has been out of service for more than 30 days, you may also be eligible to file a claim under the California lemon law.
We can help.
Contact Our Skilled California Chrysler Lemon Law Attorneys at Century Law Group
Contact our experienced Chrysler lemon law attorneys in California today at (310) 642-6900 or online to learn more about the legal solutions that are available for your unique circumstances.
We provide free consultations and a straightforward approach to helping you put your Chrysler lemon behind you quickly and effectively, so you can move forward with confidence.