Lieff Cabraser’s automotive defects team is investigating reports that 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Electric Vehicles have a serious defect that can cause the Pacifica minivans to explode and/or catch fire, posing a deadly risk not only to drivers and passengers but also to homes, garages, sheds, and other cars and buildings near which the vehicles are parked.
Fiat Chrysler issued a self-styled “safety recall” in February 2022 for over 16,000 affected hybrid Pacifica minivans manufactured between August of 2016 and August of 2018 sold in the U.S., but that so-called recall did not direct owners and lessees to physically return the vehicles, but rather merely provided an “advisory” that users of the vehicles should refrain from recharging them and park them far from structures and other vehicles.
Owners describe the now-unchargeable Pacifica minivans as “time-bombs” awaiting spontaneous detonation, posing a constant threat to their homes and families, and argue that Chrysler needs to take immediate responsibility for the potentially lethal vehicles.
If you own or lease a 2017-2018 model year Fiat Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan, whether it has exploded yet or not, we urge you to contact an experienced vehicle defect and safety lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your potential lawsuit and recovery. There is no charge for our confidential review of your case, and the information you provide will help us hold Fiat Chrysler accountable for all relevant defect dangers and attendant safety violations.