B0A – Battery Post May Short Circuit and Cause Fire – 2023 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV

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November 9, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V753000

Battery Post May Short Circuit and Cause Fire

A fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V753

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 32

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2023 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. An electrical short may occur due to an incorrectly installed 12-volt battery isolator post, resulting in a fire while parked or driving.

 

Remedy

Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete. Dealers will correct the isolator to fit the anti-rotation stud, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 29, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is B0A.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2023 Model Year (RU) Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) equipped with a 3.6L V6 hybrid engine [sales code EH3].

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles may have been built with a 12 Volt (12V) isolator post that is off location. An off location 12V isolator post may result in a short to ground in the 12V battery positive (B+) circuit, which could lead to a vehicle fire with the ignition on or off. A vehicle fire can result in increased risk of occupant injury and/or injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.

Customers are advised to not park these vehicles inside of buildings or structures, or near other vehicles until the vehicle has the final repair completed.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall on all affected vehicles to modify the isolator to fit the anti-rotation stud correctly. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2023.

 


12V Isolator Post

Reference: B0A / NHTSA 23V-753

SYMPTOM DESCRIPTION

The 12 Volt (12V) Isolator post on about 33 of the above vehicles may have been built off location. An off location 12V isolator post may result in a short to ground in the 12V battery positive (B+) circuit, which could lead to a vehicle fire with the ignition on or off. A vehicle fire can result in increased risk of occupant injury and/or injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.

Customers are advised to not park these vehicles inside of buildings or structures, or near other vehicles until the vehicle has the final repair completed.

 

SCOPE

This recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with a 3.6L V6 hybrid engine (sales code EH3).

NOTE: Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

REPAIR TO BE PERFORMED

Replace the 12V Isolator. Modify the new isolator part to fit the anti-rotation stud.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part No. Qty.  Part Name
68531429AA 1 Battery Positive Isolator

 

SPECIAL TOOLS

Number Description
NPN wiTECH MicroPod IIeBay / MDP
NPN Laptop Computer
NPN wiTECH Software
NPN Multimeter
/ 2035110082 Cover, Terminal Protective
2035101082 Cover, HEV Battery Terminal

 

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Chronology :

  • On August 8, 2023, the FCA US Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation into 2023 MY Chrysler Pacifica PHEVs that were built with an isolator post that is off location.
  • From August 2023, through October 2023, FCA US TSRC reviewed production data and met with engineering to understand the design and history.
  • As of October 27, 2023, FCA US is aware of zero customer assistance records, zero warranty claims, and zero field reports potentially related to this issue for all markets.
  • As of October 27, 2023 FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially related to this issue for all markets.
  • On November 2, 2023, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHRYSLER PACIFICA 2023

 


4 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V753-5732.PDF 214.258KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V753-6412.pdf 796.206KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-23V753-4742.pdf 54.816KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V753-1574.pdf 1768.584KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V753&docType=RCL

 


 

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