32 Pacificas a’flaming, and other recalls

Chrysler is recalling just 32 2023 Pacifica PHEVs, ironically because the 12-volt battery’s isolator post may not have been installed correctly. This could result in a fire whether the vehicle is moving or parked. Owners are asked to park outside and away from buildings until the recall has been finished. All affected vehicles were made on July 7-8, 2023. The problem has not yet affected any actual vehicles.

2023 Chrysler Pacifica Road Tripper minivan

Other automakers had a rougher recall week, and Hyundai-Kia may have a very, very rough day in the future—the NHTSA is investigating the potential for 16 recalls at the South Korean automaker, with over six million vehicles possibly involved.

  • Ford front wheel and hub extenders may come off on 2022-23 “Super Duty” pickups (F350 through F-600)
  • A variety of Hondas and Acuras from 2016 to 2020 are being recalled because the engine could be damaged by premature connecting rod bearing wear, causing loss of power.
  • Subaru front driveshaft assemblies may break, causing loss of control (2023 WRX, 2024 Crosstrek and Impreza, 2023-24 Forester).
  • BMW is recalling 2020-12 1-series and 2010-11 X3, X5, and Z4 vehicles because the camshaft timing bolts may loosen, stalling the engine.
  • Volkswagen’s 2023-24 ID.4 electric car is being recalled because, of all things, the sunshade is not fire-retardent enough.

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