Car manufacturer Stellantis, known for car brands such as Jeep and Chrysler, is recalling almost 20,000 partly electric minibuses due to fire risk. It concerns the plug-in hybrid Pacific models produced in 2017 and 2018. An internal investigation showed that these models had started fires twelve times. Fire hazard is a known problem with electric cars.
All affected vehicles were parked and had their engines turned off. Eight of the vehicles were hanging from the charging station when the fires started.
The recall applies primarily to the United States and Canada. The 19,808 minibuses to be examined have batteries from LG Chem, a supplier to Stellantis. LG Energy Solution, the subsidiary of LG Chem that makes car batteries, has said it has not yet found a cause for the fires.
Stellantis said it had no information about injuries or accidents caused by the fires. Affected customers will be contacted as soon as a solution has been found for the problem. Customers do not have to pay anything for this, according to the company.
Stellantis recalls Pacific minivans over fire hazard
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