Fiat-Chrysler Recalling Mini-Vans

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160-thousand minivans to fix a software problem that can make their engines stall.

The recall covers certain Chrysler Pacifica vans from the 2017 model year with gasoline engines.  The company says under certain conditions, the engine control computer can incorrectly determine the operating status and cause the engine to shut off. Fiat Chrysler officials say they know of one potentially related crash but no injuries caused by the problem.

The recall comes about two months after the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety filed a petition asking the government to seek a recall of the vans. The group told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that more than 50 people have complained about the problem so far.