Fiat Chrysler recalls 162,000 minivans over glitch that may cause stall

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it was recalling more than 162,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because a software glitch may cause the vehicles to stall.

The Italian-American automaker said one accident had potentially been linked to the defect. Under a rare set of conditions, a vehicle’s engine control module may incorrectly assess the engine’s operating status and cause it to stall, Fiat Chrysler said.

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Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America, introduces the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America, speaks next to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America, stands next to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Interior view of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at its unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 11: Chrysler introduces the 2017 Pacifica minivan at the North American International Auto Show on January 11, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The show is open to the public from January 16-24. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chrysler 2017 Pacifica minivan is unveiled during the press preview of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on January 11, 2016. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 11: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 'hands-free' Minivan is on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 11, 2016. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
Chrysler 2017 Pacifica minivan is unveiled during the press preview of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on January 11, 2016. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A row of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) 2017 Crysler Pacifica minivan vehicles are displayed for sale at a car dealership in Moline, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Ward's Automotive Group released U.S. monthly total and domestic auto sales figures on July 3. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is seen at the Washington Auto Show in Washington January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo
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(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Tom Brown)

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