Fiat Chrysler Is Being Sued Over a Software Flaw
Plaintiffs accuse the company of withholding information about a software flaw that caused 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to stall
Last week, a California judge decided to allow a class action lawsuit filed in December 2017 against Fiat Chrysler to proceed. The lawsuit, which could have major ramifications for car makers, was filed in response to stalling issues with 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans that the plaintiffs allege were caused by known software defects.
The plaintiffs allege that Fiat Chrysler, despite numerous owner complaints about the Pacifica stalling out, concealed knowledge of defects in Pacifica’s powertrain control module (PCM) to keep customers from having concerns about buying the vehicle.