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

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(Reuters) - Automobiles NV said on Friday it was recalling more than 162,000 2017 Pacifica minivans because a may cause the 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, said.

Dealers will update the engine control software, the company said, adding that most incidents associated with the glitch took place at low speeds or when the were starting up.

The Center for Auto Safety, a consumer advocacy group, petitioned the in November to investigate the issue after it said at least 50 owners had reported stalling in new Pacifica minivans. The agency asked to answer questions about the stalling last month.

said it had begun investigating the issue before the petition was filed.

The includes nearly 154,000 in the and more than 8,000 others around the world, but the company did not immediately say when the new software would be available.

Hybrid of the minivans are not included in the

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Tom Brown)

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 03:51 IST