New Minivan Stalls While Driving: Parents

There's a push nationwide for a recall of more than 150,000 minivans. Dozens of owners have filed complaints with the government that their vehicles are stalling while they're driving.

(Published Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017)

There’s a push nationwide for a recall of more than 150,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Dozens of owners have filed complaints with the government that their vehicles are stalling while they're driving.

Imagine driving on the highway and suddenly your car just stalls. No power steering, no turn signals, and you can't accelerate to get out of the way of oncoming traffic.

Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

This scenario is reportedly playing out across the country. Now, we're hearing from one mom who said it happened to her.

Adam and Allison Cohen purchased their minivan for the same reason many parents do, safety.

On two separate occasions, they say their 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lost power and stalled while Allison was driving with one of their children.

Allison Cohen describes the incident saying, “Your car is basically off, you don't have power steering, you can't accelerate and I was in the middle of an intersection in my neighborhood and my car just stops.”

Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

The Cohens are one of more than 50 Pacifica minivan owners who've filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.

One driver recorded his own incident after he safely pulled over. He said his 2017 Pacifica stalled while driving in the fast lane on a busy San Francisco freeway.

The Center for Auto Safety, along with the Cohens, filed a petition with NHTSA to investigate the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for stalling issues.

The Center for Auto Safety’s Executive Director Jason Levine said, “What we want to see Chrysler do is 1. Get these cars off the road, 2. Give people a loaner, and 3. Figure out what the problem is and fix it.”

Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
No word on any injuries.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

The Cohens refuse to drive their brand new Pacifica, which now is parked back at the dealership.

Adam Cohen explains why he came to us.

"I don't have the luxury to be patient and waiting for them to take action and Chrysler wasn't doing anything about it and that's when we decided to do something more.”

NBC Responds reached out to Chrysler. In a statement the company said, "it's unaware of any injuries or accidents associated with these complaints ... in most of the complaints ... customers were able to restart their vehicles immediately thereafter, and the condition did not reoccur."

Eight people were injured in an accident captured by video in Kumamoto, southwestern Japan. The 62-year-old driver and eight members of the Amakusa High School handball team aboard suffered light injuries and were taken to a hospital. A school employee said the driver was nodding off.

(Published Monday, March 26, 2018)

The Cohens told us Chrysler did offer to buy back their Pacifica. The driver who recorded the incident from San Francisco confirmed with us that Chrysler extended the same offer to him as well.