The company has distributed a notice warning of an electrical failure in the inverter module, potentially causing loss of motive power.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is apparently off to a rough start as owners complain of a recall and buyers are forced to wait until later this year for delivery.

A recall notice obtained by Gas2 warns of an inverter module diode failure that can cause the vehicle to unexpectedly quit operating. All affected vehicles will require a replacement power inverter module to resolve the defect.

"A loss of motive power could cause a crash without warning," the document says.

A complaint in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database, submitted on June 9, claims "Chrysler has no replacement, says nothing can be done until third quarter 2017."

The campaign is said to affect more than 1,300 vehicles sold in the US market.

The company has confirmed that the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid is no longer available in the factory order system. The 2018 model is expected to "become available" in the next month, but it is unclear if the statement is referring to order availability or anticipated delivery.