Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role in a Star Trek movie, was killed in his own driveway after his Jeep rolled backwards and pinned him to a brick post. The vehicle he drove had been flagged by the manufacturer for a problem involving poor gear selector design causing the vehicle to roll backwards. A Jeep recall indicating there was a problem with the gear selector design had been announced, but it is unclear if Yelchin was aware of it.
In April Fiat Chrysler notified the federal government that they would be filing a recall notice. They notified Jeep owners about the problem in May but have sent no official recall notices informing owners to bring their vehicles in for repair. This is because Fiat Chrysler is waiting for replacement parts to become available.
The gear selector design in certain Fiat Chrysler vehicles makes it unclear which gear the vehicle is in. Anytime a manufacturing defect or poor design proves to cause serious injury and/or death, those injured have cause to recover damages under product liability law.
Jeep Recall Involves Several Fiat Chrysler Models
The recall actually involves several vehicles which have this particular gear selector design. These vehicles include:
- 2012 – 2014 Dodge Charger
- 2012 – 2014 Chrysler 300 Sedans
- 2014 – 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV’s
If you have one of these vehicles you need to be aware of the problem and use caution when parking your vehicle. Anyone who has ever been seriously injured by any type of consumer product that was due to poor design, manufacturing defect, or improper/defective material should always consult with a product liability lawyer. Personal injury attorneys who handle product liability cases know best how to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.
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