Thursday, 22 December 2016 20:07

Potential Recall of Chrysler Vehicles

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Office of Gary Green is investigating claims involving rollaway incidents occurring in newer model Jeep Cherokee and other Dodge vehicles.

It has been alleged that these Chrysler vehicles have been designed with a faulty electronic rotary shifter that allows the vehicle to begin rolling after being placed into the parked position.

Complainants claim that the faulty rotary shifters have caused dozens of injures and over 121 accidents across the country since 2013.

During December, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a new investigation of upwards to 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles. This current investigation is focused on Dodge Ram 1500 pickups produced between 2013 to 2016, as well as 2014 to 2016 Dodge Durangos.

The rollaway complaints involving Dodge are similar to those that resulted in the recall of 1.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees earlier in 2016. Public interest in the defective rotary shifters increased after the death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin, who is best known for his role in the Star Trek movies. Yelchin’s death was caused when his parked Jeep Cherokee suddenly rolled forward and pinned him against the gate of his home.

The critics of the new electronic rotary shifters have claimed that the new shifters are malfunctioning and causing injuries, as well as confusing drivers who are accustomed to the conventional, mechanical method.

The NHTSA investigation into newer model Dodge trucks and SUVs has not been upgraded to a product recall, though the implementation of such investigations is a typical precursor to a formal recall.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollaway incident involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Chrysler-Dodge vehicle, please call Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.