Chrysler announced that it would be recalling over 800,000 vehicles due to the vehicle’s confusing gear shift design. The recalled vehicles feature a gear selector that remains in the same position regardless of whether the vehicle is in park, drive, neutral, or reverse, and only lights up to indicate a gear change.
This system has caused many consumers to mistakenly believe their car is in park before exiting their vehicle, leading to a reported 41 injuries caused by the mistake. The vehicle does have warning systems to indicate that the vehicle is not in park, such as warning sounds and a displayed alert, but Chrysler is recalling vehicles in order to improve the warning systems. The new warnings will automatically disable the car from moving in certain situations if it is not in park. The recalled vehicles include 2012-2014 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 Sedans, and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees.
Unfortunately, defects such as these occur in far more automobiles than most individuals are aware of. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, we know how devastating the accidents caused by defective vehicles can be and are committed to helping victims build a case against the responsible parties. Call our offices at (800) 242-2874 to learn more.