Is Your Vehicle Part of Fiat Chrysler Recall?

A Fiat Chrysler recall will affect more than 1.1 million vehicles worldwide, including Dodge Chargers, Chrysler 300 sedans and Jeep Grand Cherokees. The problem involves the shift lever that puts the vehicles into gear. The cars have an electronic shift lever that must be moved forward or backward to select the gear, instead of a traditional gear lever that moves along a track. Apparently the lever has to be pushed forward three times to move from “drive” to “park.” Although the vehicle chimes a warning if the driver side door is open when the car is not in park, the engine remains on, which can cause the vehicle to roll away when it should be parked.

An investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this year discovered that the shift lever is not intuitive and does not provide the driver with sufficient tactile feedback. There have been at least 121 crashes related to the faulty lever.

Vehicles covered by the recall include 2012-14 Dodge Chargers, 2012-14 Chrysler 300 sedans and 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

The fix will include updating the gear levers and enhancing warning signals if the vehicle is not in park.

You can visit the NHTSA website to see if your vehicle is included in the Fiat Chrysler recall.

“This is a serious defect that has the potential to cause a lot of injuries. If your vehicle is part of the recall, be sure to schedule the repair as soon as possible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.


DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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