Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 2:31 pm
Chrysler has announced the recall of approximately 469,000 Jeeps worldwide, with the number of affected vehicles in the United States around 295,000. According to a report on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, Chrysler issued the recall because of a problem with certain Jeeps’ transmissions, which allow the affected vehicles to shift from park into neutral on their own.
According to Chrysler spokesperson Eric Mayne, there have been a reported 26 accidents and 2 injuries in connection with this defect. The affected Jeep models include 2006 to 2010 Jeep Commanders and 2005 to 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokees. The automaker apparently knew of this defect as much as 16 months ago, but only now issued the recall. The company has announced that it has new software that will hopefully correct the problem.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a vehicle defect or malfunction, you may be able to secure compensation from the vehicle’s manufacturer. Learn more about your legal rights and options by contacting the Law Office of Bill Pelhan today by calling 717-392-6362.