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Chrysler Announces Huge Jeep Recall over Transmission Problems

Chrysler recently announced a massive recall involving 469,000 Jeep vehicles worldwide for transmission problems. The recall affects around 295,000 Jeeps sold in the U.S. for problems involving transmissions that can shift from park into neutral. The recall was announced on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, which reported that Chrysler is moving swiftly on fixing the issue. The recall affects Jeep Commanders for the 2006 to 2010 model years and Grand Cherokees from the 2005 to 2010 model years.

Chrysler reports that they have confirmed 26 accidents and two injuries in connection with the faulty transmissions. The extent of the injuries is not known, but a Chrysler spokesman reported that they were not fatal. Chrysler told the NHTSA that a software problem is responsible for transmissions shifting into neutral from park when the vehicle is started. The automaker told NHTSA officials that the company first became aware of the problems after hearing from a Grand Cherokee owner who reported that his vehicle shifted into neutral after he used the remote start feature.

Chrysler announced in December 2012 that it had finished testing new software that it hoped would address the problem and prevent it from recurring. In March, Chrysler reported that it had finished testing the software fix but did not conclude that a recall was necessary until this month. The automaker plans to notify owners of the recalled vehicles in the coming weeks and will help them schedule service at their local dealership, where the problem will be fixed for free.

When we purchase a product, especially one costing many thousands of dollars, we have a right to expect that the product will be free of defects and safe to use. Sadly, this is not always the case. When people in Central Florida are injured by a defective product of any kind, they need an experienced Orlando product liability attorney to answer their questions, protect their rights and help them receive the fair and just compensation they deserve. Have you or a member of your family been injured by a defective product and want to learn more about your legal options? Call Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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