2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls


The 2015 edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was voluntarily recalled last year due to malfunctions with the parking gear (electronic shifter). This problem has resulted in over 200 crashes and 40 injuries. Most recently the problem with the gear shifter may be tied to the death of the actor Anton Yelchin.

Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler voluntarily recalled some of its 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees due to a dangerous design error in its electronic shifter. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, the electronic gear shift on those models left many drivers uncertain if the cars were in park. “Drivers erroneously concluding that their vehicle’s transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged,” the report said. The company in April recalled the 248,667 models manufactured between July 16, 2012 and December 22, 2015. By the time of the recall, those cars had been tied to 41 injuries, 212 crashes and 308 property damage claims — but no known fatalities.

Information about this recall can be found here

Sources:
NY Daily News

NHTSA

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