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Jeep Uncontrollable Reverse Defective Product Injury Lawsuits

Jeep Uncontrollable Reverse | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Defective Product: Injury | Loss Of Driving Control, Unintentional Shifting, Faulty Internal Shaft

On February 15, 2002, The Chrysler Group, a unit of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, announced the recall of 1.6 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer sport-utility vehicles produced from 1993 through 1998. These SUVs were the subject of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation which centered on the Jeep Grand Cherokee suddenly and unintentionally shifting into reverse and then driving uncontrollably backwards.

It is believed that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a defect that causes a hidden internal shaft lever within the transmission to rest on a flat space between reverse and park. This defect can make it appear that the SUV is in park, but it is really in hydraulic neutral or "false park mode". Light vibrations of movement can then cause this faulty internal shaft lever to slip into reverse gear and this can happen even if the engine is turned off.

It is estimated that the NHTSA and DaimlerChrysler have received almost 1000 complaint about "inadvertent rollway in reverse" incidents in Jeep Grand Cherokees.

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Chrysler Is Offering Repairs for 1.6-Million Vehicles After Driver Complaints About Sliding Gears

Feb 15, 2002 | Los Angeles Times
Chrysler announced the recall of 1.6-million Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles Thursday in response to a series of accidents in which the vehicles unexpectedly lurched into reverse, causing at least five deaths and more than 150 injuries.A federal safety agency investigating the problem had received more than 700 complaints from owners of the popular SUVs, who reported that their Grand Cherokees could slip into reverse when the gearshift appeared to be in the "park" position. In most...

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