Across the globe, 1.1 million cars are being recalled by Fiat Chrysler, mostly affecting full sized cars and SUVs in the United States. The recall was issued after the company became aware that some drivers were becoming confused by the vehicles’ automatic transmission design, resulting in injuries.
In certain vehicles, the lever that electronically shifts the gear returns to the same starting position each time that gears are shifted, rather than staying in a designated position indicating that the car is in park, drive, etc. To be sure that the car is actually in park, the driver has to look at an electronic screen. Many people have incorrectly believed that they shifted their car into park and have exited their vehicles, only for their cars to begin moving. The confusion has caused at least 41 reported injuries so far.
Sadly, dangerous automobiles result in serious injuries with alarming frequency throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the United States. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a dangerous, defective, or malfunctioning motor vehicle, take action against the responsible automaker with the help of the experienced attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call us today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about what we can do for you.