Thousands of Jeep vehicles are being recalled in Australia over fears the cars may roll away when left in the “PARK” position, striking and injuring the driver, passenger or bystanders.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued the recall of all 2014 – 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s and 2012 – 2014 Chrysler 300’s on Wednesday.
In the statement, the ACCC says that “Drivers may inadvertently fail to engage the “PARK” position before exiting the vehicle.
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“If the engine is left running, the “PARK” position is not engaged and the “PARK BRAKE” is not applied prior to the driver exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away.”
Owners of these vehicles can take them to a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership whereby the vehicle will have work conducted to safe guard against the possibility that the vehicle is not properly put into the “PARK” position.
The recall comes following the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. The 27-year-old was allegedly crushed by his Jeep Grand Cherokee when it rolled down the hill of his LA home last week.
It’s believed the vehicles had already been recalled in the US.