Chrysler 2018 Cruise Control Recall May Prompt Countrywide Lawsuits
Ford recently issued a recall notice for its Chrysler range of vehicles when it was discovered that a software defect causes the cruise control feature to fail, leaving the car stuck on this driving mode, thereby potentially endangering the lives of drivers. The recall notice targets 5.3 million vehicles, and the company has urged drivers not to turn on the cruise control feature until they receive software upgrades.
Chrysler Recall – Accidents and Injuries May Have Gone Unreported
The automaker has indicated that there haven’t been any crashes or injuries to date that could be attributed to this issue, but that they received a report of an individual being unable to turn off cruise control on a 2017 Dodge Journey car that they had rented.
Were you affected by the Chrysler recall? If you were unable to deactivate cruise control, leading to your suffering an accident, you may be able to file a Chrysler recall lawsuit. Please give us a call TODAY at 1 (773) 825-3547 for FREE to learn more about how we can help with filing your claim. This lawsuit may help you recover money damages that will go into paying for your medical bills, rehabilitation bills, lost wages, pain and suffering or wrongful death as well as funeral costs and loss of income if your spouse or other loved one died due to the Chrysler software defect.
Chrysler – Flouting Rules Led To Astronomical Fines
Chrysler has had its fair share of controversy and penalties: in 2015, it was fined $175 million by U.S. safety regulators when they found that most of their cars did not meet the recommended safety requirements laid out by industry stakeholders.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also chimed in and strongly urged vehicle owners to follow the warning to stop using the cruise control function until the issue was remedied.
Here’s a list of the affected vehicles:
- Chrysler 200
- Chrysler 300
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Dodge Charger
- Dodge Challenger
- Dodge Durango
- Dodge Journey
- Jeep Cherokee
- Jeep Wrangler
- Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks
The recall also stated that vehicles that were affected were manufactured between 2014 and 2018.
Chrysler Cruise Control Issue – How To Solve It
The cruise control issue may also cause vehicles to unexpectedly speed up, and can be remedied by keeping the brakes on to disable cruise control. In addition, if you’re unable to disable cruise control, pull over onto the shoulder if on the highway and use the shifter to put the car into Park. As a last resort, drivers are asked to use the shifter to put their vehicles into neutral.
Chrysler Recall Lawsuit Help
If you sustained an accident leading to property damage or personal injury as a result of this software glitch, give us a call NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 so we can advise you on the next steps to take. Manufacturers are required to do their due diligence and ensure all software updates have been tested before they are rolled out, failure to which they may be held liable on account of their negligence should customers get hurt. You can sue for the cost to repair or replace your car, hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering as well as punitive damages so car companies can place the safety of drivers like you at the top of their list of priorities. The legal consultation is free, and you’re under no obligation to have us take on your case. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.