Automobile Manufacture Recalls
Let the Death of Anton Yelchin be a warning to you.
Recently, there was a recall announced on Jeep Wrangler models from 2007-2011 and the 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee model. All of these vehicles are being recalled for safety issues. The problem is a confusing gear selector that could lead some drivers to believe that their vehicle is in park when it isn’t. A vehicle that isn’t in park can roll away and potentially injure or, in Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s case, kill someone.
The safety issue with the Jeep Cherokee, regarding the gear selector/shifter, only began receiving enough public attention to warrant a recall after implication in the death of the actor, Anton Yelchin. The recalls for the Jeep Wrangler were issued on May 24, 2016. As you might have noticed, 2016 is a long way off from 2007. It can take automobile manufacturers years to issue a recall, only doing so after reaching a certain threshold of complaints, injuries, or even deaths. Recalls can either be mandated by the government or self-implemented by the car company. In order for a recall to occur in either of these instances, there must exist a substantial amount of evidence that proves that a certain safety feature of the car is not up to standards. Investigations of this nature can take significant amounts of time, and consumers end up driving unsafe vehicles for months or even years.
You don’t want to become a statistic that forces a car recall. If your vehicle does not seem to be driving properly, take it to the dealership and have it serviced. If the service does not correct the problem, then you should not just accept it and move on. You have spent a lot of money to purchase or lease your vehicle, and when you spend this type of money, you should never have to worry that your vehicle is not safe.
Contact a New Jersey Lemon Law Attorney for Help Today
New Jersey has a very strong “Lemon Law” in place to protect you from such issues. At the Law Office of David W. Polsky, we understand how to fully evaluate and investigate your potential lemon law issue. If we accept your case, we will typically never charge you any legal fees, but instead, if we are successful, we will make these fees a part of your claim. We have extensive experience with Lemon Law matters in New Jersey, so please call our office at (973) 686-9787 for more information about how we can help in your case.