2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The year of the defective ignition switch continues.

In their third such recall of 2014, Chrysler has announced a worldwide recall of 349,442 vehicles involving faulty ignition switches that could cause cars to suddenly turn off while driving.

This latest recall affects 5 models from the 2008 line.  These models include, the Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs as well as the Chrysler 300 sedan, the Dodge Charger sedan and the Dodge Magnum station wagon.

Earlier this year, Chrysler expanded recall 11V-139 to include an additional 525,205 minivans due to an ignition switch defect and recalled another 643,618 Jeeps from 2006 suffering from the same ignition switch defect.

Because of this defect, Chrysler has recalled over 1 million cars.  GM, who first set off the wave of ignition switch recalls back in February of 2014, has recalled more than sixteen million vehicles alone because of faulty ignition switches.

Chrysler has given owners of the affected models a temporary prescription similar to the one G.M. has given owners of its affected models: Remove car keys from heavy key rings until the faulty part is repaired, minimizing the risk of key rotation.

Click here to read the full New York Times article: Chrysler Recalls 349,000 Vehicles for Faulty Ignition Switch

Americans rely on their car manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed vehicle.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Hondas, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers.  Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you.  Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.

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