Jeep that eliminated '' Star Trek ' star due to be remembered

‘Star Trip’ actor dies in freak accident
The Jeep SUV that squashed “Star Trip” star Anton Yelchin this weekend had actually been flagged by the automaker for a problem that could cause the automobile to roll away. Yelchin’s Jeep rolled down his driveway and pinned him to a brick post in front of his Los Angeles house, according to law enforcement. L.a authorities stated Monday, “The examination is continuous so we have not made any last determination regarding the cause of the mishap.” Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) submitted a recall notice in April with federal safety regulators for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, the design Yelchin owned, in addition to 1.1 million vehicles and SUVs in April. More than 100 crashes have actually been reported due to an equipment selector issue that triggered confusion about whether the vehicle remained in park. Related: Equipment shift confusion triggers Chrysler recall Automobile owners have not gotten a main recall notice yet, but they did receive a notification warning about the problem in Might. It encouraged drivers to double check that the car remains in park, which the parking brake is on before leaving. Fiat Chrysler has to await replacement parts to appear prior to it can begin repairs, according to its filing with security regulators. At that point it will send out a recall notification informing owners to bring the car in for free repairs. Fiat Chrysler said it will conduct an extensive examination of the accident that killed Yelchin, but that it is prematurely to say whether the gear issue was cause at the accident. “FCA extends its deepest compassions to the family and friends of Mr. Yelchin,” stated the company. Anton Yelchin as Ckekov in “Star Expedition.” The automobiles identified in April have a gear selector that makes it tough to inform what equipment the vehicle remains in. Unlike many gear selectors, which are in forward or back positions depending upon whether the car is in park, reverse, neutral or drive, these vehicles’ gear selectors always go back to the upright position after a driver changes gear. If a driver leaves a car when it’s in neutral, the car could roll away. Related: New cars still being constructed with flawed Takata airbags The National Highway Traffic Security Administration said there have actually been 117 crashes supposedly related to the issue. Of those, 28 apparently triggered injuries, including a fractured hips a burst bladder and damaged ribs. But current filings show no fatalities had been tied to the issue. The Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed “Star Expedition” star Anton Yelchin is because of be remembered for the very issue that cost him his life. To remedy the issue, Chrysler prepares to change how the equipment works and to boost the warnings a driver gets if they leave the vehicle when it’s not in park. The changes are developed to automatically avoid the car from moving under certain scenarios, even if the driver doesn’t choose “park.” The vehicles set to be recalled are model-year 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans, along with model-year 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Later on versions of these automobiles and SUVs have a different kind of equipment selector that apparently isn’t really as confusing. Fiat Chrysler said it altered the design of the equipment selector in part because of this problem.– Peter Valdes-Dapena, Steve Visser and Carma Hassan contributed to this report

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