Can anyone say “lawsuit?”
It looks like the SUV that rolled and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin over the weekend was being recalled, because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly.
Government records show the 2015 model-year Grand Cherokees were part of a global recall of 1.1 million vehicles announced by automaker Fiat Chrysler in April.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged the recall because of complaints from drivers who had trouble telling if they had put the automatic transmissions in park. If they were not in park and a driver left the vehicle, it could roll away.
Yelchin, who played Checkov in the new Star Trek movies, died Sunday after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against a mailbox pillar and security fence at his home, according to LAPD.