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Fiat Chrysler Shifter Investigated In Actor's Death Now Linked To 266 Crashes, 68 Injuries

It turns out that the problems with Fiat Chrysler’s unusual and problematic automatic gear shifter are bigger than originally reported. The mushroom-shaped gear shifter on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and other cars—a part being investigated in the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin—is now linked to 266 crashes and 68…

Fiat Chrysler Sent Jeep Rollaway Fix To Dealers Days Before Actor Anton Yelchin's Death

The death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, crushed by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Sunday after the SUV rolled backwards in his own driveway, has been deemed a bizarre and tragic accident. Adding another element of tragedy is the fact that despite Fiat Chrysler speeding up its recall for the rollaway problem, the…

Did Jeep's Recalled Gear Shifter Contribute To The Death Of Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin? (Updating)

Earlier today, we learned about the tragic death of Anton Yelchin after the Star Trek actor was found pinned between his car and a mailbox. Now news from TMZ indicates that Yelchin’s car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, leading us to wonder whether it was among the 1.1 million cars recalled in April due to a confusing…

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