Injuries from “false park” or “park to reverse” transmission defects occur when drivers believe they are putting the car into “park”, even though the car is actually in a fragile position between “park” and “reverse.”
Because of this, even slight shifts in the car (such as a person getting out) can cause the car to go into reverse, causing serious injuries and deaths to passengers and bystanders.
And while interlock devices are now standard in most vehicles, not all of them work properly, leading drivers to believe their vehicle is locked in park even when it is not.
Vehicles know to have this defect include:
- 1988 through 2003 Dodge Dakotas
- Certain 1988 through 2006 Dodge Rams
- Certain 1993 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees
- Certain Ford rear-wheel drive vehicles including the Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis, Ford F-150, 250 and 350 pick-ups, Ford SUVs such as the Explorer, and other Ford vehicles with substantially similar transmissions such as the Econoline
- Certain Ford front-wheel drive vehicles such as the Ford Aerostar minivan
Victims of accidents that are the result of defective transmissions should consult only attorneys with years of experience successfully litigating a wide range of auto accidents.
For over 35 years, the personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr have successfully represented victims of negligence and defective products. If you or a loved has suffered because of transmission defects in automobiles, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.