Over 60,000 Chrysler vehicles are being recalled to reprogram a brake system computer whose defects may lead to an inability to control the car. Chrysler says the failure occurs when the instrument panel warning lamps illuminate, followed by the loss of various controls in some cars. They report no accidents or injuries yet. Moral of the story: if you are driving a Chrysler and the panel warning lamps illuminate, don’t keep driving your car.
I do not have a lot of information to go off of, but it sounds like Chrysler is doing the right thing here by catching this wave before it really breaks. Plaintiffs’ attorneys have an obligation to point out not only what enormous companies are doing wrong but what they are doing right. The knock on personal injury lawyers has always been the “for a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” I hope this blog fights hard to avoid the assumption that every big business and insurance companies are the nails to our hammer in every case. Chrysler appears to have done the right thing.
- 2010 Chrysler Recall (another apparently responsible recall of 2009-2010 Dodge Ram trucks and 2010 Chrysler Sebring, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Nitro, and Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs).