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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

Bet that dude is pissed he didn't buy a Porsche or Range Rover lol... Plenty of money and he chose the Grand Cherokee with the suicide shifter

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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

Wow just saw the report on the nightly news. They showed a video of the GC shifter and how it 'works'...

Wtf were they thinking when they designed that thing? That is horrid.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:01 PM
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Wow just saw the report on the nightly news. They showed a video of the GC shifter and how it 'works'...

Wtf were they thinking when they designed that thing? That is horrid.
Like it just fine in both my 14 Summit and 15 SRT...Like how it's a slap shifter...yes it does require some diligence for confirming gear but I have had no issues in 42k miles and 2.5 yrs using it.
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

Im.gonna post a video of how easy it is to use....
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

The reports state that his driveway is very steep. Even with a normal shifter, you should hit the park brake before jumping out on a steep hill. Obviously he didn't deserve to die, but that's a dumb mistake.
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Im.gonna post a video of how easy it is to use....

Like this one...


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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

Pics of the driveway: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/130860...-in-car-crash/
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...Even with a normal shifter, you should hit the park brake before jumping out on a steep hill.
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

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Video is misleading. They show the exterior as a 12-12 model SRT and say this is instructions for a 3.6L. I don't recall any 3.6L looking like that on the exterior...
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

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Im.gonna post a video of how easy it is to use....

That doesn't mean it's designed well!! How many millions of other vehicles don't have this problem? Bottom line is that the shifter has zero tactical feel and most people aren't accustomed to looking at the shifter to confirm the gear it should be in. Poor design, period.


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