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Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

So this is sad. But also could have been prevented. We all know about the shift knob and how it works, but accidents still happen. It appears he was getting out of his vehicle and it was not actually in park. It then pinned him to his mail box and killed him. Here is the link

Anton Yelchin Death: Jeep Grand Cherokees Were Recalled for Confusing Parking Brakes

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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

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So this is sad. But also could have been prevented. We all know about the shift knob and how it works, but accidents still happen. It appears he was getting out of his vehicle and it was not actually in park. It then pinned him to his mail box and killed him. Here is the link

Anton Yelchin Death: Jeep Grand Cherokees Were Recalled for Confusing Parking Brakes
duplicate thread, already started here:

Actor Anton Yelchin killed by Grand Cherokee in Neutral
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

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duplicate thread, already started here:

Actor Anton Yelchin killed by Grand Cherokee in Neutral
Thanks, I was looking didnt see it. Mods can delete.
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That is also a duplicate thread (and in SRT area so less look)
Original thread is here - Shifter confusion --- not just GC 14/15???

Edit: actually, you know that as you posted in that thread.
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That is also a duplicate thread (and in SRT area so less look)
Original thread is here - Shifter confusion --- not just GC 14/15???

Edit: actually, you know that as you posted in that thread.
u r right, I posted that a new separate thread had been started....just noticed as u say its in SRT so less look...just trying to keep it to 1 thread but that's probably not possible....
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

This is Jeep Garage, where duplicate threads are required.
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

Unless he had a SRT, this is where it belongs. It's a shame. Now maybe FCA will not drag their heels on these recalls. The publicity will not be good.
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

IF this is the issue that caused his accidental death, then I would guess that their software fix might rapidly turn into a hardware fix.
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Star Trek Actor and the Shifter Recall

Star Trek Actor,Anton Yelchin (Chekhov) was killed in a freak car accident this past weekend. According to media reports he was rolled into by his Jeep Grand Cherokee after he exited, pinning him against a security gate. His JGC is part of the shifter recall. Here is the link to the NY Daily News article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2680334


If true: PR disaster in 3...2...1.
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Re: Star Trek Actor and the Shifter Recall

Just put this together. Unbelieveable.
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Re: Star Trek Actor and the Shifter Recall

Wow, I just in case never going to go out if the car still runing or just press the brake pedal.
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Re: Shifter Confusion killed Anton Yelchin!!!

I originally was going to delete this, but the referenced thread is in the dedicated SRT area which most folks interested in JGC don't likely visit. I also combined with a recently posted thread on the same subject by rtadams.

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