Fiat Chrysler in Crisis
Car manufacturers compete for market share day in and day out. Very rarely, can you turn on the TV and not see a commercial for some sale running at a local dealership, whether it be year end model year clearance or no money down. Sadly, car manufacturers sometimes stoop to new lows when making promises to potential buyers.
In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Fiat Chrysler now admits to violating a federal rule on reporting death and injury claims. These same death and injury claims have been linked to possible defects in their cars, resulting in recalls.
Before you buy a Chrysler for its safety ratings, you should consider this information. The safety ratings advertised may not be accurate and could leave you with a false sense of security.
If you own a Chrysler, you may also be affected by the most recent Chrysler recall that was announced in September 2015. This recall included more than 1.7 million Dodge Ram truck models 1500, 2500, and 3500 that were manufactured from model years 2012 to 2015. These trucks were recalled for steering and airbag issues that pose serious safety issues.
Various other Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models have been recalled over the past few years. If you own a vehicle manufactured by Chrysler, it is in your best interest to visit the Chrysler website to check your VIN number for safety recalls. Contact a Board Certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim if you own a recalled model.