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Old 06-20-2016, 03:49 PM
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Default Recalled Grand Cherokee May Be Involved in Actor Anton Yelchin's Death



Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Pavel Checkov in the new Star Trek franchise, was found dead yesterday at his home in Southern California after being pinned against a gate by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Just another reason I drive a Manual. Leave it in gear and Pull the E-Brake, My Jeep is not going anywhere.
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Originally Posted by Jonathan_JK View Post
Just another reason I drive a Manual. Leave it in gear and Pull the E-Brake, My Jeep is not going anywhere.
Pretty sure that if he had engaged his parking brake (E-Brake) this wouldn't have happened either.
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Pretty sure that if he had engaged his parking brake (E-Brake) this wouldn't have happened either.
Most people who drive a Auto don't pull the E-brake they think putting it in park will lock the transmission. I bet people who live in San Fransisco do though....lol..... Shoot If I lived there I'd have some wheel chocks.
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Default Yelchin's parents suing FCA

Looks like Yelchin's parents are suing FCA...
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From what I've read it's not because the vehicle is coming out of park, it is because the vehicle was not actually put into park. The shifter returns to its resting position after a shift rather than remain where you put it. So at a glance the shifter is always in the same position so it can be missed that it is not actually in park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miUHNubRztk

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I always pull up my e-brake even when driving automatic. Heck I do it in every vehicle I drive.
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Default Dealership Claims Misuse of Jeep Led to Anton Yelchin’s Death

The California dealership that sold actor Anton Yelchin the Jeep that his family claims is responsible for the star’s death is vowing to fight the claim.
Dealership Claims Misuse of Jeep Led to Anton Yelchin?s Death - JK-Forum
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