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Anton Yelchin's Jeep Was Recalled for Gear Shifting Problem

Anton Yelchin's Jeep Was Recalled for Gear Shifting Problem

Anton Yelchin was killed over the weekend after his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him against his gate. Now, it has been revealed that the car was recalled.

TMZ has confirmed that the 27-year-old actor never had the problem fixed.

It was determined that there was a gear shifting problem in the car as it may not “adequately warn the driver when driver’s door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear.”

“Drivers thinking that their vehicle’s transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged,” according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Anton‘s cause of death was revealed to be “blunt traumatic asphyxia.”

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