Liftgate sensor error prompts Chrysler minivan recall

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Due to a potentially defective right side liftgate pinch sensor, Chrysler Group Limited Liability has announced a voluntary recall for about 470 of its Town and Country and Dodge Caravan passenger vehicles at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Certain of these vehicles, manufactured between March 9, 2012 and March 12, 2012 may have been equipped with malfunctioning right side liftgate pinch sensors that may be difficult to prevent from closing in the final stages of its closing process.  If the liftgate closes on an appendage, it may cause injury to a driver or passenger. Vehicles affected by this recall have been distributed for sale in model year 2012. Chrysler plans to begin notifying owners of affected vehicles of the potential safety issue beginning this month. Authorized Chrysler dealerships will replace defective right side liftgate pinch sensors at no cost to the owner. Consumers seeking more information about this recall can contact Chrysler and reference recall number M17 or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline and reference campaign identification number 12V191000.

As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I am hopeful that this recall is effectively carried out in order to prevent any safety issues that might result from this potential defect. If you or someone you care for has been injured in an accident involving a defective motor vehicle, please consider discussing your legal rights with a car accident attorney in Ventura.