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20th Jun 2016

The car manufacturer of the Jeep that killed Anton Yelchin may be at fault

The vehicle Anton drove was recalled in 2014 & 2015...

Rebecca Keane

Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin sadly passed away yesterday.

The 27-year-old died following a freak accident in Los Angeles, involving his car rolling backward and crushing him.

Celebrities and fans have been paying tribute to the late Star Trek actor, shocked at the sudden loss of their idol and friend.

According to New York Daily News, many of the Jeep Grand Cherokee cars, the model of the vehicle that killed Anton were recalled recently for their flaw in parking.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Actor Anton Yelchin arrives to a screening of Dreamworks Pictures' "Fright Night" on August 17, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Problems arose for drivers in the design of the car regarding its electronic gear shift.

Drivers of the Cherokee were to press buttons to shift gears instead of using a gear stick which meant many Cherokee drivers were lead to believe their car was parked when in fact, it wasn’t.

In April, Fiat Chrysler recalled more than 200,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees that were produced between July 2012 and December 2015 as countless stories of injuries, car crashes and damages emerged from dissatisfied Cherokee customers.

Fiat Chrysler has not yet commented on the matter.