Seatbelt Defects in 2013-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into 2013-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango vehicles to uncover the cause of vehicles’ seatbelts not retracting properly under certain conditions.

Although Chrysler has acknowledged the issue, there is yet to be a solution which protects drivers of 2013-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles. McCune Law Group seeks to secure a resolution for drivers of these Jeep and Dodge models that have been affected by seatbelt defects.

Dangers of Defective Seatbelts

Defective seatbelts in Dodge and Jeep vehicles may cause personal injury and can lead to a range of hazardous situations, including:

  • Insufficient Restraint: Seatbelts failing to retract properly can result in passengers being inadequately restrained during a car accident. This dramatically increases the risk of passengers being thrown forward or out of their seats, causing severe injuries.
  • Increased Injury Severity: When seatbelts do not function as intended, occupants are more likely to collide with the vehicle’s interior or other passengers, leading to more serious injuries such as head trauma, spinal injuries, and broken bones.
  • Ejection from the Vehicle: In the worst cases, defective seatbelts can fail to hold passengers in place, increasing the likelihood of ejection from the vehicle during an accident. Ejection from a moving vehicle significantly raises the risk of fatal injuries.
  • Psychological Impact: The fear and uncertainty associated with a malfunctioning seatbelt can lead to heightened anxiety and emotional distress among vehicle occupants, impacting their overall well-being.

At McCune Law Group, we are committed to holding manufacturers accountable for producing faulty products that compromise the safety of consumers. Your safety is paramount, and we are dedicated to ensuring that justice is served.

If you own a 2013-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango vehicle and have experienced seatbelt defects including failure to retract, contact an auto-defect attorney from McCune Law Group today. Your consultation is free!

What to Do If You Suspect a Defective Seatbelt

If you believe that you or someone you know may be driving a 2013-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango with a defective seatbelt, it is important to take the following steps:

  • Safety First: Ensure your own safety and the safety of your passengers. If you have not already, avoid using the defective seatbelt and ensure others do not use the defective seatbelt as well.
  • Document the Issue: Make a note of the specific seatbelt that is malfunctioning, the frequency of the defect, and any incidents where the defect has been observed.
  • Preserve Evidence: If possible, take clear photos or videos of the defective seatbelt and any related issues. These visual records can serve as valuable evidence in your case.
  • Seek Professional Help: Consult a qualified mechanic to inspect the seatbelt issue and provide a written assessment of the defect. This documentation can support your claim.
  • Contact Us: Reach out to McCune Law Group to discuss your Jeep or Dodge seatbelt defects with our experienced attorneys. We specialize in auto-defect cases and can guide you through the legal process to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the common seatbelt defects found in 2013-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles, and why are they dangerous?

Certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles were sold with seatbelt defects that prevented the seatbelts from retracting. These defects can result in grave safety hazards for passengers in the event of an accident or sudden stop.

If you believe that your vehicle may be equipped with a malfunctioning seatbelt, it is crucial to take immediate action to ensure your safety and that of your passengers. Primarily, avoid using defective seatbelts and opt for alternative restraint methods. Document the issue by noting the specific seatbelt in question, how frequently the defect occurs, and any incidents you have encountered due to the defect. If possible, capture clear photographs or videos of the problematic seatbelt and any related concerns. Seek the expertise of a qualified mechanic to inspect and assess the seatbelt defect. Their written evaluation will serve as essential evidence. Finally, contact our team at McCune Law Group to discuss your situation and explore your legal options.

Defective seatbelts present a range of dangers that compromise the safety of vehicle occupants. When seatbelts fail to retract properly, passengers can face insufficient restraint during accidents, increasing the likelihood of being thrown forward or out of their seats. This leads to higher injury severity, including head trauma, spinal injuries, and fractures. The risk of passengers being ejected from the vehicle further escalates, significantly increasing the chances of fatal injuries. The psychological toll of dealing with a malfunctioning seatbelt can also impact passengers’ mental and emotional well-being, exacerbating the trauma associated with accidents.

At McCune Law Group, we specialize in providing legal assistance to those who have experienced several types of automobile defects, including seatbelt defects. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of such cases and pursuing rightful compensation for the harm you have suffered. Our experts will guide you through the necessary steps, such as obtaining assessments from qualified mechanics, collecting evidence, and building a compelling case against the manufacturers responsible for producing faulty products.

How to Start Your Potential Case

If you or a loved one is an owner of a 2013-2015 Jeep GrandCherokee or Dodge Durango vehicle and believe your vehicle may have seatbelt defects, contact our auto-defect attorneys today for a free consultation. Here is what to expect in the process:

  1. Fill out our form with your information
  2. Set up your free consultation
  3. Meet with our automobile defects team
  4. Discuss your potential case
  5. Discuss your next steps

Serving Consumers Nationwide in Auto-Defect Matters

Our automotive defect attorneys have an expansive understanding of both the automotive industry and the technical details of automotive engineering. And with decades of experience in bringing and winning successful lawsuits, we have what it takes to help you win the justice you deserve for your injuries and financial losses. With over 30 years of experience handling some of the most high-profile automobile defect cases of our time, the automotive defect lawyers at McCune Law Group are dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for victims who are injured in automobile accents due to defective vehicle manufacturing or design.

Give us a call at (909) 345-8110 to arrange a free consultation regarding your case.

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