June 13, 2006
DaimlerChrysler AG has announced the recall of approximately 111,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees, model years 2003 and 2004, after receiving reports of injury caused by front seat warmers overheating and causing fires.
The manufacturer has received at least 32 reports that this auto defect has caused overheating and/or fire, resulting in at least fifteen injuries, the most common of which include burn injuries to the lower extremities.
At least six auto defect lawsuits have been filed against DaimlerChrysler AG on behalf of individuals who claim to suffer reduced sensitivity in their lower extremities due to defective front seat warmers in Jeep Grand Cherokees.
The auto maker says they have received no reports of accidents or deaths caused by this auto defect.
Owners of vehicles affected by the recall should expect to receive letters with detailed information in July, at which point repairs should be available at no cost to the consumer.
If you have suffered injuries or losses due to this auto defect on the Jeep Grand Cherokees, it is wise to speak with a qualified attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and options. Please contact us to speak with an auto defects attorney who can help you determine your best course of action.