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False Park & Park-to-Reverse Events

Houston Auto Defect Lawyers: False Park & Park-to-Reverse Events

Houston Auto Defect Lawyers: False Park & Park-to-Reverse Events

False park refers to an event in which the transmission fails to shift into park despite the driver moving the gearshift into the “park” position. Also referred to as “park to reverse,” a false park event is often caused by transmission and/or gear shift defects that prevent the parking pawl from engaging.

When this happens, even just slight vibrations or the accumulation of hydraulic pressure in the transmission can cause it to reengage, powering the vehicle to:

The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm understand how devastating false park events can be – and how important it is to seek recovery and justice in the aftermath of these events. That is why we are dedicated to helping those injured in false park events:

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What Can Cause a False Park Event?

Flaws in the design, manufacturing and/or installation of a transmission and related components can contribute to a false park event. Some examples of these flaws include:

Please note that:

The Dangers of False Park Events

False park events can have life-threatening outcomes because these events can cause vehicles to:

Park-to-Reverse Events: Recalls & Deaths

Over the past few decades, various recalls have been issued for defective transmissions, gear shifters and other components that have contributed to harmful false park events. There have also been some fatal park-to-reverse events that have captured national attention. A couple more recent examples include:

To check if your vehicle is the subject of a recall related to a false park event, you can use this NHTSA tool.

If, however, you or a loved one has already been the victim of a false park or park-to-reverse event, an auto defect & false park lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm can help you pursue your best options for recovery and justice.

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1: NHTSA investigation into reports of false park events in Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles
2: NHTSA investigation into false park reports associated with Land Rovers

Defective transmissions and gear shifts cause “false park” events, meaning vehicles suddenly move when they should be parked. Automakers can be liable for the harm caused by these defects.

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