Prineville, OR asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Oregon

Q: shift gear doesnt lock on 2010 ram

So a few days ago, i parked and turn off my truck and told my kids to unlock them self while i check mail, which is a few steps away. Keep in mind truck was off&parked, i had the keys on my hand and then i look over my shoulder and the truck is moving. I run towards the truck because my kids are inside and the truck hits a car parked in front. I was confused at first because i didnt know what happened. I checked on my kids and they are crying and scared. So i drove the truck back on my driveway and talked to my kids to see what happen. My 4 year old unbuckled him self and then jumped to the front seat to play "drive", well he pull the shift gear down and, the truck moved. I couldnt believe it myself so i tried it myself with no keys and truck parked and it did happen again. I am glad my kids are ok, but now they are afraid to go in cars because of this. I live in an avenue so cars drive by often and this could have turn worse, there are kids on bikes all the time, please give me advise

1 Lawyer Answer
William C. Head
William C. Head
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A: A few years back, Jeep had similar issue, causing death and injuries. Possibly same issues, since Dodge is part of same company.

Call this law firm, which handles class actions, to see if they can help.

www.ButlerWooten.com

1-800-213-5343

Ask for Joel Wooten or Jim Butler.

Use my name, William Head, to get a call back.

I will emailed them.

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