Meanwhile, we've also learned that the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed Yelchin could have been part of a recall for a gear shifting problem. According to a notice that went out in May, "Drivers may inadvertently fail to achieve the park position before exiting." Essentially, the car may appear to be in park when it is actually in neutral.
However, it is still not clear if the accident was the result of mechanical issues or the fault of whoever was the last person to park the vehicle at Yelchin's Studio City California home. Thus, the investigation is being handled by LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.
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