NHTSA opens probe into wretched hearth in 2009 Dodge Travel

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of this customer and will cooperate fully with the NHTSA,” a North American spokesman for Stellantis informed Automobile Information.

The automobile used to be supplied with each automated and handbook locks, in line with the landlord’s handbook. The 2009 Dodge Travel has been the topic of 8 recollects, 3 investigations and greater than 1,500 court cases, together with 10 court cases for problems with latches and locks. A number of court cases point out electric issues affecting doorways or home windows, together with one by which the complainant used to be not able to worth the handbook lock and release serve as and may just handiest observable the doorways with their key.

The NHTSA file does no longer establish the driving force, however Newsweek reported in January {that a} 73-year-old girl died in December 2022 later changing into trapped in her burning 2009 Dodge Travel in Dunn, Wis.