Anton Yelchin's family has settled their wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, nearly two years after the actor's death.

No details of the settlement were disclosed in the filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The Star Trek star was killed aged 27 in 2016 when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards on the steep driveway at his home in Los Angeles, pinning him against a brick postbox and security fence. 

The actor's parents, Viktor and Irina Yelchin, said they decided to file the wrongful death suit to prevent other families suffering the same tragedy.

Fiat Chrysler, the makers of the SUV, said in a statement released on Thursday, March 22, "FCA US is pleased that we’ve reached an amicable resolution in this matter.

"The details of the settlement are confidential. We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the Yelchin family for their tragic loss."

The car that killed Yelchin was one of 1.1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles worldwide subject to a recall because of a gear shift problem that has confused drivers.

The recall was ordered because of the risk of the cars rolling backwards after drivers had left their vehicles, thinking their car was in 'park' when it was actually in 'neutral'. 

Yelchin was best known for portraying Chekov in the recent Star Trek films. His other credits include the critically acclaimed crime drama Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett and Fright Night.