2013-'14 Land Rover Range Rover Recalled for Airbag Problem
- Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 3,912 Range Rover vehicles because the front seat side airbags may not deploy.
- There have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the problem, the company told federal safety regulators.
- The recall is expected to begin on January 17.
WASHINGTON —Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 3,912 Range Rover vehicles because the front seat side airbags may not deploy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, due to insufficient clearance, the Supplemental Restraint System connector located in the driver and front passenger side seat of the vehicle may become disconnected," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the connector becomes disconnected, the driver and/or passenger seat side airbag may not function.
"In the event of a crash necessitating side airbag deployment, the seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury."
The affected vehicles were built from May 9, 2012 through March 15, 2013.
Jaguar Land Rover said it is aware of nine field reports as a consequence of the defect.
But it told federal safety regulators there have been no reports of accidents or injuries.
Land Rover dealers will modify the area around the connector to prevent it from becoming disconnected. The recall is expected to begin on January 17. Owners can contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837.
Edmunds says: This recall kicks off in short order, so if you own one of the affected Range Rovers you'll want to make arrangements with your dealer for the repair.