WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 61,793 2013-'15 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs and 2014-'15 Range Rover Sport SUVs because the front passenger airbag may be disabled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
"In the affected vehicles, a lightweight adult front seat passenger may be improperly classified by the occupant classification system and, as a result, the front-seat passenger airbag may be disabled," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the front passenger airbag is disabled during a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk of injury."
The company told federal safety regulators there are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
The problem was brought to the attention of Jaguar Land Rover in late 2014 by "a number of customers stating that the 'passenger airbag off' lamp is illuminated when an adult occupant has been occupying the passenger seat and the vehicle was being driven on very smooth roads for periods of time," the company said.
The affected Range Rover SUVs were built from August 23, 2012 to February 5, 2015. The affected Range Rover Sport SUVs were built from June 16, 2013 to February 5, 2015.
Edmunds says: It will take several weeks before this recall begins. If you have a concern in the meantime, it's best to get in touch with your dealer now.