Land Rover Recalls over 3912 units of the 2013 and 2014 models of its flagship SUV, the Range Rover, over air bag issues. This Land Rover recall is applicable for models in North America only.
Land Rover suspects that in the affected vehicles, the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) connector located in the seats of the driver and front passenger may become disconnected due to insufficient clearance in the connector’s housing. If the connector detaches, side airbags for either the driver or front seat passenger may not function. In the event of a crash necessitating side airbag deployment, those sitting up front are faced with increased risk of injury, according to documents filed this week with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, according to the NHTSA documents. This issue is limited only to the driver and front passenger side airbags.
Customers in North America will be notified by Land Rover regarding the recall. The recall will begin from January 17 and dealers will modify the connector, to prevent it from being disconnected. This exercise will be carried out free of cost.