The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently indicated that over 61,000 vehicles are being recalled by Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC.
The official recall announcement has indicated that Jaguar Land Rover North America has decided to recall all units of the 2013 through 2015 Land Rover Range Rover, and the 2014 and 2015 Range Rover Sport vehicles. The units listed under this recall may have been fitted with occupant classification systems that could expose light weight adult occupying the front seats to serious personal injury risks.
Since the OCS system may not be able to read that a passenger is sitting on the passenger’s seat, the air bags in the car may not deploy once the vehicle is involved in an accident.
Impacted 2013 through 2015 vehicles were manufactured between August 23, 2012 and February 5, 2015. The 2014 and 2015 Sport vehicles impacted were manufactured between June 16, 2013 and February 5, 2015.
Since the air bag may fail to deploy and subsequently fail to ensure the passenger is safe, personal injury risks may be greater. Consumers with the recalled vehicles Land Rover will be contacting all impacted vehicle owners. If you own one of the recalled vehicles and you haven’t been contacted yet, make sure to call Land Rover as soon as possible to schedule a visit to a local dealership to have this issue addressed.
At the dealer, the staff should be able to update the OCS software so that the issue associated with the air bag failing to deploy is addressed and accidents are finally avoided.
The official campaign to identify and contact all impacted vehicles owners begins on April 17, 2015. If you have any further questions or concerns related to this recall campaign, follow this link for more details or contact Land Rover. Do not ignore campaigns linked to issues that could expose you to major threats, especially if the issue could make you vulnerable to accidents.