Land Rover has issued a recall for several versions of the new Range Rover generation, because of some problems with a connector, which may affect an airbag.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,912 units of the new Range Rover generation will be affected by this recall in the United States and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the connector solved. The NHTSA says that in certain 2013 and 2014 model years Range Rover, the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) connector located in the front seats may disconnect because of insufficient clearance in its housing.
If this happens, the side airbags on both sides for the driver and front passenger may not deploy in case of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The British based automaker Land Rover is currently notifying owners of the 2013 – 2014 Range Rover and the company’s dealers will modify the area around the connector to prevent it from becoming detached. This will be made free of charge. For any questions on the topic, owners of the SUVs are being advised to contact Land Rover at 1-8000-637-6837 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.