Land Rover has recently issued a recall for several Range Rover vehicles because of a problem with the front passenger seat airbag.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 61,793 units of the Range Rovers affected by this recall. The feds are stating that all of them are confronted with a problem in which the OCS may not be able to distinguish a child from a small adult sitting on the front passing seat and it could deploy the airbag during a crash when it should do that, increasing the risk of injury.
“In the affected vehicles, a light weight adult front seat passenger may be improperly classified by the occupant classification system (OCS) and, as a result, the front seat passenger air bag may be disabled. If the front passenger air bag is disabled during a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk of injury”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
Owners of the affected Range Rover vehicles will be notified by Land Rover soon and the necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge by the company’s dealers. The recall should begin on the 17th of April, 2015. The affected Range Rovers are from the 2013 – 2015 model years and they have been produced between the 23rd of August, 2012, and the 5th of February, 2015, and the 2014 – 2015 model year for the Range Rover Sport, made between June 16, 2013, and February 5, 2015.