Land Rover Recalls 61,800 SUVs for Software Defect that Could Affect Airbag Deployment

Land Rover Recalls 61,800 SUVs for Software Defect that Could Affect Airbag Deployment
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February 23, 2015

Land Rover is recalling about 61,800 Range Rovers due to a defect that could stop the airbag from deploying in an accident.

In the affected model year 2013-2015 Range Rover and 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport SUVs, a light-weight adult sitting in the front passenger seat may be improperly classified by the occupant classification system (OCS), disabling the passenger airbag.

This could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

Land Rover will notify affected owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge.

The company is also recalling one model year 2015 Range Rover Sport, and one 2015 LR4 vehicle because the 3.0L V6 supercharged engines may have improperly torqued connecting rod bolts. As a result, the connecting rod may separate from the crankshaft and the engine may seize.

For more information, owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.