Land Rover Recalls Two Models Due to Keyless Entry, Roof Issues

Land Rover Recalls Two Models Due to Keyless Entry, Roof Issues
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July 8, 2015

A keyless entry feature in Range Rovers may be causing more trouble than its worth.

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling about 65,300 model year 2013-2016 Range Rover vehicles due to a potential software malfunction related to keyless entry.

The feature is designed to allow the owner to open the door without hassle, but the defect has caused doors to open unexpectedly while in use.

This can cause a significant distraction for the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, an occupant can fall out if not wearing a seatbelt.

Jaguar Land Rover also issued another – smaller -- recall. Some 2012-2013 Land Rover LR4 vehicles feature the incorrect primer applied to the panoramic roof adhesive, resulting in an in an increased chance that the roof will detach. Land Rover estimates that about 500 SUVs are affected.

Land Rover will notify owners affected by either of these issues. Dealers will be responsible for updating the keyless entry software in the Range Rover and applying the correct primer in the LR4. The recall is expected to begin August 7.

Customers with questions should call (800) 637-6837.