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Land Rover Freelander Recall 04V207000

The Left Rear Child Saftey Lock May Be Disengaged

Body, Interior & Misc., December 4, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The child safety lock on the left rear door can become disengaged.

What Should You Do?

Land Rover will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 4, 2004. If you are experiencing problems with the left rear door safety lock, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary:

The child saftey lock on the left side rear door may become disengaged. This could lead to the door being opened while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the left hand rear latch assembly to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B163.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 4, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V207000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,194

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE CHILD DOOR LOCK ON THE LEFT HAND REAR DOOR CAN BECOME DISENGAGED.

Consequence: THIS COULD LEAD TO A CHILD BEING ABLE TO OPEN A REAR DOOR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT HAND REAR LATCH. THE RECALL BEGAN DECEMBER 4, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-800-637-6837.

Notes: LAND ROVER RECALL NO. B163. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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