Land Rover Freelander Recall 04V510000
Passenger Side Air Bag May Cause Injury Due to Manufacturing Error
Body, Interior & Misc., January 10, 2005
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
On certain vehicles a faulty passenger side airbag may have a manufacturing defect that could injure occupants.
What Should You Do?
Land Rover has replaced the faulty airbag modules on all 4 affected vehicles.
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" The deflector panel contained in the passenger side air bag module may not have been built to specification. Damage to the air bag may occur that could allow the release of a fragment of the deflector panel into the passenger compartment, resulting in injury. The Land Rover recall # is B186
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2005
Manufacturer's Report Date: January 10, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V510000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE DEFLECTOR PANEL CONTAINED IN THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN BUILT TO SPECIFICATION.
Consequence: DAMAGE TO THE AIR BAG MAY OCCUR THAT COULD ALLOW THE RELEASE OF A FRAGMENT OF THE DEFLECTOR PANEL INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, INJURING THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Remedy: DEALERS HAVE REPLACED THE PASSENGER AIR BAG MODULES IN ALL THE AFFECTED VEHICLES.
Notes: LAND ROVER RECALL NO. B186. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration