Passenger Front Air Bag May Not Deploy
Electrical & Lights, December 21, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
In the event of a crash, the passenger air bag may not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of injury.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this as a medium priority recall; this would change to high if the air bag warning light is illuminated. Please contact your Land Rover dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The air bag warning light may illuminate and the passenger front air bag may not deploy as expected. Failure of the front air bag to deploy in the event of a crash increases the risk of injury. Dealers will update the software in the air bag control module to correct this issue. This recall is scheduled to begin by December 21, 2009. The Land Rover recall number is P020.
Mfr's Report Date:
December 21, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
JAGUAR LAND ROVER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 RANGE ROVER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) MAY EXPERIENCE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL BE DISABLED WHEN THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AS A RESULT OF THIS DEFECT AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WARNING DISABLE (PAWD) LAMP IN THE OVERHEAD CONSOLE WILL ALSO ILLUMINATE.
DEPLOYMENT OF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG MAY NOT BE ACHIEVED IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
DEALER WILL UPDATE THE VEHICLE'S RESTRAINTS CONTROL MODULE (RCM) WITH THE INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEM (IDS) TOOL WITH SOFTWARE FROM DVD 118.5 PATCH 16 OR LATER. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 21, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR LAND ROVER AT 1-800-452-4827.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER RECALL NO. P020.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration