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Land Rover Range Rover Sport Recall 05V501000

The Left Side, Second Row Seat Belt Buckle May Not Hold as Designed

Body, Interior & Misc., November 2, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On 548 vehicles, the left hand, second row seat belt buckle may not hold in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Land Rover will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 2, 2005. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If 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:

548 vehicles were assembled with incorrectly built seat belt buckle mountings. When the left side, second row seat belt is used, the buckle may not be fully retained in the event of a crash. A seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the second row left hand seat belt buckle to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B021.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 2, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V501000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 548

Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A INCORRECTLY BUILT SEAT BELT BUCKLE MOUNTINGS.

Consequence: WHEN THE REAR LEFT HAND SECOND ROW SEAT BELT IS USED, THE BUCKLE MAY NOT BE FULLY RETAINED. A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SECOND ROW LEFT HAND SEAT BELT BUCKLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN NOVEMBER 2, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-800-637-6837.

Notes: LAND ROVER RECALL NO. B021.CUSTOMERS 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.

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