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Land Rover Freelander Recall 04V510000

Passenger Side Air Bag May Cause Injury Due to Manufacturing Error

Recall Details

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

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 10, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 10, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V510000
Component
AIR BAGS

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).
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