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Recall 08V055000

Sunroof Glass Becomes Detached From Vehicle

Recall Details

The sunroof glass may bind on opening and closing due to a bracket that may crack and cause a restriction. The glass could fall inside the vehicle with force. Dealers will install retention inserts to both sides of the glass panel guide rails free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The sunroof glass may bind and twist and can possibly separate from the roof, causing a possible hazard of falling inside the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

Land Rover notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2008. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Land Rover recall number is P009.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 5, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,353
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V055000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
LAND ROVER IS RECALLING 12,353 MY 2008 LR2 VEHICLES BUILT WITH A SUNROOF. FAILURE OF EITHER THE LEFT OR RIGHT HAND SIDE SUNROOF GUIDE RAIL CAN OCCUR WHEN THE SUNROOF IS OPERATED. EXCESSIVE STRESS CAN DEVELOP IN THE OVER-MOLDED BRACKET WHICH COULD LEAD TO CRACKING DURING NORMAL SUNROOF OPERATION. IF CRACKS OCCUR AND PROPAGATE IN A CERTAIN AREA OF THE GUIDE RAIL, FRAGMENTS OF THE PLASTIC OVER-MOLD MATERIAL MAY DETACH FROM THE GUIDE RAIL AND OBSTRUCT THE OPERATION OF THE SUNROOF.
Consequence
THE OBSTRUCTION COULD CAUSE THE SUNROOF, WHEN OPERATED, TO BIND, TWIST, AND POTENTIALLY DETACH FROM THE OPERATING MECHANISM. IF THE SUNROOF IS SUBSEQUENTLY CYCLED AND A VERTICAL FORCE APPLIED, I.E., A CUSTOMER MANUALLY AIDING THE ROOF TO CLOSE OR WIND LIFT, THE GLASS PANEL CAN BECOME FULLY DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL RETENTION INSERTS TO BOTH SIDES OF THE GLASS PANEL GUIDE RAILS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-800-637-6837.
Notify
LAND ROVER RECALL NO. P009. 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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