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Recall 15V093000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag May Be Disabled In Error

Recall Details

The occupant classification system that detects whether a passenger is in the passenger front seat of the vehicle may malfunction, resulting in the disabling of the passenger frontal air bag during a crash. Dealers will update the system software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The system that detects the weight of a passenger in the passenger front seat may malfunction, resulting in the passenger frontal air bag being disabled during a crash. This would cause an increased risk of passenger injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Land Rover must be performed by a Land Rover dealership. Land Rover notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Land Rover dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 18, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 18, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
61,793
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V093000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to February 5, 2015, and 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport vehicles manufactured June 16, 2013, to February 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, a light weight adult front seat passenger may be improperly classified by the occupant classification system (OCS) and, as a result, the front seat passenger air bag may be disabled.
Consequence
If the front passenger air bag is disabled during a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 17, 2015. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P059.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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