Now announced in April, the recall affects 9,259 Range Rover Sport and 5,553 US-registered Range Rovers. These are 2016 and 2017 models that were manufactured between April 29 and October 17, 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA).
Land Rover will send a letter to owners of affected cars in June of this year asking them to take their SUV to an official dealership. In the event of a malfunction, the part will be replaced free of charge. They added that motorists who paid to fix the problem before the recall campaign was announced can claim a refund.
According to Land Rover, the emergency retractor in the driver’s seat belt assembly did not meet specifications and the company blames the supplier for the problem.
As a result, the sensor mechanism does not lock when the SUV brakes before impact, which increases the risk of injury.
The portal notes that it is interesting A campaign was launched in 2019 to address the issue, but the service instructions issued to dealers contained an error, so some vehicles were tested and issued with a defective seat belt mechanism.
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