Land Rover recalled nearly 14,300 units of its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs over a rearview camera flaw. Since the company learned of incidents associated with these cameras, this is one of those recalls that should not be ignored.
According to the firm, the recall impacts 14,300 vehicles. They include the 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs.
These vehicles come with Continental backup cameras that do not display the rearview images properly. At times, the firm said, the camera screens went blank and drivers were unable to check their surroundings as they were backing. These incidents led to four property damage reports.
While the firm at first did not find any pattern behind this problem, it eventually stated that the issue only impacted 2018 Range Rovers, as the property claim reports only came from owners of these vehicles.
Land Rover is recalling nearly 14,300 model year 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs equipped with Continental backup cameras that may fail to display the rearview images.
The firm said that notices related to the official recall will begin October 14. At dealers, staff should be able to reprogram the infotainment system displays and the camera software to prevent incidents.
Hopefully, impacted cars will get their software update before further accidents take place.
Newer cars all come with new technology. These features help us to be safer and better drivers and to avoid crashes. Unfortunately, many drivers end up relying only on these features too heavily. Instead, we should strive to be alert and careful drivers at all times, whether these extra technological features work properly or not.
We must be defensive drivers first and foremost and understand that technology is there as a backup. After all, the vehicle is our responsibility once we sit behind the wheel. And we must always respond to recalls involving tech issues. Especially if they pose accident or injury risks.
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