Companies often issue recalls after people suffer accidents. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with Land Rover’s latest recall. Despite this fact, consumers should stay alert, as the issue here could lead to serious injuries.
The company recalled over 16,000 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs after learning that the driver’s seat belt may fail to function correctly. If that’s the case, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, the emergency locking retractor (ELR) that tightens the seat belt to keep the occupant from moving in the event of a crash, won’t work. In this case, the occupant may suffer serious injury.
Recalled units include the 2016 and 2017 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs. The companies manufactured these vehicles between May 3, 2016 and Oct. 14, 2016.
According to Land Rover, there were no accidents or injuries associated with this recall.
The firm told regulators that it’s still working on a fix. Until a part is available, they added, car owners should stay put. Once they have enough parts for all impacted cars, they will email car owners. At Land Rover dealers, the staff will replace the faulty parts for free.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles and are afraid of how this could impact you or your loved ones, you may contact Land Rover directly. You should also contact both the company and regulators if you suffer any injuries or experience any issues. Other consumers should know when equipment failure happens. Reaching out to manufacturers and regulators when accidents happen will help others to avoid injuries. And making sure to hold automakers accountable will also help to save lives in the future.
To keep track of open recalls, visit the NHTSA website regularly. And do not forget to contact us if you were in an accident.
For more on this particular recall, follow this link.