Now, it's important to note that this recall just affects the side airbags – the airbags in the dash and steering wheel still function. But the issue is still pressing enough that Land Rover will be asking owners to report in for service.
Notifications will be going out, and the official recall will kick off on January 17. Customers will need to get the area around the connector modified so that disconnection will be presented. This will, of course, be done free of charge.
Scroll down for the bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Range Rover vehicles. In the affected vehicles, due to insufficient clearance, the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) connector located in the driver and front passenger side seat of the vehicle may become disconnected.
If the connector becomes disconnected, the driver and/or passenger seat side air bag may not function. In the event of a crash necessitating side air bag deployment, the seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury.
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will modify the area around the connector to prevent it from becoming disconnected, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 17, 2014. Customers may contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837, Option 9. Land Rover's number for this recall is P037.
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.