Land Rover will be recalling nearly 4,000 of its flagship Range Rover models over air bag concerns. The 2013 and 2014 model year SUVS use a connector for their seat-mounted airbags that may become disconnected, meaning the airbags wouldn't fire in the event of a collision.

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.
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Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
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.

CONSEQUENCE:
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.

REMEDY:
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.

NOTES:
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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      Jun Jiusi Zheng
      • 11 Months Ago
      How could a brand with lowest quality rating (J.D.Power) still make a big sale?
        Laszlo Panaflex
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jun Jiusi Zheng
        Because the demographic that luxury cars in general are targeted towards don't give a damn about reliability as much as middle class shoppers going after more affordable, mainstream offerings. LR owners have the means to either repair their vehicle when necessary, or get rid of it after a few years, if that, before major maintenance and repairs come into play.
        Robbie
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jun Jiusi Zheng
        Because the majority of owners lease and won't have to worry about the car after 2 or 3 years
      drolds1
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wouldn't this event trigger the airbag warning light thus alerting the driver? Then again, it is LR.
      leo
      • 11 Months Ago
      should recall it for the ugly headlights and taillights... ruined this cars looks i hate the whole front end with the whiskers below the headlights and the gaping mouth below them.. ewww ... it's just not good
      Robbie
      • 11 Months Ago
      Continuing a fine tradition of reliability
      mbukukanyau
      • 11 Months Ago
      How much do people pay for these again?
      Nickol
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow it look amazing I saw it in www.landrovernorthdade.com and I must have it.
      Deven Aventura
      • 11 Months Ago
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