A glitch with the occupant classification system on certain Range Rovers has prompted Land Rover and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for 61,793 vehicles.

The apparent problem is that the OCS may not be able to distinguish between a small adult and a child sitting in the front passenger seat, and could turn off the airbag when it should be on.

The issue affects the 2013-15 Range Rover (specifically those manufactured between Aug. 23, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2015) and 2014-15 Range Rover Sport (built from June 16, 2013, to Feb. 5, 2015). To fix the issue, dealers will have to simply update the OCS software.

In a separate campaign, Land Rover is also calling in a 2015 Range Rover Sport and a 2015 LR4. That's right, just one of each, both equipped with the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 whose connecting rod bolts may have been improperly torqued. In those two cases, the entire engine is being replaced.
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RECALL Subject : Passenger Air Bag May Be Disabled
Report Receipt Date: FEB 18, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V093000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61,793
All Products Associated with this Recall expand
Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to February 5, 2015, and 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport vehicles manufactured June 16, 2013, to February 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, a light weight adult front seat passenger may be improperly classified by the occupant classification system (OCS) and, as a result, the front seat passenger air bag may be disabled.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the front passenger air bag is disabled during a vehicle crash, there is an increased risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 17, 2015. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P059.

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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RECALL Subject : Engine may Seize due to Loose Connecting Rod Bolts
Report Receipt Date: FEB 06, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V069000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling one model year 2015 Range Rover Sport vehicle manufactured November 16, 2014, and one 2015 LR4 vehicle manufactured November 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the 3.0L V6 supercharged engines may have improperly torqued connecting rod bolts. As a result, the connecting rod may separate from the crankshaft and the engine may seize.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the engine seizes there is an increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected engines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 2, 2015. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P055.

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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