Land Rover models recalled over seatbelt fault

Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery Sport affected…

A recall of some current series Land Rover models has been initiated after a possibly dangerous issue with the seatbelt pre-tensioners was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects MY16/17 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehicles, along with MY17 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUVs.

All the affected vehicles were sold in Australia between the 1st of August 2016 and the 30th of November 2016.

The ACCC recall notice advises that the chemical mix ratio in some initiators used in the manufacture of seatbelt pre-tensioners may not meet specification, which may cause the initiator to malfunction.

In the event of a crash of sufficient severity, the front seatbelt pre-tensioner may fail to operate when required.

What are the hazards?

Failure to operate can lead to increased injuries to the front seat occupants.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by direct mail and asked to contact their nearest dealer who will inspect both front seatbelt assemblies for identification of the production date.

If the seatbelt production date is from the specified production dates at risk, it will be replaced.

If the seat belt production date is not from the specified production dates at risk, no further action is required.

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