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by Tim Beissmann

Land Rover Australia has recalled more than 400 Land Rover Defender station wagons and utes to amend a defect with the vehicles’ front seat belt brackets.

The recall affects 464 Defenders produced between February 2010 and January 2012 including the Defender 90, Defender 130 cab chassis, and certain derivatives of the Defender 110.

An official statement from Land Rover Australia explains:

“Land Rover has identified a concern where the seat belt mounting brackets on certain Defender vehicles has found to be detached as a result of the securing bolts being fractured due to being overly brittle.”

A Land Rover Australia spokesman confirmed with CarAdvice there have been no local reports of any incidents relating to the defect.

Land Rover says the installation of replacement front seat belt brackets will take approximately 30 minutes and encourages affected customers to contact an authorised Land Rover dealer to complete the recall free of charge.