Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for 132 units of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover and 1718 examples of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover Sport sold between May 2016 and December 2016, over concerns the seatbelt assembly may not lock in the event of an accident.
If heavy braking is needed in the lead-up to an accident, the retractor in the front passenger seat belt assembly may not lock when the airbags are deployed.
As a result, the passenger will be unrestrained by the seatbelt, and this increases the risk of injury to occupants.
Above: Range Rover, Top: Range Rover Sport
Specific vehicles inside the VIN ranges below, but not all, may be affected.
Range Rover – SALGA2KE1GA290617 to SALGA2EK2HA320551
Range Rover Sport – SALWA2KE9GA100008 to SALWA2EK4HA124896, SALWA2KE2GA591389 to SALWA2EK5HA667139
Owners of the affected models will be contacted by mail to organise an appointment at their local Range Rover dealer, where a replacement of the front passenger seat belt assembly will be carried out.