Range Rover has issued a recall for 42 of its 2016 and 2017 model-year Range Rover, Sport and Evoque model lines over concerns the airbags may not deploy properly.
The British manufacturer reports that the mixture of chemicals used in the front passenger airbags on "certain vehicles" may not meet correct specification, which could result in the inflator not functioning correctly in the event of a collision.
If the condition occurs, the front passenger airbag may not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injuries to the front passenger.
Above: Range Rover Evoque, Top: Range Rover Sport
Affected Range Rover models were sold from 31 August 2016 through 31 October 2016, with the VIN ranges as follows:
Range Rover - SALGS2PF6GA310620 to SALWA2KF8GA112983
Range Rover Sport - SALWR2KF3GA111474 to SALWA2KF5GA665736
Range Rover Evoque - SALVA2AN4HH178184 to SALVA2AN2HL921082
Owners of the recalled vehicles will be contacted via mail, and are advised to visit their local Land Rover/Range Rover dealer to arrange an inspection of their vehicle and the replacement of the front passenger airbag.