An incorrect wiring harness configuration could cause the seatbelt pre-tensioner to fail, according to the manufacturer.
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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has recalled 133 examples of its 2021 Jaguar E-Pace small SUV, citing a potential fault with the seatbelt pre-tensioner.

The affected vehicles were sold between 16 June 2020 and 24 February 2021 (Model Year 2021).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “An incorrect wiring harness configuration to the restraints control module (RCM) links the wrong seat belt buckle – this can cause the driver's seatbelt pre-tensioner to not function, unless the front passenger seat is occupied.”

“In the event of an accident, the driver's seat belt pre-tensioner may not operate when required. This could increase the risk of injury or, in the case of a serious accident, increase the risk of death to vehicle occupants,” the notice continues.

When asked if there had been recorded cases of the fault locally, a spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover Australia told CarAdvice: "This move is precautionary only."

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 133 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Jaguar Land Rover dealership by clicking here.