Jaguar and Land Rover Vehicles Recalled Due to Seat Belt Concerns

The faulty parts have also been found in models from Audi, BMW, Ford, Nissan, Volkswagen, and other brands

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About 37,000 vehicles from Jaguar and Land Rover are being recalled because they are equipped with faulty front passenger seat belt retractors that could make it difficult for people to securely install a child car seat. The rear seat belts are not included in the recall, and it is not recommended to install a child seat in the front passenger seat.

According to the documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles are from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 model years. About 9,000 of the recalled vehicles are Jaguar sedans and SUVs, while the remaining 28,000 vehicles are Land Rover SUVs.

The problem is with a component called an automatic locking retractor (ALR), which locks a seat belt for a snug car seat installation. (If you’ve ever pulled out a belt and felt it “clunk” and not move any farther, that’s the ALR doing its job.)

Because a tight belt is necessary to keep a child car seat in place, a faulty ALR could make it difficult to securely install one using a seat belt. And if a car seat isn’t properly positioned during a crash, the child in it could be at increased risk of injury.

This recall is similar to recent ones from other automakers because the faulty parts all come from the same supplier, Autoliv. 

According to the NHTSA documentation, there have not been any warranty claims, nor have there been any reported accidents or injuries related to the problem.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 9,000 Jaguar sedans and SUVs and 28,000 Land Rover SUVs.

The problem: Part of the seat belt mechanism called the automatic locking retractor (ALR) might not engage properly, which could prevent the proper installation of a car seat.

The fix: Jaguar and Land Rover dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies as necessary, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Jaguar and Land Rover expect to notify owners by mail beginning Oct. 22, 2021. Jaguar owners may contact customer service at 800-452-4827. Land Rover owners may contact customer service at 800-637-6837. 

NHTSA Campaign Numbers 

  • Jaguar recall: 21V667. Jaguar’s internal number is H378.
  • Land Rover recall: 21V668. Land Rover’s internal number is N630.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Jon Linkov

I owe my career to two fateful events: my father buying a 1965 Corvette and my purchase of an Audi A4 rather than a Chevy Tahoe. The Corvette jump-started my love of cars, and the Audi led me to automotive journalism, track days, and amateur car repair. In my free time I cycle as much as possible, no matter the season.