2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport recall

Land Rover is recalling just over 16,000 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs from the 2016 and 2017 model years because the driver’s seat belt may not work properly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The problem is with the emergency locking retractor (ELR), a component that tightens the seat belt to keep an occupant in place during an abrupt stop or crash. Because of a manufacturing defect, the ELR on the driver’s side may not work properly, which could increase the risk of injury to him or her, NHTSA says.

The automaker says it's not aware of any reports of crashes or injuries related to this defect. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: Certain 2016 and 2017 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs built from May 3, 2016, through Oct. 14, 2016.

The problem: A faulty ELR may prevent the driver’s seat belt from locking properly during an abrupt stop or crash.

The fix: When a replacement part becomes available, Land Rover dealers will replace the faulty part at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners of affected vehicles will be notified starting July 1, 2019, and will receive a second notice when the replacement part is available. Owners may also call Land Rover at 800-637-6837. Land Rover's own number for this recall is N333.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V350.

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