For Jaguar Land Rover, it’s a different kind of fire to put out from one earlier in the month in two recalls issued separately for each brand addressing the same issue for some 37,000 vehicles: malfunctioning seat belt retractors.
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Specifically, the seat belt automatic locking retractors may deactivate early, which can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Land Rover’s recall affects 28,000 model-year 2021 Range Rover SUVs; model-year 2022 Range Rover Sport SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Range Rover Velar SUVs and Discovery Sport SUVs; and model-year 2020-22 Discovery and Defender SUVs. For Jaguar, 9,000 model-year 2020-21 F-Pace SUVs; model-year 2021-22 F-Type coupes; and model-year 2021 XF sedans.
To resolve the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies, as necessary, for free. The automaker will begin notifying owners Oct. 22, but those with questions in the meantime can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827, Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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