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Land Rover recalls 46,515 SUVs in North America due to airbag defect

Land Rover issues recall on SUVs in North America due to passenger side airbag issue that could prevent airbag from working

By Shane McGlaun on Aug 14, 2014 06:00 am CDT - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time

Land Rover is the latest automaker to be forced to issue major recalls on its vehicles for airbag issues. The company has recalled 46,515 Land Rover SUVs in the US and Canada due to risk that the airbag may not deploy in an accident due to a component failure. Land Rover says that no reports of accidents or injuries have been made.

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There is no indication at this time if the airbag issue will force recalls in other areas where the vehicles are sold. Vehicles covered in the recall include 2010 to 2015 LR2 compact SUVs and 2012 and 2013 Evoque SUVs. The issue in these vehicles is that the occupant classification system electronic control unit could fail.

If that failed, the passenger airbag would be partially or completely disabled. When owners take their vehicles to dealerships, the software for that control module will be replaced at no cost beginning August 30.

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NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

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