Shortly after Audi recalled many A3 and S3 models due to a problem with the seat belt tensioner, Jaguar Land Rover announced the recall of various models, also due to a problem with the seat belt tensioner.
The British automaker launched an investigation into the potential issue on May 25, 2022, when the supplier Autoliv informed him that a defect was discovered during their production process, which led to damage to some front seat belt tensioner tubes.
A damaged front seat belt pre-tensioner tube may interfere with the proper operation of the pre-tensioners due to the lack of pre-tensioning of the seat belt in the event of an accident. This can lead to a decrease in the level or complete loss of pre-tension in an accident and increase the risk of injury to passengers.
“The recall will affect a total of 4,927 vehicles produced between December 22, 2021, and March 29, 2022. These include Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Velar. All of them are built at the car manufacturer’s assembly plants in Hailwood, Nitra, and Solihull.”
Jaguar Land Rover will inform dealers about the recall on August 4, 2022, and owners of recalled cars will receive messages no later than September 16. If damage is detected, the front seat belts will be replaced free of charge.