DETROIT Aug 13 Jaguar Land Rover is recalling
40,551 Land Rover sport utility vehicles in the United States
because the front passenger air bag may not deploy due to a part
failure, according to documents filed with U.S. safety
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries relating
to the issue in the United States, the filings with the U.S.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Jaguar Land Rover officials could not immediately be reached
on Wednesday for comment on whether SUVs in other markets may
have been affected.
The company, a unit of Tata Motors, is recalling
certain 2010 to 2015 LR2 luxury compact SUVs, and 2012 and 2013
Range Rover Evoque SUVs, because a part in the occupant
classification system electronic control unit may fail,
disabling the passenger air bag partially or completely.
Dealers will update the restraint control module software at
no cost and the recall is expected to begin on Aug. 30,
according to the NHTSA documents.
Affected in the recall are about 17,066 LR2 and 23,485 Range
Rover Evoque SUVs in the United States and U.S. territories.
(Reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit; Editing by Bernadette