Mahwah, NJ – February 26, 2022 – Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns Jaguar Land Rover, has recalled 18,824 vehicles due to a defect that causes the driver airbag system to malfunction. This increases the risk of an injury in the event of a crash.
The recall includes 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUVs.
Due to a programming error, the supplemental restraint system (SRS) of the vehicles included in this Land Rover recall, which is the computer that controls the airbags, is “overly sensitive.” This means that it may turn the airbag warning light on unnecessarily, even in cases where the airbag is not faulty.
An SRS warning light that falsely illuminates could prevent the detection of an actual airbag system failure. This increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Fortunately, Jaguar Land Rover has not recorded any accidents, injuries or fires caused by this issue yet.
Other Jaguar recalls
In September 2021, Jaguar issued a recall over child seats. The Range Rover seatbelt locking system was discovered to be faulty and potentially unable to securely hold a child car seat.
There was a Range Rover Evoque recall for the 2020 model-year in March of last year due to an airbag issue that could fail to protect the driver in the event of a crash.
Prior to that, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque was recalled because of the risk posed by the front seats’ material. The material was confirmed to burn relatively quickly, ultimately increasing the chances of an injury during a fire.
To address this concern, a software update will be performed at no cost to the owners. Owners can expect to receive communication regarding the repair program by April 14, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Close to 20,000 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles are included in this recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.