Mahwah, NJ – August 3, 2022 – Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns Jaguar Land Rover, has recalled 4,927 SUVs whose seat belts may not tighten properly in an accident. This increases the risk of an injury.
Vehicles affected by this recall include:
- 2022 – 2023 Land Rover Defender
- 2022 – 2023 Land Rover Discovery
- 2022 – 2023 Land Rover Discovery Sport
- 2022 – 2023 Range Rover Sport
- 2022 – 2023 Range Rover Velar
The pretensioner is part of the seat belt retractor, whose job is to tighten the seat belt and secure the occupant. On affected vehicles, damaged pretensioners may have been installed during manufacturing in the driver and front seat passenger seats. As a result, they could fail to operate as intended during a crash.
The component in question is the seat belt assembly made by the Swedish-American supplier Autoliv, which was recently in the center of another seat belt recall that affected over 266,000 vehicles across different manufacturers, as reported.
Part numbers differ depending on the particular model, but include CPLA-611B08-AC8AAM and LK72-611B08-AB8PVJ.
Pretensioners that fail to deploy as intended prevent the seat belt from tightening properly in a crash, increasing the occupant’s risk of injury.
Other Land Rover and Range Rover recalls
In April, the company recalled a batch of Range Rovers over a problem with the seat belt’s emergency locking retractors. The retractors were also manufactured by Autoliv.
In February, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUVs were recalled over faulty airbag system, as reported.
Dealers will check the pretensioner assembly on affected vehicles and replace it if needed. The repair is free of charge.
Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on September 16, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Jaguar seat belt recall affects almost 5,000 SUVs. To check your vehicle for this and other Land Rover recalls, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.