Jaguar Land Rover has found that the front hazard sensors on some 2022 Range Rovers do not meet specific requirements. Although this is very bad, the consequences can be very serious.
As a result, the automaker is recalling 19 cars made in the United States between February 2 and February 22, 2022. It was found that 100% of these vehicles suffer from this problem.
The reason for the reversal is that the two previous emergency sensors may loosen over time, causing the active restraint systems to malfunction.
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In particular, if the front emergency sensors are released, there is a risk that the airbags will open for no reason. This, of course, poses a risk of injury and can affect the driver’s ability to drive, which can lead to another accident when the airbag is used.
Jaguar Land Rover first noticed the problem in April 2022 and immediately launched an investigation at the plant, which ended on April 5 with the cancellation of shipments. This month, the automaker identified the issue as an “unjustified threat to safety” and has now voluntarily initiated the recall, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Fortunately, JLR is not aware of any accidents or injuries as a result of this issue. From July 8, it will begin to notify the owners of the recall. They are asked to take the vehicle to a fixed Land Rover repairman, where the technician tightens the front collision sensor lock to the required torque level. Repairs are free of charge.