Earlier this week, Jaguar Land Rover North America announced that they will be recalling approximately 62,000 vehicles after discovering that some passenger-side air bags may not initiate on impact due to faulty software.
The company said that they will be issuing the recall for 61,793 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models that were manufactured from 2012 to 2015. The recall is expected to begin on April 17th, and Jaguar Land Rover said that they will be contacting all owners prior to the date. The update to the faulty software will be done free of charge.
“Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out,” said Stuart Schorr, a company spokesman.
According to an official statement form the company, the defect is linked to the vehicle’s occupant classification system, which often misreads a passenger’s presence, confusing lightweight adult passengers as children.