Jaguar Land Rover has determined that some 2022 Range Rover front-facing crash sensors have not been torqueed. While this is bad enough, the consequences of that incident can be quite serious.
As a result, the automaker is returning 19 vehicles to the United States that were manufactured between February 2 and February 22, 2022. It has been determined that 100 percent of these cars are suffering from this problem
The reason for the withdrawal is that both front crash sensors may loosen over time, causing active control systems to not function properly.
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In particular, if the front crash sensors become loose, there is a risk of airbags being deployed for no apparent reason. This, of course, carries its own risk of injury and may have further consequences on the driver’s ability to control the vehicle, potentially leading to another accident where the airbag has already been spent.
Jaguar Land Rover first noticed the problem in April 2022 and it immediately launched a plant-wide investigation, which turned into a stop shipment on 5 April. This month, the automaker determined that the issue “represents an unreasonable risk to safety” and is now voluntarily revoking the withdrawal, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document.
Fortunately, JLR is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this problem. From July 8, it will begin notifying owners of withdrawals. They will be asked to take their car to an authorized Land Rover repair where a technician will tighten the front crash sensor fastener to the correct torque level. Repairs will be free.