Land Rover Starts Owner Notifications for Airbag Repairs
2007-2009 Models Affected
If you’ve followed the news in the automotive sector over the last several years, you’ll know one of the biggest stories concerned the Takata airbag inflator recall. Since Takata was one of the leading suppliers for this particular component, tens of millions of vehicles were affected, estimated to be approximately 68 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. Since tackling this massive backlog of repairs requires sufficient replacement parts, it’s taken up until now for the replacement parts to arrive in sufficient quantities to dealerships for the repairs to begin. Land Rover is announcing that it is sending out its first round of customer notifications to customers in nine U.S. states and five U.S. territories to contact their dealer immediately to schedule a repair appointment for the recalled parts.
Owners of vehicles originally registered or sold in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas will be among the first to receive a notification through the mail, along with residents of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Owners in other states and territories will be notified as parts become available. The recall affects 2007-2009 Land Rover and Range Rover models. Owners can visit safercar.gov and enter their vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) to check to see if their vehicle is affected or call the Land Rover North America Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-637-6837 and select option 9. Owners can also visit landroverusa.com and click on the “Ownership” tab, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and select the “recall search” option.
Source: Land Rover