Some motorists in Wisconsin may have recently received a recall notification from Land Rover. Due to possibly defective airbags, Land Rover has been notifying owners of certain 2013 and 2014 models of the Range Rover SUV. Currently 3,912 vehicles are affected by the announcement nationwide.
The 4-wheel drive manufacturer reports that the issue stems from a potentially unsecured connector that leaves an airbag inoperative if loosened from its housing. Deficient housing for the Supplemental Restraint Systems connector situated in the driver and front passenger seats may cause the disconnection.
A disengaged SRS connector prevents side airbag deployment for either the driver or front seat passenger. The possible failure of side airbag operation in the event of a car accident increases risk of injury for those in the front of the vehicle.
As Land Rover continues to alert relevant Range Rover owners, the company obliges dealers to remedy the problem. They will provide a free service to revise the area around the connector to thwart its detachment.
Whenever someone gets behind the wheel of a car, there is an implied risk of danger. How other motorists drive, weather and road conditions and other circumstances are not always in one's control. Keeping those factors in mind, car manufacturers are required to provide safety features and measures to minimize as much injury as possible in case of accidents.
When a safety tool fails to function when needed, it may cause unnecessary trauma to a person's body. An attorney may scrutinize incidents where serious injury could have been prevented if all passenger protection devices had worked and deployed properly.
Source: Motor Authority, "2013-2014 Land Rover Range Rover Recalled Due To Airbag Issue", Viknesh Vijayenthiran, January 03, 2014