Accidental Door Opening Due to Latch Problems
There are more than 65,000 Land Rovers that can have their doors open accidentally due to a defectiv door latch. Or, in some cases, fail to close at all. The problem was first recalled in 2015, but an investigation was opened two years late…
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Land Rover's automonomous emergency braking (AEB) feature may be disabled without any warning light indicating there's a problem.
The issue is believed to only affect 86 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery vehicles.
The automaker says a driver won't know the system isn't working, a problem Land Rover says can be fixed by updating the software.
Pro tip: never assume autonomous braking is going to work. A recall starting on November 9th will update the vehicle's software to fix the problem.
It's been nearly a year since the feds opened an investigation into Land Rover's door latch recall and in that time plenty of new complaints have come in.
NHTSA has received five unique reports alleging incidents of doors opening with the SUVs in motion, then repaired by replacing the latch assemblies. One Range Rover customer was allegedly injured by a door that inadvertently opened.
In response to NHTSA's original investigation of the 2015 recall, Land Rover discovered 43 additional complaints related to faulty door latches, with 14 of those reports alleging doors opened while driving.
The investigation has now been upgraded which is great. You know what else would be great? Not taking a year to do something about the problem.
Two years ago Land Rover recalled 66,000 SUVs because their doors could fly open while driving.
But the feds are now questioning if the recall included enough vehicles and if the software update was an adequate repair.
To repair the problem, Land Rover dealers updated the keyless system software, but NHTSA says owners have complained about their doors opening after the recall repairs were made. Other owners report their doors opened, but their SUVs were never repaired because Land Rover didn't include all the affected vehicles in the recall.
Land Rover has issued a recall that should hopefully stop doors from opening unintentionally.
Land Rover says an investigation determined there were problems with the electrical function of the keyless entry system. A short-circuit can turn the keyless entry motor into a brake and slow or stop the keyless lever from returning to its "home" position.
This can cause a standard door closure procedure to make the latch appear to work with the striker, and the door can look to be closed but it won't be latched.
The recall covers the 2013-2016 Range Rover and 2014-2016 Range Rover Sport manufactured before March 10, 2015.