Land Rover, Mazda Announce Recalls on SUVs

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Land Rover recently announced that it is recalling 65,385 units of its 2013-2016 Range Rover and 2014-2016 Range Rover Sport SUVs due to a defect on their doors. The affected vehicles were built from May 9, 2012 to March 5, 2015.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was discovered that doors of the said models, which appear to be closed, may not actually be latched properly. The problem is caused by a defect in the model’s Keyless Vehicle Latching System or KV Latch.

Some Range Rover and Range Rover Sport owners have apparently reported their doors opening while the vehicle was in motion.

Land Rover, however, has clarified that the company is not aware of any reports of injuries and crashes caused by the issue.

The company also announced that dealers of the brand will conduct an inspection of the vehicles in question to determine if there are problems with the KV Latch system. They will be disabling the system and, if necessary, updating the software at no charge to owners.

Land Rover is recalling 65,385 units of its 2013-2016 Range Rover and 2014-2016 Range Rover Sport SUVs due to an issue with doors not getting latched properly.

Recalls are expected to start July 19, 2019.

Meanwhile, Mazda announced another batch of recalls following the removal of 25,000 Mazda3 units from the roads and dealerships due to faulty lug nuts that could cause wheels to fall off.

In its latest announcement, the brand will recall 7,854 units of its CX-9 SUVs due to defective connectors that could affect the vehicle’s electrical system.

Models affected by the recall include the 2018 CX-9 crossovers built between September 12, 2017 and November 9, 2017.

According to Mazda, a problem was discovered in the CX-9’s wiring harness, where a “weak retention force” in some connector terminals might cause disruptions in the car’s control modules. Due to problems with the wiring, it is possible for turn signals to stop working, passenger-side front airbags may not deploy in a crash, and engines might not restart.

So far, Mazda has not announced how it would fix the problematic parts and when dealers and owners should expect recall notifications.

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