Jaguar Land Rover has announced the recall of certain 2012 Range Rover
models, which may have had their windshields improperly installed during the assembly process. As a result, the windshields can come loose in a crash, increasing the chance of occupant injury.
Though the NHTSA announcement does not specify the range of build dates for affected models, only 36 units are included in the recall announcement. It’s also unclear if the defect was discovered in routine testing or as the result of accidents involving customer vehicles, so it's uncertain if any injuries have occurred as a result.
The recall is scheduled to begin on or about November 5, 2012. Jaguar Land Rover will notify owners of affected vehicles, and dealers will replace the windshield assembly at no cost to customers.
Owners with questions and concerns can reach Land Rover’s customer service hotline at (800) 637-6837, or they may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
It’s worth pointing out that the recall affects the previous generation of Range Rover SUVs only, and not the all-new 2013 Range Rover
. The new and improved Range Rover
, which tips the scales at some 700 pounds less than the previous model, is scheduled to arrive at dealerships this December.