Land Rover Recalls Certain Models for Improper Windshield Installation
October 12, 2012

by Casey Neeley, cneeley@glass.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for certain 2012 Range Rover models with improperly installed windshields.

Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC submitted the manufacturer’s report for the defect October 3 citing the issue as an “incorrectly bonded windshield.”

Though the recall does not mention specific reasons behind the improper installation or the affected models, it does note that 36 vehicles are potentially impacted by the defect.

The consequence of the improper installation, according to the recall, is a higher risk that “the windshield may come loose from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle’s occupants.”

Land Rover plans to begin the recall on or before November 5, 2012. The manufacturer will then notify the affected drivers and have dealers replace the defective windshields.

The NHTSA does not state how the defect was discovered. Currently, no injuries sustained as a result of the defect have been reported.

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