Land Rover is recalling approximately 28,000 model-year 2021 Range Rover SUVs; model-year 2022 Range Rover Sport SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Range Rover Velar and Discovery Sport SUVs; and model-year 2020-22 Discovery and Defender SUVs due to malfunctioning seat belt retractors. The seat belt automatic locking retractors may deactivate early, preventing the child restraint system from securing properly and increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Land Rover will begin notifying owners on Oct. 22. Owners can call the automaker at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To resolve the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies, as necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.