46,515 Land Rover SUVs in U.S., Canada recalled for airbag issue

The 2012 and 2013 Range Rover are among the recalled models.
UPDATED: 8/13/14 10:54 am -- adds Canada figures, comment

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 46,515 Land Rover SUVs in the United States and Canada because the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a part failure, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.

There have been no reports of accidents or injuries relating to the issue in the United States and Canada, a company spokesman said today. He did not know whether SUVs in other markets were affected by the recall.

The company, a unit of Tata Motors, is recalling certain 2010-15 LR2 luxury compact SUVs, and 2012 and 2013 Range Rover Evoque SUVs, because a part in the occupant classification system electronic control unit may fail, disabling the passenger airbag partially or completely, the filings with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Dealers will update the restraint control module software at no cost. The recall is expected to begin Aug. 30, according to the NHTSA documents.

Affected in the recall are about 17,066 LR2 and 23,485 Range Rover Evoque SUVs in the United States and U.S. territories, and 5,964 vehicles in Canada.