On March 31, 2014, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in cooperation with Jaguar Land Rover North America, announced the voluntary recall of certain model year 2014 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles. The turn signal indicator may not flash at a double rate or click at a double-rate to give a notification to the driver of a front turn signal malfunction. These vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, “Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. Without a warning that a front turn signal is malfunctioning, the driver would continue to use the vehicle, unaware that other drivers on the road are not being notified that the vehicle is turning, increasing the risk of a crash.
If you or someone you know has been affected by this defect, we urge you to stop using your vehicle immediately. Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. It is estimated there are potentially upwards of 5,000 affected vehicle owners. I would urge you, however, to be proactive and contact Land Rover directly to find out if your vehicle is affected by this recall.
As a safety advocate and personal injury lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers continue to sell products that endanger the lives of its consumer. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product.
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