N333 (NHTSA 19V-350) – Seat Belt May Not Lock/FMVSS 209 – 2016-2017 Land Rover Range Rover & Range Rover Sport

May 9, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V350000

Seat Belt May Not Lock/FMVSS 209

If the driver brakes prior to a crash, the ELR will not lock at the correct g-force level, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V350

Manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 16,186



Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehicles. The driver’s seat belt Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) may not lock as designed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.”



Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s seat belt assembly, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk will be mailed July 1, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N333.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Check if your Land Rover has a Recall


MAY 23, 2019


Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its intent to perform a Non-Compliance Recall on certain 2016-2017 model year Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Range Rover vehicles imported into the United States market. Information relating to this Recall will be posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

United States Federal regulations require that retailers must be notified within a reasonable time after the manufacturer decides that a defect that relates to motor vehicle safety or a non-compliance exists.

United States Federal law requires retailers to complete any outstanding Recall service before a new vehicle is delivered to the buyer or lessee. Violation of this requirement by a retailer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,780.00 per vehicle.

This Aftersales Bulletin serves as notification to all Land Rover retailers in the United States and Federalized Territories that any affected new vehicles may not be sold and delivered for customer use until the Recall repair is completed.



An issue has been identified on a limited number of Land Rover vehicles within the listed Affected Vehicle Range where the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) in the seat belt assembly of the vehicle’s driver’s seat is not to specification. Due to a supplier manufacturing issue, the car-sensitive sensor mechanism does not lock as designed when subjected to the requirements in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 209 Section S4.3 (j) (2). This also constitutes a non-compliance with FMVSS 208 S7.1.1.3. The ELR is equipped with a vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism and a webbing-sensitive locking mechanism. The non-compliance specifically involves the vehicle-sensitive mechanism.



Range Rover Sport (L494)
Model Year:  …………….. 2016-2017

VIN:  …………………………… SALWS2PF6GA100000-SALWR2EF9GA121745
……………………………………. SALWS2PF1GA594637-SALWG2KF0GA666355
……………………………………. SALWR2FK3HA660486-SALWR2FK9HA664297

Range Rover (L405)
Model Year:  …………….. 2016-2017
VIN:  …………………………… SALGS3EF0GA293645-SALGS2PF0GA318616
……………………………………. SALGS2FV9HA308452-SALGS2FV2HA308454

A total of 16,186 vehicles are potentially involved in the USA and Federalized Territories. Visit the British Brands Sales Suite (BBSS) website for a list of affected vehicles at your retailer.



In the event of a pre-crash brake event prior to a crash, the ELR would not lock off at the correct design specification g-force level. This could impact the operation of the seat belt assembly and negatively affect vehicle safety.



Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to an authorized retailer who will replace the front left (driver’s) seat belt assembly. There will be no charge to owners for this action under this program.



Owner notification is expected to occur on or before July 1, 2019.



Check DDW to ensure that the vehicle is affected by this Program prior to undertaking any rework action.

Retailers are required to HOLD affected new vehicles that are within your control and refrain from releasing the vehicles for new vehicle sale pending completion of the rework action. Affected vehicles already in the hands of customers should be updated at the next available opportunity.

Jaguar Land Rover North America recommends that affected sales demonstrator and loaner vehicles are repaired before use and that used vehicles are repaired before sale. Retailers who choose to proceed against this recommendation, where legally permitted, must clearly and conspicuously disclose the open recall to the applicable customers.

A Technical Bulletin will be published once repair instructions are finalized and any required parts have been procured.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Jaguar Land Rover North America apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

573.6 (c) (7) – Test results and other information that the manufacturer considered in determining the existence of the noncompliance

Autoliv notified on Jaguar Land Rover November 2, 2016 advising that another customer of theirs submitted a 49 CFR 573 Report to NHTSA which stated that the ELR in the driver’s safety belt assembly may not have been produced to specification. They advised that the component concerned was also supplied to Jaguar Land Rover. Autoliv advised that a seat belt retractor car-sensitive sensor (CS Sensor) concern could impair proper triggering of the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)’s vehicle sensitive mechanism.

Jaguar Land Rover opened a Product Safety and Compliance Committee (PSCC) investigation that was reviewed at the PSCC meeting on November 15, 2016.

Autoliv informed Jaguar Land Rover that the other OEM (BMW) had submitted on October 13, 2016, a 49 CFR 573 Report which stated that the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) in the driver’s safety belt assembly may not have been produced to specification. Autoliv had identified through testing and analysis to support this submission that Jaguar Land Rover components may be affected.

The Autoliv investigation identified that during initial analysis of the returned part a potential concern with a subcomponent part of the seatbelt retractor commonly known as the carsensitive sensor (“CS Sensor”).  As a result, Autoliv and BMW commenced further analysis activities to assess and understand the nature of the reported issue.

The CS Sensor is manufactured and supplied by an Autoliv sub supplier and is assembled into the seatbelt retractor.  Focused analysis on the CS Sensor indicated that a deviation in the injection molding manufacturing process at the sub supplier may have occurred which could impair proper triggering of the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)’s vehicle sensitive mechanism.  The investigation into this possible manufacturer deviation that could result in the CS Sensor lever and housing to be out of tolerance and cause an interference.

Jaguar Land Rover supplied eight parts to Autoliv for testing and analysis and on November 25, 2016, Autoliv issued a test report to Jaguar Land Rover which reflected that 1 out of the 8 parts tested exhibited noncompliance to FMVSS 209 S4.3(j)(2).

Additionally, Autoliv performed a high level technical review/comparison of the BMW parts to the Jaguar Land Rover parts.  Autoliv has determined that the parts supplied to Jaguar Land Rover contain the same combination of components which appear to be the major influencing parts on the condition seen in the BMW parts.

This issue was reviewed at Jaguar Land Rover’s Recall Determination Committee (RDC) on December 1, 2016 where it was acknowledged that this matter is a non-compliance to the requirements of FMVSS 209 but inconsequential to vehicle safety such that a Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance in accordance with the provisions of Part 556 be filed. The RDC agreed that the performance requirements of FMVSS 208 were met.

On May 2, 2019 Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC received NHTSA’s response to the petition submitted on December 23, 2016.   In this response, NHTSA denied the petition for inconsequential non-compliance and requested Jaguar Land Rover conduct a recall.

There have been no reported accidents, injuries or fires as a result of this concern.

4 Affected Products



4 Associated Documents


RMISC-19V350-4469.pdf 8.276KB

Download (PDF, 8KB)

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- NOTIFICATION OF NONCOMPLIANCE RECALL N333 (NHTSA 19V-350)

RCMN-19V350-6738.pdf 137.073KB

Download (PDF, 134KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V350-9976.pdf 296.406KB

Download (PDF, 289KB)

Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V350-5770.PDF 213.923KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)

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