Luxury car manufacturer Land Rover recalls 2016-17 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models due to faulty seat belts.
The problem is with the device that locks the driver's seat belt in the event of a crash.
Having a seat belt that won’t lock in a crash is not great.

Land Rover is recalling 14,812 models of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport over a driver’s seat belt issue that could cause these vehicles to be out of compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

The specific issue stems from a fault in the emergency locking retractor of the driver’s seat belt. This device locks your seat belt in place in the event of a crash, preventing your body from flying forward and reducing the impact into an airbag. The fault can prevent the device from actually locking the seat belt.

The fix for this issue will involve your Land Rover technician inspecting and replacing the seat belt module as necessary. Like all recall work, this will be performed free of charge.

Land Rover expects to notify owners of affected vehicles by mail on or around June 3. If you believe your vehicle is one of those covered by this recall and you have further questions, you can contact Land Rover USA customer service at 800-637-6837 and reference recall number N678.

to be continued

Audi Recalls 2014-2017 A8, S6, S7, S8 and RS7 Models Over Possible Turbo Failure

The issue stems from an oil strainer that can become clogged and restrict oil flow to the turbo.

2013-2017 Audis with the brand’s 4.0-liter turbocharged engine are being recalled.

Audi is recalling 26,053 models of its A8, S6, S7, S8 and RS7 over concerns that a blocked turbocharger oil strainer can become clogged and starve the turbo of oil.

If the turbocharger is denied oil, it can seize internally and possibly break its shaft, leading to severe power loss or possibly a stalled engine and an increased risk of crashing. This recall affects model years 2013-2017.

The fix for this issue involves your Audi dealer removing and cleaning the strainer and changing the vehicle’s oil. Like all recall work, this work will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner. Audi expects to begin notifying owners of affected vehicles by mail on or around May 20.

If you have questions or believe your vehicle could be one of those models covered by this recall, you can reach out to Audi’s customer service department at 800-253-2834 and reference recall number 21H7.