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July 14, 2015

Software bug forces Land Rover to recall 65,000 vehicles

The flaw is reported to exist in Range Rover Sport (L494) and Range Rover (L405) vehicles.

By CBR Staff Writer

Land Rover is recalling over 65,000 vehicles to fix a software bug that causes the vehicle’s doors to unlock on their own.

In an initial report on the flaw, published last month, the company said that some customers had reported that one door even opened while the vehicle was in motion.

The flaw is reported to exist in 2014-2016 model year Range Rover Sport (L494) and 2013-2016 Range Rover (L405) vehicles.

Land Rover said it will contact owners on updating their vehicles’ software. The process will start early next month.

The company said Range Rover owners are not required to pay for the repair and modifications works.

Land Rover started investigating the problem last October, after complaints from customers about door latches.

The latest recall follows reports made last year that car thieves were targeting some models of Range Rovers and BMW X5s, which they felt were easy to unlock.

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