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Land Rover Recall : Hitch Style Bike Racks

2006 Land Rover LR3

When moving the bike arm bracket to its down position, this pinch point has to potential of causing a severe laceration or amputation to the user's fingertips or hand.

Equipment

Summary
Certain aftermarket thule hitch style bicycle racks with fold down style bike arms. A pinch bolt exists between the bike arm bracket and the upright assembly of the hitch style bicycle rack.
Actions
Thule will notify owners and provide a repair kit and instructions free of charge. The recall began on June 20, 2007. Owners can contact thule at 800-thule91 (800-848-5391). Notes: Land Rover purchased some of these bike racks for use on their LR3 and range rover sport vehicles, part no. Lrnapbr4. L. L. bean also sells some of these bike racks under the model name of hitching post pro (WD75, WD76, WD77, WD78, YL05, bbg9, bbh1, bbh2, bbh4), expressway (WD72, WD73, bbh5, bbh6), or trailblazer (WD31, bbh7). Rei has also purchased some of these bike racks under model names: Hitching post pro (934, 934xt, 935, 935xt, 936, 936xt, 937, 937xt, 951, 951xt), expressway (995, 995xt, 996, 996xt), and trailblazer (998, 998xt).
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Date Announced
JUL 03, 2007
Vehicles Affected
245,845
NHTSA Campaign #
07E047000
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