— Land Rover is recalling about 66,000 SUVs in two recalls, both that include things that open when they shouldn't. The largest number of recalled SUVs need repairs to make sure the doors don't fly open while cruising down the highway.
Range Rover / Range Rover Sport
Land Rover is recalling over 65,000 model year 2013-2016 Range Rover and 2014-2016 Range Rover Sport SUVs because the doors can fail to latch in the primary or secondary closed positions.
Land Rover says an investigation determined there were problems with the electrical function of the keyless entry system. A short-circuit can turn the keyless entry motor into a brake and slow or stop the keyless lever from returning to its "home" position. This can cause a standard door closure procedure to make the latch appear to work with the striker, and the door can look to be closed but it won't be latched.
Any occupant not wearing a seat belt could easily fall out of a moving vehicle, especially during turns or in an accident.
Land Rover says the 2013-2016 Range Rovers were manufactured July 26, 2012, to March 9, 2015, and the 2014-2016 Range Rover Sport SUVs were built February 18, 2013, to March 5, 2015.
Dealers will need to update the software for the keyless entry system.
Land Rover LR4
Almost 500 model year 2012-2013 Land Rover LR4 vehicles also have problems with things opening when they shouldn't, specifically the glass of the panoramic roof. In this case, the glass can completely dislodge from the vehicle and fly away.
Land Rover says the problem is caused by the use of an incorrect primer that can loosen the adhesive used on the panoramic roof.
The automaker says the 2012-2013 Land Rover LR4 SUVs were manufactured August 15, 2012, to September 18, 2012.
Land Rover dealers will apply the correct primer to make sure the panoramic roof glass has a sufficient bond to keep the glass from falling out.
With both recalls, concerned owners can call 800-637-6837. For details about the Land Rover panoramic roof recall, refer to recall number P065, and for questions about the Land Rover door latch recall, refer to recall number P068.