A seatbelt mount defect affecting thousands of Land Rover Defenders produced between February 2010 and January 2012 has been resolved in production. Initially, it was reported that the fault, caused by over-brittle securing bolts, only affected 464 Defenders sold in Australia as reported on LRO.com on July 8 -
However, a UK Land Rover spokesman confirmed that the fault affected Defenders in all markets, including the UK. ‘In the UK, we’re talking about 5991 vehicles. We’ve only seen two examples of the problem to date. As with any notification like this, we’ve contacted the owners and arranged for work to be done by a local dealer. The problem came to light after Land Rover received two separate field reports from authorised repairers.’
There have been no reports of any injuries or accidents as a result of the faulty fixings.