2010 Range Rover recalled in US

Claire Edwards

Land Rover has been forced to recall over 4,000 of its 2010 Range Rover models in the US over fears that the passenger airbag might not work in a crash.

The Range Rover "may experience airbag warning lamp illumination on the instrument cluster," indicating that the airbag is disabled because of the defect, says a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Dealers are recalling the car to upgrade the vehicle's restraints control module using a diagnostics system tool to upgrade the Range Rover's software. There's no word yet on whether the issue affect UK or European models.

Many owners in the US could find themselves without their pride and joy over the Christmas period, with recalls taking place starting just days before on the December 21.