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Land Rover recalls 65,000 vehicles over unlatching doors

By Danielle Haynes
Certain Range Rovers and Range Rover sports are being recalled for a software glitch that causes the vehicles' doors to become unlatched. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Certain Range Rovers and Range Rover sports are being recalled for a software glitch that causes the vehicles' doors to become unlatched. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

WHITLEY, England, July 13 (UPI) -- Land Rover is recalling some 65,000 vehicles in response to reports a software glitch causes doors to unlatch, in some cases while the vehicle was in motion.

The recall affects 2014-2016 model year Range Rover Sports and 2013-2016 model year Range Rovers. The software glitch causes the doors to become unlatched even while in the closed position.

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Land Rover says the problem can cause doors to open while the vehicles are being driven.

"This can increase the risk of a vehicle crash or compromise the safety of the vehicle occupants," a description of the defect sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Customers with either of the two models in question should take their vehicle to a dealership, where a software upgrade can be made to correct the problem.

Land Rover said it would be mailing letters of notification to owners starting Aug. 7.

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