Land Rover is recalling Range Rovers because of software bug

|July 15, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Land Rover is recalling more than 65,000 cars to fix a software bug that can unlatch the vehicles’ doors.

The company has already placed adverts in newspapers informing owners of Range Rovers and Range Rover sport vehicles about the recall.

The software bug has developed a glitch which automatically unlatches the door of the car, but does not provide dash board information of the same to the driver.

                                 

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In a statement, Land Rover said no accidents or injuries were reported to have occurred as a result of the bug, and that the owners would not have to pay for the modifications.

The car maker has also specified that the recall is not related to widely-reported problems with keyless ignition and locking systems on some luxury cars.

It must be recalled that last year car thieves had targeted some models of Range Rovers and BMW X5s because they found it easy to unlock the vehicles.

News site Citifmonline.com quoted a Thatcham Research spokesperson who said, “It’s been known for over a year that keyless entry and ignition systems possess certain vulnerabilities. There were a number of vehicles suggested as being vulnerable in this way, Range Rovers being one of them.”

“That was all to do with keyless entry systems and vulnerabilities through the on-board diagnostic port,” he said.

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