Roll back the decades in the motor industry, and you would not think of software glitches being a big deal. In fact, there was no room for software glitches back in the 1970s or 1980s, as the most digital thing that you had in cars would most probably be the dashboard clock. These days, most new vehicles are more complicated than ever before, where it comes with a slew of electronics and on-board computers to deliver a futuristic driving experience. Land Rover has recently issued a recall of over 65,000 SUVs due to a software glitch that involves the keyless entry software, enabling the seemingly latched doors to open.
Land Rover mentioned in an initial report of the flaw last month, “Some customers have reported that one door has opened while the vehicle was in motion.” This is clearly dangerous, and could cause accidents or even deaths – not only of motorists sharing the roads with you, but someone on the inside might be hurt, too. Land Rover will begin to contact owners concerning the update of their vehicles’ software, and this particular effort will kick off sometime early next month.
The new recall will include the model years 2013-2016, for Range Rovers that were made between July 26, 2012, and March 9, 2015, as well as the higher end Range Rover Sport SUVs in the model years 2014-2016 that rolled out from manufacturing lines from February 18, 2013, to March 5, 2015.