Software glitch forces JLR recall

Coventry based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 65,352 cars after a software glitch caused its keyless cars to unlock themselves.

In one case, a driver reported that the door opened while driving, while others were concerned that the cars were unlocking of their own accord.

The models affected are the entire fleet of 2013-2016 Land Rover Range Rover, the last of which went into production in March this year. On average the cars retail upwards of £30,000.

Jaguar Land Rover said owners will be notified and instructed to take their cars to a dealer who will ‘download the latest software’ at no extra cost.

The recall was reported to the US’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month, who published the details.

This isn’t the first time Jaguar Land Rover has been the media this year over software malfunctions, earlier in the year many drivers were reportedly struggling to find insurance cover due to poor car security.

Range Rovers were being targeted because of vulnerabilities in its keyless ignition feature where thieves were able to bypass the security system, unlock and even start the car engine with small devices easily bought online.