Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes in huge recall

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons. (AP)

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 61,793 vehicles because the front, passenger-side air bag may be disabled if a lightweight adult sits in the seat.

The recall affects some Range Rovers from the 2013 through 2015 model years and Range Rover Sports from 2014 through 2015.

The company says it will start notifying owners in April, and they will be able to take their vehicles to dealers for a free software update.

Jaguar Land Rover says it has received no reports of accidents or injuries tied to the problem.
It started looking into the issue last fall, after customers said a light indicating that the passenger air bag was off stayed illuminated in some cases when an adult sat in the seat.

Mercedes to fix engine compartment seal that may spark fire

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons made over the past few years to fix a problem with an engine compartment seal that could spark a fire.

The recall mostly affects E350 sedans from the 2013 through 2015 model years.

The company says a rubber seal in the back of the engine bay that is designed to muffle noises can stick to the hood when it opens. It can then drop into the engine compartment, where it may increase the risk of a fire if it touches the exhaust system.

Mercedes-Benz will start the recall next month. Car owners can then take their vehicles to dealers, who will fix the issue for free by attaching four additional retaining clips to the seal.

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