Land Rover Recalls 99,327 Range Rover, Sport Models for Brake System
Two Recalls Issued for Vacuum, Hydraulic Systems
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is recalling a total of 99,327 models from 2006 to 2014 involving the hydraulic and vacuum-assist functions of the braking systems. The first, and larger, recall affects ’06 to ’12 Range Rover models and deals with the hydraulic system for the brakes. The front brake hoses have been found to be susceptible to rupturing, which could cause a loss of brake fluid, increasing braking distances and affecting driver and passenger safety. A total of 74,648 units are affected by this recall.
The second recall affects ’13 to ’14 Range Rover and ’14 Range Rover Sport models and involves the braking system’s vacuum hose. On some models, the hose was found to be incorrectly routed, which could result in excessive wear, causing a hole to be worn into the hose. A hole in the vacuum line could cause a complete loss of braking assistance, lengthening stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash. A total of 24,679 units are affected by this recall.
Concerned owners can call Land Rover customer service at 800-637-6837, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. The recall campaigns for both recalls will start around March 13, 2015.