Land Rover and Jaguar announced recalls for three issues on Friday that affects 104,000 units across North America. The largest recall concerns a brake hose issue that may potentially rupture, causing the loss of brake fluid which may result in front brake failure. The recall affects up to 74,648 Range Rovers sold between 2006 and 2012. Transport Canada says 2,838 Canadian units are affected.
Land Rover dealers will replace the front brake hoses at no cost to the owner.
Interestingly enough, Jaguar Land Rover opened an investigation into the same brake hoses in 2010 after certain dealers noticed a bulge in the hoses. The case was closed with no recall issued in 2012 after investigators found the issue to be too sporadic to warrant a recall. The case was reopened in November of 2014 after a report of an accident where brake failure due to ruptured hoses may have been the cause.
A separate recall affects 4,787 Jaguar XK units – model years 2012 to 2015. The software recall concerns the side parking lights that may turn off after about five minutes. Dealers will reflash the ECU and install an update to rectify the issue at no cost to the owner.
Yet another recall concerns 2013 to 2014 Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports. This recall affects a brake vacuum hose that may have been routed incorrectly at the factory. This could result in a hole in your vacuum line due to it rubbing against other parts on the vehicle. This can result in the loss of braking power due to a vacuum leak in the brake system.
Dealers will inspect your brake lines and hoses and will reroute or repair as needed.
The recalls are expected to take effect on March 13th, 2015. Have your VIN ready and contact your Jaguar Land Rover dealer to find out if your vehicle is affected.