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Land Rover Recalls 10,000 Trucks

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On: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 3:40PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Land Rover Recalls 10,000 Trucks

In most circles, if you have made it to the level in life that you can comfortably afford a Land Rover, you’re probably going to be regarded as someone that “made it” in life.  These trucks are high class, high end, luxury SUVs that are just as capable off-road as they are making an impression at gala events that necessitate valet keys.  But even these extremely impressive image making machines can have their Achilles Heal once in a while. Cars of all kinds are just machines after all, and because their are built by flawed creators, they end up being flawed creations, and some more than others from time to time.  And while the old adage, ‘You get what you pay for” may come into play in some people’s minds, even the most expensive cars and trucks can prove to the less than perfect, no matter what their cost.  in their most recent hiccup, parent company Jaguar has issued a recall of 10,455 Land Rover vehicles in all.  

In most circles, if you have made it to the level in life that you can comfortably afford a Land Rover, you’re probably going to be regarded as someone who “made it” in life. These trucks are high-class, high-end, luxury SUVs that are just as capable off-road as they are making an impression at gala events that necessitate valet keys. But even these extremely impressive image-making machines can have their Achilles heel once in a while. Cars of all kinds are just machines, after all, and because they are built by flawed creators, they end up being flawed creations, and some more than others from time to time. And while the adage, “You get what you pay for” may come into play in some people’s minds, even the most expensive cars and trucks can prove to be less than perfect, no matter what their cost. In their most recent hiccup, parent company Jaguar has issued a recall of 10,455 Land Rover vehicles in all.

Owners of Discovery Sport 2015 models that were built between September 17 and November 3, 2014, and Evoque 2014–2015 models that were built between July 15, 2013 and July 1, 2015 may have been affected by a small malfunction in the transmission. It seems that the wire harnesses inside the transmission sensor clusters may not have enough crimps to keep the transmission in gear. Because of this inadequate level of crimps, the transmission may shift into neutral at any time, without any warning.

As you might expect, cruising down the highway during rush hour, or into the city for Saturday date-night when your precious luxury two-ton luxury truck kicks out of drive and you lose all control of acceleration, would, at best, undoubtedly cause a rough patch in your image as it pertains to how your date sees you; at worst, you might cause a serious pile-up on the expressway that could injure or kill passengers and/or pedestrians.

Land Rover has said it will start this voluntary recall next month by notifying owners and having them bring in their trucks to dealerships. Once inside the dealerships, Land Rover techs will inspect the transmissions of these trucks and, if necessary, update the transmissions controls to see that it does not shift out of gear anymore. This is a no-cost fix, as it should be. Owners may contract Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837 for more information.


Report Receipt Date: AUG 23, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V614000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,455

Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LCC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2015 Discovery Sport manufactured September 17, 2014 through November 3, 2014 and 2014-2015 Range Rover Evoque vehicles manufactured July 15, 2013 through July 1, 2015. In the affected vehicles the transmission sensor clusters may have insufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness, and as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there is an increased risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the automatic transmission serial number and if required, will update the transmission software to prevent the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P091.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.




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