A safety defect in certain 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles could result in the Occupant Classification System (OCS) not functioning correctly at all times. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, when the vehicle is driven on a very smooth surface for an extended period of time, a light weight adult passenger could be misclassified by the system. In the event of an accident, the passenger may not be protected by the Supplementary Restrain System (SRS). Vehicles experiencing this problem will alert drivers with an illuminated “Passenger Airbag OFF” lamp. Continue reading

Jaguar will be contacting 74,648 owners of certain 2006-2012 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles over concerns with the braking system. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, drivers could experience a loss of brake fluid as a result of one or both of the front brake jump (flexi) hoses rupturing. A vehicle exhibiting loss of brake fluid will illuminate a red warning triangle, a ‘Check Brake Fluid’ on the instrument cluster, and will experience a loss of front wheel braking. Braking capability will be retained by the rear brake circuit, but the pedal will feel degraded and stopping distances will increase. Continue reading

Jaguar Land Rover North America have filed several non compliance reports with the NHTSA and will be asking owners of certain Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles to return to an authorized dealer for repairs.

The first problem involves 2013-2014 Jaguar XF, XJ, and XK vehicles. Reports filed with the NHTSA state that during prolonged aggressive driving with frequent lateral and braking force, it is possible for the rear toe link to separate from the rear sub frame. Once separated, the orientation of the rear wheels could be affected, compromising stability and directional control. The problem can significantly increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will replace the nut and washer assembly on the rear toe links, free of charge. Jaguar’s number for this recall is J037 and the NHTSA campaign number is 14V-157. Continue reading

Jaguar Land Rover North America have identified an airbag problem affecting certain 2013-2014 Range Rover luxury four-wheel drive sport utility vehicles (SUV). Owners will be notified to take their Land Rover to an authorized repair facility to have the front side squab foam modified for clearance. The problem will affect 3,912 Range Rovers in the United States and Federalized Territories. Continue reading

In a recall that will affect only about 3,000 vehicles, Land Rover will be asking owners to bring in their 2010-2011 LR2 Suv’s for an intermittent problem with the driver’s side airbag. The vehicles affected were manufactured between November 2009 and August 2010. According to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the problem is with the shorting bar in the clock spring. The shorting bar may have been disconnected when the airbag module was installed leading to the airbag not deploying properly or at all. Owner with questions or concerns can contact Land Rover Customer Service Center at 1-800-346-3493 (1-800-FIND 4WD).