Jaguar Land Rover to Recall Up to 104,000 Cars on Braking SafetyBrian Chappatta
Jaguar Land Rover North America will recall as many as 104,000 cars after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published three notices that highlighted issues that could lead to faulty braking and lighting.
The largest portion of vehicles called back is the 74,648 Range Rover models built from April 15, 2005 to Sept. 4, 2012. The company will replace front brake hoses, which could rupture and slow braking speed, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the notice filed today. The recall is expected to begin March 13.
Another 24,679 cars will be recalled due to similar braking concerns: Vehicles built from Aug. 16, 2012 to Jan. 8, 2014, and sport models made from May 7, 2013 to Jan. 8, 2014. As many as 4,787 Jaguar XK models built from March 4, 2011 to March 20, 2014 need updated software for their parking lamps.
Jaguar Land Rover said it won’t charge owners for the fixes, and it will mail notification letters before March 13.
In the U.S., once a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines a vehicle is defective, the automaker will usually agree to voluntarily issue a recall and to fix the defect for free. All the owner has to do is take it to a dealership affiliated with the manufacturer.
Jaguar Land Rover’s move follows a second recall on Jan. 31 of 2.1 million vehicles by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. because of air bags that could go off while driving.
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