Some Jaguars, Land Rover SUVs Probed by U.S. After Rollawaysby and
Vehicles allegedly rolled after being shifted into park
As many as 39,000 late-model vehicles may be affected
Some Land Rover SUVs and Jaguar XF sedans are being evaluated following reports of consumer injuries after the vehicles rolled away while parked, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NHTSA’s Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) has received seven reports of rollaways for model year 2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque sport-utility vehicles and 2013 Jaguar XF cars. An estimated 39,000 vehicles may be affected, according to the report on NHTSA’s website.
ODI opened a preliminary evaluation on Dec. 16, the agency said. Four injuries occurred with the driver’s door open, and another when a person was pinned against a garage wall. The consumers said the vehicles’ transmissions had been shifted to park, but none of the cars had their parking brake engaged at the time of the incidents, the report said.
The Jaguar XF has a base price of about $52,000 while the Land Rover Evoque sells for upwards of $42,000. Jaguar Land Rover is a division of Tata Motors Ltd.