2018 Land Rover, Range Rover line-up recalled for hearth risk

Land Rover and Array Rover have issued a remember for their entire 2018 product-yr vary, over concerns automobiles equipped with the 2.-litre Ingenium petrol motor could pose a fire possibility.

The British marques report the motor-mounted gas rails on affected automobiles “have not been made correctly”, and are at chance of gasoline vapour and liquid leaks.

Need to the situation occur, improved and abnormal fuel odour could be observed by occupants of the auto, and gas may perhaps be seen when the bonnet is opened. Leaking fuel also, far more importantly, could induce a fireplace if it arrives into contact with a incredibly hot area in the motor bay.

The remember affects “specific vehicles” from the MY18 Land Rover Discovery Sport (pictured), Discovery, Selection Rover, Assortment Rover Activity, Evoque and Velar strains. We’ve contacted Land Rover for a VIN checklist, and will update the tale when one particular gets out there.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Office of Infrastructure, Regional Improvement and Cities has confirmed 331 automobiles are affected by the remember.

In the meantime, “specific” automobiles within the following VIN ranges are afflicted.

  • SALGA3BY1JA343646 to SALGA2AY5JA387693
  • SALWA2BY2JA146054 to SALWA2BY6JA185973
  • SALVR2RX4JH226559 to SALVP2RX3JH296852
  • SALYA2AX9JA700000 to SALYA2BX5JA746759
  • SALCA2AX0JH685128 to SALCR2SX4JH748920
  • SALRA2BX3JA014201 to SALRA2AX6JA039854

Owners of the influenced Land Rover and Assortment Rover models will be contacted by Jaguar Land Rover Australia, and will be asked for to get in touch with their community dealer to have their car inspected and repaired wherever expected. JLR adds two clips to “ensure proper style and design clearance” will also be fitted.

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