Mahwah, NJ – March 5, 2023 – Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns Jaguar Land Rover, is issuing a recall for 6,644 vehicles on account of oil potentially leaking into the engine’s air intake system, leading to an increased risk of fire.
The recall covers the following models:
- 2023 Land Rover Defender
- 2023 Land Rover Discovery
- 2023 Range Rover
- 2023 Range Rover Sport
- 2023 Range Rover Velar
The cam carrier is part of the engine assembly that supports the camshaft and lubricates it by using oil. Camshaft is a device that controls how much fuel is injected into the engine and how much exhaust is expelled.
Due to a supplier error, the channel inside the cam carrier of the affected cars may be too small for oil to pass through, potentially leading to a blockage. This could lead the oil to either enter the engine air intake or leak outside the vehicle.
If oil leaks into the engine, it could cause a fire, which greatly augments the risk of bodily injury and property damage.
Other Jaguar Land Rover recalls
In April 2022, Tata Motors recalled 14,812 vehicles including the 2016–2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport over faulty seat belts.
Another Range Rover recall occurred in August 2022, when 4,927 SUVs were recalled also due to seat belts that may fail to protect occupants in the event of a crash, as reported.
In the same month, the automaker recalled 5,297 Jaguar F-PACE SUVs as part of Jaguar recalls on account of incorrect tail lights that were installed, also as reported.
Dealers will replace the incorrectly made cam carriers with the correct ones free of charge.
Owners of affected vehicles will receive letters with more information by March 31, 2023.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 6,000 vehicles are affected by this Jaguar Land Rover oil leak recall. To see if your vehicle is among them, or to check for more recalls, run a Jaguar Land Rover recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.