Mahwah, NJ – September 1, 2021 – Jaguar Land Rover (NYSE:TTM) has issued a recall for 111,746 cars to replace a part of the fuel tank – a fuel outlet flange – that may crack and result in a fuel leak. This recall is a result of a government investigation and this defect can lead to a car fire. The affected vehicles include:
- 2010 – 2016 Land Rover LR4
- 2010 – 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The recalled vehicles are equipped with 3.0L V6 or 5.0L V8 engines. The affected component is the “fuel tank outlet flange” with part number AH22-9039-A.
The affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank outlet flange that may crack and result in a fuel leak. The issue was identified as a result of an investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) after several customers complained about a “fuel odor” and liquid fuel” on the ground under the rear part of the vehicle.
A fuel leak can result in a fire, which may endanger not only the occupants of the vehicle but also people and property around them.
For safety tips in the event of a fire, please visit this article on a recent BMW recall for a related issue.
According to the complaints, the leak may also result in the car running out of fuel, leading to a stall, which increases the risk of an accident.
Other Land Rover recalls
Back in March 2021, Land Rover issued a recall for multiple newer model year vehicles for defective high beams.
A recall in October 2020 included 2010-2011 Range Rover Sport vehicles to fix an issue where the spoilers may detach from the vehicle while driving.
Dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange with a new, redesigned part. Land Rover has also mentioned that owners that have already paid to have this issue rectified will be covered by the Jaguar Land Rover reimbursement plan.
Customers will be notified on October 8, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of the recall?
Over 111,000 vehicles are included in this Land Rover recall. To see if your car is one of them, MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.