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Land Rover Freelander Recall 04V489000

The Subframe May Crack or Distort

Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

4 vehicles are being recalled because the front sub frame may not be securely mounted.

What Should You Do?

There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary:

On 4 vehicles, a problem with the subframe mounting nuts and bolts may lead to cracking or deforming of the subframe. Problems with the subframe can result in vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the subframe as necessary to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B175.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 24, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V489000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AN INCORRECT WELD NUT WAS INSTALLED. LACK OF THIS BOLT COULD EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE SUBFRAME TO CRACK OR BECOME DEFORMED.

Consequence: A CRACKED OR DEFORMED SUBFRAME COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO INSTABILITY OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO SEE IF THE SUBFRAME FIXING IS CORRECTLY FITTED AND CLAMPED UP. IF NECESSARY, THE SUBFRAME WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS CORRECT WELD NUTS. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-800-637-6837.

Notes: LAND ROVER RECALL NO. B175.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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