Various Brake System Issues Due to Damaged Caused by Left Front Wheel Weight
Brakes, June 30, 2006
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Our Quick Take:
The ABS and/or the brake pad warning light may illuminate, and/or extended brake pedal travel along with reduced braking efficiency may occur.
What Should You Do?
Land Rover will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning June 30, 2006. If you are experiencing problems with the braking system, or 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.
Certain vehicles fitted with 19" diameter wheels may encounter a condition where a wheel balance weight can contact the left front brake hose, ABS wheel speed sensor lead, and/or the brake pad wear sensor lead resulting in damage to the wiring and/or brake hose. Damage to the wiring can cause the ABS or brake sensor warning light to illuminate. Damage to the brake hose can result in reduced braking efficiency, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the left front brake flexi-pipe assembly and replace it if it exhibits signs of chafing. They will also replace the left front "clip-on" wheel weights with "stick-on" weights to correct these concerns. The Land Rover recall number is B039.
Mfr's Report Date:
June 30, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES FITTED WITH 9J-19 INCH DIAMETER WHEELS, DURING CERTAIN VEHICLE MANEUVERS WHEN THE STEERING SYSTEM IS ON FULL LEFT LOCK AND THE SUSPENSION IS MOVING TOWARDS FULL COMPRESSION, THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE HOSE AND/OR THE ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR LEAD AND/OR THE BRAKE PAD WEAR WARNING SENSOR LEAD CAN CATCH ON THE WHEEL BALANCE WEIGHT AS THE WHEEL ROTATES.
THIS MAY LEAD TO WARNINGS OF PREMATURE BRAKE PAD WEAR, WARNINGS OF ABS FAILURE, OR EXTENDED BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL AND LOSS OF ONE OF THE HYDRAULIC SERVICE BRAKING SYSTEM CIRCUITS, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE FLEXI-PIPE ASSEMBLY AND REPLACE IT IF IT EXHIBITS SIGNS OF CHAFING, AND ALSO TO REPLACE THE LEFT FRONT 'CLIP-ON' WHEEL BALANCE WEIGHTS WITH 'STICK-ON' WHEEL BALANCE WEIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-201-818-8500.
LAND ROVER RECALL NO. B039. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration