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Our Quick Take:
40 vehicles are being recalled because the brakes may fail due to a rear brake caliper coming loose from its mounting. The loose caliper could also strike the wheel resulting in sudden deflation of the tire.
What Should You Do?
Land Rover will notify owners of the affected vehicles beginning on or before January 18, 2013. If you notice any abnormal noise from the rear of the vehicle, especially while braking, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your Land Rover dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. Land Rover recall number is P029.
The brake calipers hold the brake pads in place and use hydraulic pressure to press the pads against the rotors when the brakes are applied. The bolts that hold the rear calipers in place may not have been sufficiently tightened during vehicle assembly. If the mounting bolts were to come loose, the caliper could detach from the vehicle resulting in loss of braking ability. The loose caliper could also strike the wheel, causing sudden deflation of a tire. Either of these situations may increase the risk of a crash. Land Rover dealers will inspect and tighten the rear brake caliper mounting bolts to correct this concern.