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Recall 15V069000

Engine Seizes

Recall Details

The engine may seize and fail internally due to the connecting rod bolts being torqued improperly. Dealers will replace the affected engines free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine may seize unexpectedly due to an internal manufacturing problem. This would cause loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Land Rover must be performed by a Land Rover dealership. Land Rover notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Land Rover dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Engine, February 6, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 6, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V069000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling one model year 2015 Range Rover Sport vehicle manufactured November 16, 2014, and one 2015 LR4 vehicle manufactured November 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the 3.0L V6 supercharged engines may have improperly torqued connecting rod bolts. As a result, the connecting rod may separate from the crankshaft and the engine may seize.
Consequence
If the engine seizes there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected engines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 2, 2015. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P055.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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