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Recall Roundup: Land Rover, Jaguar, Jeep

Recall Roundup: Land Rover, Jaguar, Jeep

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 4,700 model-year 2012-15 XK sports cars manufactured March 4, 2011, to March 20, 2014

The Problem: In these vehicles, the front parking lights may turn off after approximately 5 minutes. This decreases visibility and increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software that controls the lights for free.

What Owners Should Do: Jaguar will begin notifying owners on March 13. Owners can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 75,000 model-year 2006-12 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured between April 15, 2005, and Sept. 4, 2012

The Problem: One or both of the flexible front brake hoses in the affected vehicles may rupture and cause a loss of brake fluid. If this happens, the SUV would need a longer distance to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover dealers will replace the left and right front brake hoses free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin March 13. For more info, owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837 and reference recall number P054, or they can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hotline at 888-327-4236.

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 24,600 model-year 2013-14 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured between Aug. 16, 2012, and Jan. 8, 2014, and 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUVs manufactured between May 7, 2013, and Jan. 8, 2014

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the brake vacuum hose may have been incorrectly routed; this could cause a hole to be worn into the hose. A hole in the brake vacuum hose could cause complete loss of braking assistance, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover will notify owners beginning March 13, and dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose and correctly route it or replace damaged hoses free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 168,092 model-year 2014-15 Jeep Cherokee SUVs

The Problem: In the affected vehicles,the side curtain and seat-mounted airbags could inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash. FCA said it is aware of a “small number of inadvertent deployments involving drivers who executed extreme maneuvers.” The automaker is unaware of any related accidents or injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will upgrade and recalibrate the related software for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

Photo Credit: Jaguar