Jaguar Land Rover has recently announced a recall involving the Land Rover LR2 and the Range Rover Evoque models because of a problem with the rear brake caliper.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 70 units of the 2012 Land Rover LR2 and 2012 Range Rover Evoque will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that the vehicles in question might encounter a problem with the rear brake caliper, which might detach, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
“The rear brake caliper retaining bolts may be insufficiently torque. Insufficiently torqued brake caliper bolts may result in the brake caliper detaching. A detached brake caliper may lead to a loss of brake function. Additionally, the caliper may strike a wheel, resulting in the sudden deflation of a tire. Either situation may increase the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA says in its summary of the problem.
The affected models have been produced on the 11th of June, 2012. Jaguar Land Rover dealers have been informed already and they will inspect and tighten the rear brake caliper retaining bolts. The recall will begin on the 18th of January. Meanwhile, owners of the above mentioned models can contact Jaguar Land Rover at 1-800-452-4827.