Land Rover has issued yet another recall for the Range Rover Sport and LR4, this time because of a problem which may lead to the engine seizing.
After announcing a recall for the front passenger airbag problems not too long ago, for the Land Rover has issued yet another recall, which is now covering the Range Rover Sport and LR4. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles are packing the V6 3.0L supercharged engines under their hood and these may have improperly torque connecting rod bolts, which may lead to the connecting rod separating from the crankshaft.
“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. If the engine seizes there is an increased risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
The affected models are the 2015 Range Rover Sport, produced on the 16th of November, 2014, and the 2015 LR4, made on the 11th of November, 2014. The number of affected units is rising to… two. Yes, 2 units, one Range Rover Sport and one LR4. Owners of these two models will be notified by Land Rover and the company’s dealers will be replacing the affected engines, free of charge. The recall will begin on the 2nd of April. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.