The affected vehicles are those running the 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to an automatic transmission. Specific vehicles are those that fall within the following VIN ranges: Discovery Sport SALC2AN9HH633943 to SALCA2BN2HH653045; and Range Rover Evoque SALVA2BN2HH168185 to SALVA5BN3HH188706.
The production dates of affected vehicles are from July 4 to October 10, 2016.
So, what exactly is the problem?
The recall report explains that “the engine harness may have been routed incorrectly and as a result could contact the water charge air cooler bracket. Vibration of the engine may cause chafing that results in the outer sheath of the cable wearing through, exposing the wires of the engine harness.”
This could result in electrical arcing and short circuiting, which may cause the loss of the electric steering system, an engine cut-out without warning, the melting of engine parts, or even an underbonnet fire.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted via a letter in the mail, where they’ll be instructed to take their car to an authorised Land Rover dealership for inspection of the engine harness and water charge cooler bracket. Repositioning of parts or reparation will take place if needed.
Meanwhile, it has been recommended that owners of affected rigs keep their vehicles parked outside and away from other vehicles and properties.
The recall number is Q645.