Incorrect Plastic in Manufacturing of Jaguar Land Rover Models Leads to Oil Leak, Over 2K Recalled

June 28, 2024
An incorrect specification of plastic being used for the oil filter housing is causing these vehicles to leak oil.

Jaguar Land Rover has recalled around 2,100 vehicles in the U.S. over a defect that can lead to engine fires, according to Car Scoops.

Two recalls were issued. One is for 2024 model year Land Rovers, comprising 1,995 vehicles that include the Defender, the Discovery, Range Rovers, Range Rover Sports, and Range Rover Velar. The second recall was for the 2024 F-Pace Jaguar, accounting for 133 vehicles.

The issue stems from an incorrect specification of plastic that was used to manufacture the oil filter housing, leading to the plastic splitting over time and leaking oil. Besides making contact with hot areas of the engine, there is the possibility of the oil leaking onto the road and endangering other drivers as well.

The automaker has received a total of eight claims and field reports related to the problem, as well as a few fires that have been caused by a leaking oil filter. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by August 9, and dealers are being instructed to replace the oil filter housing, filter, and o-rings as a remedy.

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