Land Rover has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs over concerns the front suspension could fail.
The British marque reports the left and right lower control arms (depending on vehicle) in the knuckle joint of the front suspension have been incorrectly assembled, which could cause the suspension to fail if the vehicle is exposed to a shock impact like a deep pothole or kerb to the affected front wheel.
If the front suspension fails, the affected front wheel will separate from its lower joint, which will cause vehicle instability and potentially a loss of vehicle control.
Affected Discovery Sport and Evoque units were sold from 31 March 2016 through 25 August 2016.
Jaguar Land Rover Australia confirmed a total of 11 vehicles are affected by the right lower control arm fault – six Range Rover Evoques and five Discovery Sports; while a total of 16 vehicles are affected by the left lower control arm fault – four Discovery Sports and 12 Evoques.
VIN ranges for the affected vehicles are as follows:
Right lower control arm
Discovery Sport – SALCA2BN2GH612686 to SALCA2BN5HH641815
Evoque – SALVA2AN5GH159180 to SALVA2BN1HH176858
Left lower control arm
Discovery Sport – SALCA2BN2GH614589 to SALCA2BN5HH642539
Evoque – SALVA2AN5GH149193 to SALVA2BN1HH176766
Owners of these vehicles will be contacted via mail, and are advised to contact their local Land Rover or Range Rover dealer for an inspection and repair.
For information, contact the Land Rover customer relationship centre on 1800 625 642.