Jaguar Land Rover recalls over 104,000 cars in the U.S following the discovery of a problem with brakes and lights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the notice in the States on Friday, though all the models were engineered and designed in the UK and the company’s global headquarters are in Whitley, in the West Midlands.
Over 70,000 Range Rovers are being recalled due to concerns that one or both of the front brake hoses on 2006 to 2012 model cars could rupture. The problem would cause a loss of brake fluid.
In a press release, Jaguar Range Rover said: “Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front brake hoses, free of charge.”
Regulators say the safety concerns will first investigated towards the end of 2010 though that the case was closed around 18 months later after no accidents or injuries relating to the issue were reported. However, an eventual report of ruptured brake hoses caused the investigation to be re-opened in November last year.
Additionally, Range Rover and Range Rover Sports from 2013-2014 are being recalled over worries that brake vacuum hoses may not have been fitted properly during construction. 5,000 Jaguar XK cars from 2012-2015 will also be recalled over concerns that their sidelights could switch off after five minutes. Recalls on all models will begin on March 13.
The recall comes just days after 2.1 million vehicles were recalled by FIAT Chrysler Automobiles NV, Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. because of concerns that the air bags could go off while driving. There had been around 400 reported cases of inadvertent air bag deployments in the recalled vehicles and Honda confirmed that a Takata air bag inflator ruptured in a crash in Texas that killed a driver.