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Land Rover recalls Discovery 3

21 November 2005

  • Discovery 3, Range Rovers & Sport affected
  • Component fault in automatic models
  • Wrong jack supplied with 200 coil-sprung Discovery 3

Discovery 3 models have been recalled

Land Rover is recalling more than a thousand cars for checks on parking brakes and jacks.

In the biggest of the two recalls, Land Rover wants to examine the parking brakes of automatic Discovery 3, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.

It has found that, even when the operating lever is moved into the 'park' position, and indicators suggest the car has been secured, the brake may not be applied. This could leave the vehicle free to roll away, although the electronic parking brake is not affected and should always be engaged.

In all, 881 cars are potentially affected by this defect, which is caused by a sub-standard component in the system.

In the second recall, 200 other coil-sprung Discovery 3 cars, as opposed to those with air suspension, have been found to have been supplied with the wrong type of jack.

The vehicles need a screw and bottle-type jack instead of the scissor design which has been provided, and can cause an unladen vehicle to become unstable when lifted for a wheel change.

Land Rover says there have been no reports of owners having experienced either of the potential faults, and so no accidents or injuries as a result.

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