The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is overseeing two separate recalls of the two Land Rover models – one recall for an issue affecting the right hand lower control arm and another for the left hand lower control arm.
All of affected vehicles were all sold to Australian customers between the 31st of March 2016 and the 25th of August 2016.
The recall of those vehicles affected by the right hand lower control arm carry VINs within these ranges:
- Discovery Sport – SALCA2BN2GH612686 to SALCA2BN5HH641815
- Range Rover Evoque – SALVA2AN5GH159180 to SALVA2BN1HH176858
While the recall of those vehicles affected by the left hand lower control arm issue carry VINs within these ranges:
- Discovery Sport – SALCA2BN2GH614589 to SALCA2BN5HH642539
- Range Rover Evoque – SALVA2AN5GH149193 to SALVA2BN1HH176766
The ACCC advises that the right or left hand lower control arm (depending on the recall/vehicles) to the knuckle joint in the front suspension has been incorrectly assembled.
If the vehicle is exposed to a shock impact such as a deep pothole or kerb strike to the affected front wheel the front suspension may fail.
If the front suspension fails, the affected front wheel will separate from its lower joint and create vehicle instability. This can lead to a loss of vehicle control.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted directly by mail, instructing them to contact their nearest authorised dealer for an inspection and repair.