Engine harness fault could spark electrical fault in Evoque.
The current model Range Rover Evoque is being recalled to fix a potential fault with the engine harness.
Affecting only the diesel-powered Evoque, the recall affects a total of 243 cars sold in Australia and is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
There are concerns the routing of the engine wiring harness in the Evoque could lead to an electrical short.
The ACCC notice for the 2015 Range Rover Evoque Diesel Recall advising that the affected vehicles were built between the 9th of July and the 16th of October this year.
The routing of the engine harness may not provide sufficient clearance, and as a result, the wires could contact the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) casing and cause an electrical short.
Engine harness contact with the EGR casting can cause the wires within the engine harness protective sleeve to wear through, exposing the wires and potentially causing a short to the metal EGR valve.
This can cause a range of vehicle failure modes, and in the worst case it is possible the engine may cut-out with minimal warning to the driver and could potentially cause a crash.
Owners will be notified to take their vehicle to a Land Rover dealer who will fit the new wiring harness bracket to the engine assembly.