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Land Rover Recalls Discovery Sport and Evoque For Transmission Suddenly Shifting into Neutral

If you're the owner of a 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport or 2014 - 2015 Range Rover Evoque, then you want to pay close attention to this story.
Posted: September 20, 2016 - 2:02PM
Author: Will Maley

Land Rover has announced a recall for 22,657 of the two models after discovering a problem with the nine-speed transmission's wiring harness. The harness doesn't have the proper crimps which could cause the transmission to shift into neutral with no warning to the driver. If this happens, the driver will not be able to accelerate and the possibility of a crash increase.

Land Rover got wind of this problem back in June when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discovered this issue in their vehicles and notified the transmission supplier, ZF about it. As Land Rover gets their nine-speed from ZF, they did their own investigation and found the same issue. It should be stated that Land Rover did not find any reports of crashes or injuries.

Land Rover will notify owners through the mail about the problem. Dealers will check the serial number of the transmission to see if it is one of the transmissions with the improper crimps. If it is, the dealer will update the transmission software to prevent the harness from making the transmission going into neutral.

If you have any questions about this recall, you are asked to call Land Rover's customer service at 1-800-637-6837 and mention recall number P091.

Pic Credit: Land Rover