2018 – 2022 Range Rover Sport Recalled Over Water Ingress Into Rearview Camera

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Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued a recall affecting 22,268 units of the 2018 to 2022 model year Land Rover Range Rover Sport. According to the British automaker, said recall comprises Range Rover Sport utility vehicles equipped with the surround camera system.
Supplied by Frankfurt-based Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG, the rearview camera fitted to these sport utility vehicles may fail due to water ingress. Jaguar Land Rover became aware of this problem in December 2022. The Recall Determination Committee decided on a recall in January 2024, which comprised 58,729 examples of the 2018 to 2022 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Following a post-campaign review, Jaguar Land Rover North America determined that a number of Range Rover Sport vehicles had been incorrectly repaired. More specifically, dealer service technicians followed Range Rover instead of Range Rover Sport instructions. Given the aforementioned, the manufacturer has recalled the entire RRS population from the first recall.

JPLA-19H422-AB is the part number of the rear-facing camera. Dealers are to remove and inspect said camera. If everything seems fine, it will be fitted with a new seal. In case of water ingress or failure, a new rearview camera and a new camera housing seal will be fitted. Service technicians also have to perform a 10-minute calibration drive cycle to make sure that everything works as intended.

The 22,268 recalled vehicles were manufactured at JLR's Solihull plant in the United Kingdom between May 26, 2017 and April 28, 2022. According to Jaguar Land Rover North America, the automaker received 95 reports relating to this problem in the US between January 30, 2018 and May 16, 2024.

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Codenamed L494, the second-generation Range Rover Sport was replaced in the latter half of 2022 by the L461. Once again twinned with the big-boy Range Rover, the sportier model can be had with a variety of six- and eight-cylinder engines. Mild- and plug-in hybrid options also need to be mentioned.

Not long now, a full-electric powertrain will be offered. The Range Rover EV will be the first to enter production at Solihull, and other than the powertrain, the other big change over the fossil-fuel Range Rover is the redesigned suspension.

The reason why JLR worked its magic on the suspension is rather simple: freeing up space for the high-voltage battery to the detriment of articulation. In the meantime, the most fuel-efficient Range Rover available stateside is the inline-six turbo P550e plug-in hybrid. As implied, JLR promises 550 metric ponies or 542 mechanical horses.

At the other end of the spectrum, both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport can be had with BMW's 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine. JLR's most powerful application is the mild-hybrid Range Rover Sport SV, which produces a stout 626 horsepower and 553 pound-feet (750 Nm). The BMW lump and the SV's trick 6D Dynamics suspension will carry over to the Land Rover Defender OCTA, which is due to debut on July 3.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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