2024 Land Rover Range Rover V8 Recalled Over Detaching Oil Cooler Hose

Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued a recall comprising 1,520 vehicles produced for the 2024 model year, said vehicles being the Land Rover Range Rover with the BMW-sourced 4.4L twin-turbo V8. Manufactured at the Solihull plant in the United Kingdom, their production dates range between September 4, 2023 and October 10, 2023.
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Internally referred to as NC11, the Land Rover-specific V8 is equipped with an oil cooler hose that may detach. The fixings used to secure the engine-mounted oil cooler hose were found to suffer from inadequate thread engagement, therefore resulting in stripped threads and hose separation from the joint.

JLR became aware of said condition back in October 2023, prompting Jaguar Land Rover to issue a factory hold on October 24. The Product and Safety Compliance Committee started investigating on October 31, eventually determining that a potential safety risk could not be ruled out. Fortunately for both JLR and owners, no field reports relating to this concern have been filed with the British automaker.

The oil cooler hose bears part number P8P3-6B747-AB, a component supplied by China-based Ningbo Fushi Automotive Components Co. Considering how expensive a V8-powered Range Rover is, using Chinese suppliers for such vital components is a bit disappointing. On the other hand, what did you expect from an automaker with quality-related issues dating back to Leyland's takeover of Rover in '67?

Affected vehicles will have their oil cooler hose fixings inspected by authorized retailers and – if necessary – replaced. If the service tech cannot remove the stud successfully, the oil cooler hose will be replaced as well. Dealers will be instructed no later than December 6, whereas known owners in the US of A will be informed on or before January 19.

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According to JLR's North American division, affected VINs kick off with SALK19E93RA089547 and end with SALKP9E91RA098889. Owners are advised to run the vehicle identification number on the NHTSA's website to determine whether their V8-powered Range Rovers are indeed recalled or not.

Codenamed L460, the fifth-gen Range Rover was revealed in October 2021. Production kicked off in early 2022, with Land Rover offering a choice between 3.0-liter sixers and 4.4-liter eighters. A diesel also needs to be mentioned, although the inline-six turbo diesel isn't available in the United States of America. Regardless of engine, this fellow comes exclusively with the ZF 8HP transmission.

Based on the automaker's MLF-Flex platform, which supports battery-electric applications, the Range Rover is getting a battery-electric version sometime in 2024. Most likely coming to a dealership near you as a 2025 model, the Range Rover EV – or whatever it will be christened – is certain to feature at least two electric motors with more than 500 ponies on deck.

Land Rover has further confirmed the Range Rover Sport EV, which is only natural because the MLA-Flex also underpins the more dynamic sibling of the Range Rover. At press time, the combustion-engined Range Rover Sport and Range Rover start at $83,600 and $107,400 in the US. Level up to V8 muscle, and the MSRPs increase to $180,300 and $130,400.

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