The Product Safety and Compliance Committee within Jaguar Land Rover demanded Engineering to investigate, concluding that said armrest storage compartment meets safety requirements. Believe it or not, a further investigation revealed the opposite. As it happens, the latch may fail in case of a crash. Any object stored in the second-row armrest storage compartment increases the risk of injury in this particular scenario.
That's a noncompliance with federal motor vehicle safety standard number 201 for occupant protection, therefore forcing the peeps at Land Rover to recall the aforementioned population of sport utility vehicles. The armrest lock is listed in the document attached below under eight part numbers, all supplied by Grammer of Germany. Dealers will replace the locking arm of the latch with a revised component featuring an improved material specification and design. Dealers will be informed no later than May 18 of this recall, whereas affected owners will be notified on or before June 30.
Suspect 2022 and 2023 model year Land Rover Range Rover vehicles were produced in Solihull between January 30, 2022 and November 7, 2022 to the tune of 9,838 units. The 2023 model year Land Rover Range Sport is listed with production dates ranging from June 30, 2022 to November 7, 2023. An estimated 2,749 examples are believed to feature the iffy locking arm.
The Range Rover is currently available to configure from an eye-watering $106,500 stateside, not including the destination freight charge. Said pricing applies to the SE Standard Wheelbase P400 AWD Automatic MHEV, which is a bit of a mouthful. The mild-hybrid powerplant comes in the form of a 3.0L inline-six. It's connected to a ZF-supplied automatic that Land Rover uses for the V8 as well. Speaking of which, the good ol' Jaguar V8 is gone in favor of a 4.4L engine of German origin.
The N63 is the culprit in question. Introduced in 2008, the world's first production engine to feature a hot-vee layout is twinned with the S63 for M hi-po applications. The latter already has a replacement in the S68, which is best described as a thorough redesign of the S63.
With Jaguar and Land Rover both transitioning to full-electric vehicle lineups, the N63 may be the final V8 we'll get in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Unless the German automaker has agreed to supply the S63 or newer S68 for the likes of the RRS SV…