Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 180 vehicles, including the 1995-99 Land Rover Discovery, the 1999-04 Land Rover Discovery II and the 1995 Range Rover Classic, because the driveshaft may detach, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to the NHTSA, in its recalls summary of the problem, some of the rear driveshaft couplings may not have been manufactured to the required engineering design specifications and may exhibit the onset of joint separation precluded by drive line vibration. If this increased vibration warning sign is ignored, catastrophic failure of the drive coupling can occur. The driveshaft may detach from the vehicle while in motion, resulting in loss of drive and loss of transmission park functionality, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash and/or injury.'
Dealers will replace the rear driveshaft couplings. The recall is expected to begin on April 23. Owners can contact Jaguar Land Rover North America at 1-201-818-8500.
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