In a document published with the recalls, JLR revealed that between 2010 and 2012 the company investigated concerns over brake hoses bulging and leaking fluid. A number of affected pipes were tested to destruction, but all parts exceeded specified requirements, and the tests concluded that bulges did not indicate a loss of integrity in the brake hose.
A few cases of hoses rupturing were also investigated, but they were considered too infrequent to warrant further action, and the investigation was closed in June 2012.
Following further reports of ruptured hoses, and a related vehicle accident, the investigation was re-opened in November 2014, leading to the recall of 99,327 Land Rovers.
Approximately 4787 Jaguars are also being recalled due to a separate parking lamp issue.
Land Rovers affected
The first recall, no. SRE15-01, affects 24,679 Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports, whose brake hoses may be incorrectly routed, leading to chafing and eventually ‘complete loss of vacuum assistance in the braking system.’
Vehicles affected are certain 2013-2014 Range Rover Sport L494s (VIN numbers SALGA2EEXDA000001 to SALGA2DF7EA154799), and certain 2014 Range Rover L405s (VIN numbers SALWA2EE1EA000001 to SALWA2EF6EA343373).
The second recall, no. SRE15-02, applies to 74,648 Range Rover L322s, whose front brake hoses are also at risk of failure.
Vehicles affected are Range Rovers built between 2006 and 2012 (VIN numbers SALLMAM546A198146 to SALLMAMJ3CA393639).