2021 Land Rover Discovery and Defender models subject to product recall for fear of fire hazard

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Urgent recall of two popular Land Rover models for fear they could catch FIRE

  • Land Rover Discovery and Defender 3.0L 6-cylinder diesel engine recall
  • About 530 vehicles were recalled for fear they could catch fire due to an internal defect
  • The nuts connecting the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter are not tightened

An urgent recall has been issued for two popular Land Rover vehicles over fears they could catch fire due to a malfunction of the internal fasteners.

Product Safety Australia announced the recall for the 2021 models of Land Rover Discovery and Defender 3.0L 6-cylinder diesel motor vehicles sold nationwide between November 2020 and March 2021.

About 530 of the cars have raised concerns that the nuts connecting the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter have not been tightened to the correct specification.

Land Rover Discovery and Defender 3.0L 6-cylinder diesel engine have been recalled for fear they could catch fire due to an internal malfunction

“The fasteners can loosen over time, causing hot exhaust fumes to leak into the engine bay,” warned Produce Safety Australia.

“If a hot exhaust gas leak occurs, it can cause localized heat damage and, if it does, lead to smoke under the hood and a vehicle fire.”

The dangerous defect can also increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle passengers or bystanders.

Jaguar Land Rover will contact all owners and ask them to contact their repairer for a free repair as soon as possible.

The nuts connecting the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter are not tightened, are not properly tightened on Land Rover Discovery and Defender models

The nuts connecting the exhaust pipe to the catalytic converter are not tightened, are not properly tightened on Land Rover Discovery and Defender models

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