Sudden Loss of Power Brake Power Assist
Early model years of the Range Rover Evoque's 1st generation can experience a sudden loss of power brake assist. The engine-powered brake vacuum pumps need a constant supply of oil to avoid overheating. It appears oil sludge in Land Rover's…
Accidental Door Opening Due to Latch Problems
There are more than 65,000 Land Rovers that can have their doors open accidentally due to a defectiv door latch. Or, in some cases, fail to close at all. The problem was first recalled in 2015, but an investigation was opened two years late…
Range Rover Evoque owners continue to have problems with a sudden loss of their power brakes, and they've made over 200 warranty claims.
That's been enough to get the National Highwaty Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to upgrade their investigation. The investigation was originally opened in December of 2018.
Federal investigators will use data from the new warranty claims as well as data from a group of peer vehicles to determine if and how widespread a potential recall would be.
30,000 Range Rover Evokes are under investigation for a sudden loss of power brakes.
According to the government, a Range Rover Evoque driver says he was driving when he lost the brakes with his wife and two kids in the vehicle. Only after shifting into NEUTRAL was he able to get the vehicle stopped on the shoulder. 😳 At the repair shop they found that the brake booster had failed. And they aren’t the only ones.
The brake booster uses vacuum created by the engine to help multiply the force that your foot applies to the master cylinder when you press the pedal to stop your SUV.…
It's been nearly a year since the feds opened an investigation into Land Rover's door latch recall and in that time plenty of new complaints have come in.
NHTSA has received five unique reports alleging incidents of doors opening with the SUVs in motion, then repaired by replacing the latch assemblies. One Range Rover customer was allegedly injured by a door that inadvertently opened.
In response to NHTSA's original investigation of the 2015 recall, Land Rover discovered 43 additional complaints related to faulty door latches, with 14 of those reports alleging doors opened while driving.
The investigation has now been upgraded which is great. You know what else would be great? Not taking a year to do something about the problem.
Two years ago Land Rover recalled 66,000 SUVs because their doors could fly open while driving.
But the feds are now questioning if the recall included enough vehicles and if the software update was an adequate repair.
To repair the problem, Land Rover dealers updated the keyless system software, but NHTSA says owners have complained about their doors opening after the recall repairs were made. Other owners report their doors opened, but their SUVs were never repaired because Land Rover didn't include all the affected vehicles in the recall.
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.