Land Rover Recall Issued Over Transmission Problems

More than 22,000 Land Rover SUV’s have been recalled due to a risk that the transmission may unexpectedly shift into neutral while the vehicle is in motion, posing a risk of roll away accidents and an increased crash hazard. 

The Land Rover recall was announced by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this month, after the automaker learned of a manufacturing defect in which the transmissions electrical system could allow the vehicle to unexpectedly shift into neutral while in motion. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the recall.

The vehicles being recalled are equipped with automatic transmissions that may have faulty sensor clusters with insufficient crimps in the wire harness. As a result, the transmission may be susceptible to slipping into the neutral gear while in motion or while parked.

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In the event the vehicle’s transmission shifts into neutral without warning, the vehicle could become increasingly difficult to steer or maneuver at increased speeds. Parked vehicles that shift into neutral may roll away, potentially causing injuries and property damage.

The vehicles included in the recall are the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport manufactured from September 17, 2014 through November 3, 2014, and the 2014 through 2015 Range Rover Evoque models manufactured from July 15, 2013 through July 1, 2015.

The vehicles were manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC and were sold throughout the United States by licensed dealers. According to the NHTSA, an estimated 22, 657 vehicles are included in the recall.

Land Rover has announced it will begin notifying owners of the issue by October 14, 2016. Customers will be provided instruction on how to schedule a repair appointment at their local dealer which will include an inspection and if necessary an update of the transmission software to prevent it from shifting out of gear unexpectedly, free of charge. Customers with questions may contact Land Rover Customer Service at 1-800-637-6837 and reference the recall number P091.

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4 Comments

  • BonitaNovember 27, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I have a 2013 Range Rover Sport HSE. I have had so many issues with this car. This SUV have been at the dealer from March thru October, with Techs not knowing what’s wrong with the Emission not passing. Got it back, and now the Transmission is blown.

  • FernandoNovember 16, 2021 at 2:36 am

    My transmission took a shit at 94k miles gear fault locked couple times b4 taking a shit for a new transmission all bad 2017 discovery sport Land Rover bs scams!!! I need help & a lawyer for a recall & I had to pay out off pocket like $16k wth 🤦🏻‍♂️!!!

  • TonyaFebruary 4, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I have a 2015 Range Rover Supercharger and twice in one week when I’m driving then I get ready to park the truck is stuck in the drive gear. I can’t get it out of drive to change the dialer in the middle to move into Park. It’s at the shop now I’ve only had the truck 6 months today and it’s in the shop again. If there is a recall please contact me please.

  • johanMay 23, 2018 at 8:11 am

    i have 2007 discovery 3 .when putting into first gear or any other gear does not move,engine does not rev,after switching of ignition and restart,then it works,also sometimes it does not engage into none of the 6 gears,after switching of and restarting its ok,very dissapointed in land rover.can you give advice

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