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Land Rover is recalling more than 111,000 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUVs from the 2010 through 2016 model years and Land Rover LR4 SUVs from the 2010 through 2016 model years because their fuel tanks may crack. This could possibly result in a fuel leak. The vehicles involved in the recall are equipped with either the 3.0-liter V6 or 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engines.

According to the automaker, customers may notice a fuel odor, see an amber warning light in the instrument cluster, and/or notice fuel on the ground. In some circumstances there is the possibility that vehicle static could be an ignition source for the leaking fuel, leading to a fire.

When customers reported this issue to their Land Rover dealers, technicians found that the fuel outlet flange on the fuel tank had cracked.

Land Rover says that owners who have already paid to have this defect repaired will be covered by the Land Rover reimbursement plan.

The Details​

Vehicles recalled: Approximately 111,000 vehicles, including 2010-2013 Range Rover Sport SUVs (56,121 vehicles) and 2010-2016 Land Rover LR4 SUVs (55,555 vehicles).

The problem: The fuel outlet flange that is mounted on the fuel tank may crack. This could result in fuel leaking from the tank.

The fix: Land Rover dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange with one of a revised design, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Land Rover will notify owners by mail, with letters expected to be sent on Oct. 8, 2021. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N623.

NHTSA campaign number: 21V635.

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My favorite part.

“Currently no parts are available to repair these vehicles. A Technical Bulletin will be published once repair instructions are finalized and any required parts have been procured.”

This screams redesign to me. But I’ll wait with bated breath.
 

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This screams redesign to me
Sure seems that way. My thoughts on the 'parts' issue from earlier thread:

Not likely. Here is JLR's notice to the dealers: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2021/RCMN-21V635-0337.pdf
In part it says: "Currently no parts are available to repair these vehicles.
A Technical Bulletin will be published once repair instructions are finalized and any required parts have been procured."
In other words, they don't have their act together yet. May also create some concern about the parts used for any repairs previously done.

Thanks. you've hit the nail on the head about my concern. Are they going to say any repair previously done doesn't qualify for reimbursement? Seems ridiculous if that's where they go given the thing was pouring gas out.

Couldn't agree more. Particularly since you were 'fixing' a potentially deadly defect. You should push for reimbursement even if they say they have to do it again with a different (updated) part. They may have already fixed that flange before your repair was done, since they have known of this issue for some time now...but just don't have nearly enough of them on hand. There may be a stampede on service departments, and a ton of claims.
 

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I paid about $1000 a few years ago for this repair…. So do I get a refund now?
 

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My favorite part.

“Currently no parts are available to repair these vehicles. A Technical Bulletin will be published once repair instructions are finalized and any required parts have been procured.”

This screams redesign to me. But I’ll wait with bated breath.
I had my local guy replace the flange. Rather than seek a reimbursement, I'm going to request a replacement with the newly-designed flange.
 

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I paid about $1000 a few years ago for this repair…. So do I get a refund now?
We, theoretically, yes, if it's the same repair. And, if the repair that was done is not sufficient due to a redesign, they should pay for that too.
 

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Dealers have very little information regarding this recall and do not yet have a time frame for part availability.
 

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