- Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 70 2012 Land Rover LR2s and 2012 Range Rover Evoques because a rear brake caliper could detach, according to NHTSA.
- The defect may increase the risk of a crash.
- The recall is expected to begin on January 18.
WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 70 2012 Land Rover LR2s and 2012 Range Rover Evoques because a rear brake caliper could detach, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The rear brake caliper retaining bolts may be insufficiently torqued," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Insufficiently torqued brake caliper bolts may result in the brake caliper detaching. A detached brake caliper may lead to a loss of brake function.
Additionally, the caliper may strike a wheel, resulting in the sudden deflation of a tire. Either situation may increase the risk of a crash."
Jaguar Land Rover told federal safety regulators that some customers have reported "abnormal brake noise from the rear of the vehicle while driving or when the service brakes are applied."
"This abnormal noise warns the driver that there is an issue with the vehicles' braking system," the automaker said.
The affected vehicles were manufactured on June 11, 2012.
Jaguar Land Rover dealers will inspect and tighten the rear brake caliper retaining bolts. The recall is expected to begin on January 18. Owners can contact Jaguar Land Rover at 1-800-452-4827.
Edmunds says: Of course, if you own one of the aforementioned vehicles and you hear an abnormal noise, you'll want to get the vehicle looked at before the official start of the recall.