WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 24,679 SUVs, including the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and 2013-'14 Land Rover Range Rover, to reroute the brake vacuum hose, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the brake vacuum hose may have been incorrectly routed, allowing a hole to be worn into it," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If a hole is worn into the brake vacuum hose, a complete loss of braking assistance could occur, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash."
Jaguar Land Rover said there is one reported accident linked to the recall.
The affected Range Rover SUVs were built from August 16, 2012 to January 8, 2014. The affected Range Rover Sport SUVs were built from May 7, 2013 to January 8, 2014.
Land Rover dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose and correctly route it. Any brake vacuum hose that is damaged will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin on March 13. Owners can contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.
Edmunds says: Your Land Rover dealer will be happy to help with any immediate concern. But wait to schedule a service appointment until you receive your official recall notice.