WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 22,657 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport and 2014-'15 Range Rover Evoque SUVs for a powertrain problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the transmission-sensor clusters may have insufficient crimps in the transmission-wire harness, and as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there is an increased risk of a crash."
There are no reported accidents or injuries, the automaker told federal safety regulators.
The affected Discovery Sport SUVs were built from September 17, 2014, through November 3, 2014. The affected Range Rover Evoque SUVs were built from July 15, 2013, through July 1, 2015.
Land Rover dealers will inspect the automatic-transmission serial number and, if required, will update the transmission software to prevent the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp.
The recall is expected to begin October 14. Owners can contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should be ready to make a service appointment with their dealer once they receive their official recall notice.