Jaguar Land Rover North America has recalled several Land Rovers and Range Rovers due to the teensy-weensy possibility that their “wheels may detach”. JLRNA is recalling 28 models of their 2015 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR4 SUVs because the wheels may detach, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The affected vehicles have wheel lug nuts that may crack and detach from the wheel hub stud,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “If one or more of the wheel lug nuts crack or detach from the wheel hub, the remaining lug nuts may be unable to keep the wheel secured to the vehicle. “If the wheel detaches, loss of vehicle control would result, increasing the risk of a crash.”
JLRNA has not reported any accidents or injuries to federal safety regulators related to the wheel detachment issue and issued a stop-shipment notification on January 22, 2015, from the Solihull [UK] assembly plant, where it was identified that some wheel nuts were cracking and detaching from the vehicle. The problem has since been corrected, JLRNA told NHTSA.
Land Rover dealers will replace the wheel nuts with new wheel nuts. The recall is expected to begin on April 17, 2015. Owners can contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.