July 13, 2000
1999-2000 Land Rover Discovery II Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1999-2000
Land Rover Discovery II automobiles because, on certain sport utility
vehicles equipped with Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE), the loading conditions on the
vehicle's left side engine idler pulley can cause the pulley to fracture.
Failure of the pulley causes the
serpentine belt to be thrown off, resulting in a loss of engine auxiliary functions (power
steering, water pump, alternator, air conditioning and ACE).
7,120 vehicles manufactured between May 1998 -
April 2000 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install an improved idler pulley.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during late-May or early-June 2000. Owners who do not receive
the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V142/Land Rover
Recall No. D216]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers July 13,
Regarding Auto Recalls
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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