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January 23, 2001

1999 Land Rover Range Rover Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1999 Land Rover Range Rover.  This recall affects models that were manufactured between July 1998 and January 1999.

On certain sport utility vehicles, the cast alloy throttle body is heated by coolant from the cooling system to prevent icing in extremely cold weather conditions. This coolant passes through a small attachment (plate) to the throttle body, which utilizes a cork gasket.

The cork gasket can fail and allow coolant to leak from the interface between the de-icer plate and the throttle body. Should this coolant collect on high temperature regions of the engine, the coolant could ignite.

2,957 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the throttle body gasket, de-icer attachment, and securing hardware.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during December 2000/January 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Land Rover at 1-301-731-9040.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V329/Land Rover Recall No. D223]

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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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