March 14, 2002
Land Rover Has Recalled 1999-2002 Discovery II
- Land Rover North America, Inc. Has Recalled
1999-2002 Land Rover Discovery II because the accelerator cable could
have become kinked during vehicle assembly, resulting in chaffing of the
Number Involved: 64,925
Dates of Manufacture: April 1998 – January 2002
Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the accelerator cable could have
become kinked during vehicle assembly, resulting in chaffing of the cable.
Continued chaffing can lead to breakage of the interior cable strands.
Breakage of the cable strands can result in the throttle being stuck in the
open position, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect and replace the damaged cables where necessary.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin
during mid-February 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Land Rover at 1-301-731-9040.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V028/Land Rover Recall No. D274].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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