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April 10, 2000

1999-2000 Land Rover Discovery II SUVs Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999-2000 Land Rover Discovery II SUVs, manufactured between June - December 1999, because certain sport utility vehicles equipped with Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE), the high-pressure hydraulic pipe that runs from the ACE pump to the ACE valve block could fracture at the connection to the pump.

This will result in a loss of hydraulic fluid. A low fluid level can subsequently result in system pump failure which will throw off the auxiliary drive belt, resulting in a loss of engine auxiliary functions (power steering assist, water pump, alternator, and air conditioning). In extreme circumstances, there is a possibility that the hydraulic fluid could ignite, resulting in an engine compartment fire.

Approximately 2,800 trucks are affected by this recall.  Dealers will install new hydraulic tubing.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began in late-February 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. 00V036/Land Rover Recall No. D203]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers April 10, 2000.

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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