|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Number Involved: 22,870
Dates of Manufacture: October 1994 - May 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V149
Description of Defect:Certain underhood hose and tubing components can fail
allowing fluid to leak, such as engine coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and automatic
transmission fluid. This leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in an
Remedy: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace these components. Note that
not all components will need to be replaced.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began July 8, 1998. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Land Rover at
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners
and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found.
The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer
before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a
particular make and model may be subject to the recall.