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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Land Rover

Models:

Range Rover Years: 1995-1998


Number Involved: 22,870
Dates of Manufacture: October 1994 - May 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V149
Vehicle Description:
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 underhood fire.
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 1-800-637-6837.

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.