Recall Roundup: 3,065 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs, 297 Jags, 2 Range Rovers
This morning, three separate recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a variety of issues.
First and foremost is a recall for 3,065 2013 Nissan Pathfinders manufactured between April 18-October 3, 2012. These Pathfinders, all equipped with a CVT, have an internal oil cooler (ITOC) hose that may attach due to incorrect clamping force and cause transmission fluid to leak. This could lead to transmission failure and the vehicle’s inability to accelerate, increasing the risk of a crash.
Gallery: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Jaguar Land Rover has two recalls in effect today, with the first being for 297 Jaguar XJ, XF, and XK vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. In these Jags, toe links that help control rear-wheel alignment are at risk of separating from the rear sub-frame, which can lead to a loss of stability and an increased risk of crash.
Finally, Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain model year 2014 Range Rover Evoque models manufactured between November 27-December 4, 2013. These vehicles have bolts in the rear right-hand suspension link arm that might have been damaged during production, which could lead to the link arm separating from the vehicle and an increased risk of crash. The plus side if you are a 2014 Evoque driver? Only two models are affected.
Gallery: 2014 Range Rover Evoque
Owners of all vehicles named will be notified by the automaker, and their local certified dealers will be able to make the necessary repairs free of charge. All recalls are expected to begin next month.
Owners of 2013 Nissan Pathfinders can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261; Jaguar owners may contact the automaker at 1-855-524-8278; Evoque owners can contact Land Rover at 1-800-637-6837. The number for the Jaguar recall is J037; the number for the Range Rover recall is P040.
Owners of any of the affected vehicles may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.