Jaguar and Land Rover have announced recall of 104,000 vehicles over the issues related to lights and brakes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday issued notices to the companies asking to recall the defected vehicles.
This marks the largest recall by the companies over a brake-hose issue, which was studied by the Jaguar Land Rover North America.
The NHTSA has said that Jaguar Land Rover North America will be recalling around 74,648 Range Rovers because due to a brake issue in which there is possibility of one or both front brake hoses rupture, leading to the loss of braking fluid.
The dealers of Land Rover will be replacing the brake hoses without any charge for the cars belonging to the model years 2006 through 2012.
The brake hoses problem was first investigated by the Jaguar Land Rover in November 2010 after the dealers reported bulges in the hoses. However, the case was shut in June 2012 due to the sporadic nature of the ruptured hoses and most importantly in the dearth of reported cases of accidents or injuries due to the defect.
The firm again opened the probe in November 2014 following the reporting of an accident case and more ruptured hoses, according to the document provided by the safety regulating agency.
Model year 2013 and 2014 Range Rover Sports and Range Rovers will be recalled over the problem of brake vacuum hose. The auto experts believe the brake vacuum hose might have been improperly routed, enabling the wear that could further lead to the creation of a hole and a loss of braking power. The dealers will be carrying inspection on the hoses and reroute or repair them as per requirement.
And 4,787 Jaguar XK cars in model years 2012 through 2015 will be recalled as the side parking lights could turn off after nearly five minutes. Dealers will be updating the software that controls the lights.
According to the reports, the company is expected to begin all the recalls on March 13.