Jaguar Land Rover Australia—Range Rover Evoque 2.0L Diesel 2016 Model Year
What are the defects?
Under bonnet fuel hoses routed on top of the engine may chafe against a plastic moulded noise suppressing material retaining posts of the underside of the engine top cover. The Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) foam pad is secured to the underside of the engine top cover by plastic moulded retaining posts and securing star washers. These retaining posts and securing star washers have insufficient clearance and may contact the fuel hoses routed on top of the engine. In this condition the fuel hoses can, over time, chafe through the protective sleeve and fuel hose. Should the fuel hose wear through, there will be an increased diesel fuel odour due to diesel fuel leaking. If this warning is ignored, diesel fuel may leak onto the exhaust manifold or onto the road surface.
What are the hazards?
Diesel fuel on the road surface can present a skid hazard to other road users, increasing the risk of a crash. Should diesel fuel come into contact with a sufficiently hot surface (the exhaust manifold, for example) there is an increased risk of under bonnet fire.
What should consumers do?
Owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicle to a preferred Authorised Retailer who will ensure the securing washers are pushed fully home and remove 8mm from the plastic moulded retaining posts. In addition the tape wrapped around the fuel hose protective sleeve and the fuel hose will be visually inspected and replaced if there are signs of damage.
Authorised dealers nationally.