Land Rover Australia—Range Rover Sport MY 2014 TDV6 3.0L
What are the defects?
A concern has been identified where the battery positive cable on 2014 model year Range Rover Sport SDV6 vehicles fitted with Dynamic Response System (DRS) suspension system may clash with the DRS pipes. In some circumstances, a chafe condition could arise that may allow metal to metal contact, thereby making the DRS pipes part of the battery positive circuit.
What are the hazards?
Should a clash condition be present and the protective heat sleeve and cable insulation wear through, the DRS pipes will carry current and can become heated as a result. The current will find an earth point where arcing may occur, which will cause surrounding components to melt and combust if the heat source is sustained. DRS hydraulic fluid will leak and the fire will become self-sustaining.
Jaguar Land Rover engineering investigations concluded that a fire can occur when the vehicle is being driven, when the vehicle is stationary, or when the vehicle has been parked and left unattended
What should consumers do?
A letter is being sent to affected owners. Where signs of chafing are evident, the battery positive cable will be replaced and an additional clip installed to ensure the correct gap between the battery positive cable and DRS pipes is maintained. Where no chafe of the battery positive cable is detected, an additional clip will be installed to maintain the correct gap between the battery positive cable and DRS pipes.
Authorised Land Rover dealerships