Land Rover—Freelander 2 Diesel vehicles
What are the defects?
Condensation from the air conditioning evaporator mounted in the HeVAC unit can come into contact with the control circuitry for the additional electric booster heater; and a short circuit may result. This normally results in draining of the battery which eventually will go flat. This may lead to a non start situation. Additionally the short circuit may lead to a distinct smell from hot and/or melted components which in extreme circumstances may develop in to a fire in the interior of the vehicle. All of these symptoms can occur when the vehicle is in use or parked and unattended.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
Contact your local Land Rover dealer.