Why did Land Rover issue a recall for two SUVs?
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Why did Land Rover issue a recall for two SUVs?

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Land Rovers might be among the most intriguing SUVs on the market. The mix of luxury and off-road capabilities help them to stand out. The models now draw additional attention from Indiana consumers, but not for something positive. The manufacturer launched a recall over a dangerous defect. Hopefully, all owners driving the named models learn about the recall in time.

A defect involving the fuel tank

The recent recall only involves two models produced by Land Rover. Range Rover Sport SUVs made between 2010 and 2013, and Land Rover LR4 SUVs produced between 2010 and 2016 represent the models in question. The total number of vehicles facing a recall tops out at more than 111,000.

The issue prompting the recall might frighten anyone at risk. The fuel outlet flange, a part mounted on the fuel tank, is prone to crack. Fuel tank cracks could result in a leak, creating the potential for a fire or explosion.

Product defects and resulting liabilities

Products liability cases don’t always involve smaller-sized retail items, such as toys, laptops, kitchen appliances, and the like. Any product that reaches the market with defects could become the focus of a liability case. And yes, “products” include motor vehicles.

Allowing a dangerous product to reach the market has consequences. Someone may end up seriously hurt when a product doesn’t work safely, and people could die in some situations. Vehicle recalls may save many lives, but manufacturers might not discover defects in time. A vehicle that hit the market in 2010 operated with a possible defect for 11 years.