Over 12,000 Land Rover Range Rover Models Recalled for Tire Problems
The Land Rover Range Rover is an iconic luxury SUV, but even the best vehicles aren’t immune to the occasional misstep. Land Rover has issued two separate recalls for Range Rovers that have been impacted by tire-related problems, Car Complaints reports. Here’s what you should know if you think you may have been affected.
Two different recalls
Land Rover’s recalls both involve 2020-2021 Range Rover Sport SUVs. The first recall is for any Range Rover Sport equipped with 20-, 21-, or 22-inch wheels. The problem here impacts the Range Rover’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Car Complaints reports that the recommended tire pressure was set incorrectly in this system, meaning that the TPMS warning light will not illuminate even if the tire pressure dips 25 percent below the cold inflation pressure listed on the tire placard.
This problem was reportedly discovered in August, leading to an investigation to figure out why the tire pressure on the tire placards did not match the tire pressure reported by the TPMS. Thus far, Land Rover reports that the problem has not led to any accidents or injuries.
The second recall impacts any Range Rover Sport with 19-inch wheels. The tire placard labels and inflation pressure labels list incorrect tire pressures, which violates federal safety standards.
What should you do with your Range Rover?
Both of the Range Rover recalls are set to begin on November 13. At that time, dealerships will begin upgrading the impacted Range Rovers’ software and adding the appropriate labels to the tires. If you drive one of the affected vehicles, Car Complaints advises you to contact Land Rover. The reference number for the TPMS recall is N494, and the reference number for the tire label recall is N491.
Specs of the 2021 Range Rover
In spite of these recalls, the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover is receiving pretty great reviews. It received a ranking of 8.5/10 from reviewers at Car and Driver who praise the vehicle’s “regal on-road presence.” The Range Rover offers four powertrain options, with a base turbocharged I6 with electric motor assist that creates a semi-hybrid. Other choices include a supercharged V8 and a diesel V6, the latter of which is available as a plug-in hybrid.
The Range Rover starts at $93,350, and this luxury price tag really shows itself in the premium cabin features. Leather seats are always standard as are wood-veneer trim and a heated leather steering wheel. For those with the budget to opt for higher trims, features include massage seats, a leather headliner, and a wood lining for the cargo compartment.
The Range Rover’s cargo space is below average for its class but still sizable. Its 32 cubic feet of cargo room can fit 13 carry-on suitcases without needing to fold down the rear seats, according to Car and Driver.
Infotainment and safety features
The infotainment system features a touchscreen that lays flat on the dash when the car is off and tilts out when the car starts up. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities are standard. It is worth noting, however, that Car and Driver found the system to occasionally be buggy and overly complicated to use while driving.
Car and Driver also notes that despite the high price tag, several advanced safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, do not come standard. Safety features that do come standard include lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and forward-collision warning.
Folks who drive one of the recalled models should be sure to contact Land Rover and bring their vehicle to the dealership to get it back in tip-top shape. If you don’t have a Range Rover but you’ve been considering one, its recalls shouldn’t necessarily deter you — but it’s worth doing plenty of research before you commit.