Land Rover issues recall over fears cars could burst into flames

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has issued an urgent recall on almost 2000 of their luxury vehicles over a fault which could make them erupt into flames.

The models affected by the recall include the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and MHEV models from 2019 and 2020.

A total of 1729 vehicles have been included.


According to the recall notice, an electrical overload in the vehicle’s electrical system may cause a failure of the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor.

As a result, people may notice a burning smell and/or smoke from the DC/DC converter vent into the passenger compartment.

“If there is sufficient oxygen, a vehicle fire may occur, which may cause injury or death of vehicle occupants or other road users,” the recall notice reads.

Jaguar Land Rover Australia said owners of affected vehicles will be notified by email, SMS or letter and asked to visit an authorised Jaguar Land Rover retailer as soon as possible.

The vehicles will then be updated with the latest software which corrects the electrical failure.

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