Land Rover and Jaguar recall 104,000 vehicles in USA

Land Rover and Jaguar have announced a recall of 74, 648 range rovers in the USA sold between 2006 and 2012, due to a problem with  the front brake hoses.  These might split and leak brake fluid.  At the same time 4,787 Jaguar XK models sold between 2012 and 2015 are being recalled because the side parking light may switch off after five minutes.  This requires a software update.  Finally 2013 and 2014 models of the Range Rover are being recalled because a brake vacuum hose may wear and rupture, due to its improper routing in the vehicle.

This is a great example of two quality issues.   First, relatively insignificant errors can have very serious consequences.  Second, the nature of the errors can be wide in scope.  In this instance, recalls are due to a fault in manufacturing a component, a software glitch, and  in the design of the vehicle

This Wall Street Journal article has all the details.

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