Illustrative photo | source Land Rover
Published on 12. 06. 2021
The gasket fixings between the exhaust downpipe and the catalytic converter may not have been tightened to the correct torque and could become loose over time.
As a result, hot exhaust gases could leak into the engine compartment, increasing the risk of fire.
The Land Rover Defender models affected by this recall were manufactured between 26 October and 2 November 2020 and on 12 March 2021.
Land Rover recall code: N571
Affected models: Discovery (LR), Defender (LE)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 8.389
Source: Rapex Alert 23/2021 A12/00806/21
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Land Rover dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.