Fuel hoses rubbing against an under-bonnet noise suppression component have lead to a recall being announced for some Range Rover Evoque diesel models.
Jaguar Land Rover will be contacting owners of the vehicles to book a visit to their nearest dealership for rectifications which are free.
The vehicles in question are 2016 model year Range Rover Evoques fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine – a grand total of 1,640.
It has been discovered that there is insufficient clearance between the fuel hoses on-top of the engine and the plastic retaining posts and washers which secure the moulded plastic NVH (noise, vibration harshness) pad to the underside of the bonnet.
Over time chafing of the fuel hoses’ protective sleeve can result in diesel fuel leaking either onto the road or onto hot surfaces like the exhaust manifold which could cause a fire.
Owners would first notice the smell of the diesel fuel.
Repairs undertaken by the JLR dealer will shorten the NVH pad retaining posts, ensure the washers are fully tightened and if there is sign of wear on the fuel hose protective sleeve it will be replaced.