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Land Rover has issued a recall on two of its most popular models, the LR2 and Range Rover Evoque, albeit only a small sample of these.
The recall affects only those 2012 model year LR2s and Range Rover Evoques built on June 11, 2012.
According to the automaker, only 70 vehicles are affected by the latest recall.
The reason is due to the retaining bolts of the rear brake caliper on the recalled models not being sufficiently torqued. Because of this, the caliper may end up detaching from the wheel hub.
Should this occur, the associated brake will lose its function and the caliper itself may end up tearing a tire or landing on the road surface.
Any of these situations may increase the risk of a crash.
Land Rover will start contacting owners of the affected vehicles in mid-January. They will be recommended to take their vehicles to their nearest Land Rover dealership, which will inspect and tighten the rear brake caliper retaining bolts, free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 2V563000) or Land Rover at 1-800-452-4827.