Hundreds of popular Land Rover vehicles were immediately recalled for fire

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Hundreds of popular Land Rover vehicles have been recalled in Ireland following the fire.

Some Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles are subject to voluntary recall.

It affects a total of 444 vehicles manufactured between 25 May 2018 and 2 October 2020 in the Republic of Ireland.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission explained that an “electrical overload event” could cause a fire.

A CCPC spokesman said Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Ltd was voluntarily recalling passenger vehicles such as the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

The electrical overload event in a 48 volt (V) electrical system has caused concern in the 2019 and 2020 model Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport MHHEV vehicles, which could lead to the failure of the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET).

“Failure of the MOSFET may result in an electrical cascade failure, which may cause the DCDC converter to experience an electrical short circuit where the 12V circuit shorts fall to the ground, as indicated by the battery warning in the instrument cluster.

“In extreme cases, vehicle owners may notice a burning odor and / or smoke from the DCDC converter vent to the passenger compartment. Where there is sufficient oxygen, the vehicle may catch fire.

“Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Ltd will contact all affected customers directly who are advised to make an appointment with their local dealer or authorized repairer, where necessary action will be taken on the vehicles.

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“If this recall affects your vehicle, you can contact Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Limited on 01 4893790 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

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