Land Rover recalls SUVs in China and the U.S. for braking issue

The Land Rover Discovery is marketed in the U.S. as the LR4.

British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has announced the recall of 9,909 sport utility vehicles in China and 2,687 in the United States after detecting the improper installation of their anti-lock braking software. China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine explained that the defect could cause the hill-descent, stability and traction control systems to fail, increasing the risk of a collision.

The affected model is the current (fourth-generation) Land Rover Discovery, marketed in the United Sates as the LR4, and the recall is for vehicles manufactured between August 2014 and February 2015. The Chinese recall was announced first, followed shortly thereafter by the one in America, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expressing similar concerns to its Chinese counterpart.

The U.S. recall is expected to begin on June 5. The Jaguar Land Rover group has already faced brake-related recalls earlier in 2015 in this country. In February, we reported on an order for nearly 100,000 Range Rovers which had been fitted with defective brake hoses. In this case, the problem has to do with the anti-lock braking system's software, where an incorrect code can cause a glitch. Land Rover's ABS component is manufactured by German company Robert Bosch GmbH.

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