Land Rover Recalls More Than 111,000 SUVs Because of a Potential Fuel Leak

Part of the fuel tank may crack in older models with V6 and V8 engines

2015 Land Rover LR4
2015 Land Rover LR4
Photo: Land Rover

Land Rover is recalling more than 111,000 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUVs from the 2010 through 2013 model years and Land Rover LR4 SUVs from the 2010 through 2016 model years because their fuel tanks may crack. This could possibly result in a fuel leak. The vehicles involved in the recall are equipped with either the 3.0-liter V6 or 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engines.

According to the automaker, customers may notice a fuel odor, see an amber warning light in the instrument cluster, and/or notice fuel on the ground. In some circumstances there is the possibility that vehicle static could be an ignition source for the leaking fuel, leading to a fire.

When customers reported this issue to their Land Rover dealers, technicians found that the fuel outlet flange on the fuel tank had cracked. 

Land Rover says that owners who have already paid to have this defect repaired will be covered by the Land Rover reimbursement plan.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: Approximately 111,000 vehicles, including 2010-2013 Range Rover Sport SUVs (56,121 vehicles) and 2010-2016 Land Rover LR4 SUVs (55,555 vehicles).

The problem: The fuel outlet flange that is mounted on the fuel tank may crack. This could result in fuel leaking from the tank.

The fix: Land Rover dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange with one of a revised design, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Land Rover will notify owners by mail, with letters expected to be sent on Oct. 8, 2021. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N623.

NHTSA campaign number: 21V635.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website is the best place to learn whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed. However, since this recall has yet to be added to NHTSA’s website, it will not appear when you plug in your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).

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Jon Linkov

I owe my career to two fateful events: my father buying a 1965 Corvette and my purchase of an Audi A4 rather than a Chevy Tahoe. The Corvette jump-started my love of cars, and the Audi led me to automotive journalism, track days, and amateur car repair. In my free time I cycle as much as possible, no matter the season.