Jaguar Land Rover Australia has issued a recall on 1729 examples of its Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque mild-hybrid models, citing a potential fault with the 48-volt electrical system.
The affected vehicles were sold between 25 May, 2018 and 2 October, 2020 (model years 2019-2020).
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “an electrical overload in the 48V electrical system may cause a failure of the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET).”
“Failure of the MOSFET may cause an electrical cascade failure, causing the DC/DC converter to experience an electrical short where the 12V circuit shorts to ground,” the notice continues.
“When the DC/DC converter experiences an electrical short to ground, the 12V electrical system will discharge, this will be indicated by a battery warning on the instrument cluster.”
“Vehicle occupants may notice a burning smell and/or smoke from the DC/DC converter vent into the passenger compartment.”
The notice adds that, if there is sufficient oxygen, a “vehicle fire may occur, which may cause injury or death of vehicle occupants or other road users.”
CarAdvice has contacted Jaguar Land Rover Australia to determine if there have been any recorded malfunctions in Australia. This story will be updated with its response.
The manufacturer is currently in the process of contacting affected owners, however a full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 1729 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.
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