If a hot exhaust gas leaks under the bonnet, the risk of a fire could be increased, according to the manufacturer.
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Jaguar Land Rover Australia has recalled 533 examples of the 2021 Land Rover Defender and 2021 Land Rover Discovery off-road SUVs, citing a potential fire risk.

The affected vehicles were sold between 2 November 2020 and 11 March 2021 (Model Year 2021).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The fixing nuts which connect the exhaust downpipe to the catalytic convertor may not have been tightened to specification – the fixings may loosen over time, which may cause a hot exhaust gas leak into the engine bay.”

“If a hot exhaust gas leak occurs, this may cause localised heat damage and, if sustained, can lead to under bonnet smoke and a vehicle fire. A vehicle fire could increase the risk injury or death to vehicle occupants or bystanders,” the notice continues.

A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover Australia told CarAdvice there have been no locally recorded instances of the fault, and this recall is purely precautionary.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 533 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Land Rover dealership by clicking here.