Land Rover confirms it will investigate wiring issues with the ZF- nine speed automatic gearbox after Jeep (Fiat Chrysler Autos) recalls 500,000 vehicles.
The gearbox is used in both the Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoke models. A spokesperson for the JLR brand has said it is “aware of the recent ZF defect information report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US. In light of these reports, we are now reviewing in detail whether the same conditions and circumstances exist in our vehicles, and whether these may affect our customers.”
The fault relates to a crimp in the cars’ wiring harness that can cause the gearbox to select neutral without any prompt from the driver.
JLR will report their findings in the near future.