Land Rover has announced a major recall that could affect a number of Texas drivers. The defects affecting these vehicles could pose a serious threat of harm if they are not repaired, as they affect the stability and safety of the fuel tank. Over 111,000 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUVs were produced between 2010 and 2013 and Land Rover LR4 SUVs from 2010 through 2016 are being recalled due to the likelihood of cracks in the fuel tank.
Fuel tanks could crack
According to Land Rover, customers affected by the recall may see a warning light on the dashboard instrument cluster, smell an odor of gasoline or notice a drop of fuel on the ground after parking. Drivers who sought out repair services at Land Rover dealers were notified that the outlet flange on the fuel tanks on these vehicles had cracked. This type of fuel tank leak poses a serious risk of harm, as static from the vehicle could ignite the leaking fuel, causing a major fire and severe injuries to drivers and passengers. Land Rover said that it will notify affected car owners by mail about the defective products, although drivers can also contact Land Rover for more information about the recall, especially if they purchased one of these vehicles used.
Defective products can be dangerous
Defective products like cars and other vehicles can cause serious harm to their owners and others affected, even though consumers purchase these products with the expectation that they will be safe and effective. Unfortunately, companies may fail to take proper safety precautions, and the results can be dangerous for many purchasers as a result.
Companies have a responsibility to produce safe products for the consumer market. People who have been harmed by a defective vehicle or other product may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer through a products liability claim.