2010-2012 Land Rover Defender recalled in Australia


The fault could cause the wheel hub and suspension to fall off the car, according to the recall notice.

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Jaguar Land Rover Australia has recalled 349 examples of its 2010-2012 Land Rover Defender, citing a potential fault with wheel hub assembly and suspension.

The recall affects the Defender’s 90, 110 and 130 body styles, built by Land Rover between 2010 and 2012.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing issue, the wheel hub assembly and suspension may collapse or detach from the vehicle.

“If this occurs the vehicle may experience a sudden loss of steering control.

“A loss of steering control could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

Between 2010 and 2012, Land Rover Australia sold 1765 examples of the Defender.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 349 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

Jaguar Land Rover Australia says Defender owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicle to an approved Jaguar Land Rover repairer to have the work carried out as soon as possible, free of charge.

Owners can contact Jaguar Land Rover Australia’s customer relationship centre by phone on 1800 625 642 or via email at crcau@jaguarlandrover.com.

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

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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