A class action lawsuit was filed alleging that 2012 through 2014 Land Rover vehicles equipped with the eight cylinder multi-valve 5.0 liter AJ-V8 Gen III direct injection engines are predisposed to premature timing chain failure. This class action lawsuit has recently been settled.
This settlement covers current and former lessees of 2012-2014 Land Rover LR4 or Range Rover Sport vehicles as of August 6, 2021. Claim deadline is 6/9/22.
Land Rover Timing Chain Problems
Vehicle owners allege a defective with the primary chain assemble allows the chain to skip teeth on the chain sprockets. When this occurs the camshafts and crankshaft fall out of synchronization. This defect results in the loss of power or possibly cause the engine’s pistons and valves to collide resulting in internal engine damage.
Additionally owners have reported an indicator of impending chain failure is excessive timing chain noise caused by a loose and/or worn primary chain.
Land Rover Models Affected
The following Land Rover models are affected by this defect:
- 2012 Land Rover LR4
- 2013 Land Rover LR4
- 2014 Land Rover LR4
- 2012 Range Rover Sport
- 2013 Range Rover Sport
- 2014 Range Rover Sport
Status of the Land Rover Timing Chain Class Action Litigation
Schmidt v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, No. 18-cv-08528-CCC-JBC was filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. This lawsuit is now settled.
What Action Land Rover Owners Need to Take?
The Land Rover timing chain defect lawsuit has recently been settled. If you purchased or leased a 2012, 2013, or 2014 Land Rover LR4 and/or Range Rover Sport vehicle on or before August 6, 2021, and was registered in the United States or the District of Columbia, you may be entitled to extended warranty coverage or reimbursement.
To submit a claim, please visit Schmidt, et al., v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC settlement site. Claim deadline is June 9, 2022.
Questions About This Settlement?
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Last Updated on February 5, 2022
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