Land Rover Timing Chain Class Action Settlement Announced

Land Rover Timing Chain Class Action Settlement Announced

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? is not counsel or the settlement administrator in this class action lawsuit. Our goal is to inform owners of these vehicles of the recent settlement. This post will be updated when/if new settlement information is released. Please considering subscribing to this post for updates.

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Last Updated on February 5, 2022

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7 thoughts on “Land Rover Timing Chain Class Action Settlement Announced

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    February 21, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Why are the range rover full size not listed in the settlement

    1. Christopher
      February 23, 2022 at 10:56 am

      Hi Scott. Land Rover may be handling the full size differently. I would check with them regarding this issue.

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        February 23, 2022 at 4:41 pm

        I contacted Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC today. There response is to refer you to (844) 285-9444 a recorded message about the settlement and no info about the full size L322 Flagship Model even though they all have the exact same engine with the exact same poorly designed part or parts.

        1. Christopher
          February 24, 2022 at 9:14 am

          Yeah that seems odd Scott. Have you reached out to your local Land Rover dealer about this?

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    Cheryl thomas.
    March 10, 2022 at 5:13 am

    Hi, can you help please.
    My three year old Land Rover discovery sports timing chain had to be changed prematurely at 45,000 miles from new, due to it being visibly stretched as described by my local Land Rover dealer. Although the car is out of warranty the timing chain Has done only half of what it should’ve done.
    It has been operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
    Many thanks,

    1. Christopher
      March 11, 2022 at 8:23 am

      Cheryl just sent you an email.

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    Joseph Cook Sr
    November 8, 2022 at 2:43 am

    I just purchased an L4 Land Rover and did not know about this class action lawsuit but have put my l4 in the shop for the timing chain and they charging me $8,000 to fix it.

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