The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Powered vehicle rollaway

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE16015

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: December 16, 2016
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Power Train:Automatic Transmission

    Summary: The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received seven complaints alleging vehicle rollaway from a parked position in model year (MY) MY2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque and MY2013 Jaguar XF vehicles.All reports alleged that the unintended motion occurred after the driver switched the transmission gear selector to Park with the engine running and after the operator exited the vehicle.Four complaints reported the vehicle moving while the driver door is open resulting in injuries requiring medical attention and one complaint reported being pinned against a garage wall.The subject vehicles are equipped with a fully electronic rotary transmission switch to control driver gear selections. None of the reports indicate that the parking brake was engaged at the time of the roll-away incident.Unintended vehicle movement should not occur if the driver applies the parking brake prior to exiting the vehicle.A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.The VOQs associated with the opening of this investigation are:10504853,10548937,10565212,10631673,10760326,10884136,10892346.

  2. INVESTIGATION: Loss of Brake Power Assist

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE18014

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: December 01, 2018
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Service Brakes
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Vacuum
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Vacuum:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received seven complaints alleging loss of brake power assist due to vacuum pump failure in model year (MY) 2012 through 2014 Range Rover Evoque vehicles. The subject vehicles are equipped with 2.0 liter Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines, which use an engine-powered single-vane rotary vacuum pump as the sole source of vacuum to the brake booster. The vacuum pump is attached to the rear of the engine and driven by the intake camshaft. The pump requires a constant supply of engine oil for lubrication, sealing and cooling. Disruption of engine oil supply to the pump may result in pump failure and loss of brake booster vacuum, which results in increased brake pedal efforts by the driver and extended stopping distances. The pump is supplied by Magna Powertrain. At this time, ODI is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the alleged defect.A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect.The following VOQ numbers are associated with this opening resume:10916819, 11149724, 11098826, 11083348, 11025409, 10986358, 10936658