2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
NHTSA Defect Investigations
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:
INVESTIGATION: Powered vehicle rollaway
NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE16015
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.