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More on the N598 Defender X Smoked Tail lights Recall

The great guys at Powerful UK made a video of the actual fault – really cool stuff.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety campaign 21V435000 covers 2,622 units of the Land Rover Defender, made from July 15, 2020 to May 26, 2021, all fitted with the OEM smoked tail lights.

The bulletin states, “Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Defender X vehicles equipped with smoked rear light assemblies. A voltage spike, triggered by a bright light shining on the rear of the vehicle, can cause the turn signals, brake lights, and tail lights to fail.”.

Dealers will replace the rear light assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 3, 2021. Owners can contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover’s number for this recall is N598.

More from the Safety Recall Report:

A concern has been identified on 2020 to 2022MY Defender X vehicles which are specified with smoked rear lamp assemblies. Should an intense light source shine directly on the rear of an affected vehicle at a certain angle, the stop, turn signal and/or tail lamp may experience a photovoltaic over-voltage event, and cease to function. In the case of turn signals and stop lamps, the condition resets without driver intervention and operation will resume absent of the
intense light source. In the case of tail lamp operation, the lamps will extinguish until power feed is cycled such as an ignition off/on or turning the lamps off and then on at the lighting control switch. Where the rear lamp system fails to illuminate, other road users will not be aware of the vehicle may be slowing down, stopping, or changing direction.
During darkness, where the tail lamps have extinguished, following drivers may not realize the presence of a vehicle ahead. Each of these failed state conditions will increase the risk of a crash.

The supplier reported an intense source of light in direct line with the smoked rear lamp vertical and
horizontal axes would cause a reverse voltage condition created by photovoltaic behaviour within the light
emitting diode (LED) components of the rear lamps. During an over-voltage event, the self-protection logic of
the rear lamp system will turn off the rear lamp when over-voltage is detected in order to protect the electrical
circuits from damage.

Next Range Rover appears to drop the roof crossbeam for wide open views

It’s possible they add the crossbeam as a separate part from the main body. I’m going hope it’s gone and the next Range Rover, L460, gets even more glass. It’s also possible that this is what a fixed glass roof looks like vs. a roof that slides open.

Also don’t forget we might be seeing some of that Continental Intelligent Glass Control up there

Does anyone have a BIW pic of the L405 for rear side window size comparison? The one past the C pillar, I can’t remember what they call it – DLO or something?

Does Pivi stand for Plugin In-Vehicle Infotainment?

That is all.

2021 Range Rover – Details & Images

From the better late than never aka catching up after redoing

For 2021, here is Range Rover:

2021 Range Rover Fifty Edition Gallery:

2021 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Black Edition Gallery:

2021 Range Rover Westminster Gallery:

2021 Range Rover Infographics Gallery:

The Range Rover celebrates 50 years of pioneering innovation, peerless refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability with a choice of three new special editions and available enhanced Cabin Air Ionization technology for 2021 model year.

  • New HSE Westminster Edition and SVAutobiography Dynamic Black Edition join the new Autobiography Fifty Edition to provide more choice for Range Rover customers
  • Range Rover Autobiography Fifty Edition limited to 1,970 units globally to mark the 1970 birth year of this iconic model, featuring three optional iconic heritage colors from Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
  • New Cabin Air Ionization with PM2.5 from Nanoe™ filters particulates less than 2.5 micrometers
  • Available four-, six- and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel powertrains, including mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid options
  • Priced from $92,000 (1) in the U.S., configure your 2021 Range Rover at

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – July 14, 2020 – The Range Rover celebrates 50 years of pioneering innovation, peerless refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability with a choice of three new special editions and available enhanced Cabin Air Ionization technology for 2021 model year.

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2021 Land Rover Discovery – Details & Images

2021 Land Rover Discovery Gallery:

2021 Land Rover Discovery Interiors Gallery:


10 NOVEMBER 2020

Featuring powerful and efficient 48V MHEV powertrains, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, New Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate, versatile seven-seat premium SUV

  • Sophisticated design: Enhanced exterior features distinctive new LED headlights and tail lights with fresh front and rear bumpers. New R-Dynamic provides assertive road presence
  • Contemporary interior: Enhanced centre console features advanced Pivi Pro infotainment while new second-row seats offer superior comfort
  • Faster, smarter, better connected: New Pivi Pro infotainment features large 11.4-inch HD touchscreen and advanced connectivity with Software-Over-The-Air updates
  • Enhanced efficiency: Latest straight-six Ingenium petrol and diesel engines with 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology for superior performance and efficiency
  • Cleaner diesels: New Discovery is among the world’s first full-sized seven-seat premium SUVs with RDE2-certified and Euro 6d-Final-compliant diesel engines
  • Smart driveline: Intelligent All-Wheel Drive automatically distributes torque to the axle that needs it most for optimum efficiency
  • Advanced Air filtration: New Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 air filtration* monitors air quality inside and filters harmful particulates, for improved wellbeing
  • Family versatility: Next-generation wearable Activity Key, Click and Go tablet holders for row-two passengers and Intelligent Seat Fold technology provide 21st century convenience
  • Towing king: Best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity** and Advanced Tow Assist take the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres.
  • Available to order now: New Discovery is priced from £53,655 in the UK. Specify your vehicle at:

New Discovery combines an exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterised Land Rover’s premium family SUV for more than 30 years.

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