Evoque Under Investigation for Sudden Power Brake Failure

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30,000 Range Rover Evokes are under investigation for a sudden loss of power brakes.

According to the government, a Range Rover Evoque driver says he was driving in New Jersey when he lost the brakes with his wife and two kids in the vehicle. Only after shifting into NEUTRAL was he able to get the vehicle stopped on the shoulder.

At the repair shop they found that the brake booster had failed. And they aren’t the only ones.

The brake booster uses vacuum created by the engine to help multiply the force that your foot applies to the master cylinder when you press the pedal to stop your SUV.

In the 2012-2104 model years, the pumps supplying the vacuum to the booster are attached to the rear of the 2-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engine. They require a constant supply of oil to work and it’s possible they aren’t getting it.

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