Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vacuum pump and power brake problems are under federal investigation after drivers complained about losing brake power assist.
According to one source,
The 30,000 model year 2012-2014 vehicles are equipped with 2-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engines that use single-vane engine-powered rotary vacuum pumps as the only source of vacuum to the brake boosters. The vacuum pumps, attached to the rear of the engines and driven by the intake camshafts, need a constant supply of engine oil for lubrication, cooling and for sealing.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says problems with engine oil supply to the pumps can cause significant problems, with a loss of brake booster vacuum. Drivers will experience problems using the brake pedals that will result in longer stopping distances or more significant issues. Read complaints about Land Rover vehicles.
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