Is my car affected by the recent Land Rover Discovery Sport recall?

I read your report on the Land Rover Discovery Sport automatic recall due to the wiring loom fouling on a water cooler bracket. When I checked my VIN it matches the number range, and was built in July 2016, but there is a discrepancy in the initial number in the VIN. I contacted my dealer but they said my vehicle was okay. Hopefully you can explain the VIN discrepancy. Recall VIN - SALCA2AN9HH633943 to 653045. My VIN is - SALCA2AN8HH636638. As you can see the recall VIN contains a number 9 after the AN sequence, whereas my car has a number 8. There does not appear to be an explanation, but rightly or wrongly I assumed that if they made over 4000 mistakes then my car was involved.

Asked on 10 February 2017 by Roy Stokes

Answered by Honest John
I think what the dealer is saying is that the 8 denotes that your car was built before the batch with the problem. Even though your car might have been assembled in July 2016, they are saying it was assembled before the batch that had the problem denoted by 9 in the VIN. This may not be correct, but it's the only explanation I can think of.
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