Jaguar Land Rover issues urgent customer warning after major parts delays

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Leasing companies have been warned lead times stand at over 12 months for 53 different model variants. Affected models include the 2022 model ranges of the popular Land Rover Discovery and Land Rover Defender.

The 2022 versions of the Jaguar E-Pace, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport models are listed under the delayed models.

However, a Jaguar Land Rover briefing note said garages can still offer customers quotes for models despite the delays.

It said: “Although these can remain open for quoting and ordering on your systems if you choose, your supplying retailer will not be in a position to accept orders for these derivatives due to extended lead times.”

In an official statement, JLR confirmed delays were down to the global semiconductor shortages.

It warned delays in the key part will have an “impact on production schedules”.

It confirmed they were “working closely” to “resolve the issues” as best they could.

A spokesperson said: “Like other automotive manufacturers, we are currently experiencing some Covid-19 supply chain disruption, including the global availability of semiconductors, which is having an impact on our production schedules.

“We continue to see strong customer demand for our range of vehicles.

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“We are working closely with affected suppliers to resolve the issues and minimise the impact on customer orders wherever possible.”

Despite the delays, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed a range of models were still available to order.

They said there were still large numbers of Jaguar I-Pace and F-Type models available to purchase.

They also confirmed plug-in hybrid versions of the popular models were also available to order.

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