Land Rover Timing Chain Problems Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is settling a class action alleging that it sold or leased 2012-2014 Land Rover LR4 and Range Rover Sport vehicles with defective timing chain assemblies. The complaint alleged that the defect can lead to premature failure of the timing chains, timing chain tensioners, tensioner levers, and 5.0 liter direct injection engines, and that owners or lessees have had to pay to repair or replace the timing chains or other parts.

Docket Number:


Company: Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Objection Deadline: January 18, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: January 18, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: March 9, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You should provide proof as requested in the Claim Form. If you do not have proof of maintenance of your vehicle, you should include information on the repair facility that did the maintenance and describe the efforts you made to obtain the records and the reason the records were not available to you.

The claim deadline is 90 days after final approval.


You may be eligible if you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2012-2014 Land Rover LR4 or Range Rover Sport vehicle, you were the registered owner or lessee on or before August 6, 2021, and your registration was in one of the fifty US states or the District of Columbia.

You are NOT included if you are (1) an owner or lessee who first bought or leased one of the class vehicles nine or more years after it was registered for the first time; (2) an owner or lessee of a class vehicle on which a timing chain or tensioner was first replaced when the vehicle had been in service for more than eight years or driven for more than 100,000 miles; (3) any judge assigned to this case; (4) persons who settled with JLRNA or another party before the date of preliminary approval in this case; (5) a financial institution; or (6) JLRNA.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Two benefits: (1) Reimbursement benefits for repairs. (2) Extended warranty benefits, if your class vehicle current needs qualifying repairs or needs them in the future. If the repairs are needed before the final approval of the settlement, you should not wait for final approval of the settlement but take the vehicle to an authorized Land Rover retailer and request repairs or replacements according to the extended warranty coverage described in the Notice.

The conditions for and details of reimbursements and repairs are extensive. For more information, see the Notice at https://angeion-public.s3.amazonaws.com/www.SchmidtTimingChainSettlement.com/docs/Schmidt+v.+JLRNA+-+Class+Notice+Final.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $6,000

Law Firms:
Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman PC
Law Offices of Thomas P. Sobran

Claim Form: Land Rover Timing Chain Problems Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Schmidt et al., v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Settlement Website: Land Rover Timing Chain Problems Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Schmidt Timing Chain Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tags: Defective Automobile, Timing Chain System