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Jaguar S-Type Recall 04V488000

Parking Brake May Engage Without Warning

Brakes, January 15, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The parking brake may engage without warning. This condition can cause the rear wheels to "lock up."

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Jaguar dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

A problem with the Electronic Park Brake module, which controls the application of the parking brake, may unintentionally apply the parking brake without warning or indication. This condition can cause the rear wheels to "lock up," which could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace the Electronic Park Brake module with the latest production version. The recall began on January 15, 2005. The Jaguar recall numbers are R166 and R167.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003, 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 15, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V488000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,181

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ELECTRONIC PARK BRAKE MODULE, WHICH CONTROLS THE APPLICATION OF THE PARKING BRAKE, MAY UNINTENTIONALLY APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WITHOUT ANY INDICATION OR WARNING TO THE DRIVER.

Consequence: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO DECELERATE AND MAY CAUSE REAR WHEEL "LOCKUP" AT ANY ROAD SPEED. A CRASH MAY OCCUR.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ELECTRONIC PARK BRAKE MODULE WITH THE LATEST PRODUCTION LEVER PARTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 15, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.

Notes: JAGUAR RECALL NOS.R166/R167.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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