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Jaguar XJ recall 10V578000

Wiper arms may lose synchronization due to improperly torqued securing nuts
Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2010

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The securing nuts on the wiper arms may not be tightened correctly. If this is the case the wiper arm may become loose, as a result the wiper may not function correctly and in extreme cases, fall off of the vehicle. The recall procedure involves ensuring the wiper arms are securely attached to the spindle and the securing nut is tightened properly.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2010, 2011

Mfr's Report Date:
November 12, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V578000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6475

Summary: JAGUAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 XJ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 28, 2009, THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2010, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 104, ¿WINDSHIELD WIPING AND WASHING SYSTEMS.¿ THE FRONT WIPER ARMS TO SPINDLE FIXINGS WERE NOT TORQUED TO SPECIFICATION DURING MANUFACTURING. AS A RESULT, THE SECURING NUTS COULD FAIL TO PERFORM AS INTENDED, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER ARM SYNCHRONIZATION AND A CLASH OF THE WIPER ARMS.

Consequence: IF THE WIPER ARMS LOSE SYNCHRONIZATION AND CLASH, THEY COULD DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE, REDUCING A DRIVER¿S VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL ENSURE THE WIPER ARMS ARE FITTED SECURELY ONTO THE SPINDLE AND THE SECURING NUTS WILL BE TIGHTENED TO THE CORRECT TORQUE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 800-637-6837.

Notes: JAGUAR SAFETY RECALL NO. J019. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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