Power Brake Assistance May Be Lost
Brakes, May 25, 2007
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Our Quick Take:
Power brake assistance may be lost without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
Consider this a high priority recall; assistance for the power brake system could be lost without warning. 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.
The vacuum supply hose to the power brake unit may have been mis-routed during vehicle assembly. This may bring the hose too close to the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve connections at the exhaust manifold. Contact with the hot exhaust system may cause the vacuum hose to melt, leading to a loss of brake assistance and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the hose and adjust the routing; damaged noses will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on May 25, 2007. The Jaguar recall number is J003.
Mfr's Report Date:
May 25, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE SERVO VACUUM SUPPLY HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN MIS-ROUTED DURING ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION MAY BRING THE PIPE TOO CLOSE TO THE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) VALVE AND ATTACHMENTS ON THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD.
IN THE CASE OF A CONTACT CONDITION, THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE MAY MELT LEADING TO A LOSS OF BRAKE ASSISTANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE ROUTING AND ADJUST AS NECESSARY. THE HOSE WILL BE REPLACED IF THERE ARE SIGNS OF DAMAGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 25, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
JAGUAR RECALL NO. J003. CUSTOMERS 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