Passenger airbags in many late model vehicles are designed not to deploy if a child or child seat occupies the front passenger seat. Because of a wiring issue in the passenger front seat, the passenger airbag could deploy when it should not. Unintended deployment of the airbag in the event of a crash would increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will repair the seat wiring to correct this concern.
Jaguar XF Recalls
297 vehicles are being recalled because one or both rear tow adjustment links may come loose from the rear sub-frame. These adjustment links are used to help control rear wheel alignment. If a tow link were to come loose a loss of directional control could result, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the nut and washer assembly on the rear toe links to correct this concern.
One of the components of the engine air intake system is the Charge Air Cooler (CAC). The CAC cools the incoming air after it is compressed by the turbocharger. Special hoses connect the components of the intake system. These vehicles are being recalled because one of the hose clamps at the CAC may be out of position and loose, the hose may come off as a result. If the hose were to come off, the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Power assist for the brakes and steering would also be affected. Dealers will inspect the CAC hose clamp to make sure it is positioned and tightened correctly.
The fuel pump operaton is controlled by an electronic module that may shut down causing the fuel pump to stop and the engine to stall. If the engine stalls while driving, power steering and braking assist will be diminished. These systems will still function but will require much greater effort, increasing the risk of a crash. Jaguar dealers will install an additional wring harness to the in-tank fuel pump to correct this concern.
Vehicles equipped with a 5.0L gasoline engine are being recalled because a fuel leak can develop in the area of the fuel tank due to a cracked flange. This may result in an abnormal fuel smell or in fuel leakage onto the ground. This leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a vehicle fire. Jaguar dealers will replace the affected fuel tank fuel outlet flange to correct this concern. The Jaguar recall number is J027.
51 vehicles were assembled with the incorrect gross vehicle weight rating label. This could lead to vehicle overloading, which affects vehicle stability and could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the label to correct this concern. The Jaguar recall number is J025.
Leaks may develop from the metal power steering lines due to improper corrosion protection. Loss of power steering fluid can result in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Leaking power steering fluid also increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the suspect or leaking power steering lines. This recall is expected to begin by April 11, 2011. The Jaguar recall number is J018.
A fuel transfer pipe located inside the fuel tank may be kinked, restricting fuel transfer to the fuel pump side of the tank. During low fuel conditions, this can cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the fuel tank assembly to address this concern. This recall is expected to begin by November 30, 2009. The Jaguar recall number is J016.
The tire pressure indicated on the information label may not correspond to the tires fitted to the vehicle. As a result, the tire may be inflated to the incorrect pressure. This can result in loss of vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the tire placard label and replace any incorrect labels. This recall is expected to begin by August, 19, 2009. The Jaguar recall number is J014.
The speaker that provides audible warning notifications to the driver may fail. These notifications include warnings for not wearing seat belts, leaving your lights on, and leaving your door open with the key in the ignition. Forgetting to wear your safety belt can increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash. Dealers will verify the proper operation of the speaker and reconfigure the instrument cluster control module software. The Jaguar recall number is J011. This recall began on December 5, 2008.