Jaguar XK Recalls

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A software problem turns off the front parking lights (side lamps) after approximately 5 minutes in affected vehicles. These are an important part of keeping others aware of a driver's presence, and vehicle safety requires they remain lit while in use. Dealers will update software that controls the parking lights to correct this concern.

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All late model vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure information label. These vehicles are being recalled because "none" may be indicated for the recommended spare tire pressure. As a result the spare tire may not be properly inflated and ready to use if the need arises. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and attach a new tire pressure label as necessary to correct this concern.

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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. 

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When the convertible roof is operated, the power windows are also activated. The switch in the overhead console for opening and closing the convertible roof does not operate the power windows in a manner consistent with federal safety standards. Dealers will replace the overhead console with a new one which contains a revised switch to correct this concern.

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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.

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Jaguar is recalling 2010–2011 XK and 2010 XF V8 5.OL vehicles because the fuel pump relay may not energize following a start-up cycle, which will affect the amount of fuel supplied to the engine. Fuel starvation can cause engine stumble or cut out, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will download revised software free of charge.

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On 112 Jaguar XK vehicles, the TPMS warnings were turned off on the instrument cluster. If the TPMS control unit were to send a signal to display a TPMS warning, it would not display on the instrument cluster. Failure to notify the driver of tire deflation is not in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Standard and could lead to tire failure and a crash.