Rear Safety Belt May Not Rotate Properly
Body, Interior & Misc., August 29, 2008
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The seat belts in the back seats are secured by a special D-shaped ring to an anchor bolt. Because of how they are mounted, they may be come loose. If this happens, the person sitting in the seat may not be properly restrained in a collision.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; a seat belt that is not secure presents a serious safety hazard. 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 D-ring that attaches to the anchor bolt on the rear safety belts may not be attached properly. If the anchor and D-ring are loose, the occupant of that seat may not be properly restrained in a collision. Dealers will inspect the D-ring, repair it, and reinstall it properly. The Jaguar recall number is J007. This recall began on August 29, 2008.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
August 29, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
Potential Number of Units Affected:
JAGUAR IS RECALLING 7,918 MY 2009 XF VEHICLES. THE REAR SAFETY BELT D-RING ASSEMBLY MAY NOT ROTATE PROPERLY AROUND THE SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGE MOUNTING BOLT. IF THE ASSEMBLY IS NOT HELD TOGETHER WHEN TIGHTENING, THE D-RING AND/OR WASHER CAN SEPARATE FROM THE SHOULDER OF THE SPACER, ALLOWING THESE PARTS TO BE PARTIALLY CLAMPED BY THE SPACER, FORMING A BURR ON EITHER THE D-RING OR THE WASHER AND SUBSEQUENTLY LIMITING PROPER ROTATION OF THE D-RING.
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE OUTBOARD REAR SAFETY BELT D-RING AND, IF NECESSARY, THE D-RING ASSEMBLY WILL BE REMOVED AND ANY BURRS ON THE D-RING OR WASHER FILED FLAT. THE D-RING ASSEMBLY WILL THEN BE REINSTALLED TO CORRECT THE CONDITION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
JAGUAR RECALL NO. J007.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