Tire Pressure Montoring System (TPMS) Warnings May Be Turned Off
Suspension & Steering, June 8, 2009
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Our Quick Take:
On 112 Jaguar XK vehicles, the instrument cluster may not display the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning when needed. Failure to notify the driver of tire deflation could lead to tire failure and a crash.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the TPMS warning may not display when needed. 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.
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
June 8, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
JAGUAR IS RECALLING 112 MY 2007-2009 XK VEHICLES FITTED WITH RUN FLAT TIRES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO.138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM, (TPMS)." THE TPMS WARNINGS WERE TURNED OFF. IF THE TPMS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT WERE TO SEND A SIGNAL TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TO DISPLAY A TPMS WARNING TELLTALE, THE LIGHT WOULD NOT ILLUMINATE NOR WOULD THE SUPPLEMENTARY WARNING TEXT ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MESSAGE CENTER BE DISPLAYED.
FAILURE TO WARN OF TIRE DEFLATIONS IS A NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 138 AND COULD LEAD TO TIRE FAILURE AND A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE CAR CONFIGURATION FILE SETTINGS TO ENABLE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TO FLAG THE WARNING SYMBOLS AS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 138 AND ASSOCIATED TEST IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MESSAGE CENTER. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 8, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-201-818-8500.
JAGUAR RECALL NO. J013. 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