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Jaguar XF Supercharged Recall 08V607000

Instrument Panel Speaker May Fail

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

There is a speaker on the instrument panel that provides warning notifications to the driver. 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.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the audible warnings from the dash. 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.

Electrical & Lights, December 5, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 5, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,754
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V607000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Summary
JAGUAR IS RECALLING 3,754 MY 2009 XF VEHICLES FOR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SPEAKER FUNCTION PROBLEMS. THE SPEAKER WIRES MAY FRACTURE. AS A RESULT, THE SPEAKER WILL CEASE TO OPERATE.
Consequence
IF THE SPEAKER FAILS, THE FOLLOWING AUDIBLE NOTIFICATIONS ARE IMPACTED: TURN INDICATOR, SEAT BELT WARNING, LIGHTS 'ON' WARNING, DRIVER'S DOOR OPEN WITH KEY IN IGNITION, DRIVER INTERVENE (ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL VEHICLES ONLY) AND SEAT MEMORY. THE AUDIBLE SEAT BELT WARNING IS TO REMIND DRIVERS TO WEAR THEIR SAFETY BELT. IF THE AUDIBLE WARNING IS NOT PRESENT, DRIVERS MAY NEGLECT TO WEAR THEIR SAFETY BELT, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL VERIFY THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SPEAKER FUNCTION AND RECONFIGURE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 5, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
Notes
JAGUAR RECALL NO. J011. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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