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Recall 14V714000

Passenger Airbag

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

In the event of a crash, the passenger airbag could deploy when it should not with a child or child seat occupying the passenger seat

What Should You Do?

Jaguar will notify owners beginning January 5, 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Jaguar recall number is J047.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 07, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 07, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,079
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V714000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 F-TYPE vehicles manufactured August 31, 2012, to October 22, 2014. In the affected vehicles the seatbelt harness connector which connects the Seatbelt Tension Sensor (STS) to the Occupant Classification Sensor Control Module (OCSCM) may not have been correctly wired. The OCSCM senses whether there is an occupant in the front passenger seating position, and the STS senses whether tension on the seatbelt indicates a child restraint is being used in the front passenger seating position. Both sensors provide information to the restraint control module (RCM) which informs whether the front passenger airbag should be activated, depending on whether the sensors detect the seat is occupied and/or that it is occupied by an adult passenger.
Consequence
Should the STS not have been wired correctly, the front passenger air bag may not be suppressed, and may remain activated, even when a child restraint is placed in the front passenger seat or a small statured adult occupies that seat. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger air bag, a child or small stature occupant may be at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will correct the harness connector wire configuration, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 5, 2015. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-201-760-8534. Jaguar's number for this recall is J047.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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