Recall 14V741000

Brake Fluid Leaks Increasing Stopping Distances

Recall Details

The brake system uses fluid in hydraulic lines to operate the brake on each individual wheel. These vehicles are being recalled because junctions of these fluid lines could develop leaks. Loss of brake fluid can reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affected brake line junctions and tighten them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid may leak under from line connections under the vehicle, causing increased stopping distances and possibly a loss of braking power. This would increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jaguar must be performed by a Jaguar dealership. Jaguar began notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Jaguar dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Jaguar recall number is J048.

Brakes, November 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,571
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V741000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jaguar XJ vehicles manufactured February 6, 2014, to July 23, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the brake line junctions under the vehicle may leak brake fluid.
Consequence
A brake fluid leak may reduce the vehicle's braking ability, requiring additional distance to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake line junctions, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 16, 2015. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J048.
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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