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Recall 16V229000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

Recall Details

A chemical enhancer required for second stage deployment of driver's side frontal air bags may be missing. This would result in the driver's frontal air bag not deploying properly in certain crashes. Dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag may not deploy properly in certain crashes due to a missing chemical enhancer required for second stage air bag deployment. This could increase risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Jaguar must be performed by a Jaguar dealership. Jaguar will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in June, 2016. If you do 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 uncompleted 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 J065.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 20, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 20, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V229000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain model year 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 XF vehicles manufactured February 6, 2008 to October 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver frontal air bags may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage deployment, resulting in the second stage deploying improperly in certain crashes.
Consequence
An air bag that inflates improperly increases the risk of injury.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 6, 2016. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is J065.
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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