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Recall 19V326000

Passenger Air Bag Deploys With Child In Front Seat

Recall Details

The Seat Belt Tension Sensor wiring to the Occupant Classification Sensor Control Module may h ave been incorrectly wired. This can cause the Occupant Classification System to fail to recognize a child in the passenger front seat, resulting in the passenger frontal air bag being active and deploying in an accident regardless of if there is a child in the seat. Dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly and repair the seat belt tension sensor harness as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The Occupant Classification System detects the weight of an occupant in the passenger front seat in order to determine if a child is in the front seat. If the system detects a child, the passenger frontal air bag will automatically turn off, preventing a child from being struck by an air bag in an accident. On affected vehicles, the Occupant Classification Sensor Control Module wiring where it connects to the Seat Belt Tension Sensor may have been incorrectly wired, resulting in the Occupant Classification System failing to detect a child in the front seat properly. If the air bag deploys with a child in the front seat, there is an increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Jaguar must be performed by a Jaguar dealership. Jaguar will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2019. 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 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 H208.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 25, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 25, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,060
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V326000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar Land Rover) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Jaguar F-TYPE vehicles previously remedied under Recall 14V-714. 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. As a result, the Restraint Control Module (RCM) may not accurately detect if an adult or child is occupying the seat.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, an incorrect classification may result in the passenger frontal air bag deploying even if there is a child in the front passenger seat, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly and repair the seatbelt tension sensor harness as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 21, 2019. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is H208.
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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