108,000 U.S. Jaguar, Land Rover vehicles included in latest Takata Airbag recall
According to the August 4 PRNewswire, the latest round of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated Takata Airbag recall will eventually impact 108,000 select 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles.
Jaguar/Land Rover assures consumers that no latter model vehicles are implicated in what has grown into the largest automotive related product recall in U.S. history.
To date, 68 million cars and light truck driving U.S. roads have been identified and recalled by various domestic and import manufacturers including this one, as a result of the possibility of humidity related degradation of the Takata airbag inflation canister containing* non desiccated ammonium nitrate propellant.”
While Jaguar, Land Rover reports no associated injury or death associated to their brand, they urge owners of the model years listed above to access www.SaferCar.Gov, enter your vehicle’s identification number for first wave inclusion in a recall action that will progress through 2019.
What Jaguar has to say about it
For the first phase of this recall, owners of the identified vehicles that are currently, or have ever been, registered in the following areas are encouraged to visit www.SaferCar.gov and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to find out if their vehicle is included in this recall at this time:
US States: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas
US Territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As parts become available, later this year, affected owners will be notified by a second mailing and instructed to schedule an appointment to take their vehicle to a Jaguar or Land Rover retailer who will replace the front passenger airbag module free of charge.
In the interim, owners of potentially affected vehicles can contact the Jaguar Land Rover North America Customer Relationship Center for further information by calling 1-800-637-6837 (Option 9 for Land Rover) or 1-800-4JAGUAR; visiting www.LandRoverUSA.com or www.JaguarUSA.com;
Or by writing to: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
ATTN: Customer Relationship Center
555 MacArthur Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Given the size and complexity of the recall, replacement parts are not immediately available for the affected vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover is working closely with its suppliers to produce components for this repair as quickly as possible. Affected vehicles are being prioritized for repair -- split into four separate phases -- based on geographic zone and vehicle age.