In recent years recalls have become a serious problem for some automakers and now it looks like Jaguar is the latest to be hit with an issue. The highly successful F-Type sports cars have now been plagued with potentially incorrect wiring that could lead to passenger airbags not operating correctly. This recall is for safety concerns dealing with the seatbelt tension sensor (STS) in which the faulty wiring harness could result in the airbag going off even when the passenger is a smaller or underweight occupant.
The recall is being sent out to owners of the Jaguar F-Type built from August 31, 2012 – October 22, 2014. If this fits the timeframe of your F-Type you are encouraged to visit your local dealership so they can correct the issues and make sure your safety restraint system is operating correctly. This recall is set to begin on January 5, 2015 so contact your local Jaguar dealer to schedule an appointment.
There is also a second active recall for a smaller number of vehicles including the F-Type as well as the 2015 XF and XJ sedans in the US. The problem in the second recall is for a possible fire issue due to the front end accessory drive belt, power assisted steering pump pulley and/or the battery positive cable at the alternator may become detached. With the potential risk of an electrical short Jaguar issued this additional recall to prevent the increased risk of fire.
As soon as the dealership gets your vehicle they will inspect to verify corrective action is taken and have been given the proper remedy to get you back on the road safely. These recall corrections are being done free of any charges to the customer and will ensure that you and your family are ready for those Holiday road trips.
Note: Affected owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more info or instructions.
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