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Safety Issues could sideline a few Jaguars XJ sedans in the US

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) issues safety recalls again over brake concerns. Could your Jaguar XJ sedan be on the list or effected?

Here we go again, Jaguar is about to issue more recalls to fix possible brake issues on the popular XJ sedan. The company is recalling over 1,500 of its luxury sedans in the US ranging from 2014 -2015 on certain XJ models. The potential problem is with brake pipes that may not have been as tight as the specifications called for and could lead to diminished brake performance. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents, if your car is at risk it could experience brake failure and possibly cause a wreck due to loss of proper braking performance.

One of the early signs of an issue with your Jaguar may be a “fluid level low” or the brake warning lamp indicator light being on. If the brake system has already lost brake fluid and the brake pressure is lost, it may prevent the vehicle from starting. If your XJ is effected, the vehicle may already be leaking fluid and it should be checked. NHTSA said “A brake fluid leak may reduce the vehicles braking ability, requiring additional distance to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the risk of crash”.

The NHTSA has only documented one accident linked to the recall so far and no injuries were reported, but Jaguar is not taking any chances with a braking issue that could lead to more accidents. If your 2014 to 2015 Jaguar XJ sedan is on the recall list you will receive a letter from your local dealership by January 16, 2015. At which time you will need to take your car in and the dealer will perform a complete brake inspection and verify that the components in the braking system are tightened to the correct specifications.

Given the time frame of the recall letters, if you think your car may be experiencing braking issues, contact your dealer immediately to have them inspect your vehicle to verify you are safe. Jaguar owners can also call 1-800-452-4827 to check the status of your vehicle.


JeffS (not verified)    December 18, 2014 - 3:36PM

Frankly, Jags have never been known to be, "trouble free". They have had their ups and downs and from what I read, compared to the Jags of yesteryear, they have gotten significantly better. I like the allure of a Jag, (never owned one). When it comes to an issue such as this, leaky brake line, unless there is a sudden break in the line or something more than a slow gradual leak, part of the responsibility is with the owner if the fluid is down enough to lose braking.

Joseph (not verified)    December 31, 2014 - 4:36PM

True.........the build quality and reliability in the last few years is light years ahead! But just like old Mustangs, if you want to own an old Jaguar, you already know it will have issues and need frequent repair work!