On January 27, 2015 Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) began recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Jaguar XK vehicles manufactured March 4, 2011, to March 20, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the front side lamps (parking lamps) may turn off after approximately 5 minutes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” If the parking lamps turn off, the vehicle will have reduced conspicuity, increasing the risk of a crash. No incidents or accidents have been reported at this time. The potential number of units affected is estimated at 4,787.
If you or someone you know has been affected by this defect, we urge you to stop using your vehicle immediately. Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will update software that controls the front side lamps, free of charge. I would urge you, however, to be proactive and contact Jaguar directly to find out if your vehicle is affected by this recall. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar’s number for this recall is J049. 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.
As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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