Recall Alert: Late Model Jaguars Due to Engine Mounted Components

 On October 27, 2014 Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) began recalling certain F-TYPE vehicles manufactured August 25, 2014, to September 12, 2014, 2015 XF vehicles manufactured September 3, 2014, to September 12, 2014, and 2015 XJ vehicles manufactured August 21, 2014, to September 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) belt, Power Assisted Steering (PAS) pump pulley and/or battery positive cable at the alternator may detach.  If the battery positive cable loosens, an electrical short may result, increasing the risk of a fire.  If the FEAD belt loosens or detaches, the vehicle may lose power assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash.   The potential number of units affected is estimated at 272.

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If you or someone you know has been affected by this defect, we urge you to stop using your vehicle immediately.    Jaguar has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the affected engine mounted components for the proper threading and torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 10, 2014. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service on 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar’s number for this recall is J044. 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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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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