Jaguar Issues Two Recalls Affecting More Than 7,350 F-TYPE Vehicles

Jaguar Issues Two Recalls Affecting More Than 7,350 F-TYPE Vehicles
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December 9, 2014

Jaguar recently issued two recalls the will affect more than 7,350 late-model F-TYPE vehicles.

The first involves seat and seatbelt sensors that are necessary for proper airbag deployment, while the second relates to engine components.

In certain model year 2014-2015 F-TYPE vehicles, the seatbelt harness connector, which connects the Seatbelt Tension Sensor (STS) to the Occupant Classification Sensor Control Module (OCSCM) may not have been wired correctly. The OCSCM tells the car's airbag software that there is someone sitting in the passenger seat, while the STS tells the software if the person sitting in the seat is an adult or child. The size of the person determines if the airbag is deployed during an accident.

If the system is not wired correctly, the system could deploy the airbag when a child is sitting in the passenger seat, increasing the risk of injury.

Jaguar will notify owners affected by the recall, and dealers will correct the harness connector wire configuration, free of charge.

Certain model year F-TYPE vehicles are also being recalled because the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) belt, Power Assisted Steering (PAS) pump and the battery's positive cable at the alternator may detach.

If the battery's positive cable loosens, it could cause an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire. If the FEAD belt loosens or detaches, the car could suddenly lose power steering.

Jaguar has started notifying owners affected by the recall. Dealers will inspect the affected components for the proper threading and torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge.

For more information about either recall, owners can contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.