Affects 24,000 Jaguar XFs and 30,000 Range Rovers.
It feels as if the Takata airbag recall campaign is infinite, and now Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to recall 54,000 cars in United States. It’s actually only the first wave (out of four) of the recall which in total affects no less than 108,000 vehicles in the U.S. The front passenger airbag inflators must be replaced on 20,000 Jaguar XFs from the 2009-2011MY and on 34,000 Range Rovers from the 2007-2011MY because there is a risk the inflator housing may rupture.
In a worst-case scenario, the airbag will deploy abnormally in the event of an accident and the metal fragments could inflict serious injuries to those inside the cabin, potentially causing deaths. In order to avoid such tragedies, JLR is calling back these cars to have the faulty inflator replaced. But since it does not have replacement parts for all 108,000 cars available right now, it has decided to break down the recall procedures into four waves, prioritizing cars based on their geographic zone and also on the vehicle’s age.
To find out whether your car is affected by recall, JLR encourages owners to visit www.safercar.gov. The Tata Motors-owned company points out that none of the current cars it has on sale is affected by the recall and also that it’s not aware of any ruptured airbag inflators on any of the 108,000 cars included in the U.S. recall campaign. Needless to say, the front passenger airbag module will be replaced free of charge. Owners are still able to use their cars until the recall repair has been completed.
Source: Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover Initiates First Round of Takata-Related Recalls for Certain Jaguar XF and Land Rover Range Rover Models
Owners of 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles are encouraged to visit www.SaferCar.gov to check if their vehicle is included in this initial round of the Takata related recall.