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

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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.

In accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Jaguar Land Rover North America today announced it has begun notifying owners of certain 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles of a recall affecting the safety of passenger side airbags fitted to these vehicles.

For the first phase of this recall, owners of the identified vehicles that are currently, or have ever been, registered in the following areas are encouraged to visit www.SaferCar.gov and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to find out if their vehicle is included in this recall at this time:

–      US States: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas

–      US Territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands

As parts become available, later this year, affected owners will be notified by a second mailing and instructed to schedule an appointment to take their vehicle to a Jaguar or Land Rover retailer who will replace the front passenger airbag module free of charge. In the interim, owners of potentially affected vehicles can contact the Jaguar Land Rover North America Customer Relationship Center for further information by calling 1-800-637-6837 (Option 9 for Land Rover) or 1-800-4JAGUAR; visitingwww.LandRoverUSA.com or www.JaguarUSA.com; or writing to:

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
ATTN: Customer Relationship Center
555 MacArthur Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Given the size and complexity of the recall, replacement parts are not immediately available for the affected vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover is working closely with its suppliers to produce components for this repair as quickly as possible. Affected vehicles are being prioritized for repair -- split into four separate phases -- based on geographic zone and vehicle age.

Additional phases of this recall will be added through 2019 based on risk-assessed priority. As the recall is expanded to other geographic zones or vehicle age groups, owners of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles which are affected will be notified as well.

This recall is part of the May 4, 2016 expansion of what was already the largest and most complex safety recall in US history, affecting approximately 68 million cars and trucks on the road today fitted with Takata non-desiccated ammonium nitrate airbag inflators.

Approximately 54,000 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles of a total affected population of 108,000 are included in the first wave of this recall. Additional remaining affected vehicles will be addressed at a later date, as per the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) specific priority scheme. However, it is important to note no current model year Jaguar or Land Rover vehicles are affected.

Prolonged exposure to combined high heat and humidity can cause the affected inflators to degrade – at varying rates in different conditions – increasing the risk that the front passenger airbag module inflator housing may rupture and deploy abnormally in the event of a crash; potentially resulting in metal fragments striking the passenger or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

–      Jaguar Land Rover North America is not aware of any case of an airbag module rupture on any of the 108,000 vehicles included in this recall. Owners can continue to use their vehicle until the recall repair has been performed.

About Jaguar Land Rover

–      The United States is one of the leading global markets for both Jaguar and Land Rover

–      Jaguar Land Rover employs 32,000 people and sells vehicles in 170 countries around the world

–      Jaguar Land Rover has two state of the art engineering and design facilities and four advanced manufacturing plants in the UK

–      Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across theUSA

–      Jaguar Land Rover is represented by more than 330 independently operated retail outlets in the USA