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JAGUAR IS RECALLING 3,754 MY 2009 XF VEHICLES


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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V607000

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL Potential Number of Units Affected: 3754

Summary:

JAGUAR IS RECALLING 3,754 MY 2009 XF VEHICLES FOR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SPEAKER FUNCTION PROBLEMS. THE SPEAKER WIRES MAY FRACTURE. AS A RESULT, THE SPEAKER WILL CEASE TO OPERATE.

Consequence:

IF THE SPEAKER FAILS, THE FOLLOWING AUDIBLE NOTIFICATIONS ARE IMPACTED: TURN INDICATOR, SEAT BELT WARNING, LIGHTS 'ON' WARNING, DRIVER'S DOOR OPEN WITH KEY IN IGNITION, DRIVER INTERVENE (ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL VEHICLES ONLY) AND SEAT MEMORY. THE AUDIBLE SEAT BELT WARNING IS TO REMIND DRIVERS TO WEAR THEIR SAFETY BELT. IF THE AUDIBLE WARNING IS NOT PRESENT, DRIVERS MAY NEGLECT TO WEAR THEIR SAFETY BELT, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL VERIFY THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SPEAKER FUNCTION AND RECONFIGURE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 1, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.

Notes:

JAGUAR RECALL NO. J011. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.