Jaguar recalls certain XK convertibles for console switch issue

2012 Jaguar XK Convertible

Jaguar, part of Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC, is recalling certain 2011-2014 XK convertibles that were produced from October 1, 2010, to August 1, 2013. The Tata-owned British automaker stated that 1,989 convertibles will be affected by the campaign.

The issue concerns the overhead console switch, which also powers the windows, whenever the convertible roof is being lower or raised. Since the switch does not move down to close the windows, it has been deemed that the vehicles do not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) rule 118, titled “Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems”. If the switch is activated, the power windows may inadvertently close on an occupant’s arm or hand, increasing the risk of injury.

The latest Jaguar recall will require owners to take their vehicles back to the dealership, where technicians will replace the overhead roof console at no charge. Although the recall campaign is scheduled to begin by September 27, 2013, owners can contact their local Jaguar dealership to confirm whether or not their vehicle has been affected.

 

Source: eNews Park Forest

 

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