Jaguar Recalls XJ Over Airbag Software Issues
Jaguar is recalling nearly 5,000 model year 2010-2011 XJ cars to fix airbag problems. The XJ cars may have incorrect airbag-related software if dealers updated the systems incorrectly.
The automaker opened an investigation in May after receiving a report from a dealer concerning frontal airbags that failed to deploy properly. Engineers determined the restraint control module had incorrect software, yet the supplier showed the original software installed in the car was correct.
Jaguar discovered the car had been worked on by a dealership that updated the software by using the wrong calibration. Although no problems have been reported in the U.S., Jaguar determined enough of a safety risk exists to order a recall…