New Jaguars recalled over unsecured child car seats

Mahwah, NJ – September 26, 2021 – Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), which owns Jaguar Land Rover, has recalled 9,000 vehicles with faulty seat belts that may not securely hold children’s car seats. The recall includes:

  • 2020 – 2021 Jaguar F- Pace SUVs
  • 2021 – 2022 Jaguar F- Type sports cars
  • 2021 Jaguar XF luxury cars

The faulty component in this recall is the seat belt assembly, with multiple part numbers, including 636655200 and 639430300.  This is the second recall by Tata Motors because of this issue, caused by faulty parts supplied by Swedish-American manufacturer Autoliv.

Recall summary  

The problem stems from a faulty seat belt mechanism. There are two ways to secure a child car seat in a vehicle, and one is to utilize the seat belt, using retractors, which are parts used to hold it in place.

The retractor that secures a child seat is called the automatic locking retractor (ALR). It locks once “the continuous motion of spooling the belt out is stopped.”

Due to a supplier manufacturing issue, the ALR may deactivate and allow the seat belt to become loose, potentially allowing the child seat to move around.

Recall risks

According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car seats reduce deaths by 71% for infants under one year old, and by 54% for kids between one and four. In 2017 alone, car seats saved an estimated 312 lives among children under the age of five. 

If car seats are not tightly secured, they will not offer this level of protection. The defective Jaguar seat belt poses “an increased risk of injury in a crash” to a child in a car seat, according to the recall document.

Safety tips

Jaguar Land Rover has not yet released any instructions for owners on how to protect child passengers from this defect. The supplier did say the defect does not affect child car seats secured using anchors and tethers (e.g., “LATCH system”) on the seat. Find out which car seats use anchors and tethers in this article.

Warning signs 

Jaguar Land Rover also did not detail any warning signs that indicate a faulty seat belt. However, documents for an identical recall by Mercedes-Benz have reported an “audible clicking noise” drivers may hear when the seat belt is locked. If the clicking noise stops before the seat belt is fully retracted, the seat belt may be faulty.

The repair

Affected seat belts will be replaced free of charge by Jaguar dealers. Owners should receive letters with more information on October 22, 2201

Other Jaguar recalls

Earlier this month, Tata recalled 28,000 Land Rover SUVs affected by the same issue. Over 7,000 Land Rover Defenders were recalled in the same month because of  incorrect child restraint information in the owner’s manual, as reported. In March, there was also a Jaguar recall for defective high beams involving over 26,000 vehicles. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

A total of 9,000 vehicles are included in this Jaguar recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Multiple Land Rover SUVs recalled over unsecured child seats

Mahwah, NJ – September 23, 2021 – Tata Motoros (NYSE:TTM) – which owns Jaguar Land Rover – has issued a recall for 28,000 Land Rover SUVs over a faulty seat belt locking system that may not securely hold a child car seat. This may increase the risk that a child is injured in the event of an accident.

The list of vehicles includes multiple newer models:

  • 2021 Range Rover
  • 2022 Range Rover Sport
  • 2020-2021 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
  • 2020-2022 Land Rover Defender
  • 2020-2022 Land Rover Discovery
  • 2020-2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The affected component is the “seat belt” with multiple part numbers, including 624451800 and

Recall summary

Retractors, as reported, hold seat belts in place in two different ways. There is a retractor that locks in the seat belt if there is a crash and one that does that as soon as the seat belt is buckled. The latter, called the automatic locking retractor (ALR), is at the center of this recall, because it may deactivate and cause the seat belt to come loose.

Background of the recall

The issue is a result of faulty parts provided by Swedish-American supplier Autoliv, as reported.  A total of 266,772 seat belts have been affected and multiple manufacturers, including Daimler, Ford and BMW have been affected. You can read more about this recall in this article.

Recall risks

If the ALR does not function properly, the seat belt may come loose and cause the child seat to move around. This can result in injury to the child in the restraint seat in the event of a crash. 

The risk is eliminated if instead of using the seat belts, parents use the so-called lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) system.

Other Land Rover and Range Rover recalls

Another related Jaguar Land Rover recall recently had incorrect child restraint information in the owner’s manual. Back in March 2021, Land Rover issued a recall for multiple newer model year vehicles for defective high beams, which included the 2020 Land Rover Discovery and 2020 Range Rover Velar.

The repair

Potentially affected owners will be notified and asked to take their cars to the nearest Land Rover dealership. If the vehicle has a seat belt with a part number that is under recall, it will be replaced, free of charge. 

Customers will be notified on October 22, 2021.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

To find out if your vehicle is a part of this Land Rover recall, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls vehicles due to incorrect child restraint information

Mahwah, NJ – September 6, 2021 – Jaguar Land Rover (NYSE:TTM) has announced a recall for 7,027 vehicles due to incorrect information in the owner’s regarding the third-row seats’ child restraint system. The information may lead to a child being “improperly secured,” increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The Jaguar recall includes the following vehicles:

  • 2020 Land Rover Defender
  • 2021 Land Rover Defender

Summary

The owner manual of the recall vehicles incorrectly states that the third-row seats are equipped with the so-called lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH) system “with top tethers.” The system allows parents to secure children with “straps and hooks..and anchor hardware” in place of seat belts.

Risks

This lack of correct information about these Land Rover child seat anchors may lead to the children being “improperly secured,” augmenting the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

There have been no reported injuries from this recall at this time and parents can still use seat belts to secure their children in these seats.

Other Jaguar recalls

Earlier this month, 111,746 Land Rover LR4 and Range Rover Sport cars were recalled because of a potential fuel leak that can lead to a car fire, as reported. In March 2021, 26,805 Land Rover SUVs were recalled for a faulty Auto High Beam (AHB) system. 

Repair

Owners will be mailed a supplement to insert into their current handbook free of charge on September 24, 2021.

Is your vehicle part of this recall? 

An estimated 4,917 vehicles are part of this Land Rover recall. To do a Jaguar recall check,  use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls SUVs that leak fuel

Mahwah, NJ –  September 1, 2021 – Jaguar Land Rover (NYSE:TTM) has issued a recall for 111,746 cars to replace a part of the fuel tank – a fuel outlet flange – that may crack and result in a fuel leak. This recall is a result of a government investigation and this defect can lead to a car fire.  The affected vehicles include:

  • 2010 – 2016 Land Rover LR4
  • 2010 – 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The recalled vehicles are equipped with 3.0L V6 or 5.0L V8 engines. The affected component is the “fuel tank outlet flange” with part number AH22-9039-A.

Recall summary

The affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel tank outlet flange that may crack and result in a fuel leak. The issue was identified as a result of an investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) after several customers complained about a “fuel odor” and liquid fuel” on the ground under the rear part of the vehicle.

Risks

A fuel leak can result in a fire, which may endanger not only the occupants of the vehicle but also people and property around them. 

For safety tips in the event of a fire, please visit this article on a recent BMW recall for a related issue.

According to the complaints, the leak may also result in the car running out of fuel, leading to a stall, which increases the risk of an accident. 

Other Land Rover recalls

Back in March 2021, Land Rover issued a recall for multiple newer model year vehicles for defective high beams. 

A recall in October 2020 included 2010-2011 Range Rover Sport vehicles to fix an issue where the spoilers may detach from the vehicle while driving.

The repair

Dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange with a new, redesigned part. Land Rover has also mentioned that owners that have already paid to have this issue rectified will be covered by the Jaguar Land Rover reimbursement plan.

Customers will be notified on October 8, 2021.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

Over 111,000 vehicles are included in this Land Rover recall. To see if your car is one of them, MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Jaguar recalls SUVs for defective high beams

Dearborn, MI – March 16, 2021 – Jaguar Land Rover (NYSE:TTM) has recalled 26,805 sports utility vehicles due to a faulty Auto High Beam (AHB) system. The high beams light up on their own, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall includes the following compact SUVs:

  • Land Rover Discovery 2020
  • Land Rover Discovery 2018 – 2019 
  • Range Rover 2018 – 2020
  • Range Rover Sport 2018 – 2020
  • Range Rover Velar 2018 – 2019
  • Range Rover Velar 2020

Recall summary 

The above mentioned vehicles have a faulty Auto High Beam (AHB) system. The beams light up without the driver’s input and the instrument cluster does not provide any indication that they are on. The cause of the defect is software, with multiple part numbers, including JY32-14C088-JL and KY32-14C088-JG.

Safety risks

During nighttime, the faulty lights may blind oncoming drivers, upping the risk of an accident, which can injure or kill the motorists and passengers involved.

Other Jaguar Land Rover recalls

In July 2019, a “seat belt locking glitch” forced Jaguar to recall the Range Rover Sport 2018 and  Range Rover Sport 2019.  The driver and passengers could not properly fasten their seat belts, increasing the risk of an injury during an accident.

The 2020 Velar has not been subject to any other recalls.

Repair

Dealers will fix the issue by providing a free software update. The recall starts on April 23.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Close to 27,000 sports utility vehicles will be included in this Jaguar Land Rover recall.  Use the MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool to check if your vehicle is a part of this recall.

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Brace Bracket Design Flaw Results In Jaguar Recall

Laguna Hills, CA – Aug. 28, 2019 – A small-scale recall is underway at Jaguar Land Rover North America, as a few dozen 2018 E-Pace models may contain compromised brake systems that could lead to leakages in brake fluid. Braking system failure could dramatically increase the risk of an accident and resulting injury.

Motorists affected by this recall should have already received their notifications from the automaker. If you think you may be affected by the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace recall but aren’t certain, contact your dealer.

The Defect

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 41 2018 Jaguar E-Pace crossover sport utility vehicles are under recall notice because certain automobiles may contain installed brake brace brackets that are not in line with the manufacturer’s design specifications. As a result, the poor fitting may allow the front brake hoses to come into contact with the tires, which increases the chances that brake fuel may leak out.

Without the proper amount of lubrication fluid, the brakes may increase chafing and take longer for the vehicle to come to a complete stop when the operator engages the pedal. This could potentially result in a crash and occurrence of injury.

Timeline of Events

This problem first came to light back in December 2017, when Jaguar’s product safety and compliance committee was alerted to the issue, which affected shipment of the models to dealerships. This forced Jaguar to reach out to dealers later that month, advising them to cease and desist selling any additional E-Pace vehicles, whose VINs all fell within a certain range. 

Safety testing was carried out two months later to see what, if any, consequences resulted from motorists using models with the improper brake brace brackets. The results showed that in a worst-case scenario, the brake flexi hose could come into contact with the tires when the full steering lock was applied. Jaguar’s recall determination committee decided in February that the potential for this issue to occur was high enough to warrant a recall, and subsequently informed NHTSA.

No accidents, fires or injuries related to the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace recall have been reported to either the NHTSA or the automaker.

There haven’t been too many Jaguar Land Rover safety recalls over the past year, but several affect more recently built models. For example, approximately 8,200 2018 Discovery Sport SUV were pulled from the marketplace in the early portion of the same year over defective fuel rail assemblies. The automaker determined that the offending end caps may not seal properly. A resultant leak could ultimately lead to an engine fire.

Meanwhile, Jaguar also recalled 3,083 2019-2020 I-Pace SUVs for potentially flawed regenerative brakes. A system failure would increase the amount of time needed for the vehicle to slow down once the brake pedal is engaged. Owners began to be informed of this issue by first-class mail July 1.

The Solution

Those that have received an alert pertaining to the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace recall are strongly urged to take their automobile to an area dealership so the brake flexi hose bracket can be more closely examined. If the problem exists, the issue will be corrected free of charge.

For more information on this or any other vehicle safety recall, visit MotorSafety.org.

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Late-model Jaguars Being Recalled Over Air Bag Danger

Mahwah, New Jersey – Jan. 28, 2018 – Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling more than 8,900 late-model Jaguar XF sedans as part of the broader Takata air bag recall, according to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall includes:

  • 2009 Jaguar XF sedans
  • 2010 Jaguar XF sedans
  • 2013 Jaguar XF sedans

As with all other vehicles in the Takata recall, the XF sedans come with faulty passenger frontal air bag assemblies that were either original equipment or replacement parts.

Specifically, 2009 model-year XFs sold in what has been designated Zone C are part of the recall, and were produced from Dec. 4, 2007, to Feb. 11, 2009. The 2010 XFs – all produced between Sept. 24, 2008, and March 2, 2010 – were sold or registered in Zone B. The model-year 2013 XFs sold or registered in Zone A were produced from May 15, 2012, to Sept. 13, 2013.

Zone A includes a number of southern states, Hawaii, Texas and outlying territories like Puerto Rico and Guam. Zone B includes several populous states in the Midwest and Appalachia, as well as Washington, D.C.

Finally, Zone C includes all of New England, New York, a number of states in the Upper Midwest and Mountain region, as well as the Pacific Northwest.

All vehicles in the recall are believed to carry this defect.

Recall sumamry

If exposed over a long enough period of time to extreme temperature changes or high humidity, the propellant that ejects the air bag in the event of a crash could cause the bag to degrade.

Consequently, if a crash  leads to deployment of that air bag, the inflator may rupture, resulting in metal fragments being ejected from the air bag compartment at high speeds. This can increase the risk of operators and passengers in the vehicle being struck with the fragments, which can lead to injury or death.

In mid-May 2016, Jaguar Land Rover learned of the broader issue with the frontal passenger air bags from Takata, and opened its own investigation into the problem just a few days later. The automaker’s Product Safety and Compliance Committee quickly determined which of its produced vehicles had been outfitted with the faulty air bags, but that there had not been any incidents related to the issue, and no injuries have been reported to date. Nonetheless, it determined to conduct a recall of the vehicles to remediate the problem.

Since then, the company has worked with the NHTSA as part of the government organization’s coordinated remedy program. This recall as part of the program’s Phase 3.

The repair

Jaguar has already begun the process of notifying dealers about the recall, starting on Jan. 11, 2018. It likewise expects to begin notifying owners of the affected vehicles on or around Feb. 28, 2018.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

Over 8,900 vehicles were originally part of this recall. As of April 9, 2021, – the last date for which information was available – 7,358 airbags had been replacedTo see if your car still needs to be repaired, use MotorSafety’s free lookup tool.

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New Jaguar recalls pertain to XJ air bag issues

Mahwah, NJ—July 6, 2017—In a new recall, Jaguar has addressed airbag software in thousands of its XJ vehicles. According to a posting on Car Complaints, the affected autos were from the model years of 2010 and 2011, and the software in the restraint control module was said to not allow them to function properly. The recall follows an investigation into the calibration of these systems, which changed after an improper update.

The recall is set to begin this August and will, as the source said, make up for the fact that the warranty period has expired in these vehicles. Fixing these vehicles will involve updating the software to reflect the correct calibration, and therefore help reduce air bag deployment issues in the event of impact.

Earlier this year, the Jaguar XJ was part of a different air bag-related recall. A Research.com piece on the action said that these vehicles were produced between September and October in 2016 and had issues with the deflators instead of the software.

In both cases, the danger arose from a possible flaw that would keep the airbag from expanding correctly, and the earlier recall specifically involved the passenger side air bag. This recall had a manufacturer number of J080 and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall number of 16V943000.

Unlike the more recent recall, this previous one, submitted to the NHTSA on Dec. 22, 2016, only pertained to 16 vehicles, though 100 percent of these were estimated to have the defect, according to a Part 573 Safety Recall Report for the action.

The France-based manufacturer of the key recall component was NCS Pyrotechnie et Technologies SAS, and the original owner notification date was given as Feb. 20, almost a month after the initial dealer notification date of Dec. 28.

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Jaguar recalls vehicles with damaged headlights

Mahwah, N.J. – May 25, 2017 – Jaguar Land Rover North America has recalled a number of vehicles with defective headlights. The campaign affects Jaguar F-Type sports cars with highline headlights manufactured between March 9 and April 18, 2017, according to documentation filed with National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The automaker estimates that 100 percent of the vehicles named in the recall contain this defective part.

The defect

Vehicles named in the campaign are equipped with lighting systems that do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108, which stipulates that automobiles of all makes must include interior indicators to alert drivers when vehicle turn signals and headlight bulbs are damaged or in need of replacement, according to the Government Publishing Office. The turning signals and headlights installed on the Jaguar F-Type sports cars associated with the recall continue to function normally and offer warning even as essential lighting components quickly wane. This could increase the likelihood of an accident, as the driver may suddenly lose exterior lighting fixtures essential to safe operation. However, no accidents or injuries have yet been connected to this defect.

Timeline of events

The Jaguar Land Rover Product Safety and Compliance Committee launched an investigation May 9, 2017 following a post-production test in which the signal light failure indicator on one car failed to trigger, despite the presence of an inoperable lighting fixture. Engineers evaluated the result and discovered that a lighting assembly from German parts provider Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH was the root cause. The engineers reported this discovery to the PSCC May 16, which forwarded the case to the Recall Determination Committee. This body reviewed all of the available information on the possible defect two days later and determined that the lighting assembly did not comply with FMVSS Standard 108. The RDC then called for a voluntary recall, and the automaker notified dealers June 1.

The solution

Jaguar Land Rover has ordered dealers to update the software in the affected vehicles to reactivate interior warning indicators. This work is to be done free of charge. Additionally, the company plans to reach out to owners on or before July 17 via mail. Check and see if your car is one of them using Motorsafety.org’s free recall lookup tool.

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