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Thursday 29 September 2016
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Jaguar, Land Rover Launch First Takata Airbag Recalls

Jaguar, Land Rover Launch First Takata Airbag Recalls

Jaguar Land Rover is issuing its first recall involving defective Takata passenger side airbags.  It does not include any current model year vehicles and the automaker says it’s not aware of any ruptures in the vehicles facing recall.

The first recall wave involves 54,000 vehicles out of 108,000 that need replacement airbags. Since parts aren’t available yet for all 108,000, the automaker is rolling out the recall in stages.

The initial wave involves 2009-2011 Jaguar XFs and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rovers. The automaker is already notifying owners. The initial phase impacts vehicles in these high-priority regions or states:

  • U.S. States: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas
  • U.S. Territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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

As parts become available, later this year, affected owners will be notified by a second mailing. They’ll be instructed to schedule an appointment to take their vehicle to a Jaguar or Land Rover dealer who will replace the front passenger airbag for free.

Owners of potentially affected vehicles can contact the Jaguar Land Rover North America Customer Relationship Center by calling 1-800-637-6837 or 1-800-4JAGUAR. They can also visit www.LandRoverUSA.com or www.JaguarUSA.com.

This recall is part of the May 4, 2016 expansion of what was already the largest and most complex safety recall in US history. The Takata airbag recall now affects approximately 68 million cars and trucks outfitted with airbags that can potentially explode and send shrapnel flying into the cabin.

Additional remaining affected vehicles will be addressed at a later date, as per the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration specific priority scheme.

Jaguar Land Rover says owners can continue to use their vehicle until the recall repair has been performed.