Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jaguar recalls XJ due to faulty windscreen wipers (U.S)

According to the feds, Jaguar will be calling back 6,475 2010 – 2011 XJ sedans due to defective windscreen wipers, which could detach from the car.

"The front wiper arms to spindle fixings were not torqued to specification during manufacturing," said NHTSA. "As a result, the securing nuts could fail to perform as intended, resulting in a loss of wiper arm synchronization and a clash of the wiper arms. If the wiper arms lose synchronization and clash, they could detach from the vehicle, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash."

Jaguar is not aware of any consumer reports of accidents or injuries recognised by the fault.

Jaguar dealerships will guarantee the wiper arms are fitted firmly onto the spindle and the securing nuts will be tightened to the correct torque.

The recall is likely to begin on 13th December. Owners can contact Jaguar on (800) 637-6837.


Post a Comment