In accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Jaguar Land Rover North America announced it has begun notifying owners of certain 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover vehicles of a recall affecting the safety of passenger side airbags fitted to these vehicles.
For the first phase of this recall, owners of the identified vehicles that are currently, or have ever been, registered in the following areas are encouraged to visit www.SaferCar.gov and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to find out if their vehicle is included in this recall at this time:
• 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
As parts become available, later this year, affected owners will be notified by a second mailing and instructed to schedule an appointment to take their vehicle to a Jaguar or Land Rover retailer who will replace the front passenger airbag module free of charge. In the interim, owners of potentially affected vehicles can contact the Jaguar Land Rover North America Customer Relationship Center for further information by calling 800-637-6837 (Option 9 for Land Rover) or 1-800-4JAGUAR; visiting www.LandRoverUSA.com or www.JaguarUSA.com; or writing to: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC; ATTN: Customer Relationship Center; 555 MacArthur Boulevard, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
Given the size and complexity of the recall, replacement parts are not immediately available for the affected vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover says it is working closely with its suppliers to produce components for this repair as quickly as possible. Affected vehicles are being prioritized for repair – split into four separate phases – based on geographic zone and vehicle age. Additional phases of this recall will be added through 2019 based on risk-assessed priority. As the recall is expanded to other geographic zones or vehicle age groups, owners of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles that are affected will be notified as well.
This recall is part of the May 4, 2016, expansion of what was already the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history, affecting approximately 68 million cars and trucks on the road today fitted with Takata non-desiccated ammonium nitrate airbag inflators. Approximately 54,000 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles of a total affected population of 108,000 are included in the first wave of this recall. Additional remaining affected vehicles will be addressed at a later date, as per the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration specific priority scheme. Reportedly, no current model year Jaguar or Land Rover vehicles are affected.
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