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Jaguar Recalls 2004 XJs in the US

Jaguar XJ is undoubtedly a very eye-catching car but this doesn't necessarily mean that it cannot be affected by all those painful glitches that makes the car company recall thousands. The best example is given by a notification published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website which informs that around 14,493 model year 2004 XJ vehicles are recalled in the United States due to a malfunction regarding the brakes.

"A potential concern has been identified with the installation of a noise vibration and harshness (NVH) pad fitted to the under tray and its interaction with the rear under floor brake pipes, rear cross member brake pipes, and their unions. A review of vehicle build conditions provides evidence that a touch condition can exist between the under floor and cross member brake pipes and the NVH pad at the rear of the under floor under tray," the notification released on the website reads.

"Where the touch condition exists, water and dirt can collect and be held in contact with the pipes and their unions, abrade the corrosion protection and reduce the corrosion life of the pipes accordingly,"
it added.

In other words, the glitch could lead to extended brake pedal travel which obviously means reduced braking performance and eventually to an accident.

Jaguar says the recalls are expected to begin in May 2009, with all operations to be done free of charge. "Dealers will remove the under tray at the rear of the vehicle and remove and discard the NVH pad fitted to the rear of the under tray. Dealers will inspect the rear under floor and rear cross member brake pipes and unions for red rust," the advisory concluded.

 
 
 
 
 

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