Jaguar Land Rover will be asking the owners of certain 2013-2015 Jaguar XF sports cars to return to their dealership to repair a problem that could affect the steering system. According to the defect report filed with the NHTSA, a bolt on the Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD) could fail leading to the loss of the FEAD. As a result, the driver may experience a battery charge warning lamp illumination, air conditioning failure, engine overheat warnings and a Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) followed by a reduction in steering assist. A sudden increase in steering effort could increase the risk of a vehicle accident.
Starting May 2, 2016, owners will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the FEAD pulley assembly replaced free of charge. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar’s number for this recall is J061 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-137.