Jaguar I-PaceIn a recent development, owners of 2019 Jaguar I-Pace vehicles are being urged to take immediate action due to a critical safety concern that could potentially lead to vehicle fires. The issue revolves around battery packs manufactured within a specific time frame, which have been identified as prone to technical faults, posing a significant risk of thermal overload.

The affected battery packs, produced between March 1, 2018, and May 31, 2018, have exhibited several technical deficiencies that increase the likelihood of short circuits within the battery cells. These short circuits generate excessive heat, particularly when the battery state of charge exceeds approximately 85%, ultimately triggering a thermal overload condition.

While some vehicles have undergone modifications through a previous safety recall (H441), mitigating the risk to some extent, Jaguar is ensuring the safety of all potentially affected vehicles and a new safety recall, identified as H484, has been initiated to address this critical issue.

The ramifications of a vehicle thermal overload event, such as fire or smoke, are severe and pose significant risks to occupants and bystanders alike. Occupant injury, damage to property, and even injury to persons outside the vehicle are potential outcomes of such incidents, underscoring the urgency of addressing this issue promptly and comprehensively.

In response to this safety concern, Jaguar has outlined interim measures for affected vehicle owners to mitigate the risk until a permanent solution is implemented. Owners are advised to park and charge their vehicles outdoors, away from structures, and to limit charging to a maximum of 75% state of charge. These precautions aim to minimize the risk of thermal overload incidents until the necessary repairs are completed.

Notification letters are scheduled to be dispatched to affected owners starting April 26, 2024. The recall process, identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 24V-183, aims to rectify the underlying issue and ensure the safety and peace of mind of Jaguar I-Pace owners.

It’s imperative for owners of 2019 Jaguar I-Pace vehicles to heed this safety warning and comply with the manufacturer’s instructions promptly. Failure to address this issue in a timely manner could potentially lead to catastrophic consequences. Additionally, owners are encouraged to stay informed about further developments regarding the recall and to take appropriate action as advised by Jaguar and regulatory authorities.

NOTE: This recent safety recall, identified by NHTSA Recall Number 24V-183, is not the first instance where concerns regarding the same problem have been raised. Previous recalls, such as, NHTSA Recall Numbers 24V-085, 23V-709, and 23V-369, have also addressed issues related to thermal overload and potential fire hazards in Jaguar I-Pace vehicles. These recalls underscore the seriousness of the underlying technical issues and the manufacturer’s ongoing efforts to rectify them. Owners should be vigilant and proactive in responding to these recalls to ensure the safety and integrity of their vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover North America have identified an airbag problem affecting certain 2013-2014 Range Rover luxury four-wheel drive sport utility vehicles (SUV). Owners will be notified to take their Land Rover to an authorized repair facility to have the front side squab foam modified for clearance. The problem will affect 3,912 Range Rovers in the United States and Federalized Territories. Continue reading

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Jaguar will be recalling certain 2010 XK and XF sports cars, built between June 2009 to March 2010, for corrosion issues that could lead to a power steering fluid leak. According to Jaguar, the zinc-nickel plating on the steering lines may not have the proper corrosion protection. As a result, the pressurized steering fluid could start leaking in the engine area leading to loss of steering and a potential fire.

Dealers will replace the defective steering fluid lines with line that have been properly treated to prevent corrosion. Owners wanting more information on this recall can contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.

2004 Jaguar X-type – Fuel system problem – On certain vehicles when you replace fuel cap to fuel tank neck, it is possible to over-tighten cap which in turn creates a bad seal. If the vehicle has a roll-over, the fuel may leak and could result in a fire. Call your Jaguar dealership immediately to make an appointment.

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