Jaguar is recalling 2,929 XF and XK vehicles in the US

Article by Anita Panait, on August 19, 2013

Jaguar is recalling 2,929 vehicles in the United States to check and fix issues that could cause vehicles to stall and for power windows to pinch. Around 940 model year 2013 XF 2-liter GTDi cars is being recalled by Jaguar Land Rover North America for possible stalling issues due to a hose clamp for the charge air cooler that could detach. In addition to possible stalling, steering and brake assistance could be lost, according to documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site, adding that Jaguar dealers will inspect the hose to ensure that it is in the correct position and tight.

Jaguar is also recalling 1,989 model year 2011-2014 XK convertible cars since their power windows might be unintentionally activated, pinching or injuring an arm or finger.

The switch in the overhead roof console may also activate the power- windows when the convertible roof is opening or closing, NHTSA said. The switch, however, does not move downward to close the windows, failing to meet federal safety standards.

According to NHTSA, Jaguar dealers will replace the overhead roof console at no cost to the consumers. A spokesman for Jaguar disclosed a slow-speed accident linked to the hose recall and none for the window recall, although no injuries were reported. Both recalls are expected to commence by September 27, 2013.

The Jaguar XF saloon possesses the soul of a sports car, winning awards, and earning the admiration of enthusiastic fans from around the world for its dramatic looks and its dynamic abilities. Now, the 2012 XF model range boasts advances in terms of lighting technology, which enables it to adopt the brand’s bold design language.

What’s more, the new Jaguar XF features sheetmetal modifications to its grille, front wings, and bonnet, fusing new triangular side vents that lend a more purposeful and more muscular appearance to the car. As for the range-topping Jaguar XFR, it gets its own overtly assertive and one-of-a-kind design to emphasize its potential for performance. There is also an alternative 'Aerodynamic' option on the other models, totaling 3 dramatically different styling options.

Furthermore, the Jaguar XF’s headlamps benefit from bi-function HID xenon technology for a slimmer and more compact form. This technology also gives the headlamps an outstanding beam resolution. Additionally, the headlamps integrate light emitting diode or LED daytime running lights positioned in Jaguar’s signature 'J-Blade' pattern to make it instantly recognizable.

Moreover, the XF’s tail lamps were renewed, now extending towards the boot lid’s center. These new tail lamps are full-LED for light, stop, and indicator functions. They also give the Jaguar XF a one-of-a-kind night-time rear signature. A modified boot lid finisher plus gloss black lower edge separates these tail lights and gives them a cleaner effect. The boot on all XF variants features power closure.

For the finishing touches to the new XF’s revised styling, there are three new paint colors available, as well as an expanded selection of alloy wheels that range from 17 inches to 20 inches.

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