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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,171 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Jaguar X-Type seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012008

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Jaguar X- type. The driver's side air bag is coming out of the dashboard. The air bag is supposed to be inside the horn; however, it is located approximately one inch from where it should be located. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the heat in the vehicle caused the air bag to pop out. The air bag needed to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that it was not a safety issue, but rather a cosmetic issue. The contact believes that the manufacturer should replace the air bag for free. The failure mileage was 43,000 and current mileage was 44,000. Updated 12/12/08 there was cosmetic damage to the air bag cover. Updated 12/15/08.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 152005

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,857 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jaguar X-type. While driving at various speeds, the air bag indicator would illuminate intermittently whenever the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they performed a test that would cause the air bag indicator to illuminate when needed. Immediately following, the air bag indicator began illuminating again. The manufacturer stated that the repairs would not be covered under the warranty. The current mileage was 55,000 and failure mileage was 19,857. Updated 11/07/08. Updated 11/07/08.

- Gorham, ME, USA

problem #3

May 232006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was involved in what ultimately could have been a catastrophic accident while driving my 2004 Jaguar X-type. I was driving through an intersection at about 20 mph, when a 2006 Chevy Impala hit me doing about 50 mph. The Impala slammed into my right front quarter panel and passenger door. Hitting me so hard my car tilted up into the air. (I thought I was going to roll, ) when my car landed back on all four wheels, I was hit again in the right rear quarter panel. I was then pushed into a telephone pole. Almost dead center of my steering wheel. Needless to say, both cars were totaled due to massive damage. The only air bag that deployed was the passenger dash airbag. I was slammed into the steering wheel twice. The drivers airbag did not deploy. Neither did the passenger side airbag, despite being hit twice on the passenger side. If I had been an elderly or less physically fit person I very possibly could have been killed. I called Jaguar for an explanation, and was repeatedly blown off.

- Galveston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 262006

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Brakes failed going 70 mph on the freeway. Absolutely no brakes and pedal went complete to floor without no stopping. Used emergency brake and rear-ended car in front. No air bags went off. Car speed was about 35-40mph at time of impact due to slowing from emergency brake.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Dec 082004

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer noticed a parked vehicle on the highway. Consumer tried to avoid hitting the vehicle by making a right turn onto the shoulder, but steering wheel failed. Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer's vehicle collided with the other vehicle. It flipped over three times and landed in a ditch. Upon impact, driver's side air bag did not deploy, but passenger's side air bag deployed. Driver and passenger sustained head and back injuries, and were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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