— Jaguar is recalling over 7,000 model year 2014-2015 F-TYPE cars that might not recognize whether a child or an adult is in the front passenger seat.
The automaker says the problem is caused by bad wiring involving the seat belt harness connector. The defective wiring can cause the occupant classification sensor control module to misread an adult in the seat when in fact the seat might be occupied by a child. The airbag can deploy and harm a child or a small adult, even though the airbag shouldn't have deployed at all.
The recall is expected to begin January 5, 2015, and will have dealers correct the harness connector wires.
Owners of the 2014-2015 F-TYPE cars can contact Jaguar at 800-452-4827 and refer to recall number J047.
Jaguar F-TYPE, XF and XJ
Jaguar says 272 model year 2015 F-TYPE, XF and XJ cars will be called back over a potential loss of steering control and possible risk of fire. Jaguar says the front-end accessory drive belt, power steering pump pulley and the positive battery cable can detach.
The automaker says the cars can lose their power steering if the drive belt is loose or detaches. The fire risk comes from a loose positive battery cable that can cause an electrical short.
Jaguar says the F-TYPE vehicles were manufactured August 25, 2014, to September 12, 2014, the 2015 XF cars were manufactured September 3, 2014, to September 12, 2014, and the 2015 XJ vehicles were built August 21, 2014, to September 11, 2014.
Jaguar dealers will inspect the affected engine components and correct any problems with the threading and torque.
Owners of the 2015 F-TYPE, XF and XJ cars can contact Jaguar customer service at 800-452-4827 and give them recall number J044.