The Jaguar XJ is undergoing a recall due to a possibility of the wiper blades detaching.
XJs manufactured between July 28th, 2009 and November 3rd, 2010 did not have the connection between the wiper arms and the spindles torqued to specification. This means the securing nuts could become loose. Then the wipers will lose synchronization. If they clash because of the desynchronization, they may detach from the car.
6,475 cars are affected by this recall. It is scheduled to begin by December 13th, 2010. Dealers will make sure the arms are attached to the spindles, and tighten the securing nuts.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): JAGUAR / XJ 2010-2011 Manufacturer: JAGUAR LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 12, 2010 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V578000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER Potential Number of Units Affected: 6475 Summary:
JAGUAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 XJ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 28, 2009, THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2010. THE FRONT WIPER ARMS TO SPINDLE FIXINGS WERE NOT TORQUED TO SPECIFICATION DURING MANUFACTURING. AS A RESULT, THE SECURING NUTS COULD FAIL TO PERFORM AS INTENDED, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER ARM SYNCHRONIZATION AND A CLASH OF THE WIPER ARMS.
IF THE WIPER ARMS LOSE SYNCHRONIZATION AND CLASH, THEY COULD DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE, REDUCING A DRIVER’S VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH.
DEALERS WILL ENSURE THE WIPER ARMS ARE FITTED SECURELY ONTO THE SPINDLE AND THE SECURING NUTS WILL BE TIGHTENED TO THE CORRECT TORQUE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 800-637-6837.
JAGUAR SAFETY RECALL NO. J019. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .