The recall affects the 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover models and involves defective Takata airbags on the front passenger side. Like other vehicles that have been recalled for faulty Takata airbags, these inflators have propellant that may have degraded, causing metal shrapnel to be released when the airbag is deployed, potentially injuring passengers.
The British automaker will recall all affected vehicles over four phases, since there aren’t enough parts to do a full recall. The first phase will involve vehicles sold and/or registered in high humidity areas including Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Other phases of the recall will happen as parts become available, with priority given to regions at greater risk of having defective equipment as a result of high heat and humidity. The company is encouraging all owners to head to www.safercar.gov to check of their vehicle is affected by the current recall. According to Jaguar Land Rover, the first phase includes 54,000 to 108,000 vehicles.
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