Approximately 7,000 model-year 2014-15 Jaguar F-Type sports cars repaired under a previous recall are being recalled again due to seat belt issues. The seat belt harness connector that connects the seat belt tension sensor (STS) to the occupant classification sensor control module (OCSCM) may not have been correctly wired. The OCSCM senses whether there is an occupant in the front passenger seat and the STS senses whether tension on the seatbelt indicates a child restraint is being used in the front passenger seat. Both sensors provide information to the restraint control module which informs whether the front passenger airbag should be activated, depending on whether the sensors detect the seat is occupied and/or that it is occupied by an adult passenger. In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger airbag, a child or small stature occupant may be at an increased risk of injury.
Jaguar began notifying owners on June 21. Owners can call the automaker at 800-452-4827 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly and repair the seat belt tension harness, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.