It appears that the recall bug has bitten a piece off of the big cat’s chink, prompting said big cat to issue a safety recall of their new XJ sedan.
After discovering a problem with the front wipers, Jaguar is set to recall 6,475 US-spec units of XJ models built from July 28, 2009 to November 3, 2010. The problem, it seems, stems from a malfunction where the front wiper arms weren’t torqued sufficiently during the car’s assembly. What this does is when the front wipers are being used, the securing nuts holding them in place could come loose and, as a result, lead to the wipers hitting each other, or worse, completely detach themselves from the car leaving the driver in a very precarious situation of driving without wipers when it’s raining.
The recall is set to start on or before December 13. Owners are encouraged to contact their dealers, who are instructed to check whether the wiper arms have been fitted correctly and should there be a problem the dealership will fix the problem at no cost to the owner. For more information on the matter, Jaguar XJ owners can ring up Jaguar at 800-637-6837.