• Jaguar recalling 6,475 XJ saloon over malfunctioning wipers

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.


Source: NHTSA

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  (406) posted on 04.13.2011

Yes, that is right. Either one or two complained, it’s still the same problems. They should have performed further testing on the malfunctioned wipers.

  (592) posted on 02.21.2011

I agree too, there are complex systems in those cars that interact in ways that are difficult to model and may cause unpredictable failures.

  (619) posted on 02.21.2011

If Tata is running Jaguar anywhere near as efficiently as they should be for profit, then that entire windshield-wiping mechanism was pre-assembled by some random supplier (in Brazil, lol) and delivered for final vehicle assembly.

  (567) posted on 12.1.2010

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.

  (1211) posted on 11.30.2010

Owners are to visit dealers for an inspection, where staff will tighten the nuts according to the proper specifications.

  (807) posted on 11.26.2010

good thing that the problem is minor. but how about the jaguar xj over seas? they should authorized a service center instead of shipping back the unit that can costs a lot of time, money and effort.

  (1022) posted on 11.25.2010

This article should be included also in the "stupid" category...wiper malfunction??..But on the other side its much better compare when they will recall the malfunction ENGINE..thanks for the video..i really like it..

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