Jaguar Recalls More Than 6,000 Vehicles for Windshield Wiper Issue
November 30, 2010
Jaguar has announced that is recalling approximately 6,475 XJ vehicles manufactured between July 28, 2009, and November 3, 2010, for a faulty windshield wiper mechanism. The impacted vehicles carry both the 2010 and 2011 model year.
According to the company, the front windshield wiper arms on the vehicles were not “torqued to specification during manufacturing” when they were attached onto the spindle fixtures.
“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,” according to information provided by NHTSA. This could lead to a detachment of the wiper arms from the vehicle.
The recall was reported to the National Highway Transportation and Safety.
Jaguar says its dealers will check the wiper arms to make sure they’re fitted securely onto the spindle and the securing nuts will be tightened to the correct torque, free of charge to customers.
Customers are expected to be notified on or before December 13, 2010.
Jaguar first received reports of the issue in October, according to its November 12 letter to NHTSA.
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