Tata’s Jaguar division, formerly known as Ford’s Jaguar, British Leyland’s Jaguar division, BMC’s Jaguar division and even England’s luxury automaker, is recalling the newish XF because warning lights may only light. They also need to chime, don’t you know?
The MY2009 Jaguar XF, 3,754 of them in the United States according to NHTSA, may have failing instrument cluster speakers. They tend to fracture. Once the speakers fracture, turn indicators; seat belt warnings, lights ‘on’ warnings, door ajar warnings, cruise control intervention warnings, and seat memory warnings may not jingle-jangle.
Of course, it is the seat belt warning that NHTSA is most concerned with. Failure to ding when passengers forget their belt could increase “the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash”.
Also obvious is the lack of a mechanical fix at the dealership. Like may Recalls mentioned here at GoodCarBadCar.net, a calibration of software modules should help the Jaguar XF back on the road safely. Jaguar’s last XF Recall was also related to seatbelt issues.