recalls 1,571 sedans in U.S. for possible braking issue
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[December 18, 2014]
DETROIT (Reuters) - Jaguar Land
Rover is recalling 1,571 Jaguar XJ luxury sedans in the United States
for a possible braking issue, according to documents posted by U.S.
Jaguar Land Rover, a unit of Tata Motors Ltd <TAMO.NS>, said certain
XJ cars from model years 2014 and 2015 may have underbody brake
pipes that were not tightened to specification, which can lead to a
loss of mechanical integrity of the braking system and extended
brake pedal travel and reduced braking performance, according to
documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
The instrument cluster may display the warning message "fluid level
low," along with the brake warning lamp being illuminated, according
to the NHTSA documents.
A complete loss of service brakes could occur, potentially causing a
vehicle crash, according to the NHTSA documents.
It is also possible that sufficient loss of brake fluid will deplete
the brake pressure in the system such that the brake pressure switch
required to start the vehicle will not activate and that would
prevent the vehicle from starting, according to the NHTSA documents.
There has been one reported accident and no injuries related to the
issue, according to the NHTSA documents.
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A spokesman for Jaguar Land Rover was not immediately available to
Dealers will inspect the cars and if needed tighten the joints to
specification at no cost, according to the NHTSA documents. Dealers
also will check brake fluid levels and add to that if necessary.
Owner notification letters will be mailed on or before Jan. 16,
(Reporting by Ben Klayman; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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