2016 Jaguar XJ recalled over airbag fault

Just seven Jaguar XJ vehicles required back at a dealer

A recall of 2016 Jaguar XJ cars has been initiated after a possible issue with the airbags came to light.

The recall affects a total of just seven cars sold in Australia, all affected cars were built between the 2nd of May 2016 and the 3rd of June 2016.

The affected VIN Range: SAJWA1C70G8V99906 to SAJWA2GE3GMW00231.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice says the driver airbag performance is outside of the required specification for time to inflate.

This is due to a malformed canister.

In this condition, the flow of the gas generated for airbag deployment is not controlled as required.

The ACCC warning that in the event of a crash where the driver’s airbag is required to deploy, the driver will not be fully protected by the airbag as per design intent and could be exposed to an increased risk of injury.

2016 Jaguar XJ owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicle to a preferred Jaguar Authorised Retailer who will replace the driver’s airbag.

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