Jaguar F-PACE diesel recalled over starter motor issue

Possible wiring fault in new 3.0 litre diesel Jaguar F-PACE…

The recently launched Jaguar F-PACE SUV is being recalled after a possible issue with the starter motor cable was identified.

Affecting only the F-PACE model fitted with the 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, the recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

In total, just 36 vehicles sold in Australia are affected and all were built between the 3rd of March 2016 and the 15th of June 2016.

The recall notice advising that the routing of the starter motor cable may be incorrect and as a result could contact the engine mounting.

The ACCC saying that if the starter motor cable is in contact with, or in close proximity to the engine mounting, the vibration of the engine can cause the outer sheathing of the cable to wear through, exposing the wires.

The continued use of the vehicle with exposed wires may cause subsequent arching and a short circuit that could result in illumination of a warning light on the instrument panel.

The fault could also see the vehicle possibly stall and melting of the battery cable sheathing and surrounding parts that could lead to smoke from under the bonnet and in extreme circumstances, an under-bonnet fire.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Jaguar Australia with instructions to take their F-PACE to an authorised dealership.

The dealer will inspect the routing of the starter motor cable and where appropriate re-route and/or replace the component if damage is observed.




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