Say goodbye to the XF Sportbrake wagon, at least on the American side of the pond.
Jaguar is discontinuing U.S. sales of the mid-size luxury wagon, which was first introduced three years ago. The power wagon is headed to the scrap heap after reportedly failing to find its footing among car buyers stateside.
The Sportbrake will continue to be produced and sold in Europe and other parts of the country, according to CNET. The remaining 2020 models are getting a heavy markdown, with reported discounts of as much as $20,000 to $30,000.
Meanwhile, other luxury car manufacturers are bringing new wagons to the U.S. market. Audi and Mercedes-Benz are among those rolling out new or updated versions of wagons to U.S. dealerships in the coming months, according to CNET.
Car Defects and Your Legal Rights
The news of the XF Sportbrake wagon’s demise comes as Jaguar and other carmakers continue to struggle to ensure that the cars they are putting on the road in the states are actually safe.
For example, the company recently announced that it is recalling nearly 25,000 Land Rover vehicles whose rear spoilers may detach, increasing the risk of an accident. Jaguar has also recently recalled about 12,000 Range Rover vehicles over tire pressure problems.
Jaguar is not alone. Millions of vehicles are recalled every year for a wide range of defects that can pose serious safety hazards. For California car owners and lessors, that is where the state lemon law comes in.
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires Jaguar and other auto manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces the company to buy back - although it can offer instead to replace - vehicles that the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to fix.
Because there is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement obligation kicks in, it is important to consult an experienced California lemon law attorney. A lawyer can guide you through the process, build the strongest possible claim, and keep you apprised of your rights and options every step of the way.
The lemon law forces car manufacturers to pick up the bill for any legal fees that owners or lessors incur enforcing their rights.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you are a car owner or lessor who is being given the runaround by a manufacturer over repairs, an experienced California lemon law attorney can help.
At the Bickel Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases in Southern California and across the state. We work aggressively to get the people we represent the compensation they deserve.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.