Jaguar XEs Recalled for Rearview Camera Problems
Some Jaguar drivers may want to see if their cars have been recalled before getting back behind the wheel.
The British luxury car manufacturer is calling back about 3,100 XE sedans in the U.S., it recently told federal regulators. The vehicles’ rearview cameras may not display an image, creating a safety hazard, according to the company.
“The rear camera image display may become intermittent or permanently fail as a result of wiring damage in the trunk,” Jaguar said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Lack of display of the rear camera image may result in the driver being unaware of objects or pedestrians behind the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.”
The recall covers certain 2019 XE sedans, which were produced between June 2018 and July 2019.
Jaguar told NHTSA it plans to notify owners of recalled cars by September 15. The company will ask owners to bring their vehicles to authorized dealers for inspection and repair.
“Where camera functionality is OK and no harness damage is noted, cable clips will be replaced assuring cable routing is correct,” Jaguar told NHTSA. “Where damage to the wiring harness is found, the harness will be repaired and the cable retaining clips will be replaced to assure cable routing.”
How The California Lemon Law Works
These kinds of recalls are all too common for Jaguar and other major auto manufacturers. Millions of vehicles are recalled around the world every year, with manufacturers citing a wide range of defects that pose serious safety risks.
In 2020, for example, Jaguar said it was recalling nearly 25,000 Land Rover vehicles whose rear spoilers may detach, increasing the risk of a collision. Jaguar has also recalled about 12,000 Range Rover vehicles over tire pressure problems that the company also acknowledged posed a safety hazard.
There is some good news for Jaguar and other car owners and lessors in California. You have some valuable rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.
Formally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the lemon law 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 - or replace, in some situations - vehicles that it is unable or not willing to fix.
There is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replacement obligation kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney 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.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.