August 4, 1999
Jaguar XK8 Sports
Jaguar XJV8 Years: 1998-1999
Dates of Manufacture: August 1998 - March 1999
Defect: On certain passenger cars, fine cracks in
one or more of the gear teeth in the gear train, inside the
automatic transmission gearbox, can result in breakage of the gear
teeth. This can cause the transmission to "lock up" at
speeds below 15 mph.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the automatic
transmission gear box. Owner notification was expected to begin
during July 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Jaguar at 1-201-818-8500.
[NHTSA Recall No.
99V138/Jaguar Recall No. R478]