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August 4, 1999

Jaguar Cars

Models:

Jaguar XK8 Sports Years: 1998-1999
Jaguar XJV8 Years: 1998-1999

Number Involved: 189
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]