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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 21-98
Thursday, April 16, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Jaguar Cars

Models:

Jaguar XK8 Years: 1998
Jaguar XJ Years: 1998

Number Involved: 5,379
Dates of Manufacture: July - October 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V022 Jaguar Campaign No. R466
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles.
Description of Defect: The throttle cable adjuster bracket nut on the outer sleeve of the cable can become displaced from the cable bracket on the engine.
Consequence of Defect: Should this occur, the operator could not open or close the throttle and only a limited opening of the throttle will occur, even with the accelerator pedal fully depressed to the floor.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and install wrap to securely locate the adjuster nut.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during March 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Jaguar at 1-800-4-JAGUAR (1-800-452-4827) Option #3.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.