|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Thursday, April 16, 1998
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
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.