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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
OCTOBER 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Jaguar Cars Inc.

Models:
Jaguar XJ12 Year: 1994

Number Involved: 1,457

Dates of Manufacture: December 1992 - June 1994

Defect:
The hood liner can sag and interfere with the throttle linkage operation. This condition can cause high engine idle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will repair these vehicles. Owner notification is expected to begin mid-December 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Jaguar at 1-201-818-8171.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V271/Jaguar Recall No. R469]

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.