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Jaguar, Chrysler Launch Recalls Over Crash, Injury Risks

At least two auto recalls launched with the help of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should not be ignored by consumers.

In both of these recalls, vehicles impacted come with parts that could fail or pose risks, making accidents or injuries much more likely to happen.

Jaguar Land Rover North America announced recently that its 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015 XF vehicles have been fitted with air bag systems that may not contain chemical enhancers used in the second stage deployments. If that’s the case, the air bag may deploy improperly, making occupants more likely to be injured in an auto accident.

Jaguar has announced that recalled vehicle owners will be contacted directly after June 6, 2016. Consumers with the recalled units will have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, the frontal air bag module will be replaced.

Jaguar customers must stay alert to this recall since the issue is associated with air bag failure, an issue that could result in tragic consequences.

Another recall campaign recently announced with the help of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been tied to crash risks. According to the official announcement, Chrysler claims that the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as the 2012 through 2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles may fail to alert drivers that their doors are open if the gear hasn’t been shifted to the ‘PARK’ position. If that’s the case, the driver may exit the vehicle while thinking that the transmission has been shifted to the Park position. That could allow the vehicle to roll away, exposing the driver or a bystanders to possible injury risks. The vehicle could also roll away and crash into another vehicle.

The company has indicated that the vehicle software will be updated entirely for free to help drivers avoid being involved in crashes that could lead to injuries. Unfortunately, Chrysler hasn’t announced a notification schedule yet.

Consumers with the recalled Chrysler vehicles are urged to contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to learn more details on how they should proceed until the issue has been addressed. You may follow this link for more info on this particular recall.

For more information on the Jaguar recall, contact Jaguar directly. Do not waste any time. Have your vehicle repaired promptly.

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