The Jaguar brand has long been synonymous with European-inspired luxury.
Originally conceived as the motorcycle sidecar manufacturer, Swallow Sidecar Company, in 1922, the brand soon switched to focusing on cars. By 1948, Jaguar was making history with the XK120, the world’s fastest production car at 133 miles per hour.
Since then, Jaguar has focused on bridging luxury and functionality for lucky consumers, but that doesn’t mean the brand is perfect. Like other makes and models, Jaguars occasionally have issues. If you believe your car may have been sold to you with a defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Jaguar Complaints and Recalls
In recent years, Jaguar has undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. These recalls include:
- The instrument cluster will occasionally go blank. This prevents the driver from seeing data like vehicle speed, which could make the vehicle harder to control, and could lead to a crash.
- Improperly secured fuel pump may cause a fuel leak. A fuel leak increases the risk of a fire, especially if there is an accident.
- Incorrect driveshaft may have been installed. This could cause the driver to lose power. If the vehicle is already in motion, especially with traffic around, this increases the risk of an accident.
- Fuel leak in the engine compartment. Leaking fuel around the hot engine and exhaust components could cause a fire.
- Fuel hose leaks. In addition to potentially creating fires, these leaks could also create skid hazards on the road. This may endanger both the leaking vehicle and vehicles around it.
Complaints about Jaguars have more variety to them. They’ve included comments about:
- Electrical system
- Fuel system
- Electronic stability control
- Seat belts
Popular Jaguar Models
One of Jaguar’s most popular models in the last few years has been the award-winning F-Pace. A luxury SUV, the F-Pace was crowned 2017’s World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year at the New York International Auto Show—not bad for a vehicle that only went into production the year before!
Jaguar is also known for:
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Jaguar
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Jaguar within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Jaguar within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t drive your Jaguar back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.