British automaker Jaguar has announced a recall for one of its models in the United States. The company has a wide range of exotic vehicles in its product lineup. But, the recall is for the most exotic one, the F-Type SVR.
The model which has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, that produces 567bhp and 700Nm of peak torque has been recalled to fix an issue with the suspension bolt. This top-of-the-line model will sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "The bolts connecting the rear lower control arms to the knuckle assembly may fail prematurely." On the drive, if something happens to the faulty bolt, the driver will lose control of the vehicle and would likely crash.
Earlier this year, the F-Type SVR model was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) will customise each F-Type to customer preference and choice.
Unlike the standard F-Type, this model has a redesigned bumper and splitter. It is more aerodynamic and has an active carbon fibre rear wing, and an underbelly design to reduce air drag.
Even having all these high-end design and technology, the car still has a small problematic suspension bolt. Thankfully the Jaguar has only sold 23 units in the U.S. These units are built between February 19 and August 15 of this year.
Jaguar has notified the owners to bring their F-Type SVRs to company's local dealerships to have this suspension bolt issue fixed.