Recalls seem to be very common and of them the Takata airbag related recall seems to be never ending. The latest carmaker to announce a recall over the faulty airbag is Jaguar Land Rover.
The Tata Motors owned British carmaker has issued a recall for the Jaguar XFs made between 2009 and 2011, and for the Land Rover Range Rovers made between 2007 and 2011. These models are being recalled for faulty front passenger side airbags.
Jaguar Land Rover is breaking up the recall into four phases, since it does not have enough parts to make a bulk recall. The affected airbags can get worse in heat or humidity, so the company is recalling vehicles in places that have high temperatures.
Places like Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands fall under phase one of the recall.
Next phases will be announced as soon as parts become available and priority will be given to regions with high temperature since the propellant may have degraded, which will result in the airbag spraying shrapnel when activated.
A total of 1,08,000 vehicles are affected and the first phase of the recall will involve 54,000 vehicles. The company encourages vehicle owners to log on to www.safercar.gov to cjeck if your vehicle is included as part of the recall.