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Like a modern update on a classic horror movie, it appears that the ghost of Lucas Electrical may have just returned to haunt the modern brand: Jaguar is recalling some of its 2015 model year XJ, XF, and F-Types built between late August and mid-September, and it's partially due to an issue with the electrical system.
It seems that the positive battery cable could come loose at the alternator, which could result in an electrical short, that could in turn result in a fire. Worse--or at least as bad--the cars are also being recalled due to the fact that the Front End Accessory Belt and/or Power Assist Steering pulley could come loose or detach, resulting in a loss of power steering assist, potentially causing a crash.
Recently, Jaguar also announced a different recall with its F-Type relating to the passenger seat belt tensioner system. All of these recalls are serious in safety terms, yet none have come by way of a crash issue, which means Jaguar is a step ahead of the game here... relatively speaking. This latest recall action only affects 272 vehicles, unlike the earlier F-Type recall which hits all of the 2014-2015 model year examples.