Jaguar—XFRS 5.0L V8 S/C 2013 - 2014MY Vehicles
What are the defects?
Routine inspection of vehicles identified that the right hand rear brake pipe displayed evidence of a dynamic foul condition with the rear brake pipe touching a redundant bracket on the rear sub frame. This foul condition caused a flat to wear on the brake pipe which could wear through and cause sudden loss of brake fluid.
What are the hazards?
A vehicle exhibiting sudden loss of brake fluid will illuminate a red warning triangle on the instrument cluster whilst displaying the words 'low brake fluid', instructing the driver to seek qualified assistance. Loss of fluid will also result in failure of one of the single diagonal braking circuits, and while braking capability will be retained by the other diagonal braking circuit, pedal feel and travel will be adversely affected and stopping distances will be increased.
Loss of one braking circuit could compromise vehicle stability and significantly increase the risk of an accident.
What should consumers do?
Owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicles to a Jaguar authorised repairer to have the pipes inspected for signs of wear. If wear is visible, the technician will replace the rear brake pipe and manipulate the redundant bracket on the rear sub frame to increase the clearance to meet design specification.