2000 Jaguar S-TYPE Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

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2000 Jaguar S-TYPE Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

 NHTSA Recall #6426
NHTSA Compaign #00V359002
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerJAGUAR CARS
 SupplierJAGUAR
 BrandJAGUAR
 ModelS-TYPE
 Model Year2000
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
 Date of notification27/11/00
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/99
 End date of manufacturing30/09/00
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/11/00
 Report created06/11/00
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units38681
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. The front suspension lower ball joints were not tightened to specifications when they were attached to the lower control arms.
 Consequence summaryIf the ball joint attaching nuts are not adequately tightened, they can loosen and ultimately, result in fracture of the ball joint stud. If the ball joint fractures, control of the vehicle could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the torque on the two ball joint attaching nuts. Vehicles with loose ball joint attaching nuts will either have the fasteners tightened to specification, or if necessary, the ball joints will be replaced.
 Recall notesOwner notification began november 27, 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact jaguar at 1-800-452-4827. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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