Luxury vehicles from Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover are the subject of new recalls that are expected to begin in December.
2010-2011 Jaguar XJ
The Problem: The wiper arms could detach from the vehicle, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, "the front wiper arms to spindle fixings were not torqued to specification during manufacturing." The result is that the securing nuts might stop functioning properly, leading to a loss of wiper arm synchronization and the two wiper arms making contact.
The Fix: Dealers will make sure the wiper arms are fitted securely and the securing nuts will be tightened to the correct torque.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 6475. The recall will begin on or before December 13.
2011 Volvo S60, S80, XC60, XC70
The Problem: The engine could stall as the software calibration for the fuel cut-off functionality is too sensitive.
The Fix: Dealers will update the engine control module with new software.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 6046. The recall will begin on or before December 10.
2010-2011 Land Rover LR2
The Problem: The driver's front air bag might not deploy as it should in certain LR2s. When the driver's air bag module connector is installed, the shorting bar in the clock spring could become disconnected.
The Fix: A spacer will be installed into the driver's air bag clock spring harness connector.
Number of vehicles potentially affected: 2956. The recall will begin on or before December 13.