Jaguar recalls XF to replace driver airbag

A missing chemical can prevent the airbag\'s second stage from deploying properly.

Jaguar has issued a recall for the XF, affecting select vehicles from the 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 model years.

The driver's steering-wheel airbag may have been produced without a chemical enhancer for its second stage. Without the necessary chemical, the airbag cannot fully inflate to its high-output specification.

"‘If the vehicle is involved in a high speed crash that triggers the second stage deployment of the driver frontal airbag, the second stage will not fill as fully as intended for this crash condition," the company warns. "This increases the risk of injury to the driver, particularly unbelted drivers."

Similar campaign were recently launched by General Motors and Ford. The list of affected models currently includes the Ford Flex and Taurus; the Mercury Sable; the Lincoln MKS; the Chevrolet Malibu and Colorado; and the GMC Canyon.

It is unclear if the same airbag module was used in additional models from other automakers.

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