Jaguar is a British car manufacturer that produces high quality luxury vehicles. Jaguar was owned by Ford Motor Company from 1990 to 2008, before gaining independence once again and continuing its iconic reputation. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature on these cars is the design, which started out with a hood ornament known as “The Leaper.” Jaguar cars are frequent stars at car shows around the country. Current models include the E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, I-Pace, XE, XF, and XJ.
Recalls & Issues
Jaguar, like its competitors in the luxury automobile industry, has won several accolades and awards for its safety ratings and protection systems in the event of a collision.
However, unlike many manufacturers, Jaguar does not submit their models to Highway Safety, but rather submits to European regulators, who test the models for safety. Jaguar has had safety and reliability issues just like any other manufacturer or luxury car brand.
The manufacturer was accused of falsifying emissions data in a scandal that revealed that in the 2014-2018 Jaguar models, most of the emission data was false. This included the XE, XF, E-Pace, and F-Pace models.
There was also a line of electric vehicles in 2019 that had to be recalled due to a regenerative brake failure issue. The braking system in the 2019 and 2020 I-Pace models was faulty and was determined to cause a delay between the brakes being triggered and actually responding.
Although it may be an unpopular opinion, luxury brands such as Jaguar can be the subject of defects and recalls that can put consumers at risk. Jaguar has had its share of issues with its models that have made even its most loyal customers doubt the safety and reliability of the vehicles. If you are experiencing a defect in your Jaguar, you may be entitled to relief under California Lemon Law. Call our office today to speak with an attorney who can address the concerns you have.