WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 22,319 2009-'11 Jaguar XF luxury sedans for defective Takata front-passenger airbag inflators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicles were originally sold or registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Vehicles not originally sold or registered in these states are not part of the recall.
"In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front airbags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperate cycling," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injury or death."
There are no reported injuries in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles as a result of this expanded recall, the automaker told federal safety regulators.
Jaguar dealers will replace the front-passenger airbag assemblies. Parts are not currently available.
Owners will be sent an interim notification on July 31. A second notice will be sent when parts are ready.
Owners can contact Jaguar Land Rover customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
Edmunds says: Owners should stay in contact with their Jaguar dealer for the most up-to-date information on parts availability in this recall.