Luxury automakers Jaguar and Volvo are each recalling about 6,000 recently made automobiles to repair faulty windshield wipers and fuel systems, respectively, according to a notice Monday from federal safety officials.

Jaguar is recalling 6,475 XJ models from the 2010 and 2011 model years to fix windshield-wiper arms that were installed incorrectly. The defect could result in the arms clashing into each other and detaching from the vehicle, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dealers will inspect affected vehicles to ensure the arms are securely fastened, NHTSA said. The safety recall is expected to begin by Dec. 13 and will be performed free of charge.

Volvo is recalling 6,046 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 models from the 2011 model year to repair fuel systems that may prematurely cut off fuel to the engine. The defect could lead to the vehicles' engines suddenly stalling, increasing the risk for a crash.

Volvo dealers will inspect affected vehicles and update software components that monitor fuel supply, NHTSA said. The service will be performed free of charge. Owners of the vehicles should begin receiving notices by Dec. 10, advising them of the need for repairs.

Jaguar and Volvo were until recently part of Ford Motor (F). In its ongoing effort to restructure its business, the Dearborn, Mich., automaker sold Jaguar to India's Tata Motors in 2008, and it sold Volvo to China's Geely Holding Group last summer.

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Snap!all the buyers must be aware of this, car dealers must take this seriously.

November 30 2010 at 3:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Caveat emptor- let the buyer beware.

November 29 2010 at 9:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply