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by Matt Campbell

All 2015 Jaguar F-Type models with the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine have been recalled over a fault with the deployable rear spoiler.

The issue only affects seven Jaguar F-Types in Australia, and a recall notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website states the software that controls the actuation of the spoiler has been found to be faulty at high speeds.

“Jaguar Land Rover engineering has identified that EMS [energy management software] failed to apply the vehicles speed limiter to restrict the road speed when deployable rear spoiler (DRS) failed to deploy,” the recall notice states.

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“Where road speed exceeds 217kph with the DRS [deployable rear spoiler] in the down position vehicle stability will be compromised and the degree of directional control minimised, this significantly increases the risk of an accident.”

Owners of affected vehicles – vehicles with VINs SAJAA65B5F8K15254 to SAJAC61B5F8K15884 – will be contacted and asked to see an authorised Jaguar workshop. All affected cars will be updated with “the correct calibration software”.

The pop-up spoiler on the F-Type is designed to aid aerodynamics, and deploys automatically at 113km/h. Both the F-Type Roadster and the F-Type Coupe are fitted with deployable rear spoilers.

Jaguar Australia has confirmed that both coupe and convertible models are affected, and that only cars with the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 have been found to have the fault.




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