(Yicai Global) Jan. 15 -- Jaguar will recall nearly 9,000 vehicles in China due to defective Takata Corp. airbags, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said on its website.
Jaguar Land Rover China Investment Co. filed the recall with the AQSIQ. Starting Jan. 19, the company will take back imported 2013 model XF cars manufactured between Jun. 19, 2012 and Oct. 1, 2013.
The automobile's front airbags feature ammonium nitrate gas generators that lack drying agents. When an airbag unfolds, the gas generator may be broken abnormally and generate debris, injuring those in vehicles, the AQSIQ said.
The automaker will replace defective airbags with improved ones free of charge.
Takata first publicly acknowledged that its airbag components had potential security risks in 2015. It pled guilty to fraud and a court in the US sentenced it to pay USD1 billion in penalties in February last year. The company filed for bankruptcy on June 26, 2017. American auto security system manufacturer Key Safety Systems Inc. purchased the firm.