28 units of the Jaguar F-Type has been recalled in Australia as they were making too much noise.
Now, this may sound (pun unintended) as an unfair reason to many enthusiasts who want their cars to be loud. But the Australian authorities aren’t entertaining the Jaguar F-Type for making a lot more noise than allowed by law. So a recall has been issued to make the Jag less noisy.
The recall documentation issued by Product Safety Australia has listed 28 F-Type cars powered by the supercharged V6 engine. The recalled units spread across 2019 and 2020 model years have been reported to be exceeding the regulated maximum drive-by test limit of 74 decibels.
Interestingly, the recall document hasn’t mentioned how much louder the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 Jag F-Type is than the decibel limit regulation. And there are no suggestions from the authorities on the methods to be adopted by the carmaker to lower the static noise levels. Taking corrective measures, Jaguar will contact owners of the affected cars shortly and carry out a free fix.
On a related note, we’re not sure of how many of the 28 owners would enjoy dialing down the magnificent soundtrack of the F-Type. The Jag F-Type is one of the fabulous-looking and glorious-sounding sports cars out there and it’ll not be a cool thing to kill the fun by bringing down the volume levels.
Source: Product Safety Australia