Date of issue 04/98 Amended 04/02 Bulletin Number 206-07 Page 1 of 6
V8 XJ Series/XK8
1997-2000 MY XK Range
1998-2002 MY V8 XJ Series
Selector Lever Difficult Shift From Park –
Brake Lamps Remain Lit – Failsafe Message
– Revised Brake Pedal And Switch
Remove and destroy Bulletin 206-07, amended 04/00.
Replace with this Bulletin.
The content of this bulletin is all new.
This Technical Bulletin has been issued to address three specific customer complaints:
• Unable to remove the gear lever from ‘Park’ position when depressing the brake pedal.
• The brake lights may operate without depressing the brake pedal.
• FAILSAFE is displayed in the message center and DTC P1571 is stored in the ECM..
To eliminate the customer concerns, an improved brake pedal switch assembly has been
introduced on XK series vehicles from VIN number A03098 and on V8 XJ series vehicles from
VIN number F05566.
The improved brake pedal switch assemblies are interchangeable with those fitted to earlier
vehicles and should be replaced on any XK or V8 XJ series vehicle within the above VIN ranges
on a customer complaint basis only.
In case of a customer complaint of above conditions on a 1997-2000 MY XK or 1998-2002 MY
V8 XJ series vehicle within the above VIN ranges, refer to the procedures below:
XK SERIES VEHICLES
Install improved brake pedal switch only.
V8 XJ SERIES VEHICLES
In VIN range 812256 to F05565, if the vehicle is equipped with the old level brake switch, install
the improved brake switch (page 4). If the improved brake light switch was already installed,
install the improved brake pedal with a new brake pedal switch.
From VIN number F05566, install the improved brake pedal with a new brake pedal switch. A
modified brake pedal was introduced on production from VIN number F50213.
BRAKE SWITCH INSTALLATION FOR XK VEHICLES ONLY
1. Open drivers door.
2. Switch ignition ‘ON’.
3. Motor drivers seat fully rearward.
4. Switch ignition ‘OFF’.