Jaguar Land Rover launches safety probe after driver’s ‘brakes fail’ on motorway at 90mph

Jaguar Land Rover[1] has launched a safety probe after a driver's brakes reportedly failed on a major motorway. The driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after an incident on the M62, near Warrington, on March 6. The 31-year-old was driving a Jaguar I-PACE when he lost control of the car while moving at around 90mph, reported the ECHO.[2] Police forces rallied to help the driver whose brakes had reportedly failed.

Officers from Merseyside Police and Greater Manchester Police used specialist tactics to ram the Jaguar and wedged it between a number of their vehicles. The Jaguar was eventually brought to a stop. The driver, from Bolton, was taken into custody to be questioned over the incident.

Jaguar Land Rover has since said it will investigate what happened.

A Jaguar Land Rover[4] spokesperson said: "Following a detailed investigation in partnership with the Merseyside Police and other authorities, we understand an individual has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing a public nuisance, relating to the incident on the M62 on Wednesday, March 6.

"JLR seeks to investigate all reports of issues relating to product safety and will continue to co-operate with Merseyside Police and the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency where required."


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