2010-'12 Jaguar XF Recalled for Fire Risk


  • 2012 Jaguar XF Front 3/4

    2012 Jaguar XF Front 3/4

    Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 4,195 2010-'12 Jaguar XFs with the 5.0-liter V8 engine because the fuel tank fuel outlet flange may crack, increasing the risk of a fire. | November 08, 2012

Just the Facts:
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 4,195 2010-'12 Jaguar XFs with the 5.0-liter V8 engine because the fuel tank fuel outlet flange may crack, increasing the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Jaguar said it has not received any reports of accidents, fires or injuries as a result of the defect.
  • The recall is expected to begin on December 7.

WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 4,195 2010-'12 Jaguar XFs with the 5.0-liter V8 engine because the fuel tank fuel outlet flange may crack, increasing the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The cracked flange may result in fuel leakage onto the ground," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "This leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a vehicle fire."

Jaguar said it has not received any reports of accidents, fires or injuries as a result of the defect.

The automaker told federal safety regulators that it has received three field reports and 17 warranty claims worldwide relating to the fuel tank fuel outlet flange cracks of XFs.

If a crack is present, drivers will most likely see an amber malfunction indicator lamp on the instrument cluster.

"The driver may also smell fuel odor and in some circumstances with the vehicle static, there could be liquid fuel underneath the rear of the vehicle," Jaguar said in documentation filed with the federal government.

Most of the affected vehicles were built between April, 2009 and January, 2010. But a small number of 2010, 2011 and 2012 vehicles have had a fuel tank fuel outlet flange fitted as a service replacement part, Jaguar said. The supply of these parts to the aftermarket ended October 23, 2012.

Jaguar dealers will replace the affected fuel tank fuel outlet flanges. The recall is expected to begin on December 7. Owners can contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.

Edmunds says: If you own a 2010-'12 Jaguar XF and see some of these warning signs, don't wait until you get your recall notice.

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