2013-'14 Jaguar XF 2.0L GTDi Recalled for Possible Stalling Problem
- Jaguar Land Rover is recalling an additional 1,589 2013-'14 Jaguar XF 2.0L GTDi cars for a possible stalling problem.
- This recall is an expansion of a recall previously reported to NHTSA on August 2, 2013.
- The recall will begin in late May.
WASHINGTON — Jaguar Land Rover is recalling an additional 1,589 2013-'14 Jaguar XF 2.0L GTDi cars for a possible stalling problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This recall is an expansion of a recall previously reported to NHTSA on August 2, 2013. This latest action brings the total number of recalled vehicles to 2,529.
"The hose clamp for the Charge Air Cooler (CAC) hose may be out of position and loose, allowing the hose to detach," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the CAC hose detaches, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, steering and brake assistance may be lost, further increasing the risk."
In the event of detachment, the driver may hear a "loud pop noise as the joint separates," according to Jaguar Land Rover in a document filed with federal safety regulators.
The latest recalled vehicles were built from May 2013 through October 2013.
"Since the original notification there have been no further reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this concern," Jaguar Land Rover told NHTSA. "It remains that there has been one reported low-speed accident as a consequence of this concern with one reported alleged injury."
The company said a total of 77 worldwide reports of the joint separating and engine cut-out have been received.
Jaguar dealers will inspect the CAC hose to make sure its clamp is in the correct position. The recall will begin in late May. Owners can contact Jaguar Land Rover at 1-800-452-4827.
Edmunds says: While the recall does not begin until late May, owners should get their vehicle into the dealership immediately if they experience any of the aforementioned problems.