"The electronic modules which control the fuel pump may shut down, causing the fuel pump to stop pumping fuel," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "The fuel pump shutdown will result in vehicle stalling. The vehicle would also lose power-assisted braking and power-assisted steering.
"Any of these conditions may increase the risk of a vehicle crash."
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries, according to Maria Rodriguez, a Jaguar spokeswoman.
The affected XF sedans were built from September 11, 2012 to October 8, 2012.
Jaguar dealers will inspect and install, if necessary, an additional wiring harness to the in-tank fuel pump. The recall is expected to begin on April 17. Owners can contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
Edmunds says: It will take about six weeks until owners receive their formal recall notice. Contact your dealer now if you have an immediate concern.