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2012-11-09 15:16

POTENTIAL FUEL LEAK: Jaguar owners in South Africa will be contacted regarding the automaker's recall of its XF sedan.

CAPE TOWN - Jaguar is recalling 4195 XF sedans in the US to fix a potential fuel leak problem, according to US safety regulators.

According to Lesley Sutton, media affairs manager for Jaguar Land Rover SA, South African customers could be affected. As a precautionary measure the automaker will be conducting a recall on 5.0 petrol-engined XF models in the country.

Jaguar is recalling its 5.0 XF models built from 2010 to 2012, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

SA AFFECTED

The affected vehicles could have a fuel tank outlet which could crack, resulting in a leak and possible vehicle fire.

Jaguar has received three field reports and 17 warranty claims worldwide, but no reports of accidents, fires or injuries related to the issue, reports the NHTSA.

Customers have reported fuel odour, the "check engine" light activating and fuel on the ground. Jaguar technicians found cracks in the affected areas.

Sutton said: "The recall will potentially affect South African customers. Jaguar is voluntarily conducting a safety recall to replace a fuel tank seal in certain Jaguar XF 5.0 litre petrol engine derivative vehicles.

"Customers with vehicles that are potentially affected by this issue will receive a letter inviting them to contact a Jaguar authorised dealership for the work to be carried out."

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