Jaguar XF recall - SA affected

2012-11-09 15:16

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).


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."


  • jack.blacking.56 - 2012-11-09 16:26

    What do you expect...TATA quality

      fpstevens - 2012-11-10 12:39

      Only guessing here, but I assume you could not afford one.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-11-11 22:29

      @FPStevens...your absolutely right...f'ing dang thing gonna cost me a fortune to keep running, nothing works!!

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-09 16:47

    Now I am so glad I did not bought one.....O..no!! I just remembered. I could not afford one. lol.

      raath - 2012-11-09 17:07

      Even if I had the money, I would not spend it on a Jaguar.

  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-11-09 17:11

    I'm still planning on buying one. When my Lotto ticket works.

  • selby.sefume - 2012-11-10 09:00

    still a good car

  • Mpumie Dube - 2012-11-11 22:07

    I still love it (faults or no faults)...am planning on buying one soon!

  • KevvyW - 2012-11-12 09:24

    Great cars. Most of us jst cnt affort. Havent heard of a J recall in years, unlike other manu's

  • brak.jan - 2012-11-12 14:46

    The reviews I have read on the XF were very positive. Sadly Jaguar has a bad reliability record. A colleague of mine owns new XJ, it broke down with the first week….

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