Jaguar XF cars sold in Australia are being recalled after a possibly dangerous fuel pipe issue was identified.
Interestingly, this is the third separate recall concerning fuel pipe issues with Jaguar XF cars in a year.
Last April, current series Jaguar XF vehicles were recalled after a possible problem with under bonnet low pressure fuel feed hoses was found (details here).
Three months later, diesel-powered Jaguar XF cars were recalled to fix an issue with the under-bonnet fuel hoses which had been found to have been miss-routed (details here).
The latest recall affects Jaguar XF vehicles built between the 1st of May 2013 and the 15th of June 2015.
All the vehicles are powered by the 2.0L GTDi Petrol Engine and carry Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) within the range SAJAA05M7DPS92080 to SAJWA0FS7FPU88784.
The ACCC recall notice advises that the installation of the under-floor fuel pipe assembly has insufficient clearance between the under-floor fuel pipes and the vehicle under shield and body, leading to a chafe condition.
What are the hazards?
This may cause a fuel smell inside the vehicle. When the vehicle is parked, the owner may notice a pooling of fuel underneath the vehicle, which in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a fire.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted directly and advised to contact their nearest Jaguar Land Rover dealership for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.