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Recall: Jaguar XF for leaking fuel

A fuel-line fitting known as a flange can crack on 2010-2012 models.

By Clifford Atiyeh Nov 8, 2012 7:41AM

2012 Jaguar XF Series (© Jaguar North America)

Jaguar is recalling 4,195 XF sedans from the 2010-2012 model years for gas tanks that can leak fuel, according to filings posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fuel-tank outlet flanges -- raised, washerlike couplings designed to connect fuel-pump lines -- can crack and cause leaks on models with 5.0-liter V8 engines. In the U.S., all Jaguar XFs had these engines through the 2012 model year.

Jaguar said it had received at least 20 reports of owners smelling fuel and seeing the "check engine" light illuminate, after which dealers traced the problems to cracked flanges. Nearly all of the affected XF sedans are 2010 models, but Jaguar says that 43 sedans from 2011-2012 have been serviced with aftermarket flanges that may be prone to leakage.

Jaguar dealers will replace the flanges with new parts starting in December. Affected owners can call Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.

[Source: NHTSA]

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