Jaguar has issued a recall on certain versions of its 2013 XF sedan
due to a problem that could see the affected cars’ fuel pumps shut down.
The recall only affects those 2013 Jaguar XFs built from October 3, 2012, through October 12, 2012, of which just 13 examples are said to be in the country.
This number is not surprising given the small window of manufacture for the affected models, not to mention the fact that the 2013 XF has only just been launched.
According to Jaguar, the electronic module that controls the fuel pump on these models may malfunction, causing the fuel pumps to shut down.
Should this occur, the engines will be starved of fuel, causing them to stall. Not only would this cause a loss of motive power, but the power-assisted braking and steering of the vehicle will also fail.
Each of these conditions may increase the risk of a vehicle crash, particularly if one of the vehicles is entering a corner at the time its engine stalls.
Jaguar will start notifying owners of the affected vehicles by no later than January 18, 2013. They will be requested to take their vehicles to their nearest Jaguar dealership, which will install an additional wiring harness to the in-tank fuel pump, free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 12V571000) or Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.