Jaguar Land Rover Australia has issued a recall notice for examples of its previous-generation XF sedan, affecting vehicles in the model years 2013 to 2015.
The recall, which centres on models powered by the 2.0-litre GTDi petrol engine, has been made to address a potential fuel leak.
The company reports that the vehicle’s under-floor fuel pipe assembly was installed with “insufficient clearance” between each pipe, which could lead to chafing and eventual rupture.
A fuel smell may be evident when parked, and fuel could pool beneath the car – potentially resulting in a fire.
Vehicles affected were built between May 1, 2013 and June 15, 2015. The cars to be recalled are within the VIN range SAJAA05M7DPS92080 to SAJWA0FS7FPU88784 – although not every vehicle in that range is affected.
The company’s local arm has confirmed that 642 vehicles are included in the recall.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by Jaguar Land Rover to arrange inspection and repair.
The company has not specified that vehicles should not be driven, although caution should be taken.