Jaguar has announced a recall for its XF sedan models manufactured from May 22, 2013, to June 15, 2015, in North America. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that the recall is for vehicles with 2.0-litre GTDi engine.
The issue is that the models don't have sufficient clearance between the underfloor fuel delivery lines and the under shield and body. This causes the fuel lines to abrade, resulting in leakage of fuel.
The leakage of fuel can increase the chance of catching fire in the presence of an ignition source. The company has notified the owners of the XF to bring their cars to the dealership.
The dealers will check the vehicle for any abrasions on the fuel line and will replace it. They will also add some additional clips to make the fuel lines free from rubbing against the shield and body.
The replacement and the inspection are free of cost and the recall is expected to begin on December 19, 2016.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine under the hood of the XF produces 180bhp of power and 430Nm of torque. The unit is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.