By Nat Shirley
Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012 @ 4:32 pm
 

Jaguar is recalling 4,195 XF sedans to fix a fuel leak problem that poses a fire risk.

The affected vehicles, which include 2010-12 model year XFs equipped with the 5.0-liter V8, may have a fuel tank fuel outlet flange that can crack and cause fuel to leak onto the ground. If that leaked fuel comes into contact with an ignition source, it could kindle a conflagration.

Jaguar has received three field reports and 17 warranty claims worldwide related to cracked XF fuel outlet flanges, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the automaker has not received any reports of accidents, fires or injuries stemming from the problem.

Jaguar will begin notifying owners of the recall campaign by December 7. Dealers will replace the faulty fuel outlet flanges free of charge.

Concerned owners can contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827 or call the NHTSA's safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.