According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Jaguar is recalling 5,048 XF, as well as the XK model, equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 engine, due to a faulty electric fuel pump which may cause the engine to unexpectedly cut out.
"The in-tank electric fuel pump may not be correctly activated as the fuel pump relay is not energized following a vehicle startup cycle," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.
In certain Jaguar XK Coupes or Convertibles from the 2010 or 2011 model years, or in 2010 Jaguar XF models, the issue occurs as the fuel pump is not properly activated due to the failure of the fuel pump relay not energizing after a vehicle start-up cycle. As a result, the lack of fuel could cause the engine to cut out unexpectedly, potentially causing a safety concern.
"An inadequate supply of fuel to the engine could result. Fuel starvation to the engine leads to engine stumble followed by engine cutout with minimal warning and could potentially cause a crash," added NHTSA.
The problem, which is considered a safety issue, and thus reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, doesn't appear to be linked with any mechanical failure. To fix the problem, dealers will perform a simple software upgrade.
The British automotive producer will debut a recall campaign by the end of next months, on August 30. Jaguar dealers will download a new software to correct the problem.
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