• Sep 4, 2006


Jaguar dealers throughout the world are being asked to cease sales of 2006 and 2007 XJ sedans, due to a fuel leak that has left many new owners with fuel-coated garage floors.

By most reports, the leak is from the fuel tank itself, not the filler pipe or fuel lines running to the engine. Although there is no estimate of how many sedans are currently on the road, dealers have been asked to suspend the sale of vehicles with VINs G49701 through H13209.

Tim Watson, Jaguar's spokesperson, was unable to elaborate on whether the problem is a manufacturer issue or a supplier issue, but as this is written, Jag is not ruling out a recall of the XJ.

[Source: Automotive News]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      given that gas, unlike oil, is highly flammable, the integrity of the gas tank has seriously implications especially in context of a crash. this is truly pitiful for an supposed luxury make.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A year ago Land Rover made us park 50+ LR3 due to defective fuel tanks.....these must be from the same vendor.

      Having been a dealer for 30+ years, understand Jaguar is a fantastic brand/make. Just pray somebody buys them from Ford & soon........

      • 8 Years Ago
      #15,

      Huh?
      • 8 Years Ago
      " this is truly pitiful for an supposed luxury make." Sep 4th 2006 by theviking
      Are you suggesting that it would be an OK defect on a lower class of car?
      • 8 Years Ago
      At worst given the low production volume of the XJ, this might affect several hundred or a very few thousand cars. If this is a safety issue, the government will force a recall.....EVENTUALLY. Afterall, it's been known for over a year that the gas tanks on over 250,000 Chrysler Pacifica are prone to puncture and it's been seven months since the NHTSA began their investigation. Since then, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has been done by the NHTSA and especially DCX. I give Jaguar and Ford a lot of credit for taking this much action.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jaguar wont issue a factory recall unless something or someone catches fire from the incident. Had it been a slight problem with only a few cars, nobody would hear of it, but since nobody has been killed yet, there is no real issue for a mass recall. Unfortunately, car companies work this way, waiting out the situation untill something catastrophical happens. It's easier, and more market friendly (to them) to keep this issue quiet, halt sales and fix the problem, rather than going the way of GM, Toyota, or DCX and recalling some giant mass of cars, which ultimately destroy whatever Jag has going in the market for its cars.

      It's an unfortunate problem for the cars, However since it's a Jag, it's either going to leak oil, fuel, or just not work at all in the rain.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess this is an improvement; before Ford all Jags leaked oil. Gas is easier to clean up.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mix Lucas electrics with Pinto gas tanks and you have a self emolating Jaguar. Have you exploded a Ford lately?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I used to work at a shop where we restored and repaired British cars. Fuel tanks on older British cars are notorious for leaking or corroding badly inside so that lines are blocked. Looks like Jaguar has found a way to speed up fuel delivery problems so that all Jaguar owners - not just the owners of old Jags, can experience this rite of passage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gorgeous doesn't care if there's fuel all over the floor.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #15

      Gorgeous doesnt care if there is red-ink in the annual report. LOL!

      To #14

      People like you are unfit for globalization and will be quickly expunged from the evolutionary pressures. Only those who emrace the world will survive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is not how the 'way forward' version 1 or version 2 is supposed to work, is it? Of the 4 mainstream European luxury brands: MB, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Jaguar is clearly having the worst time. Ford is not going to get a great price for Jaguar should they decide to unload it. Ford has no reason to own Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo. Just stick to your own original American brands, Mr. Bill Ford. That way, everyone in the company knows what brand they are building.
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