In its statement, NHTSA says that the affected vehicles are those "equipped with a 5.0-liter gasoline engine" – all US-spec XF models have this V8 underhood – but a spokesperson from Jaguar North America confirmed to Autoblog that this recall does, in fact, apply to both naturally aspirated and supercharged models.
According to NHTSA, "The affected vehicles may have a fuel tank fuel outlet flange that may crack." This means that fuel has the potential to leak onto the ground, and in the presence of an ignition source, catch fire.
The official recall campaign will begin in early December, at which point Jaguar will notify its owners and dealers will replace the faulty fuel outlet flanges free of charge. Scroll down to read the full NHTSA notice.
Model Year(s): 2010-2012
Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Report Receipt Date: OCT 26, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V521000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,195
Jaguar is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 XF vehicles equipped with a 5.0L gasoline engine. The affected vehicles may have a fuel tank fuel outlet flange that may crack.
The cracked flange may result in fuel leakage onto the ground. This leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a vehicle fire.
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected fuel tank fuel outlet flanges, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before, December 7, 2012. Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.
Jaguar's campaign recall number is J027. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.