Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Jaguar XF

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Jaguar is recalling 4,195 model-year 2010-12 XF sedans because of a potential cracking problem in the fuel system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects vehicles equipped with a 5.0-liter gasoline engine. A fuel-tank fuel-outlet flange could crack and result in fuel leakage, creating a fire hazard.

Jaguar will notify affected owners and dealers will replace the fuel-outlet flanges at no cost. The automaker expects to begin the recall by Dec. 7.

Concerned owners should call Jaguar at 800-452-4827 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more information. They also can go to www.safercar.gov.

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The 2010 XF lineup includes the XF Luxury, Premium and XF-R, including a total of three engine options, two of which are brand new. The 2010 XF has a starting price of $51,150, which is a $1,950 price hike over last year’s starting price. Jaguar says the hike is due to a new acoustically laminated windshield and brake-assist safety system.

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2010 Jaguar XF, XFR at 2009 Detroit Auto Show

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  • Competes with: BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi S6
  • Looks like: A powerful Jaguar that can compete with the Germans
  • Drivetrain: 300-hp, 4.2-liter V-8; 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8; 510-hp, supercharged V-8
  • Hits dealerships: TBD

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