Jaguar Recalls XF and XK Models With 5.0L Engines Over Fuel Pump Malfunction; It's Deja Vu All Over Again

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

In an echo of eras past, Jaguar is recalling their XF sedan and XK coupe for a faulty fuel pump that may cause the engine to unexpectedly die.

The problem occurs only on cars with the 5.0L V8, and is caused by the fuel pump not activating due to the fuel pump relay not properly coming on after the vehicle starts up. Jaguar will begin remedying the problem on August 30, 2010. About 5,000 Jaguars are affected.

For owners of Jaguars from the 1960s, this kind of glitch would be chocked up as another daily annoyance that comes with owning a Jag-you-are, but the British luxury brand is looking to gain a solid foothold in the fickle premium car market, and this recall is not the path they want to go down yet again.

[Source: Left Lane News]

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  • Shirley wright Shirley wright on Oct 13, 2010

    After reading the reason why the Jaguar XF was recalled, I feel that all information need to be put out to all buyers of this model. I purchased a 2010 XF Jaguar 4.2 V8 and it had the same problem but worse. The car actually stop running after only 182 miles on it up until the fuel physically ran out of the ran. This took place at my home under my carport and that was very scary. I was given a report back in Nov 09 stating that nothing was wrong with the car as though they were trying to hide the defect. What the manufacter need to understand is that, people could actually get killed and cause servere injuries to others is this had occurred while driving back to work. I received an apology from the sales person and was given a new car in it's place, however, I received no apologies from the manager or higher ups and I had to pay to get the fuel cleaned up from my carport. Luckly there was no spark because my house could have been burned down also. This has truly been an experience owning such a beautiful car. I still have some problem areas with this one also because sometimes it don't want to go in drive. I have reported this problem yet but will be taking it back to the dealer to have this checked out also.

  • Gee2001 Gee2001 on Mar 02, 2013

    write some effing good news and do your research. Jaguar makes much better car that Audi, Merc, BMW and have done for the last 5 years...FACT! Jaguar has been announced as the Number 1 Car Manufacturer in the What Car? J.D. Power Survey 2012.The 2012 UK Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study was based on the evaluations of nearly 18,000 owners after an average of two years ownership. Every aspect of vehicle ownership was rated from performance, design and comfort to quality, reliability, cost of ownership, economy and dealer service satisfaction.