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Renault Trafic, Jaguar XF recalled

Burning chafe: Chafing in the undercarriage of the Jaguar XF 2.0L GTDi can lead to fuel leaking and pooling under the vehicle, presenting a fire hazard.

Jaguar XF and Renault Trafic recalled over faults by ACCC

6 Feb 2017

JAGUAR Land Rover (JLR) Australia and Renault Australia have issued recalls relating to the Jaguar XF 2.0L GTDi built between May 2013 and June 2015, and current-generation Renault Trafic light-commercial van, respectively.

The Jaguar recall relates to the installation of the under floor fuel pipe assembly, which does not have enough clearance between it and the vehicle’s under shield and body, leading to the pipe assembly chafing.

The chafing can cause fuel to leak out of the pipe, and can be identified by a fuel smell inside the vehicle or a pooling of fuel underneath the vehicle, which if combined with an ignition source, can lead to a fire breaking out.

JLA Australia has advised GoAuto that 642 XFs have been called in for a fix.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted directly and are encouraged to get in contact with their nearest JLR dealer to have the vehicle inspected and repaired.

This latest JLR recall follows separate issues announced recently for the Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport which were recalled over two separate issues.

The other recall affects the rear axle of the current-generation Renault Trafic van, which may have an insufficiently tightened Panhard Rod bolt as part of a production error.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) recalls website, this may cause an abnormal noise and tyre friction inside the wheel arch, which in turn could potentially lead to the rear axle uncoupling from the body of the vehicle, making the road handling unstable and increasing the risk of injury to the occupants.

Renault Australia has confirmed that 1472 examples of the light-commercial van are impacted.

Owners of the affected Trafic sold between July 2015 and January 2016, will be notified and advised to contact their Renault dealer for an inspection and fix of their vehicle.

Concerned customers looking for additional information can contact Renault’s customer relations department by phone.

Any owners looking for more information and affected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can go to the ACCC recalls website.

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