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Jaguar and Land Rover issue recalls

Recalled: Jaguar Australia has recalled some XF petrol cars over a possible power steering fault.

Tata-owned siblings Jaguar and Land Rover issue recalls on XF, XK and Defender

Jaguar logo30 Mar 2011

By MIKE COSTELLO

JAGUAR Australia has issued a safety recall on 211 of its XF and XK petrol cars over a potential power steering fluid leak.

The recall notice published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday said: “After an extended period of time, corrosion of the Power Assisted Steering (PAS) pipes will occur.

“This may lead to pin-holing of the pipe and could allow pressurised PAS fluid to leak into the engine bay area.

“Loss of PAS fluid will cause PAS system noise and loss of power assisted steering, steering control is fully maintained in an unassisted state. It is also possible that the PAS fluid may ignite if it comes into contact with an ignition source or a surface at sufficiently high enough temperature.”

The notice says that the zinc-nickel plating on the pipes does not meet the corrosion protection requirements of Jaguar’s engineering specification.

The recall affects 2010 XK models within the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) range of B34722 to B38302 and 2010 XF models in the VIN range of R57917 to R78765.

6 center imageLeft: Jaguar XK. Below: Land Rover Defender.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by letter and are advised to contact their local Jaguar dealership to have the PAS pipes replaced.

Last August, Jaguar issues a recall notice on 81 XF and XK normally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 cars over a potentially faulty in-tank electric fuel pump.

Last November, Jaguar also recalled 69 XJs when it was discovered that the wiper arm was insufficiently secured on some vehicles.

Meanwhile, Land Rover, which along with Jaguar is owned by Indian company Tata, has recalled 223 Defender vehicles built between 2007 and 2011 that fall within the VIN range LD730411 to LD823248.

The notice posted on the ACCC recalls website yesterday says that: “As a result of oil leaking from the rear of the transfer box, the park brake shoes may become contaminated with oil”, and “the park break may not be able to keep the motor vehicle in a stationary position”.

Land Rover says owners should contact their authorised Land Rover dealership to have the vehicle inspected and the brake shoes replaced if necessary.

James Scrimshaw, from Land Rover Australia’s public affairs department, told GoAuto that it is a precautionary recall and that no Australian vehicles have been affected by the fault.

Last November, Jaguar Land Rover Australia recalled 196 Discovery 3 and Range Rover Sport TDV6 models over a high-pressure fuel injector pump issue.

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