Jaguar XJ8 Recall 06V358000
Loose Components in Fuel Tank May Cause MIL to Come on, Fumes Could Leak Causing a Fire Hazard
Engine, October 31, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
Some vehicles may have loose fuel tank components causing the MIL light to come on. There may also be some fume leakage causing a potential fire hazard.
What Should You Do?
Jaguar will contact owners of affected vehicles beginning October 31, 2006. If you have not been contacted, smell fuel and feel your car should fall under this recall. Call your local dealership. When doing so, it is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready.
Some passenger vehicles may contain fuel tank components which have not been properly secured. This may result in the MIL malfunction indicator lamp coming on. It could also possibly leak out vapors. If the Fuel Level is above the components it may leak out and cause a fire hazard. The dealer will replace the fuel tank. The Jaguar recall # is R726
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2006, 2007
Manufacturer's Report Date: October 31, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V358000
NHTSA Action Number: PE06030
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,199
Summary: SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE FUEL TANKS IN WHICH THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE (FDM), JET PUMP MODULE (JPM, AND/OR CLUSTER VALVE (CV) SEALS ARE NOT PROPERLY RETAINED IN THE FUEL TANK. THIS MAY RESULT IN ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), OR A FUEL ODOR.
Consequence: IF THE LEVEL OF FUEL IS ABOVE THE FDM, JPM, OR CV APERTURES, FUEL MAY LEAK OUT OF THE TANK. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANKS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
Notes: JAGUAR RECALL NO. R726.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration