About 5,000 Jaguar XF cars recalled after owners report gas odors and leaking fuel.

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About 5,000 Jaguar XF cars recalled after owners report gas odors and leaking fuel.

— Jaguar is recalling more than 5,000 model year 2013-2015 Jaguar XF cars because customers may smell gas inside the cars and see fuel under the vehicles, leading to the possibility of fires.

Jaguar opened an internal investigation in August 2016 after complaints about gas odors and leaking fuel. Engineers reviewed the fuel delivery lines and how they were installed and determined the required clearance specifications weren't correct.

It was also determined the under-floor fuel delivery lines had been incorrectly assembled to the vehicles that caused the fuel lines to cross and knocking noises to be heard.

Engineers found that adding an anti-abrasive sleeve kept the lines from leaking but the location of the lines could still cause the lines to rub against the body or the shield under the vehicle.

The automaker says no fires, injuries or accidents have been reported due to the fuel leaks.

The recalled 2013-2015 Jaguar XF cars were built May 22, 2013, to June 15, 2015, and all the cars are equipped with 2.0L GTDi engines.

Jaguar XF owners will be notified starting December 19, 2016, to get their cars to dealerships to have the fuel delivery lines and anti-abrasion sleeves inspected.

If a dealer finds the sleeve is missing, the dealer will replace the fuel delivery line assembly for one that includes an anti-abrasion sleeve. In addition, the dealer will install two clips to ensure the correct clearance.

If you own a 2013-2015 XF and have questions, contact Jaguar customer service at 800-452-4827 and ask about recall number J077.

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