Jaguar Land Rover recall could affect UK models


Jaguar Land Rover recall could affect UK models

News broke this morning that Jaguar Land Rover is set to recall 11,852 vehicles in China over potential engine and fuel leakage problems – but the British-built marque has told AOL Cars that models in the UK could be affected, too.

Reports from China referencing a potential fuel leak relate to the 2.2-litre diesel engine, which is available in the Jaguar XF, Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Range Rover Evoque.

The manufacturer will recall 3,196 Jaguar XF models made between July 2012 and May 2013, as well as XJs produced between March 2012 and May 2013.

Meanwhile, roughly 8,656 Land Rover Freelander 2s and Range Rover Evoques made between January 2012 and June 2013 will also be recalled due to a possible oil leakage problem.

But as these engines are also available in certain JLR models in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover has exclusively revealed that customers here could also feel the effect.

In a statement, JLR told AOL Cars: "Potentially affected customers will be notified by letter over the coming weeks and as you would expect modifications made to affected vehicles will be made free of charge and every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out."

Jaguar Land Rover's last recall was back in December 2012 when it made owners aware of a fault in both the brakes and the steering boxes of Evoque and Freelander models. The recall affected around 1,400 cars.

China is the world's biggest auto market and is expected to overtake the United States for high-end producers like Jaguar Land Rover with sales of 2.7 million luxury vehicles annually by 2020.