Jaguar Land Rover to recall 11,852 vehicles in China

Article by Anita Panait, on August 15, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 11,852 vehicles in China due to likely engine and oil leakage issues, the country’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said on its Web site. The recall will cover 3,196 Jaguar-XF models built between July 2012 and May 2013, and XJs produced between March 2012 and May 2013 due to engine problems; and 8,656 Land Rover Freelanders and Range Rover Auroras built between January 2012 and June 2013 due to possible oil leakage, according to AQSIQ.

Jaguar Land Rover remarked that its technical field reporting team was “made aware of a limited number of incidents involving fuel leaks from the affected engine." The carmaker said that after “a thorough and detailed engineering investigation,” it has decided to voluntarily recall all potentially affected vehicles.

The announcement of Jaguar Land Rover’s recall came a week after BMW Brilliance Automotive disclosed that it would recall 143,215 vehicles in China. Official news agency Xinhua reported in July that foreign carmakers were gaining excessive profits from imported luxury cars and should undergo an anti-trust investigation. China is currently the largest vehicle market in the world and is poised to top the United States as the biggest consumer of premium vehicles, with expected sales of 2.7 million luxury unit annually by 2020.

The Jaguar XF is a saloon possessing the soul of a sports car, winning accolades and enthusiastic fans the world over with its dramatic looks and dynamic abilities. Now, the 2012 XF model range features advances in lighting technology enabling it to adopt Jaguar’s bold design language, which was introduced on the brand’s flagship XJ saloon.

Moreover, the new Jaguar XF boasts sheetmetal revisions to its bonnet, grille, and front wings, and incorporates new triangular side vents that give it a more purposeful and more muscular look. Meanwhile, the range-topping Jaguar XFR gets its own overtly assertive and unique design to highlight its performance potential. At the same time, there is an alternative 'Aerodynamic' option on all other variants for a total of 3 dramatically different styling options.

The car’s headlamps use bi-function HID xenon technology, which makes them slimmer and more compact, at the same time provides outstanding beam resolution. These headlamps also have LED daytime running lights that are arranged in the Jaguar 'J-Blade' signature pattern, making it instantly recognizable.

What’s more, the tail lamps were completely renewed and they now extend towards the boot lid’s central portion. These new units are full-LED for light, stop, and indicator functions, and they give the XF a unique night-time rear signature. A modified boot lid finisher complete with gloss black lower edge separates these new units and gives them a cleaner appearance. Additionally, the boot on all models features power closure.

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