Fuel system problems are at fault for this week’s newest recalls that include Nissan’s Cube and Jaguar XFs and XKs powered by JLR’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine.
2009-2010 Nissan Cube
The Problem: After the Cube completed a rear-moving barrier crash test, the compact wagon was found to have a problem with “fuel system integrity.” Following the test, the Cube rotated (as required) and the amount of fuel leakage was above the allowed limits. Excessive fuel leakage could lead to a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will attach a special protector to the gas recirculation tube at the filler neck connector. The service will begin around the end of August.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 46,000
2010-2011 Jaguar XFs and XKs
The Problem: 2010 XFs and 2010-2011 XKs with the 5.0-liter V-8 engine may have issues with the in-tank electric fuel pump failing to reenergize once the vehicle is restarted. The result could be fuel starvation and stalling.
The Fix: Revised software installed by the dealer is the fix for the recall, which will begin around the end of August.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 5048