Jaguar—2010 MY XF and XK Petrol Engine Vehicles
What are the defects?
Pipes have been supplied with zinc-nickel plating that does not meet the corrosion protection requirements of Jaguar's engineering specification.
What are the hazards?
After an extended period of time, corrosion of the Power Assisted Steering (PAS) pipes will occur. This may lead to pin-holing of the pipe and could allow pressurised PAS fluid to leak into the engine bay area.
Loss of PAS fluid will cause PAS system noise and loss of power assisted steering, steering control is fully maintained in an unassisted state. It is also possible that the PAS fluid may ignite if it comes into contact with an ignition source or a surface at sufficiently high enough temperature.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by letter.
Owners are advised to contact their authorised Jaguar dealership to have the PAS pipes replaced with a part that is manufactured to the required corrosion protection specification.