Jaguar recalls 18,000 cars over 'faulty' cruise control

Jaguar X-Type
Image caption The recall involves almost 18,000 X-Type models

Jaguar has recalled almost 18,000 cars over fears the vehicles' cruise control cannot be switched off.

The problem affects diesel-engined X-type models produced between 2006 and 2010. "In some circumstances the cruise control may not respond to the normal inputs," Jaguar said.

Letters to customers say that if the cruise control is in operation, it might not be possible to switch it off.

Turning the ignition off will cancel the cruise function, the letter said.

A total of 17,678 Jaguar cars in the UK have been recalled by the carmaker.

"This potential problem was spotted by one of our employees," a Jaguar spokesman said.

"No customer has been affected and there had been no accidents or injuries."