Tata Motors' Jaguar is recalling 940 of the four-cylinder XF two litre petrol models introduced in the US for the 2013 model year.

Affected cars were made from July 2012 to May 2013 and need the clamp for the charge air cooler hose checked for position and tightness.

"If the CAC hose detaches, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, steering and brake assistance may be lost further increasing the risk," the NHTSA said in a recall notice.

In the recall starting 27 September, dealers will inspect the CAC hose and clamp and make any needed repairs, at no charge.

Jaguar is also calling back 1,989 2011-2014 XK convertible vehicles made from 1 October, 2010 to 1 August, 2013 to check the switch in the overhead roof console that also activates the power operated windows when the convertible roof is opening or closing. Because the switch does not move downward to close the windows the vehicles don't meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 118.

NHTSA said the windows may inadvertently be activated and pinch or injure an arm or finger.

Dealers will replace the overhead roof console, also free of charge.