1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas

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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas Problems

Exterior Door Handles May Break

The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.

Inside door handle cable breaks

The inside door handle breaks usually without warning. I have replaced several. The cable assembly is of poor design and after time breaks apart from it's swaged end. The only way to fix it is to replace it with another one usually found on a cadaver car or if you know a good machine shop they can reverse engineer it and replace the cable with a new one. The cable assemblies are different in size for the LWB cars for the rear doors so make sur...

Retrofit kit available to replace problematic self-leveling suspension

The rear self-leveling suspension is problematic and very expensive to repair. A retrofit kit is available to convert this suspension back to conventional shock absorbers and springs.

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