The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas Problems
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.
The upper bushings on the front shock absorbers are prone to failure and may produce a rattling/jingling noise as the car is driven over bumps.
The brake pressure accumulator, a component of the antilock brake system, frequently fails. This may cause a stiff brake pedal, forcing the driver to apply excess pedal pressure to slow down or stop the vehicle.
To avoid excess play and wear problems, the front wheel bearings should be periodically inspected and serviced.
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas Questions and Answers
My valet key stuck in ignition, I could not get it out. I was able turn the engine on and off; but I could not pull the key out when I switched engine to off position. Any suggestion? Thanks.
I need to replace my Jag's tire & battery, Where can I locate the right battery, I understand this model use a special battery difference from a standard one. For the tire, what do you rec...