2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas

2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas Problems

Overheated engine may damage cylinder bores
If this engine is allowed to severely overheat, the cylinder bores will suffer damage, resulting in excessive engine oil consumption.
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.

Handbrake not working - goes into alarm state when applied

Handbrake stopped working; continuous error alarm if "hand brake" is tried, disconnect battery to stop alarm but error light on all the time. I have been told the brake module is seized and needs to be replaced. Can someone please provide insight and an estimate of repair cost. Thank you

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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas Questions

how do i get to the battery? I believe its in the trunk (1 answer)

Car will not start , everything checks good ,fuses, battery ,alt.,& starter. (1 answer)

The car will not spend over at all . Never ever had a problem before . I have hit the Key with the car running in the ignition switch with my knee several times could that cause a problem ? Do the key need to be reprogrammed ? Could it be the ignition switch ?Could there be some type of switch th...

Need to know where temp control sensor is and how to replace it. (2 answers)

Driving along, dash pops up "restricted performance", temp gauage shoots up within seconds and red lights. If you pull over and shut the car off (is not overheating) and restart the car, temp goes back to normal. Drive for 30 miles and it happens again. Again, it is not overheating a...

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