2004 Jaguar XJ8 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Jaguar XJ8
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 ProblemsBroken Lug Nuts
While getting my tires changed one of my lug nuts was broken. Had to go to another shop to loosen the rest of the lug nuts and then return to have my tires installed.
The three piece lug nuts are fragile, and if the tires are not rotated frequently, the lug nuts can seize. Lubricate the threads when changing tires and purchase several spares to have on hand for an emergency.
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 QuestionsI believe my car went into Limp Home mode. Been raining a lot. Will not start, what should i do. (1 answer)
Car slowed down to about 5 mph. Parked immediately now it wont start. Ive disconnected the battery, will crank but will not turnover.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 RecallsJaguar Recalls 2004 XJ Models for Possible Accelerated Brake Line Corrosion
Jaguar is recalling 2004 model year XJ vehicles to prevent and correct possible accelerated corrosion of the rear steel brake lines. The existence of a special pad installed to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness under the vehicle in a location where it contacts with the steel brake lines creates an environment where moisture and dirt can collect and promote accelerated corrosion. Corroded brake lines can develop leaks, causing brake system pressure failure and poor braking function. Dealers will remove the special pad and inspect the brake lines for the existence of corrosion. Affected lines will be replaced.
On certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, with a forward "Drive" gear selected and the vehicle stationary or in forward motion, the transmission could potentially select "Reverse" without warning. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the Transmission Control Module to fix the issue. The recall began on May 1, 2004. The Jaguar recall number is R513.