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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Jaguar XJ8

2004 Jaguar XJ8

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2004 Jaguar XJ8 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

Engine -- Verified

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

Miscellaneous -- Oldcarguy1

One wiper arm became loose, collided with the other wiper and ejected the wiper blade. Watch to make sure your wipers are parking correctly, if one is up it means that it is probably loose.

Open the hood and remove the plastic cap on the wiper arm end with a small screwdriver. Loosen the wiper arm nut using the apprpriate metric socket. Adjust the arm to the desired park position and tighten the nut, replace plastic cap.

Suspension & Steering -- Oldcarguy1

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.

2004 Jaguar XJ8 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 14, 2004


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Brakes, June 1, 2009

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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.

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Drive Train, May 1, 2004

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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.

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2004 Jaguar XJ8 Questions and Answers

davidc, 2004 Jaguar XJ8, Duncan, SC

Suspension replaced in 2008/summer.
Same problem again 4/18/09 - low suspension; computer message/alert.

Pastor C., 2004 Jaguar XJ8, Atlanta, GA

I have a 2004 XJ8 Jaguar my park brake fault light is on what could that be?

Visitor, 2004 Jaguar XJ8, Pikesville, MD

How do you know if you have HID bulbs or regular halogen?

Visitor, 2004 Jaguar XJ8, Mesquite, TX

where is my diagnostic plug location

Visitor, 2004 Jaguar XJ8, Temple, TX

I have a fault light on would like to know what the likely problem is.

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2004 Jaguar XJ8 Reviews

I've had my '04 XJ8 for 8 months, 53,000, replaced Air Ride Compressor and 2 front shocks and the relay....very expensive and still receiving error 95% of the time. Window washer not working, parking sensor is now silent. Received the "parking brake error- DSC not available and the car shut off.... Restarted 2x's and error went away. Googled it and stated throttle body needs to be cleaned and or replaced. That could be dangerous especially if comming down a mountain in snow or ice or any inclemment conditions. Love the car but if there are more repairs in the future might trade it in. Cannot believe the transmission pan is plastic...go figure. The front windshield has swirls in it from the factory. How can this be with a $ 69,000 vehicle with only 53,373 miles on it.

Bought used 2004 Model and have driven for 10,000 miles with no problems except for a loose wiper arm that I repaired myself. The fancy lug nuts tend to break so get a spare. Also replaced front brake pads. Seems much more reliable and probably cheaper to repair than my previous Mercedes E320. Drives beautifully and very comfortable. My magic carpet ride.

had to change engine, waterpump, air suspenssion strut, water resovoir, brakes, lug nut studs, headlights, side marker, undertray, trunk air supporters, transmission garket, extremely toooooo many repairs, extremelly toooooooooooo expensive

Brakes went out at 10,000 miles, Sterring rack went out at 15,000 miles, Water pump went out at 25,000 miles, What is left?

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