2003 Jaguar XK8 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Jaguar XK8
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2003 Jaguar XK8 ProblemsCenter Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
The automatic transmission oil is synthetic and Jaguar claims it never needs changing. However, to prolong the transmission life, our technicians strongly recommend changing the automatic transmission oil at 60,000 miles.
Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.
The thermostat may stick partially closed resulting in an engine to overheating condition. Replacement of the stuck thermostat should correct this problem.
2003 Jaguar XK8 QuestionsWhile driving @ 80 mph the check engine and performance risk lights came on. (1 answer)
I had been driving on highway for about 2.5 hours.
Almost seems like it is trying to shift. Car has only 44 k miles. original owner.
2003 Jaguar XK8 RecallsAutomatic Transmission Shifts Into Reverse Without Warning
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.