Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break on Jaguar XJ8

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

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Average mileage: 88,572 (48,000–141,000)
12 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
57 people reported this problem
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 78,000 mi,
Cup holder hinge pin is flimsy plastic part, prone to breakage - really annoying and difficult to repair. I'm on me second replacement!
2000 Jaguar XJ8 49,000 mi,
Stupid cup holder has slipped its little track thing and just won't stay shut anyway. Any little bump makes it flip open.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 95,000 mi,
center arm rest would not open- dealer said clips broke
1999 Jaguar XJ8 95,600 mi,
Seems to be an extremely common problem. Common Jaguar make a reasonable replacement part available.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 99,000 mi,
THE FIX FOR PENNIES!!! Earth magnets glued to the upper and lower catch areas. YOU ARE WELCOME! Stephen (xanadufl@yahoo.com)
1999 Jaguar XJ8 102,000 mi,
it was broke when i brought it i got a great deal
2008 Jaguar XJ8 56,000 mi,
cup holder latch broken. Still have not got it fixed yet. Still looking to have it fixed with out buying a whole new armrest top.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 80,000 mi,
plastic hinge broken
1998 Jaguar XJ8 70,000 mi,
broken cup holder. not yet fixed
The cup holder cover plastic latch "hook" broke off making it impossible to close the spring loaded cup holder cover. I HAVE THE FIX!!! Buy a few of those small rectangle magnets and glue them on the top and bottom of the former working latch area....problem solved!!!
Flip out section has broken/fallen apart. As yet, I have not repaired the issue.
2003 Jaguar XJ8 100,000 mi,
cupholder parts springs and plastic came undone. They want $300 at the dealer to install a new one
1998 Jaguar XJ8 128,000 mi,
Cup Holders break on nearly all of these. I simply glued mine permanently shut.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 97,000 mi,
Yes, Problems
1998 Jaguar XJ8 60,000 mi,
Continuing problem; defective and flimsy design.
Cup holder over-extends
2003 Jaguar XJ8 61,359 mi,
replace broken cup holder assembly
2000 Jaguar XJ8 132,212 mi,
My cup holder is completely broke.
2002 Jaguar XJ8 130,000 mi,
cupholder broke ,chimes for door open, headlamps left on,turn singles realy work