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: 88,905 (48,000–141,000)
12 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
55 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
1998 Jaguar XJ878,000
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 XJ849,000
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 XJ895,000
center arm rest would not open- dealer said clips broke
1999 Jaguar XJ895,600
Seems to be an extremely common problem. Common Jaguar make a reasonable replacement part available.
1999 Jaguar XJ8102,000
it was broke when i brought it i got a great deal
2008 Jaguar XJ856,000
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 XJ880,000
plastic hinge broken
1998 Jaguar XJ870,000
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 XJ8100,000
cupholder parts springs and plastic came undone. They want $300 at the dealer to install a new one
1998 Jaguar XJ8128,000
Cup Holders break on nearly all of these. I simply glued mine permanently shut.
1998 Jaguar XJ897,000
Yes, Problems
1998 Jaguar XJ860,000
Continuing problem; defective and flimsy design.
Cup holder over-extends
2003 Jaguar XJ861,359
replace broken cup holder assembly
2000 Jaguar XJ8132,212
My cup holder is completely broke.
2002 Jaguar XJ8130,000
cupholder broke ,chimes for door open, headlamps left on,turn singles realy work
2002 Jaguar XJ869,000
cup holder broke,hinge is to flimsy
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