The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Jaguar XJ8 Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break
Jaguar XJ8 Problem
Average Mileage: 90,048 mi (48,000 mi - 140,857 mi)
Visitor, 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!
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 1998 Jaguar XJ8, 128,000 mi
Cup Holders break on nearly all of these. I simply glued mine permanently shut.
Visitor, 1998 Jaguar XJ8, 97,000 mi
Visitor, 1998 Jaguar XJ8, 60,000 mi
Continuing problem; defective and flimsy design.
Visitor, 1999 Jaguar XJ8, 95,600 mi
Seems to be an extremely common problem. Common Jaguar make a reasonable replacement part available.
Cup holder over-extends
Visitor, 2000 Jaguar XJ8
cheap cup holder
Visitor, 2003 Jaguar XJ8, 61,359 mi
replace broken cup holder assembly
Visitor, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, 132,212 mi
My cup holder is completely broke.