Jaguar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Jaguar

Jaguar Problems

Transmission Failure Common

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

Center 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.

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Jaguar Questions

The cluster goes crazy and after a while car shuts off but startsup right away (1 answer)

Why does my drivers side door lock not work? It's stuck in the unlocked mode. What would it take to fix the problem? (1 answer)

I can manually push it to lock when sitting inside of vehicle, then the other three doors will lock and so on.

Brakes for all Wheels intermittently engage while driving vehicle. Would like some ideas on diagnosing this issue. (2 answers)

Had rotors pads and calipers changed. After driving for a few miles noticed vehicle engine dragging to keep speed. Vehicle was unable Touro forward or reverse without using gas. Seems all wheels calibers are engaged. ABS system checks out fine with code reader . What makes it worse is the proble...

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Jaguar Recalls

Fuel Tank Leaks

The fuel tank may crack at the outlet flange, resulting in a fuel leak. Dealers will replace the fuel outlet mounting flange free of charge to resolve the concern.

Pulley Bolt Fails Resulting In Loss Of Power Steering Assist

A bolt securing the front end auxiliary drive idler pulley on the engine may fail, resulting in the loss of steering assist. Dealers will replace the pulley assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Power Steering Failure

The steering system may experience a failure, resulting in the loss of ability to steer the vehicle properly. Dealers will either correct the steering system software or replace the steering rack free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Jaguar Reviews

I like the car alot, I have only one real problem with this vehicle and that is documentation or written vehicle support. Getting information about repair is harder than finding out military secrets. On the other side if you own a OBD2 checker and mantain your vehicle this vehicle will last you forever.
I would encourage any XJ-8 (1998-2003) owner to replace the plastic timing belt tensioners with the much more reliable metal tensioners that became standard in 2004 and newer models. I broke a tensioner (plastic) three weeks ago and the total repair bill was in excess of $3,000.00. If you like the car (and I really do) PLEASE HAVE THIS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE DONE BEFORE THE CAR BREAKS YOUR HE...
I bought this car used with around 40K miles on it - so I was the second owner. I really loved this car, it’s sleek, fast, comfortable, and you feel like the Queen of England when you drive down the road in it (mine was emerald green – the color of money ;-)). The real problem is that you love the car so much you don’t know when to get rid of it – I thought I would keep it until it was an ant...

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