2001 Jaguar XK8 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2001 Jaguar XK8 as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.

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

The thermostat may stick partially closed resulting in an engine to overheating condition. Replacement of the stuck thermostat should correct this problem.

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.

Engine overheating may be caused by a failed water pump impeller; an improved water pump is available.