Jaguar XJR Repair and Maintenance

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

Jaguar XJR Problems

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 every 60,000 miles.

Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.

On this V8 engine, timing chain problems are very common. Because the timing chain tensioners were made from plastic, they can fail prematurely and cause serious engine damage. A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved components are available to remedy 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.

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Jaguar XJR Questions

When key is turned on there is nothing, no warning lights, elec is sys is dead. After a while everything works again. Is this a problem with the ignition key component or some other part of the ignition system? Local dealer knows nothing on this.

This car got a misfire code and blow engine oil in the air cleaner housing.

accelleration. code says that #2,4,6, and 8 (right bank) are missing. What could be the cause of this. car has 60k miles.

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Jaguar XJR Recalls

Jaguar is recalling 2004 model year XJ vehicles to prevent and correct possible accelerated corrosion of the rear steel brake lines. The existence of a special pad installed to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness under the vehicle in a location where it contacts with the steel brake lines creates an environment where moisture and dirt can collect and promote accelerated corrosion. Corroded brake lines can develop leaks, causing brake system pressure failure and poor braking function. Dealers will remove the special pad and inspect the brake lines for the existence of corrosion. Affected lines will be replaced.

Some passenger vehicles may contain fuel tank components which have not been properly secured. This may result in the MIL malfunction indicator lamp coming on. It could also possibly leak out vapors. If the Fuel Level is above the components it may leak out and cause a fire hazard. The dealer will replace the fuel tank. The Jaguar recall # is R726

In certain sedans equipped with a moon roof, the incorrect assembly of a reinforcement bar may cause it to contact the glass and cause it to shatter upon closing the door or severe road impact. This may injure occupants inside of the vehicle. The dealers will install a new replacement moon roof.The Jaguar recall # is R722 

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Jaguar XJR Reviews

Best Jaguar i have owned, purchased used, my question relates to the drivers seat and steering wheel. When turning car off shouldnt the seat and steering wheel move back, and up to ease exit. I can hear a motor running for approx 10 seconds and it is not the antenna mast.

Im a proud owner in one with 96000 M she drives like a dream and came with a "nanny" who has taken care of her sonce new! The only problem is sun roof slder plate stuck back and it leaks a bit of rain water... everything else is a Beast! Black on Black...

I bought a 1999 XJR with 115k miles on it but it has all the engine upgrades for the timing problems, I also replaced trans, rear end, and supercharger fluids, the car runs and rides fantastic. Only issue was a failed fuel pump, I found a good price on ebay and replaced both (there are 2 in the tank), was thinking of replacing the oxy sensors but the are expensive and from what I've read almos...

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