Jaguar XK8 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Jaguar XK8
- 2001 Jag XK8: Convertible top slow rising, times out or overheats and fails
- Can I use 2004 parts on my 2000 xk8 convertible
- have a convertible jag when you get out on driver side window will not raise up
- How much will a new engine cost?
- This car is for sale for by dealer @ $3,900 + 106K mi. Should I be worried?
Jaguar XK8 Problems
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
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 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.
Jaguar XK8 Questions
How much will a new engine cost for my 2000 Jaguar XK8 convertible automatic, 2-door?
This car is the one I dream of, though a 2000 is a bit old. Still, it is for sale for $3,900, I'm assuming because of the mileage. What could I expect in terms of mileage remaining, assuming the carfax is clean? It's so cheap, even if it lasted 3 years it would be worth it to me. I've...
I am retired and on limited income and need an affordable and reliable shop
Jaguar XK8 Recalls
On certain vehicles the accelerator pedal arms were incorrectly assembled. Causing the clearance between the accelerator and the brake pedal to be reduced. This may cause you to step on both the pedals simultaneously and cause a crash. The pedal may also get stuck on the pedal stop, causing a dangerous situation. Dealer will inspect and replace accelerator pedal assembly. The Jaguar recall # is R847
On certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, with a forward "Drive" gear selected and the vehicle stationary or in forward motion, the transmission could potentially select "Reverse" without warning. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the Transmission Control Module to fix the issue. The recall began on May 1, 2004. The Jaguar recall number is R513.
Jaguar XK8 Reviews
Ever since new the thing leaks coolant and the coolant low light comes on. Nobody can find the leak. If I fully top the little tank on the driver's side under the bonnet, the light goes out but will happen again soon. Sometimes I smell coolant. Sometimes leaks on the garage floor. Once or twice, major leaks after parking. But usually notice nothing yet the light comes on and it loses cool...
Smooth and powerful what a car and not bad on petrol
A witch dressed like a queen!!Many problems on these cars 97 to 00 very bad.01 to 03 a little better.I do my own work so i took the risk these cars look great and run great when their are no problems.Water pump plastic BREAKS!Themostat housing plastic BREAKS.Nikasil engine problem. Biggest headache timing chains and tensioners plastic rubbish again! Drink cup holder breaks.Front end weak many...