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Jaguar XKR Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Jaguar XKR Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 11, 2005

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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 

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Brakes, May 25, 2007

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The vacuum supply hose to the power brake unit may have been mis-routed during vehicle assembly. This may bring the hose too close to the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve connections at the exhaust manifold. Contact with the hot exhaust system may cause the vacuum hose to melt, leading to a loss of brake assistance and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the hose and adjust the routing; damaged noses will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin on May 25, 2007. The Jaguar recall number is J003.

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Drive Train, May 1, 2004

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, January 6, 2004


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Suspension & Steering, March 14, 2011

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Leaks may develop from the metal power steering lines due to improper corrosion protection. Loss of power steering fluid can result in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Leaking power steering fluid also increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the suspect or leaking power steering lines. This recall is expected to begin by April 11, 2011. The Jaguar recall number is J018.

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Jaguar XKR Questions and Answers

peterthib, 2001 Jaguar XKR, 4.0L V8, Aptos, CA

How do I replace the low beam head lamp, driver's side?

sloane, 2000 Jaguar XKR, Longview, TX

I drove the car about 60 miles without any problems . I stopped at a place for about six hours and when I went to leave the car would not start. It would just crank and crank and crank.

vitito, 2000 Jaguar XKR, Salt Lake City, UT

I found one with one hundred and sîx thousand miles. It runs in it sounds really good. it's been well taken care absolutely beautiful. She wants $11,000 . is it wort is it worth it ? thae i...

greengrass, 2000 Jaguar XKR, Clinton, IA

dont know if where or when to top up transmission

mariamwood, 2000 Jaguar XKR, Union City, TN

everytime I turn around he keeps coming up with something else that needs repair. He said he had to replace the fuel pump and then he tells me the jag has two fuel pumps is this true? does the jag ...

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Jaguar XKR Reviews

Purchased my used Jag XKR 3 yrs ago with 43k miles and driven it 6k miles.It came with the slightest little rattle in Left Rear.Been told it's in the Strut.Wondering if that could be the sound since nothing up shows with visual inspection.

i have Infiniti , BMW, and porsche but my favorite my jaguar Xkr best car ever have so far.

had to replace bearings in rear both axels at low mileage

My 2007 XKR coupe has been a fabulous car. It shows how far Jaguar has come in the last 5 years. I also own a 2006 XJ8L that is a daily driver. It has also been one of my favorite cars and completely trouble free. Before the Jags, I had owned over 30 BMWs and MBs.

This car is great. I use it as a daily driver. It has had an occasional problem and i took it to a local import service and it hasn't had a problem since. One of Jaguar's best!

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