Jaguar XJ6 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Jaguar XJ6

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Jaguar XJ6 Problems

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.

Exterior Door Handles May Break

The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.

Rattling Noise Due to Failed Upper Front Shock Bushings

The upper bushings on the front shock absorbers are prone to failure and may produce a rattling/jingling noise as the car is driven over bumps.

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Jaguar XJ6 Questions

When I turn my headlights on my brake lights do not work. (1 answer)

No diagnostic codes showing. Brake lights seem to work when I shut the lights off.

Engine cranks but won't start. Ran great night before. It started once . (1 answer)

It started once and then that was it cranks good no start. Also I use starting fluid to test fuel flow. No start it acts like there is no electric spark to the plugs.

The radio code wont work. I have the code but it just tells me to wait. (1 answer)

I have tried to do this several times. It is the code off of the card that came with the car so i know its the right code plus it doesnt say error it just says wait. Please help.

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Jaguar XJ6 Recalls

Recall 94V249000
THE STEERING ASSEMBLY WAS FITTED WITH INCORRECT SPECIFICATION NUTS. THESE NUTS RETAIN THE TRACK ROD END BALL PINS TO THE STEERING ARMS.
Recall 93V179000
THE NORMAL LOCKUP FUNCTION OF THE AUTOMATIC (PASSIVE) BELT REEL CAN CAUSE THE BELT MOTOR WINCH ASSEMBLY TO LOCKUP SUCH THAT THE PASSIVE BELT SYSTEM WILL NOT DEPLOY/FUNCTION OR GETS STUCK AT VARIOUS POINTS ALONG THE TRACK CAUSING THE KINKING OR BREAKING OF ITS CABLE OR DETACHMENT OF THE TONGUE.
Recall 89V235000
HEAD OF REAR CALIPER FIXING BOLT COULD BREAK OFF, LEAVING ONLY BOLT SHANK IN PLACE.

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Jaguar XJ6 Reviews

Can anyone help, my xj6 was sitting for three months, everything was working good when parked. when I started it I could not get out of park I pushed on lever by the gearshift and got out of park. But now since I did that tranny is in limpmode, can't figure out how to get out of limpmode. HELP.......
I have a 1990 jag xj6 Sovereign bought for 800 from a guy who collects older cars. I must say I love it, it is my baby! It has never failed me, a bit pricey but we'll worth it. Do all mechanic work myself oil changes, tune ups, etc. Did some restoring to the inside but it is MINT!
I was the second owner and I purchased the car when it had 71K miles on it. It was beautiful, felt tight and handled like a dream when I first bought it in 2000. I drove the care to well over 270K and it lasted me until 2014. Great car. I did quite a bit of maintenance on it and it wasn't cheap, nor was it unreasonable considering the number of miles I put on it. The compliments I got on it ...

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